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Shake Shack Is Finally Opening in Santa Rosa. Here’s What’s On the Menu
After more than a year of anticipation, Shake Shack will open in Santa Rosa’s Montgomery Village on Thursday, Feb. 29. It’s the first Sonoma County location for the NYC-based burger and milkshake restaurant concept that rose to cult status for its elevated but simple take on fast food.
North Bay getting ready for more rain as parade of storms continues
North Bay braces for more rainfall as a series of storms persist. Marin County battles flooded roads and emergency rescues, while residents and workers face challenges. Officials urge preparedness, emphasizing the importance of safety plans and community resilience amidst weather threats. Stay indoors, advises Marin County Fire.
Analy High, Laguna High Schools in Sonoma County closed because of storm impacts
Two high schools in west Sonoma County were closed Tuesday due to storm-related impacts, according to the county's Office of Education.Analy High School in Sebastopol and Laguna High School in Forestville were closed as well as the West Sonoma County Union High School District office and all special education consortium classes after a tree fell on a building at Analy High, county officials said.No other school closures have been reported in the county for Tuesday.KPIX First Alert Weather: Current conditions, alerts, maps for your area
Woman Arrested in Petaluma for Carrying Fentanyl to Sell
A woman has been arrested in Petaluma for possessing fentanyl with intent to sell. Last Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to a suspected in-progress theft at the Petaluma Village Premium Outlets. They arrived and contacted the suspect, Andrea Maldonado. After discovering she had a felony warrant out of San Mateo, officers searched her property and found 10.5 grams of suspected fentanyl, nearly a gram of suspected meth, multiple small baggies, 2 scales, $97 in cash, and additional drug paraphernalia. Maldonado was arrested for the outstanding warrant, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of meth.
Perilous situation: Driver tries to forge California road that was clearly flooded, rescue needed
In yet another water-related incident, a driver faced a perilous situation this morning on Wohler Rd at River Rd near Forestville. The Sonoma County Fire District issued a timely reminder at 7:40 am, urging residents to exercise caution and abide by the well-known adage: "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
57-ton fishing vessel grounded near Bodega Bay ripped apart by waves
The effort to save a 57-ton fishing boat that washed aground near Bodega Bay more than a week ago failed. The Aleutian Storm was ripped apart by ferocious waves, and now bits and pieces of the vessel are now littering the sand.
Person found dead inside burning car in Santa Rosa
A person was found dead in a vehicle in Santa Rosa after first responders arrived at the scene of a car fire, California Highway Patrol said. At about 11:50 p.m. Friday, CHP responded to a vehicle on fire at 5250 Bennett Valley Road, which was later identified as a white BMW 535i. Initial reports were that the vehicle was unoccupied, but after fire crews, deputies and CHP units responded to the scene and the flames were extinguished, a deceased body was located in the driver's seat. An initial investigation indicated the BMW was traveling eastbound on Bennett Valley Road, but left the roadway at a high rate of speed and collided with a tree. No other vehicles are believed to be involved. The exact cause of the crash is under investigation and it is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor. The identity of the person is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
A Culinary Tour of Italy: 4 Must-Visit Italian Restaurants in Santa Rosa
In this article, we explore four exceptional Italian restaurants located in Santa Rosa. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Petaluma Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence and Witness Intimidation Crimes
A Petaluma man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for several crimes “relating to domestic abuse and witness intimidation.” Forty-three-year-old David Charles Moon was given his sentence last week after pleading guilty to several crimes on January 12th. Moon assaulted his former girlfriend in November of 2022, choking the victim with his hands and a pillow. Following the assault, Moon intimidated the victim by sending her threatening text messages. In April of 2023, Moon vandalized the victim’s vehicle and used an encrypted messaging application called “Telegram” to threaten the victim with numerous messages warning her to not call the police, as well as threatening her life. Moon had a prior strike conviction for a 2007 kidnapping in Marin County in which Moon posed as an FBI agent and kidnapped a man for ransom.
Marin County Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 44 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories
Marin County Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 44 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories. During the last week, Marin County reported a total of 44 crime cases. The data shows a variety of crimes, with 'Suspicious Situation' being the most frequent, accounting for 11 cases. This was followed by 'Other' crimes which were reported 9 times and included various incidents such as harassment, threats, and miscellaneous code violations. Thefts were the third most common crime, with 7 reported cases. Arrests and assaults made up a significant portion of the total crimes, with 6 and 5 cases respectively. Meanwhile, burglary was reported 3 times, disturbances twice, and vandalism only once. This data gives a clear overview of the crime situation in the place, indicating a need for increased vigilance against suspicious activities and theft. The relatively high number of arrests could be seen as a positive sign of law enforcement's active response to these incidents. However, the diversity of crimes reported suggests a need for comprehensive crime prevention strategies in the place.
