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Carrillo expected to testify Thursday

Supervisor Efren Carrillo is expected to testify in his own defense Thursday in his peeking trial after the judge rejected his attorney's bid to throw out the case at the end of prosecution testimony.

IRS: Supervisor candidate Foppiano owes $1.5 million in taxes

Former Healdsburg mayor disputes liens, says he "paid every single dime."

D.A. candidates tackle medical pot at Santa Rosa forum

District Attorney Jill Ravitch and challenger Victoria Shanahan signaled support for medical marijuana at a candidates forum Wednesday.

Supervisor candidates weigh ways to fix roads

Candidates vying to replace Mike McGuire offered a number of suggestions for improving the county's beleaguered roads.

Santa Rosa schools exploring regional transitional kindergarten

Santa Rosa City Schools is moving toward regional transitional kindergarten classes to address avoid putting 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds.

Graton Rancheria leaders: Found remains, artifacts at Larkspur site a tribal matter

A trove of Coast Miwok artifacts that archaeologists described as significant was reburied after its discovery last year.

Man gets life in prison for killing longtime Sonoma County resident

Oregon man was convicted of killing aunt and attacking retired Sebastopol school principal.

Palm Drive Hospital board OKs nonprofit talks (w/video)

The Palm Drive board agreed to begin talks with a nonprofit supporter to save the hospital while also going ahead with plans to close the facility at the end of April.

Students bid farewell to young trout at Lake Ralphine

Three Guerneville School classes were among 13 around Sonoma and Mendocino counties that received trout eggs from a Redding-area hatchery to raise and eventually release.

Autopsy Friday on body found at landfill

The body of a man was found dumped into the main Sonoma County landfill Wednesday, prompting an investigation.

New effort to restore St. Rose Church (w/video)

The original St. Rose Church, which survived the 1906 earthquake and stood for decades at the center of Santa Rosa's Roman Catholic community, is the focus of a campaign to restore the building.

Smith: She was Pauline, the 'Face' of 1906

Oldest face in exhibit of 101 chronological portraits at Hotel La Rose is Pauline Samples.

Lake County shooting victim dies; shooter sought

Man shot and killed late Tuesday night in Lucerne by suspect who is still at large.

Kenwood man won't attempt Mount Everest climb

Kenwood mountaineer who survived deadly avalanche last week won't continue climb.

Clearlake police searching for man's killer

76-year-old Clearlake resident found beaten to death and lying on living room floor last week.

Official: Stowaway teen had no idea he was in Maui (w/video)

The head of Maui's airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac.

Piner High's ragtag golf team finds success, fun

Only one the seven guys who showed up for the first meeting of the team had ever played high school golf before. Now, they can't get enough.

3 caught on video at scene of Santa Rosa blaze

A weekend fire that damaged a Santa Rosa Avenue shop is suspected to be deliberately set, officials said Wednesday.

Forestville family escapes house fire

Two parents, three kids were displaced by the Tuesday blaze.

Archaeologists, Graton tribe clash over North Bay remains

The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, who claim the remains, say archaeologists should mind their own business.

County foreclosures hit 7-year low (w/video)

Foreclosures dropped to their lowest number since 2006 in Sonoma County.

Drive-thru pharmacy idea hits another dead end in Petaluma

After Tuesday's thumbs down, the Petaluma Health Care District is likely to ask City Council to amend the city's general plan.

County supervisors approve slate of fee hikes

Most of the fees OK'd Tuesday are for health services and are reimbursed by the feds.

Palm Drive Hospital board to meet on rescue plans

The hospital board is scheduled to meet Wednesday at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts to review two proposals that seek to keep the cash-strapped facility from closing on April 28.

Body found in Healdsburg ID'd

A man was found dead lying near the train tracks late Monday night by two transients.

Courthouse sting nets 6 driving arrests

Six people were arrested for allegedly driving with a suspended or revoked license Tuesday.

Body found in Healdsburg thought to be transient

A body was found late Monday in a field near the railroad tracks on Healdsburg Avenue.

Study: Demand exists to double Healdsburg hotel rooms

400+ hotel rooms could be built to satisfy pent-up visitor demand, says a consultant.

Details emerge on Santa Rosa City Hall closure before Lopez protest

According to a city official, an image posted online before the Oct. 29 march was 'violent;' an activist disagrees.

Santa Rosa man shares experience as Mount Everest guide

JB Sherpa has experienced the dangers facing climbers on Mt. Everest, including avalanches like the one that killed at least 13 Nepalese guides last week.

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