Press Democrat News RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 13 Nov 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Local philanthropists give $106 million for brain disease research ]]> Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill of Sonoma announced Tuesday their gift of $106 million to launch a research initiative at three universities aimed at … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:17:21 PDT <![CDATA[ County: No DIY approach for Kincade fire debris removal ]]> In the days following the bursts of wind fueling the first round of destruction from the Kincade fire, landowners in the vineyard-rich Alexander Valley were … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:46:26 PDT <![CDATA[ PG&E raising compensation offer for wildfire victims ]]> Bankrupt utility giant PG&E Corp. is trying to offer $13.5 billion in compensation to the victims of wildfires sparked by its power lines as part … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:53:09 PDT <![CDATA[ Bay Area rainfall: When's it coming and when should we start to worry? ]]> Normally between Oct. 1 and mid-November, if historical averages are any guide, the Bay Area has received nearly 2 inches of rain, and Los Angeles … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:36:49 PDT <![CDATA[ Guilty verdict in Cloverdale man’s 2018 slaying ]]> Sonoma County jurors Tuesday convicted a Healdsburg man of kidnapping and killing a business partner in a marijuana deal, then burying his body in a … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:07:48 PDT <![CDATA[ Santa Rosa moves forward on plan to ban natural gas in most new homes ]]> Starting in early 2020, plans for most new Santa Rosa homes likely won’t include natural gas stoves, fireplaces, furnaces and water heaters. The Santa Rosa … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:33:51 PDT <![CDATA[ Last-ditch negotiations fail to avert strike by west county teachers ]]> A last-ditch effort to avoid a teachers strike at three west Sonoma County high schools failed Tuesday after more than four hours of negotiations, clearing … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:15:07 PDT <![CDATA[ Snoopy’s Home Ice in Santa Rosa reopens after 6 months of repairs ]]> Jackie Gossage and her 10-year-old granddaughter, Lauren Evans, visited Snoopy’s Home Ice in Santa Rosa each Tuesday the last couple of months to see if … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:30:31 PDT <![CDATA[ 'Underground telescopes': County drills wells to assess ties between groundwater, streams ]]> The shallow wells Sonoma County’s water agency is drilling near 11 waterways have nothing to do with delivering water to 600,000 residents of Sonoma and … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:42:17 PDT <![CDATA[ US court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops ]]> BOSTON — A federal court in Boston has ruled that warrantless U.S. government searches of the phones and laptops of international travelers at airports and … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:55:17 PDT <![CDATA[ Democrats, Republicans face risks as Trump impeachment hearings swing open ]]> WASHINGTON — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:54:38 PDT <![CDATA[ 'It’s hard on the town': Fort Bragg mourns loss of fisherman presumed dead after boat capsized ]]> The Fort Bragg fishing community grieved Monday that one of their own remained lost at sea after a fishing boat overturned Saturday in rough waters … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:23:14 PDT <![CDATA[ Record cold follows early snowstorm over much of eastern US ]]> BUFFALO, N.Y. — Snow and cold records fell as an arctic airmass that started in Siberia spilled over a big chunk of the eastern half … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:19:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Mulvaney won't sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate ]]> WASHINGTON — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:13:38 PDT <![CDATA[ Sheriff: 2 found with check stolen from Kincade fire evacuee, rifle silencer arrested ]]> A woman in possession of a check stolen from a Kincade fire evacuee was arrested on the Sonoma Coast Monday along with a male companion … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 23:33:22 PDT <![CDATA[ Bay Area man gets 9 years in prison for molesting boys he babysat ]]> REDWOOD CITY — A Redwood City man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for molesting young boys when he was working as … ]]> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:57:08 PDT