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Santa Rosa City Council approved the development of an affordable housing complex in Roseland. The plan would transform a vacant commercial plot into 175 apartments, stores, and library space. (photo courtesy PublicCEO)


PG&E Information Updates

PG&E is sending postcards to more than 240,000 customers encouraging them to update their mobile number, email and other key information so the company can contact them in advance if it becomes necessary to temporarily turn off power for safety this fire season. PG&E notifys customers directly, and through social media, local news, radio and the pge.com website. PG&E will have an open house at Finley Center tomorrow night. (photo courtesy PG&E)


Three Twins Ice Cream

Petaluma's Three Twins Ice Cream is moving their production to Wisconsin. The high cost of production forced the owners of Three Twins to move production to the midwest, but keep the home office in Petaluma. The last batch of ice cream in Petaluma will be produced on July 12th. (photo courtesy B4G-Mobile)


Fireworks

With the 4th of July coming up next week, the County of Sonoma Fire Prevention division is working to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated areas for the county. According the National Fire Protection Association, fireworks start an average of 18,500 fire each year, and around 13,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for fireworks related injuries. (photo courtesy The Desert Sun)


Wine Sales Growing

Good news for the wine business. Sales and shipments of California wines grew by nearly 4% last year in the US to 248 million cases. And, California wine leads with 61% of wine consumed last year by Americans. (photo courtesy Serius Facts)


Gold Gate Bridge Toll Increase

The fare to cross the Golden Gate bridge is going up next week. Starting next Monday, July 1st, cash price for cars goes from $8 to 8.35, and Fastrak from $7 to $7.35, and carpoolers will pay $5.35. The increase was approved to help reduce a $75 million budget shortfall. (photo courtesy The Mercury News)


Big Potato Tour

One giant potato has rolled into Santa Rosa. The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is hosting the visit of a 28 foot long, 4 ton Idaho potato. The Fiberglass replica is a celebration honoring the Burbank potato. Of course the tater team will be there, with potato themed games. (photo courtesy Big Idaho Potato)


SRPD Traffic Violations

Santa Rosa Police are watching out for traffic violations this week at Piner and Coffey. They're looking for violations of red lights, seatbelts, cell phone use, speed and lane marking. (photo courtesy Santa Rosa)


NASCAR driving

With NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, traffic around the area will be slow and difficult to get through. If you can, avoid Lakeville Hwy south of Hwy 116, and Hwy's 37 and 121 near Sonoma Raceway today and through the weekend. If you're going to the races, follow the signs and direction of Highway Patrol. (photo courtesy Sonoma Raceway)


Ugliest Dog Contest

Tonight at the Sonoma Marin Fair, the world turns to see the ugliest dog. The fair has a Pet Fest at 2PM, a pet show starting at 5:15, and then the pinnicle of pet shows, the World's ugliest Dog Contest at 6pm. Also at the Fair today, country music with David Lee Murphy, as well as food, animals, and exhibits. (photo courtesy mainichi)


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