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Highway 1 on the move at Gleason Beach

Caltrans is taking steps toward relocating a crumbling section of Highway 1 but some concerned area residents say they want more time to weigh in on the massive undertaking before it begins.

SUV flip blocks Hwy. 101 in Santa Rosa

An SUV launched over a guardrail and landed on its side Thursday, according to CHP.

Exchange Bank profit up 27%

The Santa Rosa-based bank reported steady growth in both loans and deposits Thursday.

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers announced the discovery of the distant, rocky world Thursday.

California health care sign-ups exceed projections

Nearly 1.4 million Californians selected a policy through the state's online marketplace, officials said Thursday.

Woman hurt in attempt to squash Lakeport house fire

Fire burned part of a remote Lake County home late Wednesday.

Police: Body found in Clearlake home showed signs of trauma

Detectives on Thursday continued to investigate the death of a man found yesterday in Lake County.

Red Cross honors everyday heroes at annual event

Ten North Coast residents were honored Thursday morning by the American Red Cross as 'Real Heroes' for feats ranging from daring rescues to daily acts of altruism.

Carrillo's accuser expected to testify at upcoming peeking trial

Jury selection will begin Monday in Sonoma County supervisor's peeking trial.

Owner of historic Ukiah hotel gets another chance to renovate

The Ukiah City Council threatened Wednesday to wrest control of the historic Palace Hotel from its owner.

Suspect arrested in Sonoma County vacation home burglaries

Detectives Santa Rosa woman was the main player in a spate of vacation home burglaries.

Sonoma Clean Power opposes 'opt-in' bill

Officials with Sonoma County's startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch in the state.

Napa wine exec pleads guilty in embezzlement case

Man fled to Mexico after being charged with embezzlement in 2013.

Truck's pot smell tips off CHP officers to huge haul; 2 held

Truck passed officers who were impounding another car, CHP said Wednesday.

Photographer sues Caltrans, CHP over Willits arrest

Steve Eberhard, 65, was arrested while covering protests against the Willits Highway 101 bypass last summer.

TSA: Woman may face fine after knife find at Sonoma airport

Security found a 8.5-inch knife hidden inside homemade enchiladas at the airport Monday.

Telling feedback on Santa Rosa's next city manager

Council members made it clear Tuesday they hope the next top exec will bring a new type of leadership.

Palm Drive Hospital lines up funding as shutdown looms

A bankruptcy court judge OK'd a $450,000 emergency loan from Sonoma County on Tuesday.

Sale of higher-end homes soar in county

March sales of pricier homes are the strongest since 2007.

Candidates emerging for vacant Healdsburg seats

Candidates are emerging to vie for the seats of two council members who are not seeking re-election.

Fed proposal expands drilling protections off North Coast

Permanent protection from oil drilling off the Sonoma and southern Mendocino County coast appears imminent, anti-drilling advocates and local officials said Monday.

Officials pitch virtual training program for deputies

Officials made their pitch Monday for the $100,000 tool at a community task force meeting.

Willits man pleads guilty in dragging death of grandfather

In exchange for the plea Monday, an allegation of torture was dropped against the man.

County looking to make carpooling easier

Transportation officials are proposing to expand Petaluma's Park and Ride lot and add a lot north of Santa Rosa.

Ex-county Supervisor Hinkle dies at 86

Charles Hinkle, who was recalled from office in 1976, died Saturday in Iowa.

Police seek witnesses in Healdsburg shopping center stabbing

A 19-year-old man was injured Friday in the incident near a Healdsburg shopping center.

Santa Rosa seeks input on city manager search

Hunt for new city manager kicks off with Tuesday session for public to weigh in.

No night mail drop for tax returns this year

For at least 40 years, last-minute taxpayers have hurried to local post offices on the night of April 15 to mail their tax returns on time. But local post offices will be closed this Tuesday night.

Book fair a bonanza for Santa Rosa bibliophiles

Avid readers find good deals at annual sale benefiting city libraries.

Marijuana's thirst depleting North Coast watersheds

Water experts warn of 'staggering' destruction of habitat, likelihood of dry streams.

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