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Mary Callahan - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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The Latest Stories By Mary Callahan

Bargain hunters lined up as early as 3 a.m. Thursday for the opening of the Costco store in Ukiah. 'It’s almost like it puts Ukiah on the map,' said Mayor Kevin Doble, who hopes the store will further establish the small city as a retail hub.
The Forestville Club, the tiny Russian River town's only bar, has been shut down because of structural problems that officials deem dangerous, prompting locals to wonder about its future.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding hours at some field offices to break huge logjams arising from new ID requirements and other changes.
By late summer, the public will gain access to the scenic Jenner Headlands and adjacent Pole Mountain, which provides a 360-degree view from the highest point on the Sonoma Coast.
Sonoma County supervisors approved placing on the November ballot a ⅛-cent sales tax to raise $11.5 million annually for county and city parks over 10 years.
Lynda Hopkins is set to become the first supervisor in county history to give birth while in office.
Four incumbents and at least one challenger are poised to seek election this fall, amid looming budget and enrollment challenges.
Windsor police urged visitors to be vigilant after a mountain lion was spotted Sunday at Foothill Regional Park.
County officials say a 6 percent bump in homelessness since the October fires is a sign of an 'advancing wave of homelessness.'
The former clinical director of the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma Valley could serve a prison term of under 20 years in a plea agreement accepted by the court on Friday.
The man who intervened in a violent attack on a young woman at his regular coffee shop last week says it’s simple: 'I helped a friend.'
Supervisors seek public input on post-fire rebuilding, economic improvement, ecological restoration, disaster preparedness and other issues. The first meeting is tonight in Santa Rosa.
One of two people were injured after a BMW landed about 70 feet down a steep embankment, emergency personnel said.
Fire crews fighting the 90,000-acre County fire hope for full containment Thursday, though hot, dry conditions persist.
From the small window of a Cessna plane, the fire zone in Sonoma County reveals stark contrasts — ecological setbacks, risks unleashed by the fires, as well as gains for nature and an ongoing rejuvenation in the disaster’s wake.
This year's census of homeless individuals found a 6 percent rise in the total population to nearly 3,000 people, with 5 percent saying last October's fires are the cause.
A century after its debut, Santa Rosa Junior College honored a diverse class of 1,775 students on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
People who live around Mother's Beach in Forestville say an alcohol ban has improved their lives, but not much. 'Most of my neighbors have really had it,' said resident David Emery.
DNA testing has confirmed that stowaway mussels detected on a boat about to launch at Lake Mendocino June 2 were the invasive quagga species.
Cal Fire and local agencies are learning from recent wildfires to be more proactive in staging and sharing resources. Early efforts to corral the Pawnee fire reflected many of those changes.
2,700 firefighters and support staff are hoping to increase containment on the Pawnee fire before a run of hot, windy weather this weekend.
Proposition 68 includes $3 million for what could be one of the most ambitious environmental planning efforts on the North Coast in years.
The National Weather Service has issued a warning this weekend for weather conditions that could trigger a wildfire.
Sonoma County Sheriff-elect Mark Essick was surprised and gratified to avoid a fall runoff election and is gearing up to hit the ground running.
UC Davis researchers are hoping to learn more about the health effects of exposure to toxic ash and smoke from urban wildfires.