Press Democrat Home RSS Feed http://www.pressdemocrat.com Press Democrat RSS en-us Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST ted.appel@pressdemocrat.com (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/csp/mediapool/sites/PressDemocrat/assets/img/logo/pdlogo-sm.gif The Santa Rosa Press Democrat http://www.pressdemocrat.com/ 180 18 <![CDATA[ ]]> ]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:13:45 PDT http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/5257194-181/story.html http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/5257194-181/story.html <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7710959-181/sonoma-county-family-takes-christmas http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7710959-181/sonoma-county-family-takes-christmas <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7766313-181/sonoma-county-families-continue-the http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7766313-181/sonoma-county-families-continue-the <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768698-181/dry-gusty-winds-expected-for http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768698-181/dry-gusty-winds-expected-for <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7765318-181/sonoma-county-airport-express-sold http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7765318-181/sonoma-county-airport-express-sold <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7769257-181/sonoma-raceway-raises-more-than http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7769257-181/sonoma-raceway-raises-more-than <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7769207-181/foodies-will-love-these-petaluma http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7769207-181/foodies-will-love-these-petaluma <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7751977-181/santa-rosa-prepares-for-boutique http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7751977-181/santa-rosa-prepares-for-boutique <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768761-181/huge-tax-bill-heads-for http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768761-181/huge-tax-bill-heads-for <![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 http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768899-181/escaped-cows-block-rural-petaluma http://www.pressdemocrat.com/home/7768899-181/escaped-cows-block-rural-petaluma