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Martin Espinoza - Staff reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

martin.espinoza@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5213

The Latest Stories By Martin Espinoza

The owners of Fircrest Convalescent Hospital have opted to close the Sebastopol nursing home after it lost funding to care for Medicare and Medicaid patients.
The Kaiser OB-GYN is accused of prescribing a drug that induces miscarriages in an effort to conceal the affair with the patient from his then-wife.
The ongoing emotional and psychological plight of residents was the focus of the forum.
Federal immigration enforcement was a key topic for the heads of Santa Rosa City Schools, Sonoma State University and Santa Rosa Junior College as they addressed Latino education issues at the Los Cien luncheon.
Anthem Blue Cross claims it’s due reimbursement of more than $13.5 million in payments for toxicology testing services.
The Lakeport nephrologist is accused of forcefully kissing and pulling up the shirt of woman in his office.
A first-of-its-kind report breaks down the causes of premature death by city and region.
Four suspects have been arrested in a pair of home-invasion shootings early Thursday on Santa Rosa’s outskirts that killed one man and left another injured.
The man is accused of defrauding an elderly woman, taking $9,000 for home repairs that were not completed.
Police said the couple kept drugs, cash and a loaded handgun in the same bedroom their three kids shared.
A man wanted on a previous domestic violence incident is suspected of abducting his girlfriend at gunpoint.
Gunshots rang out around noon in Nice. An unidentified male died in the shooting.
Violations by bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicle drivers will be targeted during a daylong enforcement operation.
The victim was found in a wheelchair with multiple cuts and bruises near Union Square last week.
The wreck blocked Sonoma Avenue for more than an hour Tuesday evening.
Monday blaze at Opportunity House shelter may have been caused by one of the clients, officials said.
The man died four hours after suffering a medical emergency in jail.
The man was killed over the weekend when a SUV turned in front of him on Highway 12.
Three 'persons of interest' have been detained in Petaluma following a homicide near Union Square Wednesday night.
Abuse, some of which took place two years ago, was reported in early January, and the arrest came after monthlong investigation.
Police say the exact cause of Monday's crash remains under investigation as the status of two of the victims improved.
Three people are recovering from critical injuries after a dump truck filled with fire debris slammed into their cars at the base of Fountaingrove on Monday. One lost her home in the October firestorm.
CHP officers arrested two men in a stolen SUV Wednesday night after a high-speed chase on Highway 101 that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
A man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s died last month in Santa Rosa because of flu-related illnesses.
The owner of a sewer service is accused of illegally dumping for years, including more than 300 times in 2017.