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Hanna Beausang is a staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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'The windows shook ... it was just a big boom,' said a witness inside the Kaiser Permanente medical building north of Santa Rosa. The tanker delivering liquid oxygen was involved in an explosion Wednesday, prompting evacuations and shutting down nearby Highway 101 for more than an hour.
The 70-year-old man was crossing River Road when he was struck and killed by a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon, CHP said.
Bears and mountain lion sightings have both thrilled and alarmed Sonoma County residents in recent weeks. Here's what to do if you see one.
A Fort Bragg man was seriously injured after the logging truck he was driving overturned on Highway 101 in Mendocino County on Tuesday.
The suspect was caught on camera climbing through a window to take ‘menial amounts’ of food, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say the man walked into a bank on Western Avenue Friday morning and handed the teller a note demanding large bills.
'The reality is yes, there’s an ongoing need … we would have expected it to drop off a little more dramatically than it did. It continues to be robust, week after week,' said Redwood Empire Food Bank's Allison Goodwin.
The microphone cut off four minutes into Petaluma High valedictorian Lulabel Seitz’s speech after she deviated from the script she originally submitted to school officials.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank offers free lunch to those in need under age 18 at 29 locations during the summer months.
Amid recent wildlife sightings around Sonoma County, officials say there's no cause for alarm and offer tips on what to do if you encounter one.
The fire that has burned more than 90,000 acres in Yolo and Napa counties was sparked by improperly installed livestock fencing, Cal Fire said Wednesday.
A man was arrested early Wednesday after officers found a loaded, stolen handgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop, authorities said.
Sonoma County beach goers should take extra caution through Saturday afternoon.
The reopening of the sculpture garden marks a new chapter for the Fountaingrove winery.
The latest 'Little Free Library,' located near Hidden Valley Elementary School, is modeled after a national trend, where passersby are encouraged to take a book and then leave a book.
Wind and hot weather are expected to continue through the weekend over the County fire.
The Russian River beach and bridge were closed while the bomb was disarmed Saturday morning.
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties grew to 88,375 acres while containment was boosted to 42 percent, Cal Fire said.
The County fire burning across parts of Yolo and Napa counties remained at 86,000 acres after crews battled overnight.
Items believed to have been stolen from multiple Safeway stores included 50 1-pound bags of mangoes, high-end shampoo and baby formula.
Mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for 1,300 residents of Spring Valley Wednesday afternoon. Thousands of firefighters continue working to contain the blaze, which has burned 13,700 acres.
Sebastopol’s decision to eliminate fares for Route 24 has boosted ridership on the line. Healdsburg launched a similar program Sunday.
Police said they arrested a 28-year-old man who shot at officers Thursday in a Napa park.
Like with human flu, the canine flu is spread when dogs come into contact with infected dogs. The virus is a fairly new one and a vaccine is available.
The 18-month-old boy was left alone in a car in the backseat of a sedan while his mother 'socialized with people' inside a Willits home, authorities say.