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Bill Swindell - Staff Reporter

Bill Swindell is staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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Twenty-five percent of the county’s workforce is classified as young professionals, ages 25 to 44, lagging behind the overall Bay Area.
State Sen. Mike McGuire said he pulled his bill Thursday instead of conceding to a compromise on inventory requirements sought by the insurance industry.
In the first results of its investigation into the firestorms that erupted across Northern California last October, Cal Fire said that PG&E allegedly failed to remove or trim trees next to power lines that sparked three wildfires in Butte and Nevada counties.
One stabbing occurred near the large homeless encampment that local officials plan to clear by the end of the month.
The patrol also will be checking for unlicensed drivers at the checkpoint.
The $11 million Wine Spectator Learning Center is designed to cement SSU’s status as the premier location for the study and research of the business of wine.
The bill was approved by the full Senate over intense industry lobbying.
The two were arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged meth distribution ring.
A construction crew struck a natural gas line around 2:40 p.m. Monday while working in the street in front of Hansel Volkswagen, authorities said.
Investigators believe the fire was caused by a malfunction in an electrical cord from a refrigerator.
Jaryd Dock and Sara Tashakorinia went to Napa Valley to celebrate their first anniversary. It ended in tragedy when their Uber car was struck head-on while driving to dinner.
A suspect was charged Thursday with assault with a deadly weapon for stabbing a man who was sitting on a city park bench.
Cal Fire and the Cloverdale Fire Department crews responded to the blaze in the 400 block of Lytton Springs Road on Thursday afternoon.
The Santa Rosa bank will pay out a cash dividend of 95 cents per share on June 15.
The man injured his leg while hiking on a steep trail in the Santa Rosa state park on Tuesday.
Seth Stodder, former assistant secretary of Department of Homeland Security under both the Bush and Obama administrations, will be the keynote speaker.
Deputies seized about 60 grams of tar heroin, packaging materials and digital scales, $2,300 in cash, and four ounces of crystal methamphetamine from a Clearlake house.
A survey counted 12,552 guests who visited specifically for the beer event, with 67 percent coming from outside the area.
Firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes after it damaged about half of the rural structure.
A group completed a 2-mile route around downtown and the Cherry Street Historic District to commemorate those killed or injured while cycling.
The bill is an effort to address the aftermath of last year’s wildfires, when many North Bay residents have found themselves underinsured.
Crimson Wine Group of Napa reported a 11 percent decrease in net sales in the first quarter, compared to the same period in 2017.
Sonoma Cider’s taproom, restaurant and production facility in Healdsburg is going on the auction block to repay creditors.
A new report focuses on six key areas: housing; workforce and education; business diversification; sustainability; transportation; and fire recovery efforts.
Winemaker David Ramey explains why the varietal is gaining more attention.