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Martin Espinoza - Staff reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

martin.espinoza@pressdemocrat.com
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The Latest Stories By Martin Espinoza

The outage will impact 28,000 EBT card holders on public assistance in Sonoma County, officials said.
Suspect, a 20-year-old Glen Ellen man, was spotted in Boyes Hot Springs by alert neighbor.
The suspect later was found naked in the Petaluma River.
Brockovich, made famous by an Oscar-winning film about her work fighting PG&E has joined the legal team representing more than 1,000 North Bay residents suing the utility company over last year’s wildfires.
An Upper Lake man was arrested Thursday morning in connection with the death of his wife, officials said.
County officials say elder abuse and neglect is a growing problem that reflects the county’s expanding senior population, as well as a greater awareness around the issue.
Goats, which were donated by Supervisor Lynda Hopkins and her family, were found tied to a fence more than a mile away from where they went missing.
A garage fire spread into the main residence, causing about $150,000 damage and displacing four people and a dog.
Fraudsters are threatening to arrest people on warrants if they do not make an immediate payment.
Detectives found drugs and weapons while serving a search warrant as part of a meth trafficking investigation, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said.
A failed PG&E voltage regulator caused a small grass and brush fire near Howarth Park on Wednesday evening, temporarily knocking out power to thousands of customers, officials said.
Advocates say the Justice Department’s decision to prosecute parents who cross the border illegally with their kids is separating families.
Police said they found several pounds of marijuana, psilocybin, cash and a short-barreled rifle when they arrested the 18-year-old Healdsburg man.
Sonoma County would tap $16.9 million in one-time funds over two years to reduce proposed cuts to mental health and drug abuse staff and services.
The layoffs, which the hospital says are not a done deal, would affect more than two dozen nursing assistants who provide direct patient care.
A new lawsuit claims Sonoma West Medical Center conspired with Florida-based medical laboratory to improperly bill Anthem Blue Cross for $16 million.
Michael Kennedy’s departure “in good standing” raises questions about who is responsible for multi-million budget deficits that are fueling deep proposed cuts in mental health staff and services.
Crews started clearing the large homeless encampment on Santa Rosa's Joe Rodota Tail on Wednesday.
The stretch of public trail that was cleaned and cleared of garbage and debris won’t reopen until Wednesday, a week after authorities began to dismantle the large homeless camp.
Andy’s Unity Park honors the memory of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was fatally shot by a Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy in 2013.
The new 87,300-square-foot medical facility offers primary care in southwest Santa Rosa.
The Palm Drive Health Care District is seeking bids for the purchase of its Sebastopol hospital.
The proposed cuts, if approved by county supervisors, would numerous nonprofits mental health and substance abuse service providers.
The deputy was shot during a confrontation with an armed employee of the Highway 12 business.
Amid increased enforcement of sidewalk rules, advocates are going to court to challenge dozens of violations.