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  • Kincade Fire Sonoma County California--Link is Map

    10/27/2019 2:28:12 PM PDT · by Syncro · 60 replies
    sonomacounty.maps ^ | 10-27-19 | Sonoma County
    The fire is spreading to the SW and East. The map updates if you refresh, and can be zoomed in and out. Many areas have been evacuated and others are under Evacuation Warnings. Many areas are in power outages and planed outage areas.
  • Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

    07/21/2019 5:29:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 21, 2019 | Not Specified
    <p>SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.</p> <p>The Press Democrat reported Saturday that the Sonoma County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare.</p>
  • California man uses nude mannequins to send message to 'nosey' neighbor

    03/21/2019 10:32:00 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 21 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 3/21/2019 | 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. Four of the fashion dummies are seated in wicker chairs around a matching table. Another is standing with its arms over its head and shamrocks over on its breasts. A hand-scrawled sign on top of a nearby wooden barrel reads, "Reserved seat for the nosey neighbor that complained about my fence to the city." "They wanted me to tear down my fence to see inside my yard, and now they get to," Windus...
  • Democrats in Florida Reportedly Tried to ‘Fix’ Ballots Across the State After Deadline

    11/17/2018 3:56:36 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00pm | Mike LaChance
    Democratic consultant claims he warned party staffers about legality but was ignored. It seems clear at this point that Democrats in Florida were not going to accept defeat in the 2018 midterms and were prepared to do whatever it takes to win, including fraud. In multiple counties, an effort has been underway to “fix” certain mail ballots in the hope that they could turn the tide after the fact. Try to imagine the media’s reaction if Republicans were doing this. Ana Ceballos reports at the Naples Daily News: Democrats planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across Florida...

    10/27/2018 5:14:00 PM PDT · by gasport · 37 replies
    The Florida Squeeze ^ | 10/27/18 | David Trotter
    Bronough Street, we have a problem. That problem for Democrats is that Republicans have figured out early voting. The one “ace up the sleeve” for Democrats in Florida has been offset by an aggressive early voting campaign by Republicans. In fact, 7,152 more Republicans have voted early compared to Democrats. When Democrats make small gains in Broward, Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and, yes, Duval Counties, Republicans are making significantly larger early vote gains in Sarasota, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and almost every other Republican-leaning county in the state. Remember when I said at the beginning of the election that the Florida Panhandle was...
  • Two nursing homes abandoned residents during wine country fires, California officials say

    09/07/2018 6:30:12 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee via MSN ^ | 07 Sep 2018 | Dale Kasler
    {snip}...The report said a substitute administrator, Marie So, was in charge the night of the fire and wasn't familiar with the facility's evacuation plan. "She did not utilize Villa Capri's emergency binder during the evacuation, did not know where keys for facility vehicles were kept, where flashlights were kept, or where batteries for flashlights were kept, nor did she know how to direct the staff she was supervising during the emergency," the report said. At the nearby Varenna facility, touted on its website as a "luxury retirement community," 228 residents were being cared for the night of the fire. The...
  • Long Lost 1906 Earthquake Footage Screened for First Time Since Its Original Recording [in]

    04/17/2018 6:19:14 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    KSRO ^ | April 16, 2018 | unattributed
    Some movie goers may still be reeling after seeing some very rare footage of San Francisco around the time of the 1906 earthquake. A small crowd of people turned up at the Edison Theater in Fremont Saturday to view the premiere of a nine-minute film of the devastation. The footage from the San Francisco-based Miles Brothers film studio was discovered at the Alemany Flea Market last summer after being missing for more than a century. Anniversary of the quake, which destroyed much of Santa Rosa too, is Wednesday.
  • Sonoma County education leaders vow to protect undocumented students

    01/27/2018 9:09:44 AM PST · by rey · 41 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 26 Jan 2018
    Before a crowd of more than 100 civic and business leaders, Santa Rosa Junior College President Frank Chong on Friday vowed to resist federal immigration operations on campus and defy all requests for information about undocumented students, even if it lands him behind bars. “If it’s about release of information, we’re not going to cooperate. If they end up on campus, we’re not going to cooperate,” Chong said. “We will engage in civil disobedience and I will be willing to go to jail in order to protect the rights of my students.” Chong’s defiant words came during a packed, noontime...
  • Watch as Berkeley firefighters arrived in Santa Rosa, stunned by scope of Tubbs Fire

