Kevin Fixler - Staff Reporter

Kevin Fixler is staff reporter at The Press Democrat


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A woman faces up to a year in jail and as much as $10,000 in fines if convicted on price-gouging charges.
CHP investigators say a runaway dump truck that injured seven in a fiery crash in Fountaingrove last February was overloaded and had bad brakes. The findings were disputed by the lead contractor on the Fountaingrove cleanup.
The California workplace safety review found serious violations resulted in the driver being crushed by his truck.
The accident closed one lane of Stony Point Road for about an hour early Thursday.
The senior chief has been temporarily reassigned and further review may make the move permanent.
The victim was a former Marine who worked with the Sonoma County Water Agency on research into atmospheric rivers.
The South State Street bar closed had closed in 2014.
The 24-year-old man was shot by police Tuesday following a standoff at an apartment complex.
The city will now require developers of rental housing to pay fees to support affordable units, but council members exempted the high-profile mixed-use project for the future downtown.
The Board of Supervisors last month endorsed a long-range proposal to link two existing trails separated by Tolay Creek, at a cost of up to $14 million.
Santa Rosa firefighters got a call early Wednesday morning for a fire on West College Avenue and found the house and a travel trailer engulfed in flames, displacing two families.
A two-day storm soaked Sonoma County but caused no major problems in the vulnerable landscapes burned in the October firestorm.
Six months after the October firestorm, Wine Country’s signature industry and its related tourist traffic have a strong outlook, representatives and lawmakers said Friday.
Regional Measure 3 would provide $100 million to a Highway 37 fix from bridge toll hikes.
Two Santa Rosa women have filed an appeal challenging the city’s recent approval of a new senior care facility in Fountaingrove, the first new development to emerge in the fire-ravaged neighborhood since the October wildfires.
A driver mixed up the pedals while parking at Montgomery Village on Wednesday.
The annual poll also shows a rising number of people think Sonoma County’s 3rd-largest city has a sense of community.
A yearlong investigation led police to a septic system hauler who authorities said dumped raw sewage daily into the Rohnert Park system through a secret pipe in his backyard.
Hope had nearly been lost for finding Kanaye Nagasawa’s antique samurai sword in the rubble of Paradise Ridge Winery in Fountaingrove.
The new rules would require utility companies to suspend late fees and shut offs for nonpayment during declared states of emergency.
The military veteran who stormed Pathway Home treatment center executed mental health employees before shooting himself.
During the pursuit, two semi-automatic weapons, high-capacity magazines and ammo were thrown from the car.
The 33-year-old man eluded police for a week and now faces several felony and misdemeanor charges.
The 53-year-old man is alleged to have had six illegal guns and ammo hidden in concealed compartments of his home.
The car traveled 50 feet down an embankment before ending in Dutch Bill Creek.