Santa Rosa Police Department Appeals to Public in Ongoing Effort to Solve Cold Case Mysteries of Missing Adults
The Santa Rosa Police Department is calling on the community to aid in their ongoing campaign to resolve cold cases of missing adults, now entering its fifth week. The department seeks the public's assistance to track down individuals still unaccounted for, with hopes that fresh tips could lead to closures similar to the two cases already concluded thanks to community cooperation earlier in the campaign.
Sebastopol Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 27 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories
Sebastopol Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 27 Incidents and 2 Crime Stories. During the last week, Sebastopol witnessed a total of 27 reported crime incidents, with the majority being cases of 'Suspicious Situation', accounting for 13 of the total, followed by 'Theft' with 5 cases. Other reported crimes included 'Other' with 4 incidents, 'Disturbance' with 3, and 'Vandalism' and 'Arrest' each with one case. These figures indicate a concerning prevalence of suspicious activities in the place, which made up nearly half of the total reported crimes. The data also shows a significant number of theft cases, suggesting a need for heightened security measures and vigilance among residents. The low count of arrests, however, may indicate either a high rate of unresolved cases or effective deterrence measures in place. It is worth noting that the nature and severity of the 'Other' category crimes remain unspecified, which could potentially include a range of offenses from minor violations to more serious crimes.
Transient with criminal past accused in trashing of California library branch, police say
The Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) said officers apprehended a suspect linked to the vandalism incident at the Sonoma County Library on February 9, 2024. The arrest, made on February 19, 2024, at approximately 5:35 am, was carried out by an SRPD officer after an extensive investigation. The vandalism occurred on February 9, around 11:00 pm, when SRPD officers were called to the Sonoma County Library on 211 E Street, Santa Rosa, to address multiple broken doors and windows. The damage was estimated to be between $8,000 and $10,000, police said.
Petaluma High School’s Annual Talent Show Cancelled Over TikTok Post
Petaluma High School’s annual talent show is cancelled due to what administrators call an inappropriate TikTok post. School officials say the video was made during a rehearsal for the talent show and posted about three weeks ago. In it, a group of boys who were going to perform in the show allegedly made jokes about kissing each other and about sexual functions. That’s what a member of the school’s Associated Student Body tells the Press Democrat. The student also says administrators called the boys’ behavior an example of “toxic masculinity.” The talent show is the main fundraiser for Petaluma High School’s senior prom.
North Bay residents hit with powerful wind as storm moves through the Bay Area
Wind has been the biggest weather issue in the North Bay, but there has been rain too – particularly a powerful, but short, burst earlier Monday afternoon. In and around Santa Rosa, the sun has managed to peak through the clouds for most of the day. But an afternoon burst of rain did cause plenty of cars on the roads and freeways to slow down for a while.
🚧 Upcoming Closure on Westbound SR-12 in Santa Rosa for Weekend Construction
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Oakland, CA. Local motorists are advised to plan their travels in advance as construction activities will prompt closures on the westbound SR-12. The affected stretch between Santa Rosa Avenue and Dutton Avenue is scheduled for closure starting from Friday, February 23, at 8 PM until Monday, February 26, at 5 AM. Commuters should expect delays and consider alternative routes. The California Highway Patrol Santa Rosa is monitoring the situation and updates can be followed through their handle, @chpsantarosa. Community members are encouraged to take note of these dates and prepare accordingly to avoid inconvenience. #TrafficAlert.
North Bay Confronts Intense Winds and Rain, Causing Traffic Disruptions and Power Outages
• North Bay residents experienced strong winds and a short, intense burst of rain as a storm passed through the Bay Area. • The weather caused traffic disruptions, including a notable incident where a Tesla spun out near Petaluma, though no serious injuries were reported.
California K-9 finds pounds of meth hidden in dog treat boxes during traffic stop: police
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says that one of its K-9s found pounds of meth hidden in dog treat boxes during a traffic stop last week.
Sonoma County rescue crews practicing on rain-swelled Russian River
During the height of the storms on Tuesday, the Russian River was only 2 feet from flood stage in Guerneville, north of Santa Rosa.The water levels are expected to recede over the next few days as the storms move out, but the Sonoma County Fire District is using the time as an opportunity for some important training."Want to make sure you guys are cognizant of the debris that's in the waterway here," Battalion Chief Mike Stornetta said into his radio. He's with Sonoma County Fire District and is overseeing training for four teams of swift water rescue crews on the Russian...
Santa Rosa High School Invites President Biden to Their Anniversary Celebration
Santa Rosa High School is inviting President Biden to its 150th anniversary celebration this fall. The school is also considering inviting Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler, and Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, among several other state elected officials and local dignitaries. The celebration is on October 5th, which is just a month before election day, so the odds of any of the big names showing up might be slim. Santa Rosa High School is the second oldest high school in Sonoma County. Petaluma High School opened a year earlier.