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Bud break, frost looming for North Coast growers
While recent rains have helped increase optimism for the coming season, there still may not be enough water to protect new buds against frost this season.
Rift in Bodega Bay over tax measure for fire services
Faced with fire funding woes, seaside town split on proposal that would increase tax bill by $200 for most homeowners
Kaiser ranks highest in state customer satisfaction
The annual survey showed Kaiser scored 756 out of 1,000 points, followed by Cigna and UnitedHealthcare.
Highway 101 widening project jumps financial hurdle
$4.5 million was approved to buy land for the project, though the project needs a total of $90 million to be completed.
How hard is it to find a missing jetliner? (w/video)
Many questions surround why the missing Malaysian plane hasn't been found after two days.
Santa Rosa trash fires may be linked to others
Eleven fires set in trash cans and dumpsters over weekend are similar to fires set in January and October.
Body found in Petaluma ditch identified
The 59-year-old man's death is still under investigation, but no foul play appears to be connected.
Former Le Pommier owner dies at 72
Jean-Pierre Saulnier brought Mediterranean-style French cuisine to Sebastopol in the early 1970s.
Drive-thru thief sought in Petaluma
A man is suspected of swiping $200 from a McDonald's early Monday.
Clearlake woman breaks free from suspected kidnapper
Police are on the lookout for a man in a newer black pickup who tried to pull the woman inside his truck.
Judge offers deal to accused Ponzi swindler
The Petaluma man faces 160 years in prison if convicted, but only 20 years if he pleads guilty to swindling $20 million.
How Steelhead Beach got its name
The Russian River favorite recalls a time when the river was a prime fishing stream.
Santa Rosa man legally drunk in fatal Rohnert Park crash
Rafael Prieto-Gonzalez had nearly three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system in the Feb. crash.
'Burger King baby' seeks birth mom on Facebook (w/video)
A woman who was left in a BK bathroom in 1986 is now looking for answers.
Edward Snowden drops in on SXSW (w/video)
Snowden was just one of the highlights of this week's interactive festival in Austin.
Case against N.Y. minister's gay wedding dropped (w/video)
The decision comes just months after another priest was defrocked for the same reason.
Mystery surrounds Roseland party shooting
Authorities on Monday were still investigating a reported weekend shooting at a birthday party on Sebastopol Road, but they have not yet identified a witness or a suspect.
Cellphone tax headed for council vote
A subcommittee of Santa Rosa council members analyzing the city's money situation recommended Monday that additional revenue be raised by taxing cellphones. The council takes up the issue Tuesday.
California man gets 14 years in laser pointer incident (w/video)
A Central California man was accused of pointing a powerful green laser police helicopter in 2012.
Power restored to 4,000+ in east Santa Rosa
All but nine Santa Rosa households have power back after a vehicle ran into a pole early Monday.
Depth, distance reduce impact of North Coast quake (w/video)
Sunday's 6.9 shaker was centered about 10 miles beneath the Pacific seabed.
Small Farms Conference aims to connect growers
Foodies, ag students and wannabe farmers got a glimpse of the sometimes less-than-ideal life of a small farmer Sunday in Sebastopol.
Restaurant Week urges diners to 'Go Local'
As Restaurant Week kicks off Monday, Sonoma County is looking to spotlight its role in the 'Go Local' movement, putting a new spin on the annual taste fest.
String of Santa Rosa trash fires called 'suspicious'
Officials were investigating 10 trash fires over the weekend in the Santa Rosa area.
Marsalis, orchestra wow Santa Rosa fans
Fans packed the Wells Fargo Center to see jazz great Wynton Marsalis perform with the Lincoln Center Orchestra on Sunday.
Evans faces uphill battle on oil tax
Evans, other backers of oil severance tax hope 2014 is the year to get it done.
Former road rocker now on Santa Rosa streets
Decades have passed since drummer Michael Equine opened for Jimi Hendrix or played gigs up and down the coast. Now 73, the ex-rocker sleeps in his Jeep near Santa Rosa's Coddingtown Mall.
Mendocino's Stornetta Lands to be national monument
Breathtaking stretch of Mendocino County coast will be declared part of national monument.
New slaughterhouse owner envisions different approach
Marin rancher seeks to tie together food chain that includes local ranches, butcher shops.