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Inmate transfers to ease jail crunch
About 50 Sonoma County inmates soon will be bused to Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, part of an effort by the Sheriff's Office to ease the load on overworked jail deputies.
Malaysian leader: Plane's disappearance deliberate (w/video)
The Malaysian jetliner missing for more than a week was deliberately diverted and continued flying for more than six hours after severing contact with the ground, officials announced.
Suspect arrested in Sonoma jewelry fraud
Oakland man suspected of purchasing jewelry in Sonoma with fraudulent credit card.
Sheriff's officials: Ukiah man arrested after meth, cash found in car
A Ukiah man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of drug-related charges.
More than $7,000 raised for former Rohnert Park police dog
Donors have chipped in to help fund treatment for retired police dog Bosco.
50 pounds of pot, $14,000 seized in Glen Ellen traffic stop
A Sonoma police dog helps find drugs in trunk of car.
Fort Bragg man arrested on drug, molest charges
Harold Casebolt, 51, is being held on suspicion of lewd acts with a minor, other charges.
SMART construction underway in Marin County
Newest construction effort includes project to enhance Novato Creek flood control.
Appeals court ruling favors Ukiah engineering firm
Court rules State Farm Insurance must pay legal fees, totalling perhaps $1.8 million, for Ukiah firm that it had insured.
Petaluma ex-con a force for inmate rehab
After more than two decades behind bars, author Michael Santos is now a sought-after speaker.
State's health insurance exchange deadline nears
With a March 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance under Obamacare fast approaching, state and local health care officials say now is not the time to procrastinate.
San Jose mayor abandons pension-reform initiative
Supporters to target 2016 ballot, saying they didn't have enough time to collect signatures for November.
Cloverdale veteran Robert Skelton dies at 92
Robert Skelton, a former Iowa boy who went to war in the South Pacific as a Marine in 1942 and took most of his shots with a bulky camera, died Monday at age 92.
Long-sought suspect sentenced in Ukiah killing
Murder suspect on the lam more than a decade gets 32 years to life in prison.
Willits woman, ex-boyfriend jailed in child sex case
A Mendocino County woman and her ex are accused of molesting a child 10+ years ago, authorities said Friday.
Prison sentence for driver in Santa Rosa chase
A man led police on a November chase through downtown Santa Rosa before crashing his vehicle into a police cruiser.
Police: Suspected vehicle thief disappears after 100 mph Rohnert Park chase
Police are still looking for a suspected Rohnert Park SUV thief who led police on a high-speed chase before disappearing Thursday.
The Cure, OutKast to headline BottleRock fest
Modern-rock legends The Cure and hip-hop heavyweight OutKast are among the big names at this year's BottleRock Napa Valley, organizers announced Friday.
Charges weighed in Bay Area school sexting case (w/video)
Police say middle schooler forced girl into sex by threatening her with explicit photos of her.
MMA stars come out for Rohnert Park girl with cancer
The made-for-TV event, set for Saturday in Petaluma, partly benefits an 8-year-old girl fighting for her life.
Ranchers herald planned slaughterhouse rebirth
Excitement building for new business set to take over shuttered Petaluma slaughterhouse.
Investigator: Missing plane turned back over Malaysia (w/video)
Authorities Friday were examining the possibility of 'piracy' in the Malaysia Airlines disappearance and that plane may have landed somewhere.
Santa Rosa to protect downtown art
One of downtown Santa Rosa's most iconic pieces of public art — 'Guardian of the Creek' — soon will get guardians of its own, thanks to a restoration program.
Quick-thinking neighbor reports Santa Rosa fire
The Thursday garage fire in north Santa Rosa was most likely caused by a battery or circuit overheating, say officials.
SMART halts plans to chop rare Cotati tree
A rare redwood in Cotati will be spared the ax, at least for now, after SMART officials bowed to public opposition Thursday and suspended the planned removal of the tree to make way for train tracks.
Dramatic drop in teacher layoff notices across county
For the second year in a row, Sonoma County has seen a dramatic drop in the number of layoff notices issued to teachers.
Sonoma eyes smoking ban on Plaza
Prodded by a concerned citizen and a grade of F on an American Lung Association report card of its efforts to restrict secondhand smoke, Sonoma is considering banning smoking in its historic Plaza.
New arrest in Talmage family sex case
A third suspect has been arrested and charged in a case where a Talmage couple is accused of sexual abusing at least two family members for more than 15 years.
Officials hope to learn from history on Roseland annexation
Annexation committee, which held its first meeting Thursday, is hoping to sidestep pitfalls that doomed a previous similar effort.