10 hrs ago
Palm Drive lines up emergency funding as shutdown looms
A U.S. bankruptcy court judge Tuesday approved a $450,000 emergency loan to Palm Drive Hospital from Sonoma County that will help the failed hospital pay for operations and payroll until the final bankruptcy hearing on May 1. The loan is secured through a lien on the Palm Drive Health Care District's parcel tax revenue, with the county's claim ... (more)
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14 hrs ago
CHP: Man killed in Guerneville Road crash injured in January wreck
A 23-year-old man who died in a high-speed collision on Guerneville Road west of Santa Rosa on Monday evening was hospitalized after an earlier crash two and a half months ago, the CHP said.
18 hrs ago
Sebastopol woman pleads not guilty to mom's killing
Julia Franzen, 25, is charged with murder in last year's slaying of Nancy Franzen, 59, in her Tocchini Road home.
19 hrs ago
Parents question sipping suspensions
Three Sonoma County eighth-grade students who admitted they took a sip from a Pepsi can containing alcohol were barred from campus for more than a month, prompting their parents to say the district's zero tolerance policy has run amok.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Argus-Courier publisher to also lead Sonoma Index-Tribune
Sonoma Media Investments, the owner of The Press Democrat and four other North Bay publications, has launched a new weekly newspaper division to be led by Petaluma Argus-Courier Publisher John Burns.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Spaces filling up at The Barlow
That's the sign painted in black that's on a corrugated metal building at The Barlow in Sebastopol, the pulsing village of local producers that showcase Sonoma County wares.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Pondering Palm Drive Hospital's future
Cash-strapped Palm Drive Hospital, which filed bankruptcy last week and is scheduled to close at month's end, will likely receive two proposals next week to keep the Sebastopol facility alive but scale back its services.
Sebastopol loves a parade
Alina Peterson's eyes lit up as a convertible carrying a bevy of beauty queens rolled past her Saturday on North Main Street in Sebastopol.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Sebastopol police: Crosswalk lights flashing at time of crash
A Sebastopol man who was struck and killed Wednesday evening while crossing Healdsburg Avenue was walking in a lighted, flashing crosswalk at the time, witnesses have told police.
News and notes: Apple Blossom blues and celebrating Bud Spangler's legacy
It's no surprise many Northern California music fans bypass Sebastopol's annual Apple Blossom Festival .
The Community Voice
RP eatery to host Death Cafe
Death is not talked about comfortably, and Cathleen Springer intends to change that.
The Community Voice
Sebastopol's Main State West to host 'Mother Jones in Heaven' April 25
Mary Gannon Graham will bring legendary activist Mother Jones to afterlife at Sebastopol's Main Stage West in the California premiere of "Mother Jones in Heaven" on April 25. Fans of Gannon Graham have enjoyed her portrayals of Patsy Cline, Shirley Valentine and Florence Foster, to name a few of her roles.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Palm Drive Hospital sets special meeting
The Palm Drive Hospital board has scheduled a special meeting Friday to establish criteria for evaluating proposals being put forth by local doctors and hospital supporters to keep the financially troubled Sebastopol facility open.
Point Reyes Light
Tomales woman dead in accident
A Tomales woman died in a collision on Bodega Highway slick with rain on Friday afternoon.
A fair time to honor Saralee Kunde
The supes have declared "Saralee Day" as tribute to the effervescent and almost unstoppable woman who lived to promote local agriculture and its bounty and to champion young people intent on working the land.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Pedestrian struck by car, killed in Sebastopol
Healdsburg Avenue, part of Highway 116, was closed in both directions while police investigated the cause of the accident, which occurred near Murphy Avenue at about 7 p.m., Sebastopol Police Chief Jeff Weaver said.
April 12-13: Apple Blossom Festival in Sebastopol
Sebastopol's Apple Blossom Festival is as American as a particular pie, and this year's fest, now in its 68th year, celebrates the tradition and funky spirit of the weekend event.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Community fears impact of Palm Drive closure
A day after the Palm Drive Hospital board approved plans to eliminate inpatient and emergency services, the local community - from business leaders to health care professionals to the police chief - is grappling with the broader impact of losing the only Sonoma County hospital west of Highway 101.
A home in Sonoma County for only $30,000
Yes, it's true , a gorgeous home in the middle of Wine Country can be yours for about the price of a mid-range SUV.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
The Business Journal
Options for Palm Drive dwindle
The fate of Palm Drive Hospital could be decided as soon as today, with the health care district set to take up a resolution that, if passed, would amount to a "substantial termination of services" less than a week after declaring "fiscal emergency" and clearing the way for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.