• New details in county jail death

    A murder suspect who committed suicide over the weekend had been held in the mental health until after his arrest but moved to the general population after being evaluated by doctors, according to officials.
  • Lopez-inspired gun restrictions now law

    Nearly a year after the fatal shooting of Andy Lopez, Gov. Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will impose the most stringent restrictions on BB guns and toy firearms of any state in the nation.
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College students, veterans to get free rides on Sonoma County buses

The yearlong program, estimated to cost more than $300,000, is intended to boost ridership and ease transportation costs for two groups of bus users that are facing financial pressures.


Syrah for autumn

The peppery spice notes of syrah complement the savory flavors of meaty autumnal fare.


Earle back for free bluegrass fest

The singer-songwriter, who has been part of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass for all but a single year, heads back to the event this weekend in Golden Gate Park.


Local hotel industry growing with additions, expansions

Recovering from the recession, the Sonoma County hotel market is growing with a new offering in Windsor and expansions at some old favorites.


Lowell Cohn: Giants-Pirates game about beauty of pitching (w/video)

This live-or-die game of knockout baseball is about the starting pitchers, about having an ace who makes bats miss balls, an ace who goes deep.


PD Editorial: Major breaches of security and credibility

Promises by Secret Service Director Julie Pierson to Congress Tuesday that the invasion of a knife-carrying man at the White House 'will never happen again' ring hollow.

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