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10 hrs ago | KRON 4

Man Fatally Shoots Wife After He Says She Tried Attacking Him with a Knife

A man shot and killed his wife after he said she attacked him in a Glen Ellen home this evening, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 4200 block of Warm Springs Road shortly before 7 p.m., sheriff's officials said.

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10 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Glen Ellen man fatally shoots wife after she allegedly attacks him with knife

A man shot and killed his wife after he said she attacked him in a Glen Ellen home on Saturday evening, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 4200 block of Warm Springs Road shortly before 7 p.m., sheriff's officials said.

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21 hrs ago | SFGate

Sonoma County woman fatally shot in home

The incident was reported at 6:55 p.m. when a man called 911 to report that his wife had attacked him with a knife and that he had shot her at their home at 4255 Warm Springs Road, sheriff's officials said. Deputies arrived and found the victim dead inside the house.

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Related Topix: Glen Ellen, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Daily Republic

Recycling business honored

Unique Recycling of Solano County has been honored by United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay for employing workers with disabilities. It will receive an Employee of the Year award on Sept.

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Related Topix: Solano County, CA, Napa County, CA

Los Angeles Times

Drones may provide big lift to agriculture when FAA allows their use

A drone lifts off at Kunde Family Vineyards near Santa Rosa, Calif. Ryan Kunde, a winemaker at DRNK Wines, flies his drones recreationally and has been testing drones with the goal of one day using them to help make decisions in the vineyard.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wine, Drink, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Santa Rosa, CA

BroadwayWorld.com

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Hosts 5th Annual Fiesta de Independencia Today

The distinctive tastes, sights and sounds of Latino culture will be showcased in the North Bay as Wells Fargo Center for the Arts highlights Mexican Independence and Latino heritage at the 5th annual Fiesta de Independencia today, September 13 from 1 - 6 p.m. Sonoma County residents and visitors will celebrate Latino culture at the free festival at the Center . Presented by the Center's Latino Advisory Council, the family-friendly, outdoor festival is an opportunity for guests to experience a traditional fiesta, enjoy authentic food from local vendors, live music, games and activities, including a car show and salsa tasting competition.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Santa Rosa, CA

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Vallejo man arrested for marijuana-related homicide

Santa Rosa police arrested a Vallejo man Wednesday on suspicion of killing a San Rafael man in a motel during a marijuana deal that ended badly on Aug. 31. Detectives identified Donald "Buddy" Paul Parker, 35, of Vallejo, as a suspect and tracked him to his home on Moonraker Court in Vallejo where he was seen driving, police said. Santa Rosa and Vallejo police and the California Highway Patrol surrounded Parker's home and ordered him to surrender around 11 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, Violent Crime

Sonoma Valley Sun

Statistical 'portrait' of Sonoma County

Called a critical report on community well being, "The Portrait of Sonoma County" is the first in-depth look at the health, education, and living standards in each neighborhood in the county. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services study was developed in partnership and consultation with over 50 community organizations and leaders.

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Related Topix: California, Glen Ellen, CA, Kenwood, CA, Jenner, CA, Cazadero, CA

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Patch.com

Dry Creek Inn Debuts $1 Million Renovation

It was held Sept. 4 from 5-7 pm. The Krugs undertook renovations and upgrades at both their Sonoma County hotels, the Dry Creek Inn in Healdsburg and the Sonoma Valley Inn located in the town of Sonoma, to meet the rising expectations of the ever-more sophisticated guests drawn to the region for the fine wine, culinary delights and beauty.

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Related Topix: Healdsburg, CA, Sonoma, CA, Drink, Wine

SFGate

Driver pleads guilty after killing man, paralyzing girl in crash

A man who paralyzed a girl and killed his own passenger when he crashed head-on into another car in Sonoma County while drunk and on cocaine pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts in a Santa Rosa courtroom on Thursday, officials said. Damodar Chandradas, 26, of San Francisco was driving southbound on Highway 121 the evening of Oct. 29, 2013, with Sergei Beoglozan, 26, riding in the passenger seat, prosecutors said.

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The Press Democrat

Sonoma County Harvest Fair Food Awards 2014

Emily Nagan of Desserts by Emily and Tracy Mattson of CookieTake a Bite! were winners at the Harvest Fair food competition. When the Sonoma County Harvest Fair rolls around each October, there's plenty of well-deserved back-patting among the local wine community for the myriad double gold, gold and silver awards given out by a team of high-ranking wine judges.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Life, Food, Cheese, Cake, Baked Goods, Dessert, Bar-B-Q, Sonoma, CA

SFGate

Reward offered for Sonoma County pony killer

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever shot and killed a pony outside Rohnert Park over the weekend. The animal, 16-year-old Misty, was found with a small caliber bullet wound to the rear flank early Sunday morning in a field on Pressley Road.

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KTVU Oakland

Santa Rosa man arrested in Petaluma homicide

A 37-year-old Santa Rosa man has been arrested on murder and burglary charges in connection with a Petaluma homicide, authorities said. Santa Rosa police announced Thursday that Mikol Wayne Stewart had been booked into Sonoma County Jail on charges stemming from a Wednesday afternoon slaying in the 100 block of Suncrest Hill Drive.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Petaluma, CA

San Francisco Chronicle

'How is my driving' sticker foils truck thief

Dante Jackson , 24, is being held at Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of auto theft and possession of burglary tools. The incident began when a resident on the 1000 block of Maria Drive called police about 7:15 a.m. Tuesday to report that his 2005 Toyota Tacoma had been stolen as it warmed up in his driveway, said Petaluma police Lt.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Cotati, CA

Wed Sep 10, 2014

SFGate

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Update: Pepper Crown, who won the Rolling Green Stakes on Sept.1 and who previously captured the Grade 3 San Francisco Mile, heads a field of eight entered for Friday's seventh race. The 1-mile allowance event on the grass offers a base purse of $35,000 plus up to $10,500 for the five California-breds including Pepper Crown.

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The Daily Republic

Highway 37 section to close for work

Highway 37 between Vallejo in Solano County and Sears Point in Sonoma County is scheduled to be closed on two upcoming weekends and various week nights. The state Department of Transportation will be doing paving and maintenance work between Highway 29 in Vallejo and Highway 121 at Sears Point.

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Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Solano County, CA, Marin County, CA, Napa County, CA

Jordan Winery

Experience the Jordan garden with harvest lunch this fall

September is my favorite time of the year in the Jordan Estate garden. From heirloom tomatoes, chili peppers and Japanese eggplants to Kadota figs, Zebra squash and Charentais melons, practically every plant is covered with something colorful and delicious.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Food, Heirloom Tomatoes, Wine, Drink, Vegetables

Bohemian.com

Raw Energy

Pure Powers performs with Scarub of Living Legends Saturday, Sept. 13, at Aubergine.

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Related Topix: Hip-Hop, Sebastopol, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Times-Standard

Humboldt County campaign finance reform ordinance to be crafted

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors directed staff on Tuesday to draft a campaign finance reform ordinance limiting individual contributions to candidates running for county office to $1,500 per election cycle - with room for increases. The proposal was passed 4-1, with 3rd District Supervisor Mark Lovelace dissenting.

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Related Topix: Humboldt County, CA, Sonoma, CA

Sonoma Valley Sun

Dedication party for Kenwood gazebo

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation will dedicate a new gazebo at Kenwood Plaza Park on Saturday, September 20, at noon. The gazebo was built in memory of Bobby Musser-Kirby, a five-year-old Kenwood resident who was tragically killed when a tree fell on his family's car.

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