    10/15/2017 3:40:38 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 130 replies
    SF Gate / Berkeley Fire Department ^ | 10/15/17 | Alix Martichoux
    NOTICE: If you hate California and have nothing good to say, move on. You are NOT wanted on this thread. Get lost. If you have a heart, please watch the video of the Berkeley Engine 6 firefighting team helping out in Santa Rosa. This is heart-wrenching. There are links to contribute to those who have lost everything. A group of Berkeley firefighters was called out to help fight the Tubbs Fire early Monday morning. They thought it was a "large grass fire," but arrived in Santa Rosa to find hundreds of homes and businesses burned. This video was taken and...
  • Safari West owner had ‘a thousand souls’ to save from Tubbs fire

    10/11/2017 11:58:33 PM PDT · by Califreak · 16 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | 10/10/17 | Paul Payne
    Peter Lang had a heart-wrenching choice — save his house in the fire-ravaged hills above Santa Rosa or protect the more than 1,000 animals trapped at his wildlife preserve, Safari West. The 77-year-old owner of the 400-acre facility on Porter Creek Road didn’t give it much thought. As the flames approached, Lang ushered his wife, employees and 30 overnight guests off the hill, grabbed a garden hose and began dousing hot spots threatening his collection of primarily African species, including cheetahs, giraffes and rhinoceroses. When dawn broke, they were all alive but Lang’s home was destroyed. “I did not lose...
  • Multiple Fires Burn In Sonoma County, Napa County; Evacuations Ordered

    10/09/2017 7:07:09 AM PDT · by exDemMom · 68 replies
    Fridley Patch ^ | 10/9/17 | Maggie Avants
    SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Multiple wildfires were burning early Monday in Sonoma and Napa counties, threatening homes and businesses and prompting mass evacuations as well as school cancellations and power outages. A fire in Santa Rosa crossed Highway 101 at about 2 a.m. and ignited structures west of the freeway in the area of Kohl's Department Store on Hopper Avenue, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
  • Santa Rosa High School teacher’s post-election poem went viral

    12/26/2016 1:27:42 PM PST · by rey · 52 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 26 Dec 2016 | Chris Smith
    Snip In his 14 years at the school, Lyon has performed no reading remotely like the one that resonated throughout the historic campus two days after the presidential election in November. He said the response of many Latino students to the election of Donald Trump compelled him to write and broadcast the piece. The day after the election, “it felt like a funeral,” he said. “People were wearing black and crying. It felt like death.” Lyon had students coming up and asking, “Are they going to deport me now?” He felt the fear was pervasive. About half the student body...
  • Meet Ka Lani – Santa Rosa’s Guitar Hero

    02/07/2016 8:30:35 AM PST · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 6 Feb 2016 | Amy Schaus
    “Just because you live on the street doesn’t mean you don’t have value.” – Ka Lani If you walk into the Coddingtown Starbucks, don’t be surprised to see a man with headphones quietly strumming an electric guitar and jotting down chords in a notebook. Meet Ka Lani, a homeless musician and Santa Rosa Junior College student. With 35 years’ experience playing the guitar, he earns money as a street musician while studying to become a substance abuse counselor. He wasn’t always homeless. In the 1980s he played guitar for The Crypts, a Marin punk rock band who opened for Black...
  • Santa Rosa, Sonoma County to pay $350,000 in settlement over violent arrest

    07/24/2015 7:35:13 PM PDT · by rey · 17 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | July 24, 2015 | KEVIN MCCALLUM
    A Santa Rosa teenager who was injured during a violent struggle with seven law enforcement officers near Elsie Allen High School in 2011 has settled his federal lawsuit against the city and Sonoma County for $350,000. The agencies admitted no wrongdoing in the case, but faced risks in trying to convince a jury that the force they used to restrain 17-year-old Marlon Whitmore during a psychotic episode — including pepper spraying, Tasering, and striking him with batons — was justified. cut According to court documents filed by Whitmore’s legal team, the youth was ultimately Tasered 19 or 20 times, struck...
  • CHP: Santa Rosa girl, 15, found driving suspected drunken father

