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December 23, 2012 | 3:00 pm

North Bay Flood Warnings

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From the National Weather Service, a flood warning and watch are in effect for Napa County until Monday afternoon and Sonoma County until 2 a.m. Monday, respectively. On the Napa River, minor flooding is predicted at St. Helena and Napa. Monitor conditions at the National Weather Service’s River Forecast site: Napa River – Napa Napa […]

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Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

December 2, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

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Update Sunday, Dec 23: Latest warnings and watches here.

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Amazon’s New Online Wine Shop: Industry Friend or Foe?

November 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

Amazon’s New Online Wine Shop: Industry Friend or Foe?

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The world’s largest e-commerce site began its third foray into the world of wine Thursday. Amazon.com says customers can now order online from a list of nearly a thousand wines from around the country. KQED News anchor Stephanie Martin spoke with reporter Cathy Bussewitz, who covers California’s wine country for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, […]

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November 1, 2012 | 5:35 pm

Santa Rosa Press Democrat Sold

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(AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.—Florida-based Halifax Media Group has agreed to sell the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and its affiliated publications to a recently formed local California company. Halifax announced the agreement Thursday. Halifax purchased the Press Democrat, The Petaluma Argus-Courier and North Bay Business Journal in January from the New York Times Company as part […]

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In Wild Game, Petaluma Goes Down at Little League World Series

August 26, 2012 | 3:40 pm

In Wild Game, Petaluma Goes Down at Little League World Series

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(AP) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Brock Myers’ hit a tie-breaking double, and Goodlettsville, Tenn., gave up a 10-run lead in the bottom of the sixth before scoring nine in the seventh in a 24-16 victory Saturday over Petaluma for a berth in the Little League World Series title game. Only California’s 10-run comeback to send […]

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Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

August 16, 2012 | 11:25 pm

Petaluma Little League Team Wins First World Series Game

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Update at 2:15 p.m: Petaluma wins! The final score is 6-4. The team goes on to its next game Sunday Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, against the winner of Game 4 which begins at 5 p.m. Thursday — either Kearney, Neb. or Goodlettsville, TN. The game will be televised by ABC and ESPN […]

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August 2, 2012 | 10:03 am

Advisory: Sonoma County Prisoners Escape

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Two inmates escaped from the North County Detention Facility in Sonoma County on Wednesday night, according to the sheriff’s office. Around 9:30 p.m., the two inmates made it past security fencing and fled, while a third suspect attempted to escape but was apprehended, sheriff’s officials said. The detention facility is located […]

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Annadel Deal Brings State Park Closure List to 42

June 13, 2012 | 9:03 am

Annadel Deal Brings State Park Closure List to 42

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The latest state park to drop off the closure list is Annadel, east of Santa Rosa. The Press Democrat reports Sonoma County supervisors have just approved a one-year deal with the state to take over the five thousand acre reserve. State parks officials are expected to approve the deal by the end of the month. […]

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Analysis: How Dangerous is It Being an ICE Agent?

May 4, 2012 | 3:42 pm

Analysis: How Dangerous is It Being an ICE Agent?

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Yesterday, three federal immigration agents were shot and wounded in Petaluma while taking part in one of multiple raids around the Bay Area. The sweep was related to a 2010 gang-related triple homicide in South San Francisco. The agents were part of a SWAT team, and they were executing what ICE called a “high-risk warrant.” […]

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March 21, 2012 | 10:35 am

Video of a Lot of Cars Doing Donut Spins at Infineon (On Purpose)

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Metaphor for contemporary living in an age of scarcity? Example of mankind’s ability to achieve? Complete waste of time? Watch the video and see if an opinion washes over you… Here’s the explanation of what you just saw from Infineon Raceway in Sonoma: More than 70 cars convened at Infineon Raceway on Tuesday to break […]

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