School safety concerns aired after California fatal stabbingMarch 8, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California school district heard concerns about campus safety Tuesday from students, parents, teachers and community members in the wake of a fatal stabbing at a high school, a day after the teenage suspect made his first appearance in court.
Police: Argument preceded fatal California school stabbingMarch 4, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Detectives said Saturday that a fight involving three students at a Northern California high school began with an argument outside art class and culminated in a fatal stabbing.
Suspected shooter kills self after chase in Sonoma CountyMarch 4, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A man who reportedly shot at people in California's wine country killed himself Friday after a car chase, authorities said.
Reports came in shortly before 11:30 a.m. that a man was shooting at people in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County sheriff's Deputy Rob Dillon said in a video.
Detectives seek motive in fatal California school stabbingMarch 3, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Detectives on Thursday were investigating what prompted a fight between three students at a Northern California high school that ended in one fatally stabbing another as more than two dozen classmates watched.
California high schooler fatally stabbed in classroom fightMarch 2, 2023 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old student involved in a fight at a Northern California high school was fatally stabbed Wednesday inside a classroom full of students, authorities said.
Another student also suffered a stab wound and the suspect, a 15-year-old freshman, is in custody, according to Santa Rosa police.
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California doctor convicted after patient overdosed and diedNovember 5, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A federal jury convicted a 75-year-old California physician of prescribed an opioids and other powerful drugs to a patient who didn't need them and who eventually died of an overdose, prosecutors said.
Parents of child who died from fentanyl charged with murderAugust 5, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors in Northern California filed murder charges against the parents of a 15-month-old toddler who died in May after she ingested fentanyl authorities believe her mother had been using.
Sonoma County deputy shoots and kills man with rock, hammerAugust 2, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Sonoma County deputy shot and killed a 36-year-old man who led officers on a wild foot chase through rural wine country before threatening them with a claw hammer, tiller and rocks, authorities said.
Luther Burbank: Q2 Earnings SnapshotJuly 26, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Luther Burbank Corp (LBC) on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $22.6 million.
The bank, based in Santa Rosa, California, said it had earnings of 44 cents per share.
Chiropractor gets 10 years in prison in sexual abuse caseJune 23, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A chiropractor in Northern California was sentenced to 10 years in state prison after being convicted of sexually abusing eight women and underage girls, authorities said Wednesday.
PG&E moves power underground in plan to bury 10,000 milesJune 16, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is working on an ambitious project to bury thousands of miles of power lines in an effort to prevent igniting fires with its equipment and avoid shutting down electricity during hot and windy weather.
Sonoma State president steps down amid retaliation scandalJune 7, 2022 GMT
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Sonoma State University President Judy Sakaki will step down amid a scandal involving sexual harassment reports about her husband and alleged retaliation by Sakaki against a school provost, according to a news report Monday.
Keysight: Fiscal Q2 Earnings SnapshotMay 17, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $258 million.
The Santa Rosa, California-based company said it had net income of $1.41 per share.
Child dies of suspected fentanyl overdose, parents arrestedMay 11, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 15-month-old toddler were arrested for her death after the child was found unresponsive in their Northern California home where police found drug paraphernalia and fentanyl, authorities said.
Luther Burbank: Q1 Earnings SnapshotApril 26, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Luther Burbank Corp (LBC) on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $22.9 million.
The bank, based in Santa Rosa, California, said it had earnings of 45 cents per share.
Temperature records set as heat wave hits CaliforniaMarch 23, 2022 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Temperature records were set Tuesday as much of California broiled under a spring heat wave.
The National Weather Service said a high of 89 degrees (31 Celsius) was recorded in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco, breaking a record of 86 (30 Celsius) set in 1926.
Man, two 17-year-olds arrested in fatal California shootingMarch 20, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 24-year-old man and two 17-year-olds were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man whose “lifeless” body was dumped from a car in an alley outside a bar in Northern California, authorities said.
Mortuary accused of storing bodies without refrigerationMarch 5, 2022 GMT
WINDSOR, Calif. (AP) — A Sonoma County mortuary is accused of storing unembalmed bodies for more than 24 hours without refrigeration and at an unapproved location, according to the the state agency that oversees California’s funeral industry.