    07/13/2015 10:24:18 AM PDT · by rey · 27 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 13 July 2015 | JAMIE HANSEN
    A Santa Rosa man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of child endangerment and other charges after he allowed his 15-year-old daughter to drive his Dodge Ram while he sat by as a drunken passenger, the CHP said. An officer stopped the truck Sunday night around 7:30 p.m. after noticing it going about 20 mph in a 35 mph zone on Llano Road with expired registration, said Officer Jon Sloat in a news release. He stopped the truck after it pulled into a private driveway and found that a 15-year-old was driving along with passenger Grasifedo Chavez, 35. Chavez told the...
  • Access to disabled holds up debut of $4 million Santa Rosa fire station

    05/28/2015 8:31:23 PM PDT · by rey · 28 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 29 July 2015 | KEVIN MCCALLUM
    Santa Rosa’s use of its $4 million Fountaingrove fire station has been delayed by questions about whether the new building is sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. The 5,300-square-foot Newgate Court station was supposed to be ready for occupancy in April, but last minute inspections by city staff trained in the requirements of the Americans with Disability Act highlighted numerous potential violations. The discovery has perplexed many at City Hall, especially given that the city has spent about $6 million over the past 5 years improving the accessibility of existing buildings, parks and sidewalks under the watchful eye of the...
  • Santa Rosa city hall emails about Lopez shooting released

    09/24/2014 10:02:43 PM PDT · by Rabin
    But the documents also reveal additional details, some of which may help explain why city officials were so concerned with Combs' plans to go on live radio Oct. 25 to discuss the case. Lopez, 13, was shot and killed Oct. 22 by a sheriff's deputy who mistook his plastic BB gun for an AK-47 assault rifle, which it was designed to closely resemble. In the emails, Combs questions whether the Santa Rosa Police Department ought to even be investigating the shooting. "Is anyone there thinking about the appearance of our dept investigating the sheriff's dept at the same time as...
  • Andy vs Sheriff’s Deputy Gelhaus

    11/27/2013 11:14:48 PM PST · by Rabin · 53 replies
    Oct. 22, 2013 | Rab.
    On Oct. 22, Deputy Sheriff Erick Gelhaus, a marksman with 24 years in the (police) department, exited the car, took aim, shouted "drop the gun", (an AK-47 like, toy). As the boy turned (forensics document), seven penetrations in the center and right upper center & central lower quad. Three shots enter standing and falling, exiting the chest and face, Four enter prostrate with two exiting the top of the skull, one remaining in the lower abdomen and one exiting thru the left knee cap. Erick still feeling threatened hand cuffed riddled the 13-year-old, advised him of his 5th, then (cpr)...
  • Local law officials to keep mum on Andy Lopez case for now

    11/11/2013 6:15:42 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 11 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | November 7, 2013 | Sean Scully
    Sonoma County law enforcement officials promised a crowded community forum on Thursday that they will eventually answer the many questions surrounding the shooting death of Andy Lopez, but declined to discuss details of the case. “I can assure you that once the decision is made, it will be a very public decision and my hope is that everybody understands the reason for my decision,” said District Attorney Jill Ravitch ... “But until that time, there may be information you're not made aware of, and that's the nature of an investigation, so that the integrity can be protected,” she said. Assistant...
  • Cotati, Sebastopol adopt the use of officer body cameras (near Lopez shooting in Santa Rosa, CA)

    11/08/2013 1:41:23 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    The Press Democrat ^ | Nov. 6, 2013 | Randi Rossman
    If you are stopped by a police officer in Cotati, the event will likely be captured on a video camera worn on the officer's shirt. The city's 10 police officers now carry the pager-sized cameras, joining law enforcement agencies around the world that are rapidly adopting the devices to reduce complaints and record valuable information. Santa Rosa police officers are testing models, with about 15 cameras now on the street. The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office expects to start a pilot program next year with cameras on 11 patrol deputies and two jail officers. [. . .] Currently, deputies do not...