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Julie Johnson - Staff Reporter

Staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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The Latest Stories By Julie Johnson

The man came under investigation in January after one of the girls, who made a New Year's resolution to tell someone about the abuse, confided in her mother.
A jury on Tuesday found a Sonoma Valley man guilty of voluntary manslaughter for strangling his wife of 36 years last year. A friend of the woman said she was 'horrified' by the verdict.
After a long legal battle, a Sonoma developer has lost his bid to collect more than $40 million for services provided to the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria when the tribe was seeking to build its casino.
Police say the two men attacked another man with a 'a large sharp metal object,' striking him in the head.
A pair of local brothers opened Santa Rosa Hydroponics, a store serving cannabis cultivators, ten years ago. This month, they sold the company for $1.75 million in cash to a Colorado chain, knowing they 'stood no chance' against the big corporations entering the marketplace.
A Petaluma-area cannabis farm will halt its growing operations after harvest, and the landowner will amend the property’s deed to bar future cultivation.
A Rincon Valley fire crew Monday followed a plume of smoke and found an apartment fire in Larkfield north of Santa Rosa.
Relatives of residents at a Santa Rosa elder-care home praised the state’s efforts to sanction the company and its executives for what investigators said were failures to evacuate residents during the October fires.
Lake County sheriff’s officials Monday advised residents near Kelsey Creek Drive and Wight Way south of Kelseyville to remain vigilant.
David Clement has pleaded no contest to aiding the January suicide of his wife. The felony carries a maximum three-year prison term.
The four families, who complain of skunk-like odor, noise and other quality of life impacts, are suing under a little known civil provision of a federal law used to take down organized crime suspects.
Steven Rothschild, 73, contends he strangled his wife, Juanita Rothschild, 67, on Aug. 4, 2017, at their home after years of her emotional abuse.
Delonte Hart, 25, is accused of killing Cirak Tesfazgi, 32, of Santa Rosa in a brutal June 2016 knife attack in downtown Santa Rosa and then stabbing a moviegoer two days later.
The man, who admitted he killed his wife, told jurors Monday he ‘exploded’ after his wife unleashed a barrage of criticism.
The Petaluma man still faces a felony aiding suicide charge in the January death of his wife.
Santa Rosa police said the crash occurred when the driver of a minivan accelerated while backing up and crashed into a curb and a tree.
Fire officials announced funeral services for an out-of-state firefighter killed while battling the Ranch fire will be held Monday near Salt Lake City.
Napa Democratic Sen. Bill Dodd said Saturday that there wasn’t enough time before the legislative session ends Aug. 31 to study and pass the issue.
A dog alerted a resident to the crash in a remote area south of Ukiah in Mendocino County.
Jerry Threet announced this week he will step down as director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach at the end of the year.
A judge ruled Monday there was enough evidence to place a Santa Rosa man on trial for the May fatal stabbing in a SSU dorm room.
Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday signaled support for rules that would allow cannabis cultivation on parcels of at least 10 acres.
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.
An ICE spokesman said two people in Santa Rosa were arrested Thursday, a day after a man’s video of his encounter with unidentified officers was posted on Facebook.
Two wildfires that ignited in Mendocino County, one near Hopland and the other in Potter Valley, were moving east into Lake County, with the outskirts of Lakeport and Upper Lake under mandatory evacuation orders.