Randi Rossmann - Staff Reporter

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The Lake Berryessa‑area blaze grew little overnight and by Monday morning was 30 percent contained, according to Cal Fire.
Regulators moved to revoke the licenses of two Santa Rosa care homes owned by Oakmont Senior Living, documenting claims that nearly 100 residents were abandoned during the October firestorm.
About 30 feet from the cliff top the teen got stuck and a friend called for help, according to authorities.
Initial reports indicated as many as five vehicles were involved in a Highway 101 crash south of Petaluma.
The Irving fire in Marin County was 45 percent contained by Tuesday evening.
The balloons caught the attention of several people early Tuesday, some who spotted a torn side panel on one and called police.
The career technical education teacher has been placed on administrative leave.
The Monday blaze burned through the attic of the house, spread heavy smoke damage throughout the structure, gutted a motor home parked behind the Benjamins Road residence, said officials.
The arrests occurred during an already busy Tuesday night as police were investigating a stabbing at a westside park and evening gunfire in the same area.
A crash in Rohnert Park early Wednesday led to a suspected drunken driving arrest of a 19‑year‑old man with an extremely high blood‑alcohol level, police said.
Both major crashes involved impaired drivers crossing double yellow lines to make an illegal pass, according to the CHP.
The suspect previously had fled from deputies nine times and almost did it again over the weekend but was caught in the attic of a Sonoma home and taken into custody.
The fire broke out on a ridge above the end of Neeley Road in Monte Rio.
Four adults and three children got out of the burning east Santa Rosa home, said Santa Rosa fire.
The driver couldn’t stop in time to avoid hitting the man, the CHP said.
Firefighters had a Kelseyville fire fully contained as of Tuesday morning, according to Cal Fire.
The motorcycle rider and passenger suffered critical injuries in the Highway 101 crash near Healdsburg, the CHP said.
The girl had disappeared during a fight in southwest Santa Rosa early Wednesday.
The road was closed for about three hours after the Tuesday morning crash, which sent one person to the hospital.
A lawsuit alleging residents of a Santa Rosa senior care home were abandoned by staff during the October firestorm shortly before the facility burned to the ground will be settled, attorneys said Friday.
The woman suffered several cuts to her face and hands, according to police.
The man was arrested when he showed up for an appointment with his probation officer.
“If they take the entire thing apart they’ll probably get a little sick,” said Santa Rosa police Sgt. Marcus Sprague.
Passengers reported the man was weaving as he drove them on Highway 101 and had nearly hit a big rig, the CHP said Monday.
A Sonoma Valley man who went to see his girlfriend in Sonoma County Jail joined her after he drove up onto a sidewalk and officers determined he was drunk, the CHP said.