Golden Gate Bridge toll to cost nearly $10 by 2023
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A trip across the Golden Gate Bridge is about to get more expensive.
The Press Democrat reports Golden Gate Bridge officials voted Friday to raise tolls up to $9.75 by...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An official says that 17 months after a massive wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes in a wine country neighborhood, 70 percent of the properties are under construction...
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Jason Windus gave his California neighbor something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence — naked mannequins having a garden party.
Santa Rosa newspaper carrier killed after car rolls on him
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Press Democrat newspaper carrier was killed after he was run over by his car while delivering newspapers in Santa Rosa.
Luther Burbank: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Luther Burbank Corp (LBC) on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $10.6 million.
The bank, based in Santa Rosa, California, said it had earnings of 19 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $63.9 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $33 million, surpassing Street forecasts.
For the year, the company reported profit of $45.1 million, or 79 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $129.2 million.
Fugitive California chiropractor captured in Mexico
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California chiropractor who fled the country nearly two years ago after being convicted of groping eight of his female patients has been captured in Mexico.
KPIX-TV reports Daryoush Bunyad was arrested by U.S. marshals on Thursday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He has been returned to California.
Calif. diocese releases names of alleged abusers
California to pay $3M over death of teen holding pellet gun
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma County will pay $3 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy while holding a pellet gun.
California fire survivors share lessons in loss, recovery
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Survivors of a deadly blaze that tore through California wine country last year shared lessons of loss and pain but also resilience with those who escaped the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century last month.
Keysight: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) on Tuesday reported a loss of $114 million in its fiscal fourth quarter.
The Santa Rosa, California-based company said it had a loss of 61 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.01 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 91 cents per share.
California sheriff says inmate started fire that hurt 21
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said Monday that a violent Northern California jail inmate barricaded himself in a day room and started a fire that sent five inmates and 16 staff members to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said all but one of the injured were released from the hospital, including the inmate thought to have started the fire in Santa Rosa, about 55 miles (90 kilometers) north of San Francisco.
Luther Burbank: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Luther Burbank Corp (LBC) on Thursday reported net income of $12.1 million in its third quarter.
The Santa Rosa, California-based bank said it had earnings of 21 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $60.4 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $32.8 million, which fell short of Street forecasts.
$1,000 reward to nail thieves of California hammer sculpture
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — The artist who created an 800-pound (363 kilograms) sculpture of a hammer that was stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.
California high-speed pursuit ends with crash, home burning
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California sheriff's deputy lost control of his patrol car during a high-speed pursuit and slammed into a house, starting a fire that destroyed the structure.
California deputy crashes car into house during chase
BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy's patrol car slammed into a house and burst into flames during a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph (161 kph) in Northern California.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says the deputy is expected to recover from injuries sustained in the fiery crash before dawn Sunday in Bodega Bay.
Giant hammer artwork stolen in Northern California
HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for a hammer. A really, really big one.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California's wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend.
Sonoma County cancels real estate deal to build housing
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided to scrap a controversial plan to sell a Northern California property where a developer wanted to build 867 housing units.
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California homeowners: Wildfire cleanup made matters worse
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after wildfires devastated Northern California's wine country and destroyed thousands of homes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first experience cleaning up after a wildfire has turned into an expensive bureaucratic mess. The state's top emergency official suspects fraud played a role.
Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams.
New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement.
State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Staff at two senior care centers abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October, state officials said Thursday as they moved to revoke licenses from the Santa Rosa facilities and their top administrators. Nobody in either facility died.
The Latest: Care center denies seniors were left to wildfire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California revoking licenses for senior care facilities where residents were left during a fire (all times local):
The owner of two Northern California senior care facilities denies residents were abandoned as wildfires swept the area last October.
Rebuilding is a struggle after California wine country fires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp's new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California's most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago.
She's had to dip into retirement savings to cover a $300,000 shortfall in her homeowner's insurance coverage.
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Keysight: Fiscal 3Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $121 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
On a per-share basis, the Santa Rosa, California-based company said it had profit of 63 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 89 cents per share.
Man’s manslaughter charge tossed after wife’s suicide
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A judge dismissed a felony voluntary manslaughter charge against a Northern California man who says he helped his ailing wife kill herself, reducing the possible punishment for his role in her death.
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Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump’s trade war
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Add this to the challenges facing California wildfire victims: Tariffs.
The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — A fire that started in a rural community in Northern California underscored a new reality in the state when days later it suddenly roared through neighborhoods on the edge of the city of Redding: Urban areas are increasingly vulnerable to wildfires.
In the last year, neighborhoods in the Northern California wine country city of Santa Rosa and the Southern California beach city of Ventura have been devastated.
Luther Burbank: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Luther Burbank Corp (LBC) on Thursday reported net income of $11.2 million in its second quarter.
The bank, based in Santa Rosa, California, said it had earnings of 20 cents per share.
The bank holding company posted revenue of $55.5 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $32 million, falling short of Street forecasts.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80.
His wife, Carole Hyams, says Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa, California, after a long illness.
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A California veterans home where an expelled client killed himself after fatally shooting three health workers is closing for good.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Sunday that the nonprofit Pathway Home will relinquish its lease at Yountville's Veterans Home of California and move to help veterans in other ways.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen to a California medical facility Wednesday prompted staff to evacuate patients on gurneys and wheelchairs, authorities said.
No patients or medical employees were injured in the blast around 2:30 p.m. that 911 callers said caused buildings to shake at the Kaiser Permanente outpatient facility in Santa Rosa, according to spokesman Joe Fragola.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion involving an oxygen tanker in California (all times local):
Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California mother facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter of her children after losing control of her car and plunging into the Petaluma River has reached a plea agreement.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Victims of California's deadliest wildfires joined politicians on Wednesday to urge state lawmakers to stop trying to overhaul laws that hold utility companies accountable for blazes.
Gathering in Santa Rosa in front of an empty lot where Brad Sherwood's home once stood, the group said it's concerned about a newly formed legislative committee that will consider cutting utilities' responsibility when their equipment causes fires.
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California county that was ravaged by wildfire last year may soon have a network of surveillance cameras aimed at helping officials quickly gauge the severity of a fire and where it's spreading, a newspaper reported.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers have reunited about 300 cats that were left behind when wildfires burned through Northern California wine country in October.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman who barged into the Northern California home of his estranged wife and opened fire on a dinner party — killing one person and wounding two others before shooting himself — had improvised explosive devices in his car and in a bag he was carrying, Santa Rosa police said Monday.
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Petaluma High School valedictorian Lulabel Seitz never had a chance to drop the mic at her graduation address. School officials silenced the sound system after she veered off a preapproved speech.
Seitz said later that she was "unfairly cut off" for trying to address the silencing of victims of sexual assault, something she said she experienced on the campus.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — A bison has gored a woman for the third animal attack in Yellowstone National Park this week.
Yellowstone officials say a crowd got too close to the bison Wednesday in the Lower Geyser Basin.
The bison charged the crowd, goring 59-year-old Kim Hancock of Santa Rosa, California. Hancock was taken to a hospital with a hip injury and was in good condition.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man is facing trial for manslaughter after he told authorities he helped his ailing wife hang herself because she lost her longtime prescription to painkillers and didn't want to endure withdrawal symptoms.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year's deadly wildfires in Northern California's wine country shows officers running door-to-door urging people to flee and rescuing elderly residents of a retirement community as flames bear down, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
Correction: Beach Slayings story
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 16 about an arrest in the 2004 killing of a Midwestern couple, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one victim. She was Lindsay Cutshall, not Lindsay Cushall.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Man charged with 2004 Northern California beach slayings
A Northern California man has been charged with killing a Midwestern couple as they slept on a remote beach more than a decade ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Frank McCulloch, who covered the Vietnam War from the front lines and later worked as editor for newspapers across the U.S. during a half-century journalism career, died this week in Northern California. He was 98.
McCulloch died Monday at a Santa Rosa nursing facility where he'd been treated for a brief illness, according to Warren Lerude, a longtime friend and colleague.
Matt Costa, "Santa Rosa Fangs" (Dangerbird)
Rock 'n' roll is now old enough to draw social security, which means that for contemporary acts, influences become multigenerational. Such is the case with California singer-songwriter Matt Costa, who borrows from those who borrowed on his engaging new album, "Santa Rosa Fangs."
The music's reminiscent of such pioneers as the Byrds, Phil Spector and Nick Drake, but also Oasis, World Party and the Polyphonic Spree.
GUERNEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say a 55-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing rainbow flags and threatening bomb attacks against gay people and sheriff's deputies in a Northern California resort town.
Sonoma County authorities say Vincent O'Sullivan was taken into custody Saturday in Guerneville. He could face charges including making criminal threats, along with hate-crime enhancements. It wasn't immediately known if O'Sullivan has an attorney.
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California are investigating a spate of violent marijuana-related home invasions by intruders who officials say are traveling from out of state for the robberies.
SEBASTOPOL, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man has been arrested after a manhunt in Northern California.
The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports witnesses saw Cory Alan Vaughn get stabbed multiple times during a fight around noon Saturday. He died in a parking lot.