Close to Home
People & Business
Book of Lists
Food & Wine
Home and Garden
A & E
TV Blog + Listings
Food & Wine
Special Coverage: Election 2016
It's official: Sonoma leaf blower ban squeaks by
The City of Sonoma’s voters have decided to ban gas-powered leaf blowers, passing Measure V by a very narrow margin.
Election Day scenes: Shock among local Democrats, elation for GOP
How are Sonoma County voters reacting to the results?
Watch: 200+ pantsuit-wearing Hillary supporters perform flashmob dance
More than 200 dancers, many of them men, suited up in pantsuits in honor of Hillary Clinton and broke out in dance.
Eager to vote? Here's where you can drop your ballots
Sonoma County voters who want to drop off their ballots rather than mail them or take them to a polling place can do so at these locations.
School bond measure divides Cotati-Rohnert Park school board candidates
The field of four vying for two available seats is split on Measure C.
What do local pot dispensary owners think of possible legalization?
As Prop 64 gets closer to a vote, we asked pot shop owners in Sonoma County for some thoughts on how legalization would change their business. Here’s what they said.
8 running for 2 Cloverdale council seats
Cloverdale voters will decide on eight candidates vying for two seats on City Council, the most crowded field in decades.
Press Democrat election voter guide
Still confused on the issues or candidates? Check out our voter guide before you head to the polls.
Should marijuana be legalized in California? A look at Prop 64
Voters’ decision will have a profound impact on the North Coast, the largest producer of marijuana in the U.S. We talk with supporters and critics to get their take on Proposition 64.
PD Editorial: Press Democrat recommendations for Nov. 8 election
Overwhelmed by all the choices this November? Here are the Editorial Board's recommendations to date for the upcoming election.
Big California ballot coming your way
Time to sharpen your pencil and set aside a few hours. November's ballot, hitting mail-in voters mailboxes this weekend, features a whopping 17 statewide measures alone.
Newsom makes his case for legal pot
Gavin Newsom said he doesn’t like marijuana and has never tried it, but is strongly against prohibition.
Evans, Hopkins call for more transparency from Sheriff’s Office
At a forum Monday night in Sebastopol, both west county supervisor candidates Noreen Evans and Lynda Hopkins said they’d use the budget process to improve community relations.
Sonoma council election: experience or new blood to move forward?
Two incumbents are battling two challengers in the election.
Sonoma County 5th District candidates differ on approach to issues
Noreen Evans and Lynda Hopkins grapple for the seat that will be the swing vote on critical issues. They face off tonight.
The farmer who wants to be county supervisor — but not a politician
Lynda Hopkins, a Forestville farmer who has never held elected office, is in a runoff to represent west Sonoma County on the Board of Supervisors.
Former state legislator seeks post that eluded her: county supervisor
Noreen Evans has served two decades in local and state office. Now she wants to represent western Sonoma County on the Board of Supervisors.
Prop 64 might bring unexpected dangers to dogs
According to the Pet Poison Helpline, the number one source in dog intoxications are edibles intended for human consumption that are rich in THC. So what happens if pot is legalized?
Growth, housing dominate Healdsburg election
Should the city boost new home construction or preserve its small town charm? Measure R is the dominant issue in Healdsburg in the November election. See where the six candidates running for City Council stand.
3rd independent campaign wades into Hopkins-Evans race
The new outside group, the first favoring Lynda Hopkins, is likely to make the high-stakes 5th District supervisor race more combative leading up to the November election.
Most Popular Stories
Before and after photos: Wildfires roar through Santa Rosa
Map: See the location of fires in Sonoma, Napa counties
Remembering The Fire Victims
Tight housing market expected to get even tighter in wake of fires
Emptied local neighborhoods reopen to weary evacuees
More evacuation orders lifted as firefight grinds on