Press Democrat Home RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ ]]> ]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:13:45 PDT <![CDATA[ Sonoma County family poses for Christmas photo in front of burned out home ]]> When Christmas comes to the Havstad family, it means matriarch Debbie Havstad’s breakfast of monkey bread and quiche (she serves fresh fruit, too, but no … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:21:27 PDT <![CDATA[ A family tradition: Viewing neighborhood holiday lights ]]> Lynn Schaefer almost skipped the Christmas lights this year.While the Tubbs fire spared her Banyan Street neighborhood in Coffey Park, it leveled 1,000-plus nearby homes. … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:21:58 PDT <![CDATA[ Dry, gusty winds spark fire concern for weekend ]]> Dry gusty winds, unseasonably warm temperatures and the prolonged absence of autumn rains will create dangerous fire conditions in North Bay mountains this weekend, authorities … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:21:59 PDT <![CDATA[ Virginia company purchases Sonoma County Airport Express ]]> A Virginia transportation company on Wednesday acquired Sonoma County Airport Express, which transports 300,000 travelers annually by bus from the region to both San Francisco … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:24:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Sonoma Raceway raises more than $72,000 for fire relief ]]> Sonoma Raceway raised over $72,600 with its Laps of Appreciation fundraiser for Wine Country wildfire relief. NASCAR contributed $10,000 of the earnings alongside Save Mart's … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:00:08 PDT <![CDATA[ Foodies will love these Petaluma gift ideas ]]> From sweet stocking stuffers to nights out on the town, here are some delicious gift ideas for the foodies in your life. Read more. … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:45:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Downtown Santa Rosa begins careful demolition of century-old building ]]> The demolition of a downtown Santa Rosa building is underway to make room for a boutique hotel, but don’t expect to see any wrecking balls … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:38:13 PDT <![CDATA[ Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line ]]> WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:02:35 PDT <![CDATA[ Escaped cows block rural Petaluma roads ]]> Around six cows escaped the confines of their pasture and strolled down farm roads south of Petaluma impeding traffic this morning, according to the CHP.CHP … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:29:26 PDT