Here are some of the cases the Petaluma police responded to recently. The Argus-Courier publishes the names of people arrested for crimes such as those involving physical injury, property loss or damage of property, including burglary, battery, vandalism and drunken driving.
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Friday Mar 14
Spirit Works Distillery: The husband and wife team on their secret...
In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Fewer teachers get layoff notices
For the second year in a row, Sonoma County has seen a dramatic drop in the number of layoff notices issued to teachers whose jobs are vulnerable to being cut for the 2014-15 school year.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Sebastopol suspect pulled from home's rafters
Detectives in the Sheriff's Office's property crimes units arrested Patrick James Barsky, following a tip that led them to a house on the 10200 block of Burgandy Way in Sebastopol.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Marin Independent Journal
Near-death experience informs Sandra Cohn's artistic explorations
"I was a light body; I had no features, but I was light. I was moving toward something that felt like home," says Cohn, 62. "I was moving toward all the people I loved and knew; I could hear them laughing and talking.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Small Farms Conference aims to connect growers
The hillside setting of Shelton's Market Garden west of Sebastopol would tempt just about anyone to seek out the open-air life of a small farmer.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
LeBaron: Fighting in Sebastopol, across the centuries
It's been about 10 days now since the bedside radio woke me with the news that the city of Sebastopol was an armed camp.
New farm bill reflects changes in U.S. appetites
Gravenstein apples being harvested in Sebastopol, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011. The $965 billion farm bill signed by President Barack Obama in Feb. 2014 gives fruit and vegetable farmers greater access to crop insurance, protecting them from the vagaries of weather.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
The Jewish News Weekly
'Amazing' educator delivers - from A's to zeal
When Miles Levin first joined the JCC of Sonoma County's teen program, Chaverim, he anticipated a stereotypical Jewish youth group with a bunch of kids sitting in a circle happily extolling the virtues of religion.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Driver, high on meth, gets 11 years in...
A Sebastopol man has been sentenced to 11 years in state prison in connection with a car crash that killed a passenger while he was high on methamphetamine, authorities said Wednesday.
PG&E, Sonoma Clean Power make pitches to customers
The head of Sonoma County's startup public power agency Tuesday shared a stage for the first time with an official from PG&E as the electricity providers vie for customers ahead of Sonoma Clean Power's May launch.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Press Democrat
Fork Cafe Opens in Sebastopol
I'm in love with Avgolemono . I mean really in love. The Greek version of Jewish chicken soup, its a hearty, soul-nourishing stew of rice, lemon juice and shredded chicken fortified with beaten eggs.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Celebrating with Oscar, Sebastopol style
Dapper in their black tailcoat jackets, white shirts and white vests, James Knauer and Richard Jones posed for photos Sunday, standing on a plush red carpet next to a long, shiny black limousine.
The Press Democrat
Santa Rosa moves ahead on alternate water supply
Santa Rosa is accelerating efforts to find suitable locations for wells that could supply residents with drinking water in an emergency, a move that comes amid an ongoing contract dispute with its longtime consultant on the project.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Big fines proposed for striking cyclists
California drivers who hit and injure cyclists or other "vulnerable road users" could be slapped with fines of up to $1,000 under legislation proposed this week by a North Coast lawmaker.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Rain soaks county, another storm on the way
Wednesday's soaking rain storm left the North Bay during the night after dropping well over two inches of rain in many communities.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
North Bay food truck news: One rolls in,...
The Lobsta Truck is putting some serious miles on its cherry red mobile eatery. The popular Los Angeles-based rolling shrine to seafood debuted in San Francisco at the beginning of the year, and now, it's crossed the bridge into Marin.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Sebastopol pursues 'slow-city' version of tourism
There always will be a place for hotel mini-bars, luxury suites and room service, and for the kinds of go-go-go vacations that whisk people to the latest museum exhibit, to the trendiest restaurant, to a must-see show.
Eggman refocuses on saving farmland
She had just been named chairwoman of the Assembly Agriculture Committee and had introduced a farmland-preservation bill, AB823, hoping it would force a minimum mitigation standard for urban development projects statewide.