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6 hrs ago | Petaluma360

44 years later, still finding meaning in Earth Day

Each Earth Day, LandPaths Executive Director Craig Anderson remembers when one of the historic event's founders revealed to him "the number one environmental crisis in North America."

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Santa Rosa, CA, Environment, Science

10 hrs ago | Petaluma360

Excitement for eggs in Santa Rosa

Hundreds of brightly colored little egg hunters took over the softball field Saturday at Santa Rosa's Howarth Park, gleefully running over the outfield grass in search of candy-filled, plastic Easter Eggs.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Family, Kids, Kenwood, CA, Life, Holidays, Easter

14 hrs ago | Patch.com

'Peeking' Trial: Supervisor Efren Carrillo's Account Detailed in Recorded Police Interviews

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo told Santa Rosa police he knocked on a female neighbor's door around 3 a.m. on July 13 to see if she wanted to have a beer, but doesn't recall knocking on her bedroom window.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Patch.com

Stabbing; Blood Moon; Night with Giants; Schools Hiring

Man Stabbed Friday at Vineyard Shopping Center in Healdsburg . Police are seeking witnesses to the 4 p.m. attack.

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Related Topix: Healdsburg, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

The Fresno Bee

California man survives avalanche on Mount Everest

Kenwood contractor Jon Reiter and his Australian climbing partner were climbing above 20,000 feet on the world's tallest mountain Friday when the avalanche swept down the climbing route.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, Kenwood, CA

Sonoma Valley Sun

Keeping animals safe during an emergency

Residents of Sonoma County are always at risk of natural disasters such as floods, fire, earthquake, and high winds.

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Related Topix: Weather, Glen Ellen, CA

KMPH-TV Fresno

Sonoma County woman surrenders in baby's death

A Sonoma County woman has turned herself in for what she said was her involvement in the 2012 death of her baby daughter in Montana.

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Related Topix: Rohnert Park, CA

The Salinas Californian

Sonoma County woman surrenders in baby's death

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that 23-year-old Amanda Gilbert went to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department on Friday and told investigators of her role in the 3-month-old baby's death.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

The Business Journal

North Bay jobless rates continue downward in March

Unemployment rates across the North Bay improved slightly in March and were well below the year-ago estimate, according to initial state estimates released Friday, and five of the six counties for which data was available added 13,600 jobs in the previous 12 months.

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Related Topix: Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA, Indio, CA, Petaluma, CA, Marin County, CA

Ukiah Daily Journal

Redwood Valley cuts water to ag users

The Redwood Valley County Water District voted Thursday night to stop providing the water its customers use for their crops and animals.

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Related Topix: Redwood Valley, CA, Agriculture, Science, Wine, Drink, Potter Valley, CA, Mendocino, CA

Petaluma360

Florida transplant to head county library system

Illinois native Brett Lear will be the next director of the Sonoma County Library, taking over in June at a time when the system is challenged by budget problems and haggling over a new joint powers agreement.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Cotati, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Petaluma360

Fire destroys classic cars in Petaluma-area garage

The vehicles were inside and outside a garage on the Gilardi Marina property and apparently were owned by the Gilardi family, longtime Lakeville community residents, according to fire officials.

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Related Topix: Fire, Petaluma, CA, Wine, Drink, Sonoma, CA

Queerty

3 Great Places To Stay In Sonoma County

Sonoma County came out of the closet a long time ago, so it's street cred as one of the country's most gay-friendly destinations is well established.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Wine, Drink, Guerneville, CA, Monte Rio, CA

Petaluma360

Judge: Carrillo's prior legal troubles inadmissible at peeking trial

A judge ruled Friday that Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo's prior contacts with law enforcement officers cannot be presented as evidence in his upcoming trial on a misdemeanor charge of peeking.

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

The Community Voice

New charges added for fake credit card suspect

One of the women arrested at the Graton Resort & Casino for using a fake credit card faces additional charges, including felony child endangerment.

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Related Topix: Graton, CA

Petaluma360

Exchange Bank profit up 27%

Increased business activity and a drop in problem loans helped first-quarter profits at Santa Rosa's Exchange Bank grow nearly 27 percent to $4.06 million.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

SFGate

Six Californias plan running out of time for 2014 ballot

Tim Draper says he hasn't decided whether to put Six Californias on the 2014 or 2016 ballot.

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Related Topix: California, Sonoma, CA, Bakersfield, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Petaluma360

Two arrested for suspected gang attack at popular Sonoma bar

Two men were arrested at their Sonoma Valley homes Thursday morning in connection with a suspected gang-related attack at a popular Sonoma bar.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Napa County, CA, Boyes Hot Springs, CA

Petaluma360

Whooping cough outbreaks reported in Sonoma County

The number of confirmed whooping cough cases in Sonoma County this year continues to rise at a rate that by the end of the year could rival epidemic levels last seen in 2010, county public health officials said this week.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Petaluma, CA

Petaluma360

Solution sought to Highway 101 widening

With stretches of the Highway 101 expansion project still underfunded, one Petaluma city official is hoping new revenue generated from an anticipated county sales tax measure could lead to the completion of highway widening from Petaluma to the county line.

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

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