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The 'heartbreaking' announcement comes just days after the cancellation of the Russian River Jazz Festival.
Four incumbents and at least one challenger are poised to seek election this fall, amid looming budget and enrollment challenges.
The fire off Middle Two Rock road burned around seven acres and two outbuildings before it was extinguished.
Time is running out for about 100 homeless people who have settled in at a Santa Rosa business park, where they’ve drawn the ire of workers and prompted concern among city leaders, police and housing advocates.
Authorities evacuated the supermarket and surrounding areas early Friday afternoon.
A plan is in development to disband a homeless community of 100 or more in the Northpoint Corporate Center.
Containment of the Ranch fire, the larger of the two blazes, increased to 53 percent Friday.
The firefighting force swelled to 2,700 on the Ranch and River fires Tuesday as the two stubborn blazes expanded to more than 80,000 acres. Several Lake County communities remain in peril.
Two wildfires bearing down on Clear Lake doubled in size again Monday, forcing thousands more residents to flee their homes as flames that have torched more than 68,000 acres of rugged, rural landscape encroached on more populated areas of Lake County.
The program for traumatized veterans, closed since three employees died in a March shooting there, will not reopen, the nonprofit board has announced.
Sonoma County health officials say visitors and their pets should stay out of the lakes at Riverfront Park after discovery of blue-green algae in Lake Wilson.
By late summer, the public will gain access to the scenic Jenner Headlands and adjacent Pole Mountain, which provides a 360-degree view from the highest point on the Sonoma Coast.
Leading a crew of six across the Pacific Ocean, Jack Tibbetts said he’s realizing a dream but has learned his heart is in Santa Rosa.
Bargain hunters lined up as early as 3 a.m. Thursday for the opening of the Costco store in Ukiah. 'It’s almost like it puts Ukiah on the map,' said Mayor Kevin Doble, who hopes the store will further establish the small city as a retail hub.
The Forestville Club, the tiny Russian River town's only bar, has been shut down because of structural problems that officials deem dangerous, prompting locals to wonder about its future.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding hours at some field offices to break huge logjams arising from new ID requirements and other changes.
Sonoma County supervisors approved placing on the November ballot a ⅛-cent sales tax to raise $11.5 million annually for county and city parks over 10 years.
Lynda Hopkins is set to become the first supervisor in county history to give birth while in office.
Windsor police urged visitors to be vigilant after a mountain lion was spotted Sunday at Foothill Regional Park.
County officials say a 6 percent bump in homelessness since the October fires is a sign of an 'advancing wave of homelessness.'
The former clinical director of the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma Valley could serve a prison term of under 20 years in a plea agreement accepted by the court on Friday.
The man who intervened in a violent attack on a young woman at his regular coffee shop last week says it’s simple: 'I helped a friend.'
Supervisors seek public input on post-fire rebuilding, economic improvement, ecological restoration, disaster preparedness and other issues. The first meeting is tonight in Santa Rosa.
One of two people were injured after a BMW landed about 70 feet down a steep embankment, emergency personnel said.
Fire crews fighting the 90,000-acre County fire hope for full containment Thursday, though hot, dry conditions persist.