Press Democrat News RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Santa Rosa looks to accelerate minimum wage hike ]]> Santa Rosa is poised to speed up increases to the local minimum wage, joining a statewide push to bolster pay for low- income workers that’s … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:15:21 PDT <![CDATA[ Hot, dry winds increase possibility of power shutdown in parts of North Bay ]]> With forecasts predicting hot, dry and windy weather early next week, PG&E advised Friday there is an increased possibility it may shut off power in … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:48:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Procession will bring remains of 38 veterans from Sonoma County to Dixon ]]> Morning people on Saturday might catch sight of an unusual motorcade that will escort the long-stored and perhaps forgotten remains of 38 U.S. military veterans … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:34:47 PDT <![CDATA[ These 2 Healdsburg ‘farmers’ have brought 4 presidential candidates to Sonoma County ]]> Iron Horse Vineyards CEO Joy Sterling can remember a time when the sight of a presidential candidate schmoozing in Sonoma County didn’t necessarily turn heads. … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:41:00 PDT <![CDATA[ High temps, strong winds prompt fire weather watch ]]> A combination of hot, dry weather and strong winds expected early next week has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:36:10 PDT <![CDATA[ 19-year-old tech wizard inspires Sonoma State forum ]]> George Hofstetter has created apps, founded his own technology company and worked with Colin Kaepernick, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf and Megan Smith, the ex-United States … ]]> Sun, 22 Sep 2019 00:29:01 PDT <![CDATA[ ‘So much healthier and so much happier’: Roseland schools, Camp Hope enrich lives ]]> There was a big problem in Roseland.Children of the largely Latino community in southwest Santa Rosa attended preschool and grade school in Roseland, then left … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 22:36:25 PDT <![CDATA[ Arctic expedition is largest ever ]]> Hundreds of scientists are about to strand themselves in sea ice in the North Pole — an ambitious effort to understand the consequences of a … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:37:40 PDT <![CDATA[ ‘He wanted to kill somebody’: Santa Rosa woman revisits interactions with Lee Harvey Oswald ]]> Ruth Hyde Paine is excited to be flying for the first time from Santa Rosa to Dallas. Not having to get herself to the Oakland … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:25:30 PDT <![CDATA[ 'They're really P.O.'d': Builders criticize Santa Rosa's potential move to all-electric new houses ]]> Homebuilders unhappy with Santa Rosa’s plans to prohibit most new homes from relying on natural gas voiced concerns Thursday that efforts to require electric appliances … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 06:48:51 PDT <![CDATA[ Indonesia’s leader halts sex-ban bill ]]> JAKARTA, Indonesia — Sweeping legislation that would have criminalized sex between unmarried people, including gays and lesbians, was pushed back on Friday by Indonesia’s president, … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:37:31 PDT <![CDATA[ States suing feds over emissions ]]> WASHINGTON — California and nearly two dozen other states on Friday filed suit against the Trump administration’s unprecedented legal reversal of the state’s authority to … ]]> Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:23:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Family, friends worry fentanyl overdose killed Santa Rosa dad ]]> After the death of a Santa Rosa man who police had said could be charged in the death of his 13-month-old son, investigators are focused … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:03:03 PDT <![CDATA[ ‘Elevated threat’ of wildfires as temperatures set to soar this weekend ]]> With temperatures expected to soar back into the 80s and 90s this weekend, Cal Fire officials worry about “an elevated threat” for wildfires, although no … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:04:18 PDT <![CDATA[ American, Australian luminaries gather at White House dinner ]]> WASHINGTON — A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden Friday, resolutely "celebrating" even as … ]]> Fri, 20 Sep 2019 17:49:00 PDT