Mary Callahan - Staff Reporter

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The Latest Stories By Mary Callahan

Authorities said the driver ran a red light into the path of an oncoming car, resulting in a fatal collision.
Eastbound Highway 12 in Rincon Valley was closed indefinitely Saturday night due to a vehicle v. motorcycle crash.
Residents of west Sonoma County are forming two elected citizen councils to advise county government on local issues.
Loose ends in the investigation of the Hart family’s deadly crash on the Mendocino Coast include verifying remains that washed ashore six weeks later.
City officials want to extend half-cent sales tax, boost transient occupancy tax by 2%.
Sebastopol new goal of zero waste by 2030 and its support for a ban on polystyrene is part of a coming countywide campaign.
Hikers are invited to take advantage of shuttle rides each weekend this month to facilitate thru-hikes between Sonoma Valley state and regional parks.
Located southeast of Petaluma, the park includes swaths of valley grasslands, rolling hills, creek canyon and oak woodland, as well as historic ranch buildings and a 200-acre lake.
Artifacts buried under Old Courthouse Square for a half-century reveal Santa Rosa’s hopes for the future.
Work crews have descended on the Mendocino Coast to fell eucalyptus trees and prepare for contested drilling and geotechnical studies that will help determine the fate of the Albion River Bridge, inciting renewed outrage among locals.
Free passes available online Wednesday for redwood parks as part of Save the Redwoods League’s centenary celebration.
A hiker found the lifeless remains of Felix Manuel Magana, 21, in an isolated area near a trail in Marin County, authorities said.
Sara and John Shepherd, who lost their two children in the North Bay wildfires and were badly burned themselves, are among the fire survivors on the slow road to recovery.
Surrounded by fire a year ago, the residents of Michele Way Estates were forced into awful decisions and endured incredible suffering to survive. Now they weigh how to move forward with their lives.
A Petaluma woman traveled to Sacramento last week to look in the eye the man suspected off attacking her in 1991. ‘It all came back in that split second,’ she said.
The outbreak of violence during the Montgomery High vs. Maria Carrillo High football game was the second major fight on school campus in Santa Rosa in seven weeks.
You may have stopped to get a better look at Alfred Hitchcock, or to pick up some picnic fare for a trip to the coast. For now, however, the Bodega Country Market will remain closed.
The 70-home project marks the first major contribution to the area’s housing inventory in several decades while reigniting concerns about impacts on traffic, water supply and wetlands.
“I really love this town,” the store’s new owner said. “It just seems like this hidden gem. It has a strong community, and now that (the store) is open, I’m meeting all these people I didn’t know before.”
A federal fund that has channeled billions of dollars into acquisition and development of public lands — including beloved local landmarks like Trione-Annadel State Park, Goat Rock and Steelhead Beach — is set to expire Sunday after 53 years.
Opponents of disruptive geotechnical studies at the Albion River Bridge hope a San Francisco judge will halt the work, set to begin next month.
Someone threw a rock at the glass door of a Rohnert Park hobby shop early Wednesday and took off several boxed toys, according to police.
The law authored by Sen. Mike McGuire should hasten launch of mandatory inspections for quagga and zebra mussels.
Owners of the popular tourist train are in escrow for 70 acres of the vacant Georgia-Pacific lumber mill in Fort Bragg, hoping to develop a hotel, housing and more.
The unidentified victim reportedly was working as a deckhand aboard a 40-foot salmon trawler called the Ricky Leboy when he fell over the side Friday night, U.S. Coast Guard personnel said.