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3 hrs ago | Patch.com

Motorist ID'd in Monday's Fatal Crash on Guerneville Road

By Bay City News Service The Sonoma County coroner's office has identified the driver who was killed in a crash Monday night as 23-year-old Troy Bowen of Monte Rio.

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Related Topix: Monte Rio, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Petaluma360

Sonoma County modifying program to let homeless park at fairgrounds

Sonoma County is tweaking a novel program, launched amid last winter's freezing weather, that allows homeless people to spend the night in their cars at the county fairgrounds.

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Related Topix: Weather, Santa Rosa, CA

Examiner.com

California circle and eclipse season messages April 2014

Last weekend I did a couple of circles in Sonoma County, California with entrepreneurial types-people who have built up some way to live that suits them.

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The Press Democrat

Sonoma County parents fight students' 22-day suspension

Reilly says she thought it was a soda and was unaware of the alcohol, but the zero tolerance policy at the school demanded that she remain suspended for nearly a month, Monday, April 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA, Linda, CA

Petaluma360

Man jailed after struggle with Petaluma police officer

An Escondido man was arrested Monday night after fighting with and reaching for the gun of an officer trying to arrest him, Petaluma police said.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA

Petaluma360

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.

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Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA

Epicurious.com

Field Recordings' Andrew Jones on Under-the-Radar Wines and Offbeat Food Spots in Central California

Every wine and every vineyard has a story, and Andrew Jones is determined to share those tales through the wines he makes and the photos he takes of his travels in Central California's wine country.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, California, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Vineyard, CA

SFGate

Arrest in Sonoma vacation home burglaries

Lisa Ann Lopez , 42, of Santa Rosa had items that had been stolen from homes in Guerneville, Sonoma, Cloverdale, Bodega Bay and Healdsburg, said Sonoma County sheriff's Sgt.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Guerneville, CA

The Business Journal

Sonoma Co. business activity beats U.S. average

Sonoma County businesses have been more active economically than the national average since late 2010.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA

SanLuisObispo.com

For better bargains, try lesser-known grapes

When I’m looking for an interesting wine at a bargain price — and at tax time, who isn’t? — I often have better luck with imports.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Monterey County, CA

Petaluma360

Guerneville Road reopened after fatal crash

Authorities have reopened Guerneville Road after a fatal collision involving two vehicles closed the major thoroughfare west of Santa Rosa for more than two hours Monday night.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Petaluma360

County looking to make carpools easier

Sonoma County transportation officials are looking at ways to get more use out of local Park-and-Rides - those lots right off the highway where commuters park and either carpool or take public transit to their final destination.

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Related Topix: Cotati, CA, Petaluma, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Boulevard, CA

The Fresno Bee

Growth of California marine sanctuaries proposed

The plan announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary by 2,771 square miles, from west of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County to a point just north of Point Arena in Mendocino County.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, Lynn Woolsey, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Bodega Bay, CA, Point Arena, CA

Patch.com

Dodd Campaigns Tuesday in Boyes Hot Springs

Napa County Supervisor and 4th Assembly District candidate Bill Dodd brings his campaign to Sonoma Valley on Tuesday at Mary's Pizza Shack in Boyes Hot Springs.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Boyes Hot Springs, CA

Times-Standard

Once upon a time in a Humboldt County redwood forest...

"The Ghost Forest: Radicals and Real Estate in the California Redwoods," a personal history of the ancient redwood ecosystem and the struggles to protect it, will be presented by Humboldt County author-activist Greg King at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Kate Buchanan Room at Humboldt State University in Arcata.

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Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, Arcata, CA, Monte Rio, CA, Smith River, CA, Redway, CA

Petaluma360

Nearly killed by her father in 1989, Carmina Salcido faces new crisis

Twenty-five years to the day after an incomprehensible act of violence altered the life of Boyes Hot Springs toddler Carmina Salcido, Sonoma County still searches for signs that hers will be a good and happy life despite its ghastly beginning.

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Related Topix: Boyes Hot Springs, CA, Drugs, Cotati, CA, Marijuana

Petaluma360

Ex-Sonoma County supervisor Charles Hinkle dies

Charles Hinkle, a former Sonoma County supervisor and environmentalist who was recalled from office during a volatile era of growth and tax battles, died Saturday in Iowa where he lived in retirement.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Petaluma360

No night mail drop for tax returns this year

For at least four decades, Sonoma County taxpayers have hurried to post offices on the night of April 15 and managed to mail their income tax returns on time.

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Related Topix: Tax, San Francisco, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Examiner.com

Follow The Olivet Road

Chalk up another one for the wineries along Olivet Road. If you love fine wine and the quintessential wine country experience, well then, you can't do better than to get yourself to Olivet Road, just west of Santa Rosa.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360

LeBaron: SRJC oaks just the latest to be mourned

Here's the "nut graf" for this column, as we say in the trade: It has been said, by respected historians, that forests were so dense in the eastern part of what would become the United States that, before European settlement, a squirrel could travel from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River without touching the ground.

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Related Topix: Folk, Native Americans, San Jose, CA, Burbank (San Jose, CA), Vallejo, CA, Sonoma, CA

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