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The Aftermath of the Sonoma Wildfires

<i>In this occasional series, OZY takes to streets and neighborhoods across the globe to ask a simple question: “How was your day?”</i><p>When the Northern …

Culture

North Bay congressmen outraged that Trump hasn’t funded fire relief

Stunned that a White House request