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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

Body of Sonoma Wrestling Coach Tragically Recovered From Lake Berryessa

The Napa County Sheriff's Office on Monday recovered the body of a Sonoma County man who likely drowned in Lake Berryessa last month. The sheriff's marine patrol unit and dive team found the remains of 49-year-old Roger Winslow of Glen Ellen in 160 feet of water.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, Sonoma, CA, Glen Ellen, CA

10 hrs ago | The Business Journal

North Bay hotel revenue, occupancy jump in first half

Hotels in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties had double-digit growth in room revenue in the first half of this year and occupancy grew by 7.5 percent-10 percent, according to newly released figures. In fact, hotels throughout the region continued to show great improvements in key measures including averages for revenue per available room , daily room rate and occupancy, as tracked by PKF Hospitality Research.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Marin County, CA, Napa County, CA, Napa, CA

14 hrs ago | KTVU Oakland

Santa Rosa man dies when car drives off Route 1

A Santa Rosa man died when his vehicle went off the side of a cliff on state Highway 1 on the Sonoma Coast Sunday evening, a Sonoma County sheriff's sergeant said. The crash happened around 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the High Pont area north of Jenner, sheriff's Sgt.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Jenner, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wines & Vines

U.S. Winery Count Passes 8,000

As domestic wine sales continue growing, the number of U.S. wineries has just passed 8,000 for the first time. Wines Vines Analytics counted 8,049 wineries as of Sept.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, August, CA, Napa County, CA

SFGate

Woman shot by bedridden husband in Glen Ellen ID'd

The shooting was reported at 6:55 p.m., when Hans Rosewsky , 76, called 911 to report that his wife, Alice Rosewsky , had attacked him with a knife and that he had shot her at their home at 4255 Warm Springs Rd., county sheriff's officials said. Deputies arrived and found the victim dead in the house.

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Related Topix: Glen Ellen, CA, Life, Self Defense

KRON 4

Woman Found Dead in Burned Home Identified

The Sonoma County coroner's office has identified a woman who was found dead in her cluttered and burned Santa Rosa home Saturday night as 78-year-old Norene Losee. She was found dead around 9:20 p.m. in the kitchen area near the origin of the fire in her two-story Victorian home at 131 11th St. Doors and windows on both floors of the home and the home's interior were blocked by storage items, Santa Rosa fire Battalion Chief Mark Basque said.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

D Magazine

What To Drink Now: California Pinot Noir

Sonoma County, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills all have one great quality in common: they each produce stunning Pinot Noir wines in their cool California coast climates, benefiting from hot summer days and cool nights with a fog that rolls in during the early hours of the day, wrapping the vines in a protected layer that then blows off as morning temperatures rise.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, California, Graton, CA, Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA

KRON 4

Big-Rig Driver Suffers Asthma Attack, Spills Grapes on HWY 101

Grapes that spilled from a big-rig after the driver had an asthma attack closed a portion of U.S. Highway 101 near Cloverdale in Sonoma County Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Douglas Kell, 67, of Willits, was driving a 1995 Kenworth big-rig on southbound Highway 101 toward the exit to state Highway 128 in Cloverdale around 11:45 a.m., CHP officials said.

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Related Topix: Cloverdale, CA

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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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Related Topix: Glen Ellen, CA

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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Related Topix: Glen Ellen, CA

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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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA

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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Related Topix: Rohnert Park, CA

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