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The Bohemian: Fentanyl Deaths Up in Sonoma and Marin Counties

Fentanyl deaths are on the rise in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The Bohemian reports that fentanyl deaths have increased by over 2,500-percent in Sonoma County between 2016 and 2021. Reporter Nikki Silverstein tells KSRO’s The Drive that the drug has been around since the 1950s, but dealers recently have been able to get it from outside of the US.
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Sonoma County nonprofit Peacetown names new executive director

Elizabeth Smith has been appointed executive director of Peacetown, a Sebastopol-based nonprofit with a stated mission to ”promote and encourage peace in the individual, the community and the world. Peacetown will do this through events, classes and community gatherings. We will aim to raise funds for the Peacetown Trust...

Sonoma County supervisors raise storm disaster aid to $1 million

Sonoma County supervisors acknowledged a deep need among low-income residents who lost wages or were financially hit by heavy winter storms.|. After more than 1,000 people flooded temporary recovery centers during January’s severe winter storms, Sonoma County supervisors have more than tripled the emergency assistance allocated last month for low-income residents.

Seventy-One Year-Old Man Identified in Deadly Head-On Crash in Guerneville

The man killed in a a head-on crash in Guerneville last week has been identified. Seventy-one-year-old Stephen Martin was killed and two other people were injured in the crash, which happened at about 10:45 last Wednesday morning on River Road. Investigators say the speeding driver suddenly veered sharply to the left for an unknown reason. The speeding driver has minor injuries and his passenger has major injuries. No arrests have been made as the investigation is ongoing.

Police: Sonoma County native John Minadeo cited for littering after distributing antisemitic flyers in Florida

While local police have said there is little they can do to stop the spread of hate speech, officers in Palm Beach County did something, however small.|. As the antisemitic flyers produced by Sonoma County native Jon Minadeo II blanketed Bay Area neighborhoods over the past year, responding law enforcement agencies repeatedly offered versions of the same apology: There is nothing they can do to stop protected speech, however hateful it may be.

Sonoma County coordinating with California Department of Food and Agriculture in response to Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Sonoma County Department of Agriculture / Weights & Measures today announced it is coordinating with the California Department of Food and Agriculture in responding to the presence in Sonoma Valley of Asian Citrus Psyllid, a serious pest of citrus that can carry and vector a disease called Citrus Greening disease, or Huanglongbing.

Ten New Electric Buses Coming to Sonoma County in 2024

Ten new electric buses are coming to Sonoma County. The county will purchase ten battery electric transit buses to replace ten gas buses. The ten new buses, which are scheduled for delivery between July 1 and August 31 next year, are in addition to six all-electric buses expected to arrive in June. There are currently three all-electric buses in the county’s 49-bus fleet. With this purchase, Sonoma County Transit will have approximately 40 percent of its fleet electrically powered.

Two people killed in Sebastopol house fire identified

The identities of two people killed in a Sebastopol house fire over the weekend were released Monday by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. They were identified as Antonio Harless, 51, and Jennifer Coulter, 46. Sheriff’s officials said Harless’ driver’s license listed Santa Rosa as a residence and Coulter’s license stated Lucerne.

Where to Eat Out on Valentine’s Day in Sonoma County

As we’re fast approaching Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. Whether you’re planning a romantic dinner for two or an evening out with friends, here are some of the best restaurants and sweet treat sellers around to celebrate the day of love. Santa Rosa. John Ash...

Hey Sonoma County parents: you’re doing a good job

National Parent Leadership Month is celebrated each year during the month of February. The month-long celebration aims to empower parents. Empowered parents raise empowered children which in turn helps build a strong community. Involvement in Parent Leadership opportunities improves self-esteem and gives a feeling of personal achievement. You might even...

Costeaux French Bakery Names New Chef, Launches Pop-Up Dinners

Now in its 100th year, the popular Costeaux French Bakery in Healdsburg has announced the addition of Jorge Flores as executive chef. Flores is an alum of Campo Fina, the French Garden (where he began as a dishwasher), Chef Josh Silvers’ Petite Sirah and Bear Republic. A native of Mexico, he came to the U.S. at age 14, learned English and worked evenings and weekends to support his family. He was also a board member of the community services nonprofit Corazon Healsburg and supported its creation with former Campo Fino owner Ari Rosen.

Chipping away in Occidental

Kudos to OCSD board president Ray Lunardi and Occidental fire chief Ron Lunardi for their quick thinking and follow-through on procuring a rental loader to clear storm debris from blocked roads during that crazy deluge to start the year! They were able to put it to use many times in our district and neighboring ones. This piece of equipment meant roads were opened faster than they would have been otherwise and in a safer fashion, as there was less need for the workforce to cut and clear amid unsafe conditions. Way to go, everyone!

DoorDash eyes Sonoma County for DashMart everyday-essentials delivery hub

DoorDash (NYSE: DASH), a major U.S. player in third-party delivery from restaurants, coffee shops and increasingly grocery and convenience stores, wants to open one of its new delivery hubs in Santa Rosa. An affiliate of the San Francisco-based company leased a 9,380-square-foot former Performance Shoes space at 1993 Santa Rosa...

Sonoma County’s Bricoleur Vineyards adds Bob Cabral as co-winemaker

Bob Cabral, of Bob Cabral Wines, has joined Bricoleur Vineyards’ winemaking team as co-winemaker. The Sonoma County winery is located near Windsor just south of Healdsburg in Russian River Valley. It released its first vintage in 2017. “Since our first vintage of wine in 2017, it has always been...


The topsy turvy models have begun to settle on a solution for the coming weekend that would bring the North Bay two rain events. Neither looks to be significant, but each has the potential to drop about a half inch of rain across our area. You can see storms brewing...

County to ponder costs, details as further study of new county office complex approved

Sonoma County Administration building photo credit: Marc Albert/KRCB Another major public construction project will move forward, at least in concept, after county supervisors Tuesday unanimously agreed to further explore replacing the Sonoma County's mid-century office complex.    The two proposed options, costing an estimated $721 and $682 million respectively, would cover only part of the current site.   The rest could be sold and turned into a new neighborhood, offsetting a portion of the expense.    The initiative comes nearly a year after the board cancelled plans to move county offices to downtown Santa Rosa, mainly due to cost.    Board Chair Chris Coursey wasn't thrilled with...