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Police: 1 man dead, 2 men in critical condition after Santa Rosa stabbing, shooting

One man was killed and two others were in critical condition Thursday after an argument ended in a stabbing and shooting in the early morning in Santa Rosa, authorities said. At about 1:50 a.m., the Santa Rosa Police Department received a call from the Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa that three men with stab wounds had been dropped off at the hospital, said Sgt. Christopher Mahurin, a police spokesperson.
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1 dead, 2 critically hurt in shooting, stabbing that followed Santa Rosa street dispute

SANTA ROSA -- A man was killed and two others were in critical condition following a street dispute that ended in a stabbing and shooting in Santa Rosa overnight.Santa Rosa police said dispatchers received a call from a local hospital at 1:50 a.m. Thursday reporting three men had arrived with stab wounds. Officers made contact with the victims and identified the crime scene as the intersection of Mendocino Avenue and Carrillo Street, two blocks north of College Avenue.The victims, men in their 20s and 30s, each had stab wounds and/or gunshot wounds, according to police. One of the victims, a...
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Rohnert Park Man Dead Due to Smoke and Overdose

A 23-year-old man is dead after a fire at his home in Rohnert Park. Police say he died Tuesday of both a drug overdose and smoke inhalation. The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety says the fire is connected with the man’s drug use. Investigators say towels were on fire inside a bathroom, and the man’s body was found on the floor just outside the bathroom. A full toxicology report has not yet been completed.
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Boy Struck by Car in Santa Rosa Crosswalk Remains in Serious Condition

A 13-year-old boy struck by a car in a crosswalk in Santa Rosa last month remains hospitalized with critical injuries and friends of his family have started a GoFundMe campaign to assist with his medical bills. As of Wednesday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign had collected more than $61,000. Atticus Pearson...

1st Napa Pipe housing subdivision to go before city planners

The first phase of residential development at the Napa Pipe property, representing 79 homes across three blocks, is moving into the city of Napa's public approval process. The city's Planning Commission on Thursday evening is set to decide whether to recommend approving the subdivision — proposed by Brookfield Bay Area Holdings LLC — to the Napa City Council, which is scheduled to consider the project later this month. Should that approval process move forward, construction on the Napa Pipe subdivision is scheduled to begin this year, according to previous Register reporting.

Man dies weeks after Suisun City stabbing

SUISUN CITY, Calif. — An assault investigation has now turned into a homicide investigation weeks after a man was stabbed in Suisun City. According to a news release, officers responded to the hospital around 10 a.m. on Jan. 15 for a man who had been dropped off hours earlier with puncture wounds.

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...

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...

Auto burglary suspect arrested after chase on Highway 80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD -- A burglary suspect in Fairfield led police and California Highway Patrol officers on Interstate Highway 80 before being arrested, police announced Thursday.Fairfield police said an off-duty sergeant was at a theater in the city at around 10:52 p.m. Monday when he saw a man burglarizing a vehicle in the parking lot and fleeing in an orange SUV. Later, the sergeant informed an on-duty officer he had located the SUV in a nearby parking lot. Once the officer arrived at the location, the SUV sped off and a chase began involving Fairfield and CHP officers heading westbound on Interstate 80,...

COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Rohnert Park, Roseland closing by end of month

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF/BCN) – Sonoma County officials announced Thursday that the COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Rohnert Park and Roseland will close by the end of the month.The clinic in Santa Rosa's Roseland neighborhood is set to close Feb. 25 while the Rohnert Park Community Center clinic will close Feb. 28, according to the county. Since December 2020, more than 1.2 million COVID vaccine doses have been administered to county residents, including more than 23,400 doses in Rohnert Park and more than 45,000 doses in Roseland. "These two clinics have really been the workhorses of our vaccination campaign since the early days...

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...

Strategic pruning, watering can buttress trees againt soupy soil, high winds

photo credit: Marc Albert/KRCB Late Sunday night, a towering tree gave way in a residential part of Santa Rosa, striking and severely damaging a home as it plummeted to earth, as reported in the Press Democrat.     While unusual, Jamie Hodge of Santa Rosa's Atlas Tree Surgery, said recent weather likely played a role.    "We had a bunch of rain, and then we had winds right after it, and then we had rain again, right, so we had saturated soils and high winds and then rain again, so it kind of perfect storm for a tree to fall over."    Cherished for...

State Senator Bill Dodd Proposes Bill Aiding Seniors Against Financial Abuse

A new state bill is being introduced to protect seniors from financial scams. Senator Bill Dodd of Napa has introduced a bill that would strengthen elder and dependent adult financial abuse protections by clarifying the duties of banks and financial institutions to safeguard against fraud. Now, when victims attempt to sue their bank for assisting in a scam, the institution can avoid responsibility by claiming it did not have actual knowledge of fraud. But Dodd’s bill would clarify that victims of financial elder abuse can continue to hold institutions accountable when they should have known of the fraud but negligently assisted in the transfer anyway. The clarification would support victims of financial elder abuse in meeting their burden of proof. Senator Dodd says the bill will motivate banks to “detect predatory practices before victims are robbed of their resources, dignity and quality of life – losses from which they may never recover.”

Longtime winemaker at Napa Valley’s Freemark Abbey to retire

Winemaker Ted Edwards has announced his retirement after 42 years from Freemark Abbey in Calistoga. Edwards announced in 2020 he was stepping into a emeritus role and that Kristy Melton would be working with him and take over the winemaker’s role. He began his career as an assistant winemaker...