250,000 ducks, hens ordered killed at two California farms because of avian flu outbreakGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Look-into-this restaurant menu and their special dumplings dish in Santa Rose, CAEdgard AedoNewsBreak Contributor
Rural Road and Watercourse Construction and Reconstruction in the North Coast RegionSiskiyou NewsNewsBreak Contributor
Abandoned vehicles & RVs are causing blight in California city: Cops go on ticketing blitzGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Guy Fieri Rings in the Season with Salvation Army Bell-Ringing TraditionShaq WritesNewsBreak Contributor
27 residents displaced in Santa Rosa apartment complex fire
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - 27 residents from nine apartment units were displaced in a fire, according to Santa Rosa Fire Department on Monday. The two-alarm structure fire at 1146 4th Street was first reported at 11:20 a.m. Residents from the 2nd and 3rd floor were impacted from fire damage, water damage, and a compromised electrical service in the attic above the fire unit of origin.
Bird flu confirmed in California; 250,000 birds culled due to risk of spread
A quarter of a million people in a California county will be euthanized after testing positive for bird flu. Animal disease experts confirmed that 250,000 birds were euthanized this week after two Bay Area farms tested positive for avian influenza.
Sonoma County Accomplishes 50 Miles of Road Resurfacing and 54 Culvert Replacements in 2023
Sonoma County, California, completed significant road construction in the summer of 2023. The county resurfaced 50 miles of roads and replaced 54 culverts, as part of the Pavement Preservation Program and the Fire Damage Recovery Paving Project. These projects, funded by PG&E settlement funds, cost about $32 million.
Three Juveniles Arrested in Santa Rosa For Gang-Related Fight
A gang-related fight between juveniles in Santa Rosa leads to arrests and the confiscation of a loaded handgun. Last Thursday afternoon, about 18 kids affiliated with gangs got into a fight at the Santa Rosa Transit Mall. Police responded hearing that one student might have been carrying a handgun. The group dispersed shortly before police arrived but they managed to detain three 15-year-old suspects afterwards, including one that had a loaded ghost gun in his waistband. Another was carrying a knife. They were all charged with participating in a criminal street gang as well as disturbing the peace. The teen who carried the gun was also charged with carrying a loaded and unregistered firearm in public.
Brent Farris drops the mike!
“He was a big man with a lot of words spewing out of his mouth.”—Debbie Abrams, upon meeting Brent Farris in 1995. “I don’t want to fade away—give me one more day, please!” pleaded Eric Clapton on the ‘70s radio staple, “Bell Bottom Blues.”
Man Arrested in Rohnert Park for Identity Theft, Having Dozens of Fake Debit Cards
A man is facing several charges including grand theft and identity theft after his arrest in Rohnert Park. Police say 64-year-old Antonio Kronidis was carrying more than 40 fraudulent debit cards on Friday night. Investigators believe he is connected with more than a dozen other fraud-related crimes in California. Kronidis is being held on a quarter million dollars bail and is due in court tomorrow morning.
Gas Prices Drop One Cent in Sonoma County to $4.93
The average price of a gallon of regular gas in Sonoma County is down one cent to $4.93. It was 15 cents higher a week ago and 40 cents higher a month ago. The county average is still a bit higher than the statewide average, which is $4.80 per gallon today. The statewide average is ten cents less than it was a week ago. The cheapest gas in Santa Rosa is at the ARCO on Guerneville Road where a gallon of unleaded is $4.39.
3 Bay Area cities named among CA towns with most holiday spirit
(KRON) — It’s December, and we are getting closer to Christmas. Despite recent warm weather experienced by Bay Area residents, there is still a lot of holiday spirit going around. Visit California released a report of a list of California towns with the most “holiday spirit.” Three Bay Area cities cracked the 15-city list (see […]
What to see on stage in December: Sonoma County theater and more
December’s theater offerings in Sonoma County revolve around one thing: the spectacular wonder of the holiday season. With ballet, comedy, drama, and concerts, there’s holiday magic for all tastes. Check out what’s happening this month in Sonoma County. Title of Show: A Left Edge Production. The California...
