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Santa Rosa Parolee Going Back to Prison

A 57-year-old parolee from Santa Rosa is going back to prison. James Edward Canada has been sentenced to 24 years and 8 months in state prison after pleading no contest to multiple felony charges in September. In October of 2019, Canada was released on parole in Sonoma County following a prison sentence imposed as a result of his 2014 convictions for indecent exposure and annoying or molesting a child. He was arrested two times, once for possessing a concealed knife and methamphetamine and then for masturbating in public which was directed at a woman and her 10-year-old child. Both instances were in Rohnert Park and both times he was released from custody against the objection from the District Attorney. Canada also failed to update his sex-offender registration.
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Sonoma Index Tribune

Truck & Auto site cleanup declined by owner

A proposal by members of the Sonoma Valley Rotary Club to help spruce up the vacant lot of the former Sonoma Truck & Auto Center on Broadway is in limbo after the property owners declined the offer, according to Rotary members. The idea had been percolating since September, when Sonoma...
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Press Democrat

Veterinarian shortage creating headaches at North Bay clinics

It’s getting harder for pet owners to find a veterinarian or get an appointment these days. According to a 2020 study by Banfield Pet Hospital, an estimated 75 million pets in the United States may not have access to the veterinary care they need by 2030 — with an important factor being a critical shortage of veterinarians. The national veterinary chain operates North Bay practices in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park.

Top stars, best performances in the ninth week of Northern California high school football (Oct. 14-16)

The ninth week of California high school football produced an outstanding list of top performances that rivals any week so far this season. As the first week of games each season is known as “Week Zero”, the weekend of Oct. 14-16 was officially Week Eight in California high school football. Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and individual performances from Week Eight throughout NorCal.
Napa Valley Register

5 Bedroom Home in Napa - $3,298,000

Newly constructed in 2021, Two Houses with separate addresses 2255 & 2257 on one incredibly 1.53 acre view parcel. Possible Assembly Bill 9 & 10 to divide. Serious vacation rental potential. Large Stunning modern Mediterranean with 4 BR/4.5 BA. Second home or guest house with wraparound deck, kitchen w/island & barn doors separating into second large office/bedroom. Gorgeous 280 degree views of Napa Valley from Mt Tamalpais to St. Helena. Main house features wine-country style kitchen that is a chef's delight w/high end appliances, quartz counters & white Carrera marble island. Finishing touches include Anderson doors and windows, engineered wood flooring, The large 2nd story "private suite" opens to a custom deck, offering views of Napa Valley, ideal for entertaining with a separate interior and exterior entrance convenient for guests. Pool site ready. Minutes from world renown wineries, Silverado Country Club and downtown Napa. Ideal for a weekend getaway, invest. property rentals.

Coast Guard announces first solar+storage microgrid project

The U.S. Coast Guard will build its first battery energy storage system (BESS) with its also first-time microgrid at a training center in California. The Coast Guard selected Ameresco to provide energy savings performance contract (ESPC) services at Training Center Petaluma. The $43 million contract centers around the USCG’s first BESS and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s largest solar renewable project integrating in a microgrid.

Top condo units for sale in Santa Rosa

(SANTA ROSA, CA) If you’ve been thinking about buying a home, these Santa Rosa condominiums offer a unique value proposition. Especially in a hot housing market, they offer a more affordable entry to the housing market, blended with the chance to live in a managed building while still building equity.

Diesel price update: Prices for every station in Santa Rosa

(SANTA ROSA, CA) Your choice of gas station could be costing you as much as $0.64 if you’re buying diesel in Santa Rosa, according to a recent price survey. The survey looked at prices across the greater Santa Rosa area, and found that the cheapest gallon of diesel as of Tuesday was $4.35, at Costco at 5901 Redwood Dr. By comparison, the most expensive was $4.99, listed at Chevron at 1300 Farmers Ln.

The Napa Valley Museum displays dangerous toys of bygone days

The Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, California is showcasing the dangerous children’s toys of days gone by at its ‘Dangerous Games’ exhibit, which runs through February 13. ‘Dangerous Games: Treacherous Toys We Loved As Kids’ is an original exhibition dedicated to toxic toys such as lawn darts, Creepy Crawlers, the Slip ‘N Slide and Clackers.
Petaluma 360

Gauchos record first VVAL volleyball win

Casa Grande held on in the fifth and final set to upset Sonoma Valley 3-2 on Thursday for its first Vine Valley Athletic League volleyball win of the season. The Gauchos relaxed a bit after dominating the first two sets, but had enough in the tank to hold off the charging Dragons down the stretch.
Sonoma Index Tribune

SVCAC to eye lot split near refuse disposal site

Though it has a Petaluma address, a planned “minor subdivision” of a 110-acre Stage Gulch Road property into three smaller parcels has interest for Sonoma Valley residents and area commuters. So the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission decided to put a review of the Permit Sonoma application on their agenda for the Oct. 27 meeting.

Vote now: Who should be the America’s Tire Northern California High School Athlete of the Week (Oct. 11-17)?

— THIS WEEK’S AMERICA’S TIRE NORCAL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:. Vote now: Who should be the America's Tire Northern California Athlete of the Week?. Jacob Porteous, Casa Grande QB: Porteous went ballistic (not the first time this season) to lead Casa to a 70-34 win over Napa. He completed 34 of 44 passes for 524 yards and eight touchdowns, and also ran for 43 yards.
Press Democrat

Sonoma backpacker wins New York Film Award for Mount Thor documentary

Sonoma resident Steve Hall’s guide was failing mentally and physically in the final stretch of Auyuittuq National Park, and a helicopter was coming to airlift him to safety. That left Hall with a choice: Carry on through swampy bogs into the northernmost area where polar bears roam in the wild, or leave his journey unfinished and return home safely to his family.

A Contemporary Take on a Classic Hacienda in Sonoma Asks $4.2 Million

Perched on a hill in Sonoma’s gated George Ranch community, a rustic-meets-majestic 3,500-square-foot hacienda with a 630-square-foot guest house has hit the local luxury real estate market with an asking price of $4.2 million. The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath mission-style property, located at 3480 Hawks Beard Drive, was built in 1999. Rammed...