Martin Espinoza - Staff reporter

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The Palm Drive Health Care District is seeking bids for the purchase of its Sebastopol hospital.
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.
The runners group created by the absence of track facilities will hold its first fun run event on Cinco de Mayo.
A county survey found a 19 percent decline in the number of Roseland students who reported drinking four or more sodas in a week.
'I didn’t even see the punch coming,' said Bill Petty, a Roseland bike commuter who was assaulted as he passed through a homeless camp on the popular path.  
Network outage locked nurses and doctors out of patient records and affected internal communications for more than 27 hours.
Internal networks, electronic health records and communications systems are affected by the failure.
Birth rates for teenage moms participating in county parent education programs have dropped to nearly zero, officials said.
Confronting a $19 million deficit, health services officials were given authority Tuesday to eliminate 107 vacant and filled positions, affecting 30 employees.
A total of 107 either filled or vacant positions would be eliminated and 50 nonprofit behavioral health service providers would lose millions in funding.
Plans to remove a homeless camp on county parkland Friday afternoon were called off to give more time for placement of residents in local shelters.
The legislation, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd, would make it clear that in-home support services workers can log more hours during disasters like last year’s wildfires.
The Trump administration is ramping up efforts to get rid of programs that provide temporary residency permits for immigrants from Nepal and other countries ravaged by catastrophes.
This year’s winners helped build school gardens, tutored and cared for the elderly, children with special needs and fire survivors.
Homeless outreach workers are struggling to get camp residents into a pipeline for one of a permanent housing but such housing is in short supply.
Sheriff’s investigators do not suspect foul play in the death of an unnamed person whose body was found along the Russian River in Geyserville.
Three Santa Rosa men were arrested on suspicion of stealing copper electrical wire from the old Sutter Medical Center on Chanate Road.
Sheriff’s officials say someone has been calling people posing as Captain Mark Essick, threatening to arrest them on outstanding warrants.
The planned eviction from the large homeless encampment in Roseland affected 75 residents, many who say they don't know where they are going to go.
The hospital’s losses came in March during the first monthly financial statement after the loss of lucrative drug-testing revenue.
Senate Bill 1125 would require the state to allow the health centers and rural clinics to bill Medi-Cal for two visits if a patient receives mental health services on the same day they receive medical services.
Santa Rosa Junior College announced its summer registration would go ahead as planned Monday, before a final decision on what courses are cut to close a multimillion dollar budget shortfall.
SRJC President Frank Chong, who continued to take heat despite backing off a controversial move last week to cut summer classes, vowed Monday to push for pay cuts for himself and his administration.
Some critics say the Palm Drive Health Care District should sell the hospital, while supporters say it can still survive.