Local Alert: Planned Pile Burns at Bouverie Preserve and Sonoma Valley Park from Dec 4th-15th
Sonoma County Regional Parks plans to conduct pile burns at Bouverie Wildflower Preserve and Sonoma Valley Regional Park from December 4th to 15th. This is part of their ongoing efforts to reduce fire fuels and protect trees and nearby communities from wildfires.
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Delay New Regulations Regarding Native Trees
Sonoma County supervisors have not yet approved tougher restrictions that would make it harder to cut down many species of native trees, including oaks. County planning commissioners have proposed new land-use provisions. The Board of Supervisors could have approved the provisions last week, but decided not to amid concerns about specific details. The new set of rules would expand existing protections for certain tree species and add new rules to protect oak woodlands from development and vineyard expansion. All five supervisors have said they support expanding protections for native trees.
The importance of cultural, bilingual preventative-care
Outreach for screening, a cornerstone of preventative care, is a top priority. As a national leader in preventive care, Kaiser Permanente offers an extensive array of services to residents throughout Sonoma County with a special effort made to serve the North Bay’s growing Latino community through culturally responsive services and comprehensive integrated care.
Building a greener future
Jaime Delgado knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career that benefited the environment. Born in Jalisco, Mexico in 1980, Jaime and his family moved to the states when he was a boy; he earned his degree from Santa Rosa High School in the late 1990s. After...
Sneaker Waves Warning for the Coasts Until Tuesday Morning
The National Weather Service is warning of sneaker waves on the North Bay’s beaches. From now until four a.m. tomorrow, the period between waves could be about 20 seconds. That’s five to ten seconds more frequent than normal for this time of year. It also means waters could suddenly rise on north-facing beaches. Forecasters also say there will be a break from the rain today. But, rain should return to the North Bay tomorrow night and continue through the rest of the week.
Local Guerneville Murderer from 1985 Denied Parole Once Again, Ensuring Community Safety
Vernon Bragg, a 70-year-old inmate from Dallas, Texas, was denied parole by the California State Board of Parole Hearings. Bragg was convicted in 1985 for the murder of Ray Rasmussen in Guerneville, California. The parole hearing was held at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. The Board denied parole because they believe Bragg would still be a threat if released.
Head to Sonoma County for the 11th Annual First Day Hike
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?. For the...
Sonoma County News: Toy Drive, Property Tax Due, Cannabis Program Update, and Call for Local Board Members
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is organizing its annual 'Pack the Patrol Car' toy drive on December 8, 2023. The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 2796 Ventura Ave., Santa Rosa. The public is encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys. Suggested donations include gift cards, sports equipment, art supplies, small electronics, board games, puzzles, and grooming supplies.
Chris Fusco named executive editor of The Press Democrat
Chris Fusco, an award-winning journalist who has led newsrooms in two of the nation’s largest cities, has been named executive editor of The Press Democrat. Eric Johnston, CEO of Sonoma Media Investments, The Press Democrat’s parent company, said Fusco was chosen from “an incredibly talented field of candidates,” a measure of the company’s reputation in the media world.
These Sonoma County small businesses make it big, closing out year strong
Griselda Mata is quite familiar with what it takes to put food on the table these days. The Sonoma entrepreneur, who founded the Farms to Table Corp. watermelon import business, began by distributing the melons through her produce company that launched in 2019. Since then, the operation supplying these summer...
Look-into-this restaurant menu and their special dumplings dish in Santa Rose, CA
Located in Santa Rosa, Grossman's Noshery & Bar is a charming restaurant that combines cozy and elegant dining experiences. The atmosphere is fresh and vibrant, with a casual and elegant feel that makes you want to unwind and enjoy.