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Lori Carter is staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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A former Sebastopol drama student has won acclaim for his breakout performance as a prolific serial killer in the hit Netflix series 'Mindhunter.'
There were no reports of damage or injuries from the Thursday shaker.
There were power failures, vehicle crashes, toppled trees and small landslides Wednesday — the kinds of problems that were standard winter fare before a historic three-year drought made such experiences rare.
A one-cent sales tax hike on the ballot was approved with a 5-2 vote.
Pam Torliatt, a former Petaluma mayor and councilwoman, has bowed out of the November race for council, throwing her support behind two political allies.
The five-day fair in Petaluma ended Sunday with about attendance reaching 30 percent more than last year's final day.
A homeowner who awakened to find an intruder in his home helped Windsor police arrest the man on suspicion of burglary and other crimes.
A homeowner who awakened to find an intruder in his home helped Windsor police arrest the man on suspicion of burglary and other crimes.
Detours will be in place Wednesday through Friday nights in south Petaluma.
For the second time in four years, the Petaluma Planning Commission has undergone a wholesale makeover, this time at the hands of the business-friendly City Council majority.
For the second time in four years, the Petaluma Planning Commission has undergone a wholesale makeover, this time at the hands of the business-friendly City Council majority.
A 63-year-old Petaluma woman was killed and her husband critically injured Sunday night in a crash on Highway 101 near the Sonoma-Marin county line.
The Sonoma County sheriff's helicopter helped rescue an injured hiker Sunday in a remote area north of Calistoga.
Santa Rosa police arrested a 48-year-old man Thursday night after he allegedly pointed a fake handgun at customers in the Dutton Plaza near Dutton Avenue and Sebastopol Road.
Santa Rosa police arrested a 48-year-old man Thursday night after he allegedly pointed a fake handgun at customers in the Dutton Plaza near Dutton Avenue and Sebastopol Road.
Petaluma's new finance director is no stranger to Sonoma County. Bill Mushallo lives in Santa Rosa, where he was the city's financial planning manager for nine years.
Petaluma City Council on Monday will consider cutting five positions and reorganizing the police department in the latest budget-cutting effort.
Petaluma council members have dire budget choices before them this week that could drastically affect the citizens and employees of the entire city.
Anyone thinking an early spring had sprung should put away the shorts and keep the ski boots handy. The cold is here to stay this week.
David Amundsen grew up in small towns in the Midwest before moving to Petaluma, where he felt right at home, raising a family and running a successful chiropractor practice for decades.
Anastasia Sjoen had lived all over the world, but she chose to raise her family in Petaluma. Sjoen, a past president of the Petaluma Woman's Club, died Saturday in a Petaluma hospital.
With about half the votes counted Tuesday night, Petaluma voters appeared to be rejecting Measure U, a sewer rate rollback attempt.
City council election filing deadlines were extended in six of Sonoma County's nine cities Friday when incumbents chose not to seek re-election.
With council chambers packed for a full-scale battle, warring factions on Monday night announced a truce that will allow Petaluma's controversial new Target shopping center to move toward construction.
Opponents of a Target-anchored development in Petaluma are hoping to gather a crowd to attend a special City Council meeting today in a last-ditch effort to modify the already approved shopping center.