Sonoma County, CA

Sonoma, CAPress Democrat

Sonoma man's bail set at $11 million in child sexual assault case

A Sonoma man who was charged this week in a child sexual assault case is being held in Sonoma County Jail in lieu of $11.1 million bail. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office arrested Raul Mejia Bravo, 36, on four felony sex crime charges on Monday, said spokeswoman Misti Wood. He...
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Sonoma County,

Delta coronavirus variant emerges in Sonoma County

Data shows there are currently nineteen reported cases of the delta variant in the County, which has been shown to be more transmissible by 50 percent. And it's becoming more widespread in the United States. "The virus does exactly what we expect it to do, which is become as transmissible...
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Petaluma, CAPress Democrat

Petaluma man charged with attempted murder in stabbing

A Petaluma man has been charged with attempted murder in a stabbing near the city’s downtown last week, authorities said. The incident began with an argument between two homeless men just before 9 a.m. on June 17 near the train tracks at Caulfield Lane and Hopper Street, according to Petaluma police.
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Sonoma County Coronavirus Cases Increase Slightly

COVID-19 cases continue to rise slightly in Sonoma County. The 7-day daily average of active cases was at 346 at the beginning of the month. That number now stands at 542. While a gradual increase, it is still far off our pandemic high of 5,206 in January of this year. Meanwhile, one more COVID-19 related death has been recorded bringing the county’s death toll to 317. Vaccination rates are good, 74-percent of our population over the age of 12 have received at least one vaccine dose.
Sonoma County, CAPress Democrat

New winery opening in Sonoma County

Sixth-generation vintner Katie Bundschu plans to open Abbot’s Passage Winery & Mercantile, an experiential winery located on a historic property in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, on July 1. The winery offers guests tastings or bottle service at picnic tables in the Olive Grove, where they can relax in...
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Sonoma County reports 19 cases of COVID's Delta variant

Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, UCSF infectious disease specialist, says the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 is concerning. He says the more contagious variant is doubling every two weeks in the U.S. Sonoma County is now reporting 19 cases of the disease. People who contract the Delta variant are largely unvaccinated.

Best Wineries & Tasting Rooms in Downtown Sonoma

You can’t have a Sonoma County experience without the abundance of delicious wines to go with it. With the huge selection of wineries and tasting rooms that Sonoma has to offer, I wanted to make it easy on all you wine connoisseurs with my guide to the Best Wineries & Tasting Rooms in the heart of downtown Sonoma. Each winery is so beautiful, unique, and just divine.
Santa Rosa,

Santa Rosa Man Arrested in Ukiah for Fraudulent Checks

A Santa Rosa man has been arrested in Ukiah after authorities found fraudulent checks in his vehicle. A Mendocino Sheriff’s deputy noticed a person acting suspiciously on Empire Drive in Ukiah last Wednesday. He approached the man who was identified, after providing a fake name, as 32-year-old Michael Munoz. Through a records check, the deputy found out that Munoz was on Post Release Community Supervision in Sonoma County and had an arrest warrant out for violating those terms. A search of Munoz’s vehicle turned up several fraudulently written checks suspected to be stolen, as well as a methamphetamine smoking pipe. Munoz was arrested on suspicion of possessing fraudulent checks, violating the terms of his PRCS and for the outstanding Sonoma County arrest warrant.
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New Coronavirus Variant Shows up in Sonoma County

The Delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Sonoma County. Health officials said last night that they have found 18 cases of the Delta strain. The variant is believed to be 50-percent more transmissible than the UK variant of the virus, which itself is 50-percent more transmissible than the early strain of COVID-19. As of yesterday, there have been over 260 cases of a variant reported in the county and the Delta strain makes up nearly seven percent of that number.

2021 Fire and Earthquake Expo

Join your community for a fun, free day of emergency preparedness activities and safety training. On August 7th from 9 am to 4 pm, the Northern Sonoma County Fire and Earthquake Expo will be held at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds. You will have the opportunity to meet emergency responders, receive CPR and fire extinguisher training, watch emergency response drills, browse safety information exhibits and booths and much more. Bring the entire family and watch the look on your kids’ faces when they sit in a fire engine, watch a live fire suppression drill, visit evacuated animals or experience Henry-1 helicopter in action. Make sure to get your passport stamped to be get a free Go-Bag and be elgible for prizes. A pancake breakfast, free lunch, Guy Fieri’s Emergency Food Truck Kitchen and a silent auction will be available. There will be live music from 11 am to 2 pm. Public education and training will be provided in both English and Spanish.
Santa Rosa,

Executive director of Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation wins North Bay Business Leadership Pride award

J. Mullineaux Executive director Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation 1501 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95401 707-527-4797 J. Mullineaux, executive director of Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation, is a winner of North Bay Business Journal’s inaugural Pride Business Leadership Awards. Number of company employees: 5. Professional background: Nonprofit philanthropy. 17...
Santa Rosa,

Car Recovered in Hit and Run with Cyclist, Still No Arrests

Santa Rosa Police are looking for a suspect connected to a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist with injuries Friday Night. The Sonoma County Alliance Community Engagement and Safety Rewards Fund is now offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in the crash near Sebastopol Road and Corporate Center Parkway. The bicyclist remains in the hospital in critical condition according to police yesterday, but he is expected to survive. Police also said that they have found the car they believe was involved in the hit-and-run crash on Saturday in the Roseland neighborhood.
Sonoma County, CAPress Democrat

Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute launches new inclusion effort

Sonoma State University on Tuesday said it is launching an inclusion program as part of its Wine Business Institute to help further diversify a sector that is largely white. The institute, which is part of the School of Business and Economics, has been able to start its Inclusive Excellence Program thanks to almost $1 million in funding from local wine companies.
Petaluma, CAPetaluma 360

Where is the live music in Petaluma?

The Dream Farmers are a versatile and wholly original "Northern California" band playing roots, blues, funk and world music with style and Check them out on Thursday, Jun 24, at Brewster’s Beer Garden, 229 Water St., from 4-6 p.m. Find the full calendar of musical appearances at FRIDAY. Spike’s...