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Petaluma woman sentenced to 29 months for bank fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion

A Petaluma accountant was sentenced to 29 months in prison as part of a plea deal involving bank fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Stephanie Simontacchi, 48, is accused of embezzling at least $821,363 through her roles as an accountant at two North Bay firms — the Cavallo Point Lodge and Redwood Credit Union, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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North Bay woman sentenced for embezzling from employers, tax evasion

PETALUMA – A Petaluma woman has been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her employers, along with tax evasion. According to U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds' office, 48-year-old Stephanie Simontacchi was sentenced to 29 months in prison in connection with the...
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Elderly man struck, killed crossing Rohnert Park Expressway Friday

ROHNERT PARK -- An 82-year-old Rohnert Park man was struck and killed Friday by a passing vehicle while attempting to cross busy Rohnert Park Expressway.Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Lt. Kelly Koffler said the dispatch center received several 911 calls reporting a pedestrian being struck by a car at about noon on the expressway just east of San Simeon Drive. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and located the deceased victim lying in the roadway.Koffler said the preliminary investigation indicates the man was walking southbound on Rohnert Park Expressway through the center median and into the path of...
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They kept their heads, and saved their friend’s life

By Sarah Ford — On a balmy evening in mid-June, some recent Sonoma Valley High School grads met up to play basketball on one of the high school’s new outdoor courts. They were classmates from the class of 2020, with one younger boy, Mikey Serbicki, who just graduated. After a couple of hours of basketball, the sun was setting and they knew it would be their last game. Suddenly Mikey threw the ball wildly out of bounds, then said he was tired and sat down.
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Three Arrested, Two Guns Confiscated in Santa Rosa Marijuana Robbery

Three men have been arrested after robbing an illegal marijuana grow in southern Santa Rosa. Last Friday morning, Sonoma Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a home burglary and shots fired on the 700 block of Todd Road. Two cars reportedly drove away from the location. One car was stopped near San Quentin prison in Marin County where the driver, 32-year-old Joseph Reyes, was detained. Found in his vehicle was an empty gun magazine, a large amount of cash, and an eighth ounce jar of weed. The second vehicle hit spike strips on Highway 101, took the East Washington Street off-ramp, and stopped on Wilson Street. The two occupants, Onnie Broussard and Jabril Tom, were arrested and deputies found about 25 pounds of processed weed in the car and a loaded handgun near the car. Deputies later learned that the residence that was robbed was growing a large amount of marijuana illegally and that some of it was stolen. No shooting victim was found.
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Firefighters Contain 3-Alarm Commercial Structure Fire in Vallejo

Firefighters contained a three-alarm fire Thursday in a large commercial building in Vallejo. The fire was located near the intersection of Broadway and Sharon Street on the western edge of the city near state Highway 29. A Vallejo fire spokesperson said the commercial building housed a large number of vehicles.
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Witnesses say fatal Father’s Day shooting by Solano deputies in Vallejo was ‘overkill’

VALLEJO – The Solano County Sheriff’s deputy killing of Jason Thompson on Sunday, June 19 was “excessive” and “overkill,” two eyewitnesses told the Vallejo Sun. Those witnesses — who spoke to the Sun on the condition of anonymity due to their fear of reprisal for speaking out — said sheriff’s deputies did not try to de-escalate a situation where 28-year-old Thompson appeared to be harming himself with a knife-like instrument before gesturing it towards authorities.
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3-alarm fire in Vallejo ‘under control,’ officials say

VALLEJO, Calif. (KRON) — Crews are responding to a three-alarm structure fire Thursday afternoon in Vallejo, officials announced on Twitter. The fire is in the area of Sharon Street and Broadway Street. As of 6:50 p.m., the fire has been declared “under control,” officials tweeted. Officials said there was “heavy smoke” in the area. There […]
VALLEJO, CA
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In the key of joy

If you take all the world’s emotions and put them into one sound, wrote the Los Angeles Times, it’s Sérgio Mendes. The personification of the vibe that is Brazilian music, Mendes will attend the July 7 Sonoma screening of Sergio Mendes In The Key Of Joy, a documentary about his extraordinary 60-plus year career.
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82-Year-Old Man Killed After Being Struck By Car On Rohnert Park Expressway

An 82-year-old Rohnert Park man was struck and killed Friday by a passing vehicle while attempting to cross busy Rohnert Park Expressway. Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety Lt. Kelly Koffler said the dispatch center received several 911 calls reporting a pedestrian being struck by a car at about noon on the expressway, just east of San Simeon Drive. Police and fire personnel arrived on scene and located the deceased victim lying in the roadway.
ROHNERT PARK, CA
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Highway 29 in Napa County Reopens Following Hazardous Materials Incident

A portion of Highway 29 in St. Helena was shut down Thursday while emergency crews responded to a hazardous materials incident. The highway closure was from Stice Lane to Whitehall Lane, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office. In addition, there was a closure on northbound Highway 29 to Rutherford Crossing/Highway 128.
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Stocking Up on Bryants, Huskies Receive Commitment from Another One

When things unexpectedly turn complicated, the University of Washington football team has a go-to move — the Huskies bring in a player named Bryant to make things whole again. On Friday, with the Pac-12 still reeling from conference realignment confusion, Kalen DeBoer's recruiters received a commitment from cornerback Leroy...
FAIRFIELD, CA
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Anonymous tip leads to illegal fireworks bust in San Pablo

SAN PABLO, Calif. - San Pablo police say their social media team received an anonymous tip this week about a business selling large quantities of illegal fireworks. That tip has now resulted in arrests and the seizure of several thousand pounds of fireworks. On Thursday afternoon, an undercover police officer...
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