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Kevin Fixler - Staff Reporter

Kevin Fixler is staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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The case is believed to be the first of its kind in California, and could open the door for wider access to public school for students with cannabis-based medication.
The 58-year-old suspect was taken into custody near UC Berkeley, where he has worked since 1992.
State law bars convicted felons from possessing firearms and ammunition, as well as cultivating more than 6 pot plants.
Police said they found a large amount of marijuana, heroin, meth and drug paraphernalia, as well as a loaded handgun.
The modified weapon was equipped for a silencer and also included a high-capacity magazine, police said.
The 18-year-old Santa Rosa man, who doesn’t attend SRJC, is suspected of harassing female students on campus.
The suspect tried to escape on a bike before crashing and running from a deputy.
Laiken James, 21, will have to register as a sex offender after his release.
The man was sentenced to four years in state prison on robbery charges following a string of thefts in April.
A Willits woman was jailed Saturday on a felony arrest warrant, as well as suspicion of falsifying license plates and possessing methamphetamine pipes.
With $24 million in spending authorized Wednesday, the passenger train is now set for arrival to Windsor by early 2022.
The ordinance passed Monday will take effect in 30 days, allowing gun stores only in commercial, mixed-use and industrial areas on city’s edges.
Nearly a year after the Tubbs fire unleashed toxins in part of Santa Rosa’s water system, the city is close to affirming the most affected neighborhood has clean drinking water.
A witness to the incident said the patient screamed at a female worker and held her against a wall before smashing a window with an IV pole and jumping out.
The owner of a septic system cleaning business pleaded no contest following charges of illegally dumping untreated sewage into Rohnert Park’s sewer system.
SoCo Alert subscribers and residents of select areas can expect a call or text starting today.
The second-story blaze was the result of a carelessly discarded cigarette, according to the Santa Rosa Fire Department.
Bay Area commuters on SMART and other public transit can expect a mobile app and ability to add fare value in real time.
A string of collisions between pedestrians and SMART trains has placed heightened attention on crossings throughout the rail line. Some advocates are calling for additional measures to protect the public.
The fire burned 700 more acres into Sunday evening, but containment also increased to 20 percent, according to Cal Fire.
The City Council unanimously voted to ban downtown gun sales and restrict firearms retailers in other parts of Healdsburg.
Prosecutors have filed new charges against landlords in Sonoma and Marin counties accused of unlawfully raising rents more than 10 percent after the October wildfires, adding to the expanding list of property owners charged with price gouging during a state of emergency.
Sonoma County prosecutors are continuing their investigations into unlawful rental hikes from the October fires.
Long before its public safety chief resigned this summer, the city confronted high turnover among the officers that handle police and fire duty.
The proposed law calls for the SMART line to take over freight operations, fueling potential future moves to expand passenger service to Mendocino County.