Sonoma County California

An oak tree

Jack London tree won’t come down as scheduled

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — A centuries-old oak tree that provided shade and inspiration to writer and adventurer Jack London when he lived in Sonoma County will be allowed to stand for a little longer […]

12/26/2013

Sheriff says deputy who shot teen followed procedure

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials in Northern California say their preliminary review shows a deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy did not violate department procedure governing the use of deadly force. […]

12/11/2013

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Crews make progress on Sonoma County wildfire

THE GEYSERS, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress in containing a late-season wildfire burning in geothermal energy fields in Sonoma County. California fire officials say the McCabe Fire has consumed about 5.2 square miles, […]

11/24/2013

This combination of photos provided by the family via The Press Democrat and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department shows an undated photo of 13-year-old Andy Lopez and the replica assault rifle he was holding when he was shot and killed by two Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Family via The Press Democrat, Sonoma County Sheriff's Department)

Calif. sheriff’s deputy shoots, kills 13-year-old

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California community is anguished over the fatal shooting by a deputy of a popular, 13-year-old boy who had been carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault […]

10/24/2013

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Official: Shiny dog bowl sparks house fire

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple might be able to blame this one on the dog. Authorities say sun refracted off the dog’s shiny water bowl and ignited a fire at Terry […]

05/02/2013

An oak tree

Jack London’s tree to be felled this fall

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — A 50-foot tree that has provided shade for centuries on the ranch site in Sonoma County that once served as the home of writer and adventurer Jack London is set to be chopped down.

04/08/2013

Dramatic rescue off Northern Calif. saves 7

PT. REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say seven people rescued when their boat overturned off the Northern California coast are lucky to be alive. The water at the mouth of Tomales Bay was […]

11/05/2012

Calif. sees record number of new charter schools

LOS ANGELES (AP) – California’s charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday. The California Charter Schools Association said an unprecedented […]

10/24/2012

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