Keysight: Fiscal Q1 Earnings SnapshotFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) _ Keysight Technologies Inc. (KEYS) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $229 million.
On a per-share basis, the Santa Rosa, California-based company said it had net income of $1.24.
Northern California authorities solve 25-year-old killingFebruary 17, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A serial rapist who died in prison last year has been linked to the killing of a woman in California's wine country more than 25 years ago, authorities said Wednesday.
DNA evidence led investigators to identify Jack Bokin — who died in a prison medical facility last December — as the man who bludgeoned Michelle Veal in July 1996 in unincorporated Sonoma County, the county Sheriff's Office said.
Former deputy acquitted in 2019 death of man following chaseFebruary 4, 2022 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A former Sonoma County sheriff's deputy was acquitted of charges of involuntary manslaughter and assault by a peace officer in the 2019 death of a man after a high-speed chase.
Yellowstone rampage brings prison time for California manJanuary 20, 2022 GMT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a California man to nine months in prison for a drunken rampage in Yellowstone National Park in which he did thousands of dollars in damage to a hotel and struggled with rangers trying to subdue him.
Woman sentenced in case of father, son overdose deathsJanuary 6, 2022 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A woman was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison by a San Francisco federal judge in the deaths of a father and his toddler son who died in 2019 from a fentanyl overdose, federal prosecutors said.
California man dies after police use stun gun twiceNovember 24, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old California man died in police custody last week after officers used a stun gun on him twice in under a minute, authorities said Wednesday.
Jordan Pas was pronounced dead at a hospital at 2:17 a.m.
Rifle shooting suspect dies in Santa Rosa police custodyNovember 19, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 40-year-old man who witnesses said had been acting erratically and firing a rifle at random in a Santa Rosa street died in police custody after an officer used a stun gun to subdue him, authorities said.
Police say seeming abduction of California teen was a prankNovember 19, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The seeming abduction of a 15-year-old Northern California girl was a prank by her boyfriend, police said.
An Amber Alert was issued for the Vallejo teenager after family members reported she was taken Wednesday by several men in Santa Rosa and gas station security video showed her being shoved into a minivan that sped off.
Police: Teen girl taken from Santa Rosa found safeNovember 18, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A girl who was the subject of a California Amber Alert after reportedly being abducted was found safe, police said Thursday.
“Missing juvenile located and is safe at home,” the Santa Rosa Police Department tweeted at late morning, adding that more information would be forthcoming.
Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floodsOctober 23, 2021 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week’s rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to vast areas scorched by fire.
Man gets 11 years in prison for drowning daughter in churchOctober 21, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the 2016 drowning of his 4-year-old daughter in the baptismal pool of a Catholic church.
Gerardo Mendoza, 47, had been smoking methamphetamine for three days and began believing his two youngest children were “being attacked by evil” when he took them to St.
Popular California safari park stripped of accreditationOctober 16, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A popular wildlife preserve in the San Francisco Bay Area has been stripped of accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums over concerns about the facility's care for animals.
More than 90 snakes found under Northern California homeOctober 16, 2021 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate.
California officer to face assault chargeSeptember 3, 2021 GMT
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer in Northern California faces trial in November on misdemeanor charges of assaulting a Black woman last summer.
After years of deadly fires, PG&E again vows to do betterJuly 1, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility has long vowed to change its reckless ways, but year after year there’s more death and destruction from Northern California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric’s equipment.
Man stuck for days inside giant fan at California vineyardJune 9, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities rescued a man who said he had been trapped for two days inside a large fan at a Northern California vineyard.
The man was discovered Tuesday by a deputy responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle parked near the winery in Santa Rosa, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Woman arrested after assaulting 3 at California schoolMay 20, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Students were evacuated from a Northern California classroom after a woman ran inside, punched a teacher and two students and began removing her clothes, police said Wednesday.
Bid to recall Sonoma County prosecutor qualifies for ballotMay 13, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A recall campaign against Sonoma County's district attorney that is being bankrolled by a wealthy developer she prosecuted over his company’s actions during a deadly 2017 wildfire has enough verified signatures to qualify for the ballot, officials said.
3 arrested in vandalism of Chauvin defense witness’ old homeMay 13, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Three women have been arrested for allegedly vandalizing the one-time Northern California home of a former police officer who testified on behalf of the officer convicted of killing George Floyd by splashing pig blood on it and leaving a pig's head near the front porch...
California city to pay $2M to 5 protesters injured by policeMay 1, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city will pay nearly $2 million to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of five people injured while protesting against the police killing of George Floyd...
Pig’s head left at former home of Chauvin defense witnessApril 18, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Vandals left a pig’s head at the one-time California home of a use-of-force expert who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd, police said...
Man wanted in homeless camp attack that killed 1 arrestedMarch 31, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A man who crashed his car into a homeless encampment in Santa Rosa, killing a woman and injuring a man before fleeing the scene on foot was arrested in Sacramento, authorities said...
‘Virginia Woolf,’ ‘Goldbergs’ star George Segal dies at 87March 24, 2021 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Segal, the banjo player turned actor who was nominated for an Oscar for 1966's “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf...
Rush on California clams spurs temporary ban on pumpsFebruary 28, 2021 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — So many Californians have been using a simple new device to dig for clams during the coronavirus pandemic that the state has had to step in with emergency prohibitions on the practice, according to a newspaper report...
California wildfire evacuees return home to find devastationOctober 1, 2020 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Nikki and Kevin Conant returned to their home in Northern California wine country Wednesday to find only the charred remains of their home and burned pieces of the wine barrels they used to repurpose into custom-made art and furniture...
Census takers: We’re being told to finish early, cut cornersSeptember 30, 2020 GMT
As a federal judge considers whether the Trump administration violated her order for the 2020 census to continue through October by setting an Oct...
3 killed in Northern California wildfire; thousands fleeSeptember 29, 2020 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California's wine country was on fire again Monday as strong winds fanned flames in the already scorched region, destroying homes and prompting orders for nearly 70,000 people to evacuated...
Second Southern California sheriff’s deputy dies of COVID-19April 3, 2020 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another Riverside County sheriff's deputy has died from the coronavirus, becoming the third member of law enforcement to die of COVID-19 in California...
Beer insulting California utility PG&E brews backlashNovember 13, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Anger over devastating California wildfires sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric power lines is coming to a head — in a beer...
The Latest: California winds may have claimed 3 livesOctober 30, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on planned power outages to prevent California wildfires (all times local):...
Frustration mounts as California is hit with more blackoutsOctober 29, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Frustration and anger mounted across Northern California as the state's biggest utility began another round of fire-prevention blackouts Tuesday that could leave millions of people without electricity, some for five days or longer...
Utility says power lines may have started 2 California firesOctober 29, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. power lines may have started two wildfires over the weekend in the San Francisco Bay Area, the utility said Monday, even though widespread blackouts were in place to prevent downed lines from starting fires during dangerously windy weather...
The Latest: LeBron James among LA-area fire evacueesOctober 28, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — The Latest on California fires (all times local):
Basketball star LeBron James is among evacuees as a fire that erupted early Monday in Southern California grows to more than 70 acres.
Ferocious winds fuel blazes throughout Northern CaliforniaOctober 28, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — With ferocious winds driving multiple wildfires through bone-dry vegetation and nearly 200,000 people ordered to leave their homes, California's governor declared a statewide emergency Sunday...
The Latest: Hospital, jail evacuate over California fireOctober 27, 2019 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):
Evacuations have hit a hospital and jail as authorities fight a Northern California wildfire that is spurring blackouts and forcing people out of neighborhoods...
Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog ContestJune 22, 2019 GMT
Scamp the Tramp will never win a beauty contest. But he's won an ugly one.
The bug-eyed, dreadlocked pooch took top honors Friday night at the 31st annual World's Ugliest Dog Contest...
Part of giant hammer artwork stolen in California returnedApril 13, 2019 GMT
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned.
The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports that a local attorney told Healdsburg police Thursday that someone had left the hammerhead portion on Sonoma County property owned by a client.
Man uses nude mannequins to send message to ‘nosey’ neighborMarch 20, 2019 GMT
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...