Julie Johnson - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat


The Latest Stories By Julie Johnson

A Mendocino College student’s Facebook post that included an image of a semi-automatic weapon led law enforcement Wednesday to evacuate campus and put it on lockdown while they searched for him.
A beer delivery truck was reported stolen just before noon. The suspect wore nothing but boxer shorts and sneakers when he got behind the wheel.
The 34-year-old Santa Rosa man was pulled over and arrested Thursday after a two-day investigation.
Students in Santa Rosa, Sonoma Valley and Sebastopol participated in the National School Walkout, including 2,600 schools across the country.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving causing injury in the Thursday evening incident.
Police arrested a man Tuesday after a 911 caller reported seeing a gun-wielding man 'acting aggressively' in a Petaluma park, officials said.
A woman was gravely injured when the van she was driving went off a cliff near Coleman Valley Road, authorities report.
Mendocino County sheriff’s officials Saturday said the body was found near the site where the Hart family crashed off a coastal cliff two weeks ago.
The victim was a former Marine who worked with the Sonoma County Water Agency on research into atmospheric rivers.
Supervisors, in a nod to growers, indicated they could revisit where commercial pot is grown outside city limits. Neighbors could get a greater say over some proposed operations.
Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday will discuss neighborhood concerns about cannabis and whether to allow adult-use businesses.
Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said the distressed man called 911 and claimed he wanted to “commit suicide by cop.”
Assistant Sheriff Randall Walker was put on paid administrative leave last week due to an undisclosed personnel matter.
Complaints against legal cannabis cultivation include questions about safety for those living or working near marijuana farms, plus concerns about traffic and water use.
If another catastrophic disaster struck tomorrow, would Sonoma County be better prepared to respond? Some authorities say yes, others are not so sure.
A two-day storm soaked Sonoma County but caused no major problems in the vulnerable landscapes burned in the October firestorm.
With hundreds of cannabis cultivators waiting for approval to do business in Mendocino County, officials are trying to revamp the process and clear the backlog.
Former Sonoma Valley Boys and Girls Club employee guilty of six felony counts of sexually molesting three boys he met through the organization.
The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office Monday dismissed a felony assault charge against a former deputy whose on-duty actions led to a criminal investigation.
A Sonoma County jury failed to reach a verdict in the case against a former deputy who kicked in a Sonoma Valley man’s bedroom door and shot him with a Taser.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye spoke Thursday in Santa Rosa at a luncheon held by the Sonoma County Bar Association.
A gang of would-be robbers may have been targeting an old marijuana farm outside Petaluma but went to the wrong house in the middle of the night.
Detectives are investigating whether a Cloverdale case involving masked intruders looking for marijuana is connected to a recent slate of violent home-invasion robberies.
The combat veteran who killed three mental health workers at a program where he'd been a resident was an infantryman who served in Afghanistan. The victims, all women, were professionals dedicated to treating troubled veterans.
California is falling short in its effort to bring existing cannabis growers into the legal market.