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Randi Rossmann - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

randi.rossmann@pressdemocrat.com
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The robber arrived at 1:18 a.m. and left at 1:19 a.m. with cash from the register, according to Rohnert Park police.
The man was working on his car when it apparently slipped off the jack and landed on him.
The wildland fire has burned more than 60,000 acres and sent a strong signal to fire-traumatized Northern California residents that they will spend the next several months warily watching the skies.
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties now has scorched 72,500 acres, with new evacuations ordered Tuesday night.
The man had been traveling at a high rate of speed when he slammed into another vehicle Monday afternoon, CHP said.
Napa County CHP officers are investigating a crash near Yountville that killed a Napa man.
'We’re still not completely out of the woods yet. We’re still apprehensive,' said Cal Fire Capt. Dan Olson, working the County fire in Yolo and Napa counties.
The body was found Sunday in Cache Creek, according to authorities.
The RV's driver initially believed the smoke he smelled Sunday was from the Northern California wildfires.
One day after the Pawnee fire in Lake County was completely contained, another small blaze ignited nearby Monday. Meanwhile, firefighters continued to make progress battling the County fire burning north and east of Lake Berryessa.
Officials suspected the fires were set with a butane lighter.
A San Francisco armed robbery suspect was arrested in Guerneville by Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies.
The man was shot along with his father, who also died, while in a pickup stopped on Highway 101 earlier this month.
The early Tuesday fire ruined belongings in 30 storage units and damaged the building, fire officials said.
Statewide, 17 people died in DUI crashes and 430 were injured during the 2017 Fourth of July holiday weekend, according to law enforcement statistics.
Lt. Orlando Rodriguez will become the second Latino police chief in Sonoma County.
The victims were found late Monday afternoon in a pickup stopped on Highway 101 north of Ukiah.
Cal Fire officials said the Pawnee fire has destroyed 12 homes and 10 outbuildings, but firefighters have saved most of the homes in Spring Valley. They are bracing for a shift in the weather, however, that could fuel the fire.
A suspected DUI, hit‑and‑run crash in northern Santa Rosa turned fatal with death of a passenger, CHP said.
A helicopter was used to recover the man’s body Monday night from a secluded area south of Van Damme Beach.
Eight fires in seven years have devoured more than 200,000 acres of terrain and destroyed nearly 2,600 structures in Lake County. No other county in California has experienced wildfires more frequently, says one official.
A driver Sunday hit the gas pedal instead of the brake and plowed her sedan through the glass storefront of an Petaluma mattress store, according to police.
The DUI driver crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 1, striking another vehicle, the CHP said.
Several vehicles crashed Wednesday morning on Highway 101 in Rohnert Park, spreading debris across lanes and damaged vehicles into the shoulder and center divider, according to the CHP.
Oakmont of Villa Capri had no backup generator the night an October fire raced into Santa Rosa and cut off electricity to the complex, according to an attorney suing the company. Dozens of infirm residents were forced to evacuate in darkness without an elevator before it burned to the ground.