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Kevin Fixler - Staff Reporter

Kevin Fixler is staff reporter at The Press Democrat

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The Latest Stories By Kevin Fixler

Finding rental housing in many parts of Sonoma County is increasingly difficult for low-income renters who receive housing vouchers through the Section 8 program.
Despite ongoing critiques, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit aims to make good on its promise of full service. The agency is holding a birthday celebration Saturday.
The 72-year-old’s death remains under investigation but is still considered a suicide.
The potential suicide marks the second such pedestrian incident involving a SMART train this year.
The K-8 school district continues summer work to improve indoor and outdoor safety at its campuses.
Dry grass ignited by a lawnmower burst into flames Friday afternoon in Penngrove, destroying two outbuildings and damaging two homes.
The firefighting force swelled to 2,700 on the Ranch and River fires Tuesday as the two stubborn blazes expanded to more than 80,000 acres. Several Lake County communities remain in peril.
Two wildfires raging along the border between Lake and Mendocino counties doubled in size Sunday, forcing 10,000 people to flee homes in the path of the flames along Clear Lake and knocking out power to more than 40,000 people.
What questions, critiques or advice do you have for the agency’s decision makers moving forward?
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said Gov. Brown’s proposal to shield utilities from strict liability for future wildfires was 'insufficient' as it reported a nearly $1 billion loss stemming from the October firestorm.
At least 100 Bay Area activists marched on Whole Foods egg supplier Petaluma Farms Sunday. The farm denies allegations by demonstrators that it mistreats chickens.
The Steele fire was 65 percent contained Sunday night. It has destroyed at least eight structures and damaged four more.
Fire crews were battling two growing brush fires Friday. An evacuation order was issued for a wide swath of Mendocino County east of Hopland and north of Highway 175.
In a 4-1 vote, the Rohnert Park City Council directed staff to negotiate a deal for fees or affordable housing units in exchange for rezoning industrial land.
Jose Martinez, an employee of Friedman’s Home Improvement, went missing June 29. His body was found Wednesday and three local men are in custody in connection with his murder.
The City Council could not reach consensus to put the housing bond on the November ballot. Instead, it opted to consider a special election next year for future workforce housing projects.
The Sheriff’s Office believes the shooting death stemmed from a disagreement over a pot-related business deal.
After efforts to put a $300 million countywide housing bond measure on the November ballot, Healdsburg is looking to join Santa Rosa in seeking housing funds.
Smoke poured into the North Bay on Saturday as two blazes, one new, the other a week old, erupted amid high heat, strong winds and low humidity that’s set to linger through Sunday.
The wildland fire has burned more than 60,000 acres and sent a strong signal to fire-traumatized Northern California residents that they will spend the next several months warily watching the skies.
The fire burning in Yolo and Napa counties now has scorched 72,500 acres, with new evacuations ordered Tuesday night.
State utility regulators unanimously approved the new regulations Thursday.
People from across California came to celebrate a watershed moment in marijuana history while trying the latest in cannabis products and trends.
The Rohnert Park City Council directed staff Tuesday to scale back the size and cost of a long-delayed fire station on the city’s western side, steps that will delay its planned 2020 opening for another one to two years.
The November ballot measure to save motorists fees at the pump threatens to derail several North Bay road and transit projects.