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County leaders choose a new top planner
Jim Bergman was offered the job after a seven-month search that had decision-makers sifting through about 100 candidates, according to Ken Tasseff, a personnel analyst in the county's human resources department.
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Vivent Solar Sends Kids to Science Camp
In this edition of "The Ethanol Report", Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen comments on an Associated Press article about ethanol and the environment Vivint Solar is sending kids to science camp.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
County's metering lights to be turned on
Sonoma County motorists merging onto the freeway have zipped past idle metering lights for more than a decade without noticing.
Fri Dec 13, 2013
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls in the south county during last week.Thursday, Dec. 511:12 a.m. - Brian W. Chester, 48, of Windsor, was arrested on Western Avenue for misdemeanor domestic violence battery.Wednesday, Dec. 42:07 p.m. - Cruelty to animals was reported on D Street.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Brown: Sales tax vital to keep city services
As professional pollsters begin to analyze results from last week's city sales tax telephone survey, City Manager John Brown stressed the need for additional city revenue when he pointed out that the city's projected $2.3 million deficit by 2017 vastly underestimates where Petaluma is truly headed financially.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Human Skull, Remains Found Sunday at Shiloh Regional Park
Sonoma County Sheriff's Detectives have secured the scene at a creek bed in Shiloh Regional Park in Windsor where earlier today deputies confirmed discovery of a human skull, a tennis shoe and other human remains.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Railroad Square carriage rides boost holiday spirit
The 12-year-old Morgan horse and owner Matt Torrance, sporting a stovepipe hat, hauled hardy visitors free of charge around the historic district for several hours.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Stranger found in woman's car in Windsor arrested for kidnapping
Sonoma County sheriff's investigators arrested a Windsor man Thursday for allegedly kidnapping a woman at a convenience store in Windsor on Saturday.
Stranger Who Allegedly Hid in Woman's Back Seat Arrested on Kidnapping Charges
Sonoma County sheriff's investigators arrested a Windsor man Thursday for allegedly trying to kidnap a woman at a convenience store in Windsor on Saturday.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Healdsburg: Ban tobacco sales to those under 21
Healdsburg may become the first city in California to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 years old.
The Petaluma Fire Department received 22 medical and 79 fire or other emergency calls from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1. Here are some of the calls.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Santa Rosa teacher's journey from custodian to classroom
For more than a decade, Jose Sevilla spent his nights cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming classrooms and doing small maintenance jobs as night custodian at Santa Rosa's Luther Burbank Elementary School.
Windsor schools name interim leader
Windsor Unified School District has named former Sonoma Valley Unified School District superintendent Barbara Young as its interim superintendent in the wake of Tammy Gabel's resignation.
Big Rig Blocking Lane Near Sonoma Airport
A lane of Laughlin Road is blocked near the Sonoma County Airport, just south of Windsor, according to the CHP.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Woman finds strange man inside her car
A woman got a big scare on Saturday night when she found a strange man in the back seat of her car as she drove away from a Windsor convenience store, a Sonoma County sheriff's sergeant said Monday.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Lytton Pomo tribe on buying spree in Sonoma County
A Santa Rosa based Indian tribe is on a land-buying spree, acquiring vineyards, rural homes and even a large redwood-dotted chunk of property near the coast.
Petaluma to weigh changes to countywide bag ban
The Petaluma City Council on Monday will consider supporting changes to a countywide waste management policy that would allow a regional ban on single-use plastic bags, while enabling cities to opt out and pass their own ordinances.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
City poll gauges tax increase
City officials are gauging the pulse of Petaluma voters by polling residents about a possible sales tax measure, in an effort to determine whether it would pass with voters at next November's election.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Smith: A wallet and other objects of gratitude
A Paris policeman ranks high on the list of what retired SRJC music teacher/director Dan Goulart feels thankful for.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
Coming of age with style, and at a cost
Gloria Figueroa peeked from behind a curtain before stepping onstage, a vision in a sea green quinceanera dress with its puffy toile skirt that swayed like ocean waves.