J.D Morris - Staff Reporter

J.D. Morris is a staff reporter at The Press Democrat


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Expect some changes at the popular Dry Creek Valley spot after officials agreed to let the business sell beer and wine again, more than a year after the nearly 140-year-old establishment lost its ability to serve alcohol.
Santa Rosa is joining with several other local governments seeking compensation from the utility for taxpayer costs incurred because of the disaster.
'The windows shook ... it was just a big boom,' said a witness inside the Kaiser Permanente building north of Santa Rosa, after an explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen prompted evacuation of patients and staff on Wednesday.
State investigators have begun their work and have up to six months to issue citations for any violations of workplace safety and health regulations in Wednesday's blast.
A favorable ruling for the county and developer Bill Gallaher would clear a major legal hurdle for the largest housing development in the works in Santa Rosa.
The county and Santa Rosa teamed up to create a website, sonomacountyrecovers.org, where residents could find various fire-related information, download forms and seek services.
The CHP said a man, who hasn’t been identified yet, lost control of his car on Highway 221 and hit a utility pole.
The man was suspected of stealing cash from a Subway in Santa Rosa, the fourth robbery for which police say he is responsible.
A CHP officer found the 23-year-old man with a beer bottle in his hand in the passenger seat of a black Ford Mustang pulled over off Highway 101 near the downtown Santa Rosa on Monday.
The investigation led police to the Clearlake home of Donald Steele, who allegedly emerged with a billy club.
Police say a man used his work keys to enter the apartment of a woman who lived at an east Santa Rosa complex when she wasn't home.
David Haylett, 25, of Petaluma, was parked in a Baywood Drive lot about 3:50 a.m. when officers contacted him, police said.
One of two suspects wanted in connection with the foiled robbery of a Santa Rosa coin shop over the weekend was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles. The second man (shown) is on the run.
Susan Hildreth, who recently concluded a nearly two-year stint at the University of Washington Information School, will step into her new role Monday.
The 70-year-old man was crossing River Road when he was struck and killed by a motorcycle Tuesday afternoon, CHP said.
Documents obtained by The Press Democrat shed new light on the way county officials reacted to media scrutiny and public criticism of the decision not to send more widespread emergency warnings.
President Donald Trump’s renouncement of his own intelligence agencies and embrace of Russian President Vladimir Putin drew strong condemnation from the North Coast’s congressional lawmakers.
A small grass fire shut down part of Highway 101 in Healdsburg and caused major traffic delays, made even worse by a crash involving multiple cars.
Randall Walker was put on paid administrative leave three months ago amid an internal investigation into an undisclosed personnel matter.
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.
More than 3,000 PG&E customers in the area lost power and traffic was shut down briefly due to the Monday blaze.
Beachgoers this Fourth of July holiday will notice a first on the North Coast — a lifeguard tower that overlooks the surf at popular Goat Rock Beach. It’s the first of several planned for the coast.
One day after the Pawnee fire in Lake County was completely contained, another small blaze ignited nearby Monday. Meanwhile, firefighters continued to make progress battling the County fire burning north and east of Lake Berryessa.
The project would start as an eight-camera system, mostly scattered around the county’s north and northwestern areas. It’s part of a growing network of fire webcams across the state and the West.
Final results show 134,458 ballots were cast in Sonoma County’s June election, representing a nearly 50 percent voter turnout.