•   Rash of homeless deaths prompts action

    The discovery of a third body this month near the Petaluma River on Tuesday night has prompted police to take a hard look at the number of similar deaths in Petaluma in the past four years and what, if anything, can be done to prevent more.
  •   Remembering Andy Lopez, a year later

    A community potluck and prayer service marking the one-year anniversary of Andy Lopez's death drew about 200 people Wednesday evening to the southwest Santa Rosa field where the 13-year-old was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy.
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  Cotati-Rohnert Park school board race heats up

A race for three seats on the board has grown heated, highlighting a divide between three candidates and 20-year veteran Leff Brown.


  Giants melt down in 7-2 World Series loss (w/video)

An up-for-grabs game and a redeemed pitcher had the Giants thinking they just might be flying home to San Francisco with a 2-0 lead in the World Series. And then the sixth inning happened.


  Pantry: Savoring the flavors of late tomatoes

Ideas for the last of your tomato crop.



  Spooky-themed fun before Halloween

Zombie balls, eerie theatrical performances, costumed fun and more fill our guide to Halloween attractions.


  Government ups air bag warning to 7.8 million vehicles (w/video)

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately.



  PD Editorial: Wood and Dodd for Assembly

Among the many local races and ballot measures to be decided on Nov. 4, North Coast voters will be choosing a slew of new state legislators for the region.

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  2 shops open in Rohnert Park, Cotati

Find women’s clothing and gifts for the body, mind and spirit at these new local spots.

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