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2 hrs ago | KRON 4

Officials Warn Residents of Jury Duty Scam in Sonoma Co.

A person claiming to be from the Jury Commissioner's or Sonoma County Sheriff's office calls the victims to say they have failed to report to jury duty, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.

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2 hrs ago | New Mobility

Fall Colors of California

During the crisp autumn months in California's Sonoma County, you can find vineyards that explode with effervescent, fiery color, drawing in the eye like a moth to a flame.

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Related Topix: California, Sonoma, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Thu Jul 31, 2014

KRON 4

School District Says Accused Bully Did Not Injure Himself

A Santa Rosa mom physically touched an elementary school student on the neck hard enough to leave four imprints when she confronted him in May about bullying her daughter at school, the Piner-Olivet Union School District said in a news release today.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Santa Rosa, CA

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Ukiah Daily Journal

Ukiah-area grape growers still battling frost regulations

Local grape growers have requested to have another hearing regarding the reversal of a decision that halted new state regulations regarding the use of water for protecting crops from frost damage.

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Related Topix: Ukiah, CA, Linda, CA, Redwood Valley, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Hopland, CA

Marina Times

Get going to Guerneville

Guerneville, situated in the Russian River resort area, is a wonderful town from which to discover this idyllic region.

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Related Topix: Guerneville, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Breakfast, Life, Food

Blood Horse

Trainer Joshua Stein Wins in Debut at Sonoma

July 30 at the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa, Calif. In her previous start, Cleverly Beverly won a $25,000 maiden race as the final starter in the long career of trainer Roger Stein, who is Joshua's uncle.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

The Willits News

Reggae On The River Celebrating 30 Years On The Eel River

The first weekend in August means one thing to reggae fans from all throughout Northern California and beyond: Reggae! Next weekend is the 30th Annual Reggae On The River, being held once again at the original location at French's Camp in southern Humboldt County July 31 through Aug. 3. Reggae On The River is such an iconic music festival that ... (more)

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Related Topix: August, CA, Humboldt County, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Entertainment

Bohemian.com

Boys of Summer

Real Estate play on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

SFGate

Inmate escapes from Sonoma County Jail

Zephyr Malik Carter , 41, ran away from a work crew at theSonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa where he was serving a two-year, eight-month sentence for his role in a wide-ranging credit card fraud and identity theft ring, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

SFGate

Inmate escapes from Sonoma County Jail

An inmate serving time for a large-scale fraud conviction escaped from custody in Santa Rosa on Monday, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

Examiner.com

CA: Sonoma County: Get going to Guerneville, Part 1

Guerneville , situated in the Russian River resort area, is a wonderful town from which to discover this idyllic region.

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Related Topix: Guerneville, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Life, Food, Dining, Home Listing, Home, Agriculture, Science

The Times of India

Emoji have won the battle of words

The roots of smiley faces and emoticons go back to the 1880s, but the story of the emoji, those little pictorial icons on your cellphone, began in Japan in the mid-1990s.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Examiner.com

New online wine credentials program specializes in California AVAs

The San Francisco Wine School is offering the first-of its-kind program and only professional credential program uniquely designed to support the next generation of industry-leading California wine experts.

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Related Topix: California, Mendocino County, CA, Lake County, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Winery switch: Owners of Amador Foothill sell to Lava Cap winery couple

Amador Foothill Winery, a key player in the revival of the Sierra foothills wine trade, is switching hands from one pioneer winemaking couple to another.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, El Dorado County, CA, Amador County, CA, Davis, CA

CBS Local

Swimming Teen Confirmed As 2nd To Drown On Russian River Over The Weekend

A boy drowned in the Russian River in Sonoma County on Sunday evening, the second drowning reported in the river over the weekend.

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Related Topix: Monte Rio, CA, Boat Disaster

The Campbell Reporter

Herhold: A disappearance and a suicide create mystery in Gilroy

The 700 block of Sixth Street in Gilroy is a well-maintained street with towering sycamores, spacious single-story homes, and an air of prosperity.

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Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Gilroy, CA, Depression, Health, Suicide, Cotati, CA, Wedding

Examiner.com

Having a Weill Time

I had the great good fortune to spend this past Saturday evening in the company of The San Francisco Symphony, Tchaikovsky, a picnic supper and fireworks.

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Related Topix: Cal State Sonoma, Rohnert Park, CA, Baked Goods, Life, Food, Wine, Drink, Bread, Dining

7x7

Wine Country's Top Food & Wine Festivals This Fall

One of the covetable challenges of living in or near Wine Country is the abundance of first-class food and wine festivals occurring nearly every weekend-plus many weekdays-throughout the year.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Cheese, Hopland, CA

NBC Philadelphia

Rare Redwood Spared, in California to Be Moved at Cost of $150K

Tom Stapleton, a California arborist and expert in the field of albino redwood tree mutation, is desperately trying to save what he says is the world's tallest albino redwood chimera.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Cotati, CA, Weird

The Business Journal

Construction: Farmhouse Inn finishes $8 million renovation

Farmhouse Inn , a boutique hotel near the western Sonoma County community of Forestville in Russian River Valley, completed an $8 million renovation and expansion project.

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Related Topix: Forestville, CA, Rohnert Park, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Napa, CA

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