Stories from Top Story
Memories of Mandela
From his first meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990, Santa Rosa's George Houser recalls a feeling of being in the presence of a great man. He reflects on the South African leader's death this week.
San Francisco cat-tossing suspect caught
Man suspected of grabbing two cats from homeless woman and tossing them into bay.
Nation marks Pearl Harbor bombing anniversary
About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor on Saturday to remember those killed in the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
Driver killed in Healdsburg pickup crash
Santa Rosa woman lost control of pickup on icy patch of Highway 101, CHP says.
Snubs, surprises among 2013 Grammy nominees
Justin Timberlake shut out of top categories despite year's best-selling record.
Extra letters: Readers respond to Andy Lopez park proposal
Should the county create a park to memorialize Andy Lopez?
Rally highlights plight of homeless children, young adults
'Dream Walk' in Santa Rosa Friday night meant to give voice to homeless young people.
Sheriff: Part-time Lake County deputy shot by wife, in serious condition
A Lake County sheriff's deputy was shot Friday, reportedly by his wife.
Windsor man arrested in kidnap attempt
Man allegedly slipped into back seat of woman's car when she went into store.
Lake County planners back Konocti resort revival
Plans to revamp and reopen what once was Lake County’s premier resort and entertainment venue has received a major boost from county officials.
4 die in Bay Area during cold snap
Four homeless people have died of hypothermia in Bay Area since last week.
County's jobless brace for federal benefit cut
More than 2,200 Sonoma County residents receive extended unemployment benefits.
Santa Rosa man recalls meeting Mandela, fighting apartheid
From his first meeting with Nelson Mandela in 1990, Santa Rosa's George Houser recalls a feeling of being in the presence of a great man.
Lakeport Navy veteran says fate saved him at Pearl Harbor
Lakeport's Bill Slater, 89, feels certain he would have perished early on in Japan’s Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor 72 years ago had he not gone below decks right before the bombing began.
Ruling deals setback to Artesa's disputed vineyard plan
Court decision could serve as a bulwark against the push of vineyards into forests.
Dirt bike rider hurt in Fort Bragg crash
Thursday night crash between SUV, dirt bike sent rider to hospital with major injuries.
Deputy in Lopez shooting to return to duty
Erick Gelhaus will return to duty next week in a desk role.
Song, dance, tears, prayer for Mandela in South Africa
Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was remembered Friday for his passion, forgiveness and the impact he made on the world.
California citrus growers fight off cold spell
Growers expect to see minimal damage to the state orange crop after a 2nd night of freezing temperatures.
Lake County tribal bookkeeper accused of embezzlement dies
Woman charged with embezzling $60,000+ from Pomo Indians has died.
Healdsburg may hike age to buy tobacco
At 18, you can vote and play the lottery but in Healdsburg, if the city council gets its way, you won't be able to buy tobacco under a first-in-California ordinance backed this week.
Cause of Napa mall fire under investigation
Investigators on Friday were still trying to determine the cause of a Wednesday blaze at The Shops at Napa Center.
Police: Missing Washington girl, 14, may be on her way to Mexico
Authorities believe the 14-year-old could be on her way to Mexico.
Scientists fear 'dead zone' off Sonoma Coast
An unprecedented mass of oxygen-poor water off Bodega Bay could harm the region's prized Dungeness crab and other marine life, say scientists.
Experts: Mixed trends for wine industry
Sales are strong for pricey wines, but not great for less expensive bottles.
Driver flees, leaves girlfriend hanging by seatbelt after Glen Ellen crash
A high-speed crash Thursday left a passenger trapped in an upside-down pickup.
Carlstrom 'taking a look' at Assembly seat
Santa Rosa Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom, who until recently was a candidate for state Senate, now is weighing a bid for the Assembly seat held by Marc Levine after moving into his district.
Agencies scramble to help homeless out in the cold
Bone-chilling cold has Sonoma County social service providers scrambling to provide shelter for those most vulnerable: folks without homes.