Sonoma County News

Will California See More Laws and Regulations in Wake of Wildfires?

Last year's California wildfires destroyed thousands of homes and cost billions of dollars, but they also created numerous new laws and regulations in their wake as Legislators and insurance regulators looked for ways to further protect homeowners. With another series of ongoing, record-breaking fires driving losses into the billions , the state could be in store for more laws and regulations, according to Guy Kopperud, the industry solutions principal for CoreLogic, a data provider for the industry.

Through the smoke a " to Cobb Mountain artistsa show

MIDDLETOWN - People drove through the smoke to get to the 'Holiday in the Pines Art and Craft Faire' [aka Cobb Mountain Artists Show] that took place at the Twin Pines Casino event center this past weekend. Smoke didn't stop Sandy Ko from Sacramento who travels each year to the Cobb Mountain Artists Show.

Be prepared for earthquakes in Willits

First wildfires, now earthquakes. Did you know that, according to earthquake authorities, most Californians live within 30 miles of an active fault and there are currently more than 500 active faults in California? The City of Willits experienced an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 at 12:31 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. The epicenter was 6 kilometers east by northeast of the city's center and no damages or injuries were reported, but for a town covered in smoke from a nearby wildfire, many residents said they felt unnerved by the tremor.

Marin water district hires Santa Rosa water director as new general manager

The Marin Municipal Water District Board of Directors has selected Santa Rosa Director of Water and longtime Bay Area water and wastewater official Bennett Horenstein to become its new general manager. Horenstein said Monday that after consulting with his family and based on the district's and its staff's reputation in the Bay Area and California, the opportunity was too good to pass up.

Guy Fieri Helps Cook Dinner for Camp Fire Emergency Workers

The celebrity chef cooked a pulled pork dinner for the emergency workers at Butte College, where a staging area has been established. Guy Fieri is in this photo with Officer Joe Almeida up in Butte County #CampFire Guy is cooking pulled pork dinner for everyone this evening.

Celtic Thunder X Tour at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts

There is no resting on your laurels for Public Television phenomenon Celtic Thunder! The multi-platinum Irish group disembarked from its third Celtic Thunder Cruise in November and completed a US Symphony Tour in December, all the while preparing for the all-new CELTIC THUNDER X album release, March 2018. The release celebrates the group's 10th Anniversary, and the Celtic Thunder X tour of 75 cities across the US and Canada will begin in the fall of 2018, with a one-night-only stop in Santa Rosa on Saturday, November 10th! An album bundle is included with each ticket purchased! A Celtic Thunder CD is included with every order for this show.

Bicyclist killed in Santa Rosa crash was talented artist

Sidney Falbo was struck and killed by a dump truck while riding a bike in west Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Sidney Falbo was struck and killed by a dump truck while riding a bike in west Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.

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