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More fraud charges for Rohnert Park man

Prosecutors filed almost four dozen new charges Friday against a Rohnert Park man accused of manufacturing credit cards, stealing others' identities and living a lavish life on the fake credit.

Sonoma County considers November road-repair tax

Sonoma County voters this November may be asked to approve a quarter-cent sales tax to repair much of the county's road network.

Turnout in June primary was state's lowest ever

Only 25.2 percent of registered voters participated in the June 3 primary election.

Local Jews, Palestinians react to new Middle East violence

Jews were out on the streets of Jerusalem on Friday buying food for Shabbat, the weekly day of rest, in a land rocked by renewed violence between Israel and the neighboring Gaza Strip.

Drought drawing bears near people at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe wildlife officials say they're responding to a new kind of troublemaker they've started calling 'drought' bears.

Ex-chief of CalPERS pension fund guilty of bribery

Former head of pension fund admitted he took bribes, helped fraudulent investment scheme.

Drakes Bay Oyster Company to wind down operations

The oyster farm, facing eviction from Point Reyes, will be gone by July's end.

Suspect arrested in fight outside AT&T Park

Police say a man has been arrested in connection with a fight following Thursday's Giants game.

Injured jewelry store employee: 'I was a human shield'

Suzanne Dodd grazed by bullets during botched robbery at Bennett Valley Jewelers.

Authorities: Man set fire at Oakland airport

A man is in custody on suspicion of arson after authorities say he set a blaze early Friday.

Power agency wants Carrillo gone

The board of directors of Sonoma Clean Power voted Thursday to request that Supervisor Efren Carrillo be removed from his board post with the agency, saying his 2013 arrest is a distraction.

California man who hoarded snakes sentenced

A Southern California teacher who had hundreds of snakes in his home admitted to failing to care for them Thursday.

Raw emotions at task force meeting on Lopez shooting

Dismay, anger and fear were among emotions expressed Thursday night during a public forum organized by county officials in the wake of the D.A. decision not to charge the deputy who killed Andy Lopez.

County power agency speeds up timetable

The public program plans to enroll all of the remaining customers in its jurisdiction by the end of this year.

Trial date set for suspect in fatal Hwy. 12 crash

Nicholas Tognozzi will face trial next month on two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter in a case of apparent distracted driving that killed two women in March on Highway 12.

Willits bypass work resumes

Work on bypass will resume Friday following reinstatement of Caltrans' permit to work in wetlands.

Some flights to Sonoma County canceled due to safety checks

Problems with runway lights have led to the cancellation of three L.A.-bound flights.

AmeriCorps workers spruce up Occidental-area camp

A 10-person team has spent nearly six weeks sprucing up a Bohemian Highway camp and spiritual retreat.

5 arrested in Mendocino County pot raids

Officials destroyed 2,382 plants, seized more than 200 pounds of pot Wednesday.

Work begins on long-awaited Petaluma play fields

Construction begins on East Washington Park, in the works for more than a decade.

Northern California 911 dispatcher gets call for help about own son

Dispatcher startled when caller turned out to be her fiancee, reporting their infant son was choking.

Crews tame Napa County wildfires

Firefighters have the upper hand on two blazes that have burned 10,000+ acres.

Family: Man struck, killed on Hwy. 12 'did not have a happy life at all'

A 54-year-old Santa Rosa man died at the scene of the Tuesday crash.

Santa Rosa police arrest suspected graffiti tagger

Property crimes detectives have been tracking the graffiti found on public and private property over the past six months.

County money boost saves Bodega Bay firefighters

A plan by the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District to sideline a third of its staff as early as this fall has been postponed, thanks to an infusion of funding from Sonoma County.

Andy's Market's Skikos dies at 60

A man whose keen smile matched his fun-loving spirit, James Andrew Skikos died July 3 of complications from pancreatic cancer, with which he was diagnosed in March.

Santa Rosa council OKs new contracts after heated debate

New labor contracts triggered testy exchanges Tuesday over whether Santa Rosa could afford the proposed salary bumps.

Mendocino County supervisors back polystyrene ban

The ordinance would not go into effect until March 2015.

Ukiah police: Bicyclist struck by patrol car while fleeing

A bicyclist remained hospitalized Tuesday following a July 4 collision.

Gas prices expected to hold steady over summer (w/video)

Local prices at the pump won't budge anytime soon, according to new numbers.

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