1 hr ago
The Press Democrat
Petaluma weighs public power agency
Petaluma's city leaders Monday night dug into the structure and risks of the planned Sonoma Clean Power Authority, an alternative to utility giant PG&E Council members offered no glimpse at whether they're likely to vote to join Windsor and unincorporated areas of Sonoma County in taking part in the power authority during two hours of presentation, ... (more)
2 hrs ago
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Cal Fire warns of fire danger
With scant rain locally and little snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, local Cal Fire officials said Tuesday they are bracing for what could be a dangerous fire season.
8 hrs ago
Mammoth Times & Eastern Sierra Times
County hires new top administrator
According to a news release issued by the board of supervisors on May 21, Tuesday, Jim Leddy, the current Deputy County Administrator/Community and Government Affairs Manager for Sonoma County, will begin his service in Mono County on June 4, with a salary of $160,000. "The selection follows an extensive recruitment process begun in January and ... (more)
13 hrs ago
The York Daily Record
Wine: Zinfandels for grill season, including 5 under $20
Robust reds pair well with a smoky hunk of meat, or even grilled chicken or vegetables.
Mon May 20, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
SMART seeks funding for San Rafael to Larkspur train segment
In this IJ archive photo, a pedestrian walks north in the Cal Park Hill Tunnel. SMART declares this part of the segment its A'preferred alternative,A' opening up the door to get federal dollars to build the extension.
Sun May 19, 2013
Amgen Tour Of California Pits Bicycles Vs. Cars
The Amgen tour of California rolls out of San Francisco to the finish line in Santa Rosa Sunday.
Contra Costa Times
Four cyclists injured in Petaluma-to-coast race
At least four cyclists suffered injuries while riding the Sonoma County Backroad Challenge, a race where 1,000 bikers started in Petaluma, made their way to the coast and cycled back again, Bodega Bay fire officials said.
Roses on parade
Young ladies from Santa Rosa Gymnastics Center cartwheeled down Fourth Street to the tunes of the Beach Boys as a nimble man on the group's moving float levitated on parallel bars.
Sat May 18, 2013
11-time unlicensed driver arrested again in Sebastopol
A man who was caught driving on a suspended license on at least 11 occasions was arrested on suspicion of doing so once again, police said.
The Press Democrat
Sonoma County Gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen, Heritage Public House
Raise a glass to the final days of American Craft Beer Week by heading to one of Sonoma County's newest gastropubs: Belly Left Coast Kitchen & Taproom or Heritage Public House .
Fri May 17, 2013
Sonoma Valley Sun
Gorin Won't Answer Question
In my entire adult life, whenever I sought information from my local, state or federal elected representatives, I always got answers to my questions, and never have had to justify why I was asking a question before getting an answer.
The Press Democrat
The Bunslinger: Pinch some Buns in Sonoma County
Mobile foodist Jeff Tyler has launched The Bun Slinger , a bright yellow truck serving up pork belly, steak, chicken, and tofu wrapped in Chinese steamed buns .
The Press Democrat
Judge won't halt Santa Rosa asphalt plant's silo construction
Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Elliot Daum denied a request by neighbors to halt construction of the 82-foot-high silos at the BoDean asphalt plant north of Railroad Square.
Thu May 16, 2013
My Mother Lode
Suit against Calif. Indian casino dismissed
The Press Democrat of Santa Rosa reported on Wednesday () that a Sonoma County judge ruled the suit by the group, Stop the Casino 101 Coalition, lacked merit.
Clarks Hometown News Patriot
White's Wines: Embracing The Obscure
This past weekend in Sonoma County, California, 17 vintners gathered for a wine tasting they dubbed "The 7 Percent Solution." As the organizers explained, "roughly 93 percent of Northern California vineyard acreage is planted to eight major grape varietals.
Wed May 15, 2013
San Francisco Chronicle
Woman, 88, survives weekend in crashed car
HELENA -- An 88-year-old woman survived an entire weekend trapped in her car after she crashed in a ravine near Santa Rosa, authorities said.
It's hard work but someone has to do it:
Ah yes, it's hard work living in Sonoma County: perfect landscape, perfect climate, superb wine and food, concerts in the vineyards - yes, 'tis damn hard work, but someone has to do it.
The Business Journal
North Bay groups recieve grants from state health exchange
A Sonoma County-based nonprofit and several others with ties in the North Bay are among 48 organizations across the state to share in $37 million in outreach and education grants from Covered California, the state's online health exchange developed under health care reform.
Amy's Kitchen studies ways to cut huge water, sewer fees for expansion
Santa Rosa officials have told Amy's Kitchen that the company's expansion plans could trigger up to $34 million in water and sewer permit fees alone, a figure that stunned the company and has set off a furious effort to prevent it from once again expanding to Oregon instead of Sonoma County.
Tue May 14, 2013
Wine Report Warns of New Vineyard Pest with Warmer Weather
While the warm springtime weather has given bud break a head start and new shoots are growing rapidly throughout most of Sonoma and Mendocino counties, it may not be all good news in area vineyards.