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1 hr ago | Petaluma360

Officers hurt in struggle with suspect at Santa Rosa Kmart

A suspected shoplifter, later found to have what appeared to be a gun in his backpack, refused to surrender when confronted by police at the Kmart store in north Santa Rosa on Sunday morning, setting off a skirmish and a large-scale law enforcement response that left him and several officers injured.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

7 hrs ago | Marin Independent Journal

Dick Spotswood: SMART board needs to be talking about train service

It was a troubling sign when Marin County's 2013-14 Civil Grand Jury criticized the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit's board of directors.

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Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, San Rafael, CA, Mill Valley, CA, Opinion

12 hrs ago | Petaluma360

LeBaron: Historic wildfires' catastrophic lessons

We coastal Californians tend to disrespect our disasters, probably because - unlike hurricanes and tornadoes - they don't have a "season" when we can reasonably expect them.

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Related Topix: California, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, St. Helena, CA, Fire

16 hrs ago | SFGate

Big Santa Rosa protests in Andy Lopez killing

This combination of photos provided by the family via The Press Democrat and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department shows an undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed by two Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Patch.com

Protesters Demanding Justice For Andy Lopez Block Hwy 101 Traffic

A group of protesters gathered this afternoon and blocked traffic on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa to show their disapproval with the Sonoma County prosecutors' decision not to file criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez in October.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Patch.com

Fundemonium Moving to Rohnert Park; Launches Crowd-Funding for Improvements

Announcement release from Fundemonium : Fundemonium owners Steven and Jean Elliott announce that they are moving their hobby, game, and toy store this August to 579 Rohnert Park Expressway, and the new store will more than double the size of the current location.

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Related Topix: Rohnert Park, CA, Petaluma, CA

KTVU Oakland

CHP seeking witnesses to fatal hit and run on Petaluma Hill Road

The California Highway Patrol in Santa Rosa is seeking the public's help in locating a vehicle and driver suspected of being involved in a fatal hit and run collision Saturday morning in unincorporated Sonoma County.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360

Optimism among gallery owners

Everyone expects new growth in the spring and summer, but it's not only nature that's blooming.

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Related Topix: Healdsburg, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Petaluma, CA, Sebastopol, CA

Petaluma360

PG&E replacing aging gas mains

Petalumans driving Old Adobe or Frates Road have likely noticed PG&E workers installing new pipeline beneath Green String Farm, where the two streets converge.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Explosion, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bakersfield, CA

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Petaluma360

One year after fire, Sebastopol's landmark feed store plans comeback

There was perhaps some wishful thinking at work when owners of Sebastopol's landmark feed store hung a banner last spring announcing the business would reopen late this summer.

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Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA, Fire, Penngrove, CA

KTVU Oakland

US judge restarts wrongful death lawsuit filed by Andy Lopez' parents

U.S. District Judge Phyllis Hamilton lifted a stay she had imposed on claims made against Sheriff's Deputy Erick Gelhaus by the parents of Andy Lopez.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360

More fraud charges for Rohnert Park 19-year-old

Prosecutors filed almost four dozen new fraud charges Friday against a Rohnert Park man accused of manufacturing credit cards, stealing others' identities and living a lavish life of fast cars and luxury rental homes on the fake credit.

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Related Topix: Rohnert Park, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Petaluma360

Suspect in Santa Rosa jewelry store shootout still at large

A man who eluded capture after a shootout during an attempted robbery at a Bennett Valley jewelry store Thursday remained at large Friday morning, Santa Rosa police officials said.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

SFGate

Expert witness in toy-gun case has history of siding with police

Called on to investigate the fatal shooting of a toy-gun carrying 13-year-old boy by a sheriff's deputy, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch chose a consultant she described as "an independent, outside expert on human performance in high-stress encounters, such as officer-involved shootings."

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Related Topix: Prison, Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360

Sonoma Clean Power requests Carrillo's removal from board

The board of directors of Sonoma Clean Power voted Thursday to request that Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo be removed from his board post with the agency, saying his arrest last year and subsequent acquittal on charges of attempting to peek into a female neighbor's home have made him a distraction for the new public electricity provider.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Cotati, CA, Sebastopol, CA

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Petaluma360

AmeriCorps workers spruce up Occidental-area camp

Digging her work boots into a hillside at Westminster Woods near Occidental on Thursday, Madison Martinez hammered steel rods through a block of wood to secure a new step on the steep and winding trail.

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Related Topix: Occidental, CA, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Fort Bragg, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Monte Rio, CA

KRON 4

Two People Shot in Santa Rosa Jewelry Store Robbery

At least two people are wounded after a shooting during an attempted robbery at a Santa Rosa jewelry store while the manhunt for a possibly wounded second suspect has been called off for now.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Patch.com

Cheers! Californians Now Allowed to Taste Wine at Farmers' Markets

As if all those fresh fruits and veggies and other homemade goods weren't enough, local farmers' markets can now add another feature to their lineup: wine tasting.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Jerry Brown, US Governors, San Rafael, CA, Marin County, CA

Patch.com

Sonoma County Holiday Weekend: 39 DUI-Related Arrests

Announcement from the Petaluma Police Department: The Independence Day Weekend anti-DUI crackdown in Sonoma County reports 39 DUI arrests from local routine traffic enforcement and special "Avoid the 13" deployments in Sonoma County.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, August, CA

The San Diego Union-Tribune

NorCal Daybook

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