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Confrontations on Highway 101, SR streets end peacefully

Saturday's protest related to the Andy Lopez shooting death took a tense turn after a crowd entered Highway 101 near the Third Street off-ramp in Santa Rosa and were met by riot police.

Officers seek driver who struck, killed SR pedestrian

Santa Rosa man, 21, ID'd as victim in what authorities suspect was a hit and run crash.

Grand juries say they're not equipped to investigate officer-involved shootings

The 2013-14 Sonoma County Grand Jury declined to review officer-involved shootings -- the first time in 13 years -- saying they're not equipped for such tasks.

A 17-year medical mission from Santa Rosa to Vietnam

Once a month, Dr. Le Thi Ngoc Anh of Hanoi loads a van full of medical supplies and a few other health care providers and heads for the mountains about an hour's drive from the Vietnamese capital.

Warrant out for Healdsburg man with ties to far-right Hungarian website

A warrant was issued for Bela Varga's arrest after he failed to show up on charges of stalking and harassing an attorney trying to question him about his ties to the Hungarian website.

LeBaron: Historic wildfires' catastrophic lessons

We coastal Californians tend to disrespect our disasters.

Smith: A true Shakespeare romance at the Cannery

Don't be surprised by a sense that 'Romeo and Juliet' actors really are crazy in love.

PG&E upgrading aging gas pipelines in Petaluma

Utility company's latest work is on natural gas pipeline in southeast Petaluma.

Drought shuts restrooms at some state parks

California's drought is beginning to dry up the water supplies for some state parks.

Woman in CHP beating video still hospitalized (w/video)

Family of woman repeatedly punched by CHP officer on video says she's still hospitalized.

Vineman attracts pros, amateurs alike to push themselves to the limit

Roughly 2,300 athletes will compete in the Vineman 70.3 triathlon this Sunday.

Santa Rosa jewelry store owner: 'I was the shooter' (w/video)

A jewelry store owner who defended his Santa Rosa business with a gun said he was faced with a do-or-die decision when he returned fire at two suspected armed robbers Thursday.

Bear Republic Brewing Company's race car stolen

Craft brewery's custom-built 1972 Chevy Camaro taken last weekend in Cloverdale.

Wife of convicted Santa Rosa Junior College cop faces trial

Karen Holzworth to be tried on felony counts of being an accessory to husband's crimes.

One year after fire, Sebastopol's landmark feed store plans comeback

Plans still in place to welcome customers back at newly named store.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company to shut some operations by end of July

Owners say they'll be closing the face of their operation, the cannery and retail oyster shack.

Sonoma County considers November road-repair tax

County's voters may be asked to approve a quarter-cent sales tax.

Turnout in June primary was state's lowest ever

Only 25.2 percent of registered voters participated in the June 3 primary election.

Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe wildlife officials say they're responding to a new kind of troublemaker they've started calling 'drought' bears.

Ex-chief of CalPERS pension fund guilty of bribery

Former head of pension fund admitted he took bribes, helped fraudulent investment scheme.

More fraud charges for Rohnert Park man accused of stealing credit cards, identities

Prosecutors filed almost four dozen new charges Friday.

Suspect arrested in fight outside AT&T Park

Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a fight following Thursday's Giants game.

Authorities: Man set fire at Oakland airport

A man is in custody on suspicion of arson after authorities say he set a blaze early Friday.

California man who hoarded snakes sentenced

A Southern California teacher who had hundreds of snakes in his home admitted to failing to care for them Thursday.

County power agency speeds up timetable

The public program plans to enroll all of the remaining customers in its jurisdiction by the end of this year.

Trial date set for suspect in fatal Hwy. 12 crash

Nicholas Tognozzi will face trial next month on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter in a case of apparent distracted driving that killed two women in March on Highway 12.

Willits bypass work resumes

Work on bypass will resume Friday following reinstatement of Caltrans' permit to work in wetlands.

Some flights to Sonoma County canceled due to safety checks

Problems with runway lights have led to the cancellation of three L.A.-bound flights.

AmeriCorps workers spruce up Occidental-area camp

A 10-person team has spent nearly six weeks sprucing up a Bohemian Highway camp and spiritual retreat.

5 arrested in Mendocino County pot raids

Officials destroyed 2,382 plants, seized more than 200 pounds of pot Wednesday.

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