Friday Feb 21
It's official: No fishing on the Russian River
The Russian River is now closed to fishing because of seasonally low flows caused by record low rainfall levels, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said.
Storm's wet furry targeted Mount Tamalpais
A weekend storm front dumped more than 20 inches of rain on the parched slopes of Marin County's Mount Tamalpais, helping ease the extreme drought conditions that had griped the region for several months.
Firefighters put out attic fire in Monte Rio
The blaze was reported on the 21000 block of Russian River Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. It was under control about 20 minutes later, according to Redcom, the county's emergency dispatch service.
Monte Rio theater sold to film enthusiasts
A new generation of Bay Area hipsters is taking over Monte Rio's quirky, countercultural Rio Theater, with the blessing of retiring former owners Don and Suzi Schaffert.
County's rural fire agencies grapple with changes
Sonoma County's complex rural firefighting network, much the same for decades, appears to be on the cusp of dramatic change, starting with efforts by three northern agencies that are considering merging into one sprawling district.