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Kevin McCallum - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

kevin.mccallum@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5207

The Latest Stories By Kevin McCallum

The city is on track to burn through nearly $18 million in savings this year, potentially leaving it unable to pay its share of the cost of removing debris from the fires.
Cash-strapped Santa Rosa officially welcomes Roseland into the city Saturday with a belated party.
The loss of 5 percent of the city’s housing stock has clouded the city’s budget picture, while post-fire spending jeopardizes other big projects.
One of the city’s longest running public works projects, more than a year behind schedule, has been dealt another setback due to a design error.
A South Bay developer has backed out of $5.75 million deal, a major blow to hopes for a 321-unit downtown housing project.
Residents weighed in on their priorities, but the city’s budget is likely to confront sharp limits after October’s wildfires.
State regulators have released previously withheld details in reports filed by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. revealing the location of damaged transmission equipment found near the ignition points of the October wildfires.
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Nature lover Sally Lewis settled on the former Napa County hot springs resort her great-grandfather developed in the 1870s.
The Codding family’s buyout of Simon Properties is prompting a reorganization of its Sonoma County-based business.
A plan to protect Santa Rosa renters from unjust evictions has been held up after three members of the council acknowledged being landlords.
Santa Rosa businesses and residents soon will be able to grow, buy, sell and smoke marijuana in the city.
The City Council scrapped the senior rate program in favor of one offering 15 percent discounts to low-income residents.
Safety concerns stalled a developer’s plan to build up to 237 new homes in Fountaingrove, which was badly burned in the October fires.
Since the fires, at least 15 low-income renters have been displaced by landlords looking to capitalize on soaring rents.
The City Council hired Ernst & Young to help with planning and reimbursement work related to its fire recovery.
Part trade show, part party, the post-harvest celebration of cannabis was expected to drawn 25,000 attendees this weekend, just three weeks before California legalizes the trade in recreational cannabis.
The former Hahman Drug Co.is being methodically dismantled to make way for a boutique hotel planned for the Empire Building on Old Courthouse Square.
The Fountaingrove site is the only one of the 2,800 structures destroyed in the October wildfires whose owner has yet to apply for cleanup.
A driver was killed in a head-on collision east of Petaluma that closed the road for hours Friday.
Sean McGlynn received a 3-percent raise Tuesday, in line with what other managers received earlier this year.
This time, city officials say they’re not going to let the camps return, taking a tougher approach to the issue in response to a chorus of complaints from businesses owners and residents.
Four of the emission control devices were removed from AT&T trucks
Unlike other debris heading to area landfills, concrete from driveways and foundations is being crushed and reused.