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  • Driver in Hwy. 12 crash gets 6 months

    A Rohnert Park man accused of killing two Santa Rosa women in a distracted-driving crash caused when he glanced at his cellphone settled his case with an agreement to serve six months in jail.
  • Gov. Brown criticizes new pension enhancements

    The state pension board has approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to boost retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.
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Thousands head back to school in county

Today marks the biggest back-to-school day this year, with 23 of 40 county school districts returning. Santa Rosa City Schools alone welcomes back around 16,500 kids.



Ten days of fun

Upcoming events include a weekend-long dog show, roller derby and the Santa Rosa Marathon.


New documentary dares would-be winemakers

Winemakers share their tales of sacrifice and dedication in getting their wineries off the ground in movie 'American Wine Story.'


Giants win protest, rain-shortened game to resume

The San Francisco Giants have won their protest filed with Major League Baseball, and will now get to resume a rain-shortened game the Chicago Cubs thought they had won.


PD Editorial: Spike this plan to gut pension reform

Faced with rapidly escalating pension costs, Gov. Jerry Brown and state legislators adopted a law to reduce retirement benefits for new employees of state and local government agencies.


New look coming for Russian River Brewing

To help ease congestion, Russian River Brewing is reconfiguring the popular downtown Santa Rosa brewpub and creating a new section to refill growlers and sell merchandise.

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