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Sonoma County News

Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Wine: American beauties

It's a pity there are so few American wines available here as many of them are drop-dead gorgeous.


Related Topix: Wine

13 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Troubled Sonoma Developmental Center loses federal funds

The California Department of Health announced Friday that it had issued a notice to terminate federal funding for the Sonoma Developmental Center, leaving the future of the beleaguered facility unclear.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Eldridge, CA

18 hrs ago |

More Than Just a Bunch of Wineries

When you think of Sonoma, CA what comes to mind? Maybe green vineyards or rolling golden hills, but probably not craft beer and hard cider.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Beer, Drink, Wine, us Travel, Travel

23 hrs ago | SFGate

Man shot near Santa Rosa

Sonoma County deputies responded around 11 p.m. to a call about gunfire near the 3200 block of Moorland Avenue.


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

California Zinfandel: Tasting across the AVAs

In California, the amount of planted Zinfandel vineyards is plentiful-so plentiful that the varietal is grown in eight regions across the state, each containing a significant amount of their own individual American Viticultural Areas .


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, California, Vineyard, CA, Crest, CA, Sonoma, CA


Family winery with a homey feeling

Occidental Road Cellars' vineyards sit on a ridge straddling the Sonoma Coast and Russian River Valley appellations.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Prather, CA, California, Sebastopol, CA, Occidental, CA, Travel

Charlotte's Home is California sauvignon blanc MVP

With a price tag at less than $14, you'll be Rodney Strong's regular dance partner at Charlotte's Home.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Amid extreme drought, California sees big jump in brush fires

A member of an inmate firefighting crew works on the Bully fire near Ono, Calif., on July 11. Through July 19, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported more than 3,400 vegetation fires that have burned more than 51,000 acres.


Related Topix: California, Weather, Los Angeles County, CA, Monterey, CA, Monterey County, CA

The Business Journal

North Coast plays host to 20 Cuban sommeliers

With a primary goal of building lasting personal and professional friendships between the U.S. and Cuban wine communities, 20 sommeliers from the Caribbean island are sampling California wines during a North Coast tour July 20-26.


Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, California, Sonoma, CA, Davis, CA


How to become a deputy marriage commissioner

When a layperson is asked to officiate a wedding, he or she can log on to the web, join a weird religion and get ordained on the Internet .


Related Topix: Wedding

The Willits News

Mendocino County Office of Education to share a $15 million grant

The Mendocino County Office of Education will receive $1.9 million over three years from a California Career Pathways Trust grant administered by the Sonoma County Office of Education, according to an MCOE press release.


Related Topix: Mendocino County, CA, Mendocino, CA, Napa, CA, Sonoma, CA

Debriefer: July 23, 2014

Among entries on a long list of the $2.4 million in 2014 Napa Valley Community Foundation grants, one figure stands out: a $295,000 grant for a Napa County citizenship program established by the foundation.


Related Topix: Napa County, CA, American Canyon, CA, World News, Mexico

Vallejo Times-Herald

Small business development center proves boon to Napa-Sonoma area, officials say

NAPA >> Jobs have been created and retained, sales have increased and small business loans have been made as part of the impact of the Napa Valley College Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center , center officials said.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Napa, CA, Small Business, Personal Finance, Napa County, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

SLO County unemployment rate falls in June

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent in June, far below the year-ago rate of 6.9 percent — tying with Sonoma County for sixth-best among California's 58 counties.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Marin County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

No Parole for Sonoma County's 2002 Attempted-Murder-By-Machete Inmate

A man convicted of burglary and attempted murder and mayhem with a machete has been denied parole by The California Board of Prison Terms, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said Monday.


Related Topix: Prison, Boulevard, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma Co. Sheriff: Gunfire Reported Tuesday Afternoon Near Andy Lopez Shooting Site

Gunfire was reported this afternoon southwest of Santa Rosa, not far from the field where a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy in October, a sheriff's sergeant said.


Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Woman Arraigned For Leaving Kids In Car Outside Casino

A San Jose woman was arraigned on two felony child endangerment charges in Sonoma County Superior Court today for allegedly leaving her two young children in a parked car while she visited the Graton Resort & Casino near Rohnert Park last month.


Related Topix: Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Soaking up Spanish

Singing in Spanish and bouncing around her classroom in an animated style, Socorro Nelson belted out a simple verse to teach some new words: "Soy una pizza con mucho queso."


Related Topix: Windsor, CA, Medicine, Nursing, Petaluma, CA


Husband and wife get DUIs on same night

Officers found the vehicle of Robert Sevenau , 68, of Sebastopol, on Saturday night off Hessel Road west of Santa Rosa.


Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA, Santa Rosa, CA


Woman arrested for DUI had unrestrained infant

A Santa Rosa woman was arrested after police allegedly found her driving under the influence while her 4-month-old son rode unrestrained in the backseat on Thursday.


Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Petaluma, CA