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39 min ago | 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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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Monte Rio, CA, Alameda County, CA

SFGate

Children's museum opens in Santa Rosa

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County includes an outdoor play area, known as Mary's Garden.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Home Gardening, Home, Family, Kids, Entertainment

Petaluma360

Fire departments reap casino rewards

Some of Sonoma County's struggling fire agencies are starting to cash in on profits from Sonoma County's newest casino.

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Related Topix: Graton, CA, Windsor, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Victorville Daily Press

Group fears plan could bring more casinos

Plans to ease the criteria for Indian tribes to gain federal recognition are being criticized by a California gaming policy organization who worried Wednesday that the regulatory revisions could lead to a spike in tribal casinos statewide.

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Related Topix: Barstow, CA

SFGate

Santa Rosa man tagged as graffiti scofflaw arrested

A tagger who police say goes by the moniker "Hiker" was arrested Wednesday by Santa Rosa police.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

Patch.com

Marin Candidate Filing Opens July 14 for November Election

The following is a news release from the county of Marin: Contemplating a run for office? The Marin County Elections Office has announced that Monday, July 14, is the first day for candidates to file nomination papers for local offices in the Nov. 4 General Election.

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Related Topix: Marin County, CA, Bolinas, CA, Sausalito, CA, Sonoma, CA, Stinson Beach, CA

Sonoma Valley Sun

Traveling County Fair hits town

The Sonoma County Fair opens in Santa Rosa later this month, but Sonoma gets a sneak preview Tuesday, July 15 when a road show Traveling Fair visits Sonoma Plaza from 4 to 8 p.m. The free mini fair, decorated with colorful flags and banners, will offer free popcorn, balloons and a few carnival games with free prizes for all.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Sonoma, CA

Marin Independent Journal

Sonoma grand jury report faults SMART oversight

An excavator pulls up the cement parking lot at Whistlestop on Tuesday in San Rafael to make way for the SMART train.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, San Rafael, CA, Marin County, CA, Cloverdale, CA, Larkspur, CA

Examiner.com

Red, White, and BOOM

It's always such a joy to visit Weill Hall, but, when the visit includes a picnic supper on the lawn, the Santa Rosa symphony , Judy Collins AND a splendid fireworks on the lawn, well... that's damn hard to beat.

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Related Topix: Symphony, Arts, Santa Rosa, CA, Cal State Sonoma, Rohnert Park, CA

San Francisco Magazine

West Coast Wineries Concerned About .Wine Domain Names

If there's one thing that California's wineries hate, it's squatters. No, not people living in the vineyards - they can always put them to work picking grapes.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Paso Robles, CA, Santa Barbara County, CA, Sonoma, CA

Petaluma360

Mendocino County supervisors back renaming section of Hwy. 1 for slain deputy

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a letter backing a proposed state resolution that would rename a section of Highway 1 after slain Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy Ricky Del Fiorentino, who in March was gunned down north of Fort Bragg by an Oregon murder suspect on a crime spree.

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Related Topix: Mendocino County, CA, Fort Bragg, CA, California

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Fleet of plug-in cars rolls out to Bay Area governments

A government fleet of 90 electric vehicles is rolling onto Bay Area streets this week from San Jose to Santa Rosa, completing a $5 million regional initiative that took four years to get off the ground.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Alameda County, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Mike Dunne on Wine: Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County

The best way to get a handle on the link between the place where wine grapes are grown and the nature of the wine they yield is to join a winemaker in the vineyard.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Amador County, CA, Sutter Creek, CA, Napa, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Parents decry no charges for deputy who killed boy

The parents of a 13-year-old boy slain by a Northern California sheriff's deputy said they felt they lost their son again after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against the officer who mistook the teen's pellet gun for an assault rifle.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

The Press Democrat

Read the Sonoma County Grand Jury reports

The Sonoma County Grand Jury is responsible for overseeing the legislative and administrative departments that make up county and city governments and special districts in Sonoma County, investigating their 'efficiency, honesty, fairness and dedication to serving the public and individual citizens and make recommendations for positive change.'

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