Press Democrat News 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[ 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[ 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[ Santa Rosa to open temporary fire station in Fountaingrove ]]> The Tubbs fire consumed not just Santa Rosa’s newest fire station atop Fountaingrove but also the former neighborhood station on Parker Hill Road, leaving the … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:21:58 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[ 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[ SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule ]]> CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX racked up another first on Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA. … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:00:36 PDT <![CDATA[ Winds temporarily calm on lines of Southern California wildfire ]]> SANTA BARBARA — Calming winds Friday gave firefighters a chance to gain ground against a huge wildfire in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles but … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:57:01 PDT <![CDATA[ Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control ]]> PHILADELPHIA — A federal judge in Philadelphia on Friday ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that could significantly reduce women's access to … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:53:02 PDT <![CDATA[ 2nd Bay Area swimmer bit by sea lion ]]> SAN FRANCISCO — The Latest on sea lion attacks on swimmers in San Francisco Bay (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A swimmer bitten by a … ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:55:49 PDT <![CDATA[ News Briefs ]]> Xy yx yxy xyyxyxy xy … ]]> Sun, 07 May 2017 18:52:26 PDT