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Bone-chilling cold again across county
Temperatures fell into the teens early Monday throughout the North Bay, but the extra low numbers weren't expected to break records, according to the National Weather Service.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Month after opening, casino's impact hotly debated
A month after the Graton Resort & Casino opened to applause and trepidation and uncertainty, early reports likely provide fodder for both critics and supporters of the 3,000-slot-machine casino on Rohnert Park's flank.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
The Business Journal
Details on the Business Journal's 2013 Top Real Estate Projects in the North Bay
With the simple criteria that they be projects available for occupancy in 2013, nominations were solicited from architects, contractors, commercial real estate and other professionals from around the North Bay.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
3 vie for spot on Sonoma County court bench
One year after the retirement of Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Mark Tansil, Gov. Jerry Brown still has not appointed a successor, leaving court officials wondering if a replacement will be named before the deadline for the next election.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Sonoma's Graton Resort & Casino Deals Las Vegas Glam
The rolling hills around Sonoma County are known for vineyards and farms, but these days a new casino is dealing out Las Vegas style to the agrarian environs around Rohnert Park, just 50 miles north of San Francisco.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
City awaits casino money
If money won is twice as sweet as money earned, then Petaluma receiving money from the Graton Resort & Casino for police mitigation may not be so sweet.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
County jobless rate stays at 6.1%
Sonoma County's jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in September and stayed there in October as the local economy continued to grow, the state reported Friday.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
2 Arrested After High-Speed Chase Near Graton Casino In Rohnert Park
Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase that began near the newly opened Graton Resort and Casino in Rohnert Park early Thursday morning, according to police.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Distrust brewing over tribe's land
Despite repeated promises from the Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians not to build a casino on 277-acres of land south of the city, many Petalumans remain worried that a recent federal land application from the tribe may be a hidden attempt at Indian gaming.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Graton Resort & Casino design plays dull hand
The casino that opened Nov. 5 in Rohnert Park strives for a natural look, although much of the landscape greenery is fake.
Sonoma Valley Sun
The safest bet at the new Graton Casino in Rhonert Park may be the food. The 254-acre, $800 million casino has 13 dining options, including nine over-the counter-spots in the Marketplace.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Smith: A second Marine for Kylee O'Day
You'll recall that six months after a young Marine named Patrick O'Day became the first Sonoma County resident to die in Iraq, his widow, Shauna, gave birth to their daughter.
Inside Bay Area
Sonoma County: CHP looking for hit-and-run driver who knocked out power to casino
The California Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who fled Tuesday night after a car struck a power pole in Rohnert Park, knocking out power to 3,632 PG&E customers -- including the Graton Resort and Casino.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Dick Spotswood: Ross Valley sewer board's legal tab trumps neighbors'
I RECENTLY reported that the Ross Valley Sanitary District was spending almost $1 million annually on hourly attorney fees.
Traffic in wake of Casino opening eases up
Tuesday will mark one week since the Graton Resort and Casino opened its doors and law enforcement says the worst of the traffic has eased.
Mon Nov 11, 2013
Solution to Hwy. 101's biggest bottleneck at least 7 years away
On the day the new Graton Resort and Casino opened last week, northbound traffic on Highway 101 backed up from Rohnert Park all the way to Novato.
Sun Nov 10, 2013
Busy Saturday on Highway 101; casino's impact unclear
Even accounting for holiday and weekend travelers, highway construction and the occasional fender-bender, traffic through Marin County into Sonoma County was worse than usual Saturday, the CHP said.
Power restored after Rohnert Park crash
A man suspected of driving under the influence of drugs crashed into a power pole Saturday morning, injuring himself and causing a power outage in Rohnert Park.