Mary Callahan - Staff Reporter

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Passes available online Wednesday for redwood parks as part of Save the Redwoods League’s centenary celebration.
A hiker found lifeless remains of Felix Manuel Magana, 21, in an isolated area near a trail in Alto Bowl Preserve, authorities said.
The outbreak of violence during the Montgomery High vs. Maria Carrillo High football game was the second major fight on school campus in Santa Rosa in seven weeks.
Opponents of disruptive geotechnical studies at the Albion River Bridge hope a San Francisco judge will halt the work, set to begin next month.
Someone threw a rock at the glass door of a Rohnert Park hobby shop early Wednesday and took off several boxed toys, according to police.
The law authored by Sen. Mike McGuire should hasten launch of mandatory inspections for quagga and zebra mussels.
Owners of the popular tourist train are in escrow for 70 acres of the vacant Georgia-Pacific lumber mill in Fort Bragg, hoping to develop a hotel, housing and more.
The unidentified victim reportedly was working as a deckhand aboard a 40-foot salmon trawler called the Ricky Leboy when he fell over the side Friday night, U.S. Coast Guard personnel said.
The mother of a Texas man who died Thursday after being struck by a SMART train says she believes his death was accidental.
Long-awaited public access to the headlands and adjoining Pole Mountain offers hiking opportunities and magnificent views of the Sonoma Coast.
Dogs can play and splash at Spring Lake swimming lagoon on September weekends.
A Sonoma County judge has overturned an approved timber harvest plan for a 160-acre site near the headwaters of Felta Creek, a spawning stream for wild coho salmon.
“I really love this town,” the store’s new owner said. “It just seems like this hidden gem. It has a strong community, and now that (the store) is open, I’m meeting all these people I didn’t know before.”
Police say the female victim was punched, stomped and stunned with a Taser gun in response to social media posts.
Kevin Scott Thorpe, whose predatory conduct nearly cost the 73-year-old institution its license, was sentenced to 21 years in prison for molesting four victims.
New rules in place at Rio Lindo Adventist Academy are intended to help manage crowds who come to view the migrating birds’ annual spectacle.
Three hooded thieves made off with more than $35,000 in electronics from Santa Rosa Plaza Apple store.
The CHP is seeking witnesses who may have seen a wrong-way driver around midnight Sunday on Highway 101 near Rohnert Park.
The intended sale of the Faerie Ring Campground near Armstrong Woods has public officials and social service providers scrambling to find a way to ensure that 50 people who live there aren’t left out in the cold.
During most of the years they owned The Wooden Duck antique shop in Bodega, the late Annabelle and Herb Keck slept in an 18th century bed right in the shop. Their daughter plans one final sale.
The driver flipped his vehicle after drifting off the side of the road and hitting a utility pole early Monday, according to CHP.
Work crews are putting the finishing touches on upgrades to a Sebastopol crosswalk. Tragedy struck there one year ago, resulting in the death of a local woman who was hit in her wheelchair while she crossed a busy road at the west edge of town.
The city’s attempt to prevent illegal encampments has pushed homeless people from one place to the next. Government and nonprofit leaders have yet to find locations for them to live in peace.
The fire off Middle Two Rock road burned around seven acres and two outbuildings before it was extinguished.
Four incumbents and at least one challenger are poised to seek election this fall, amid looming budget and enrollment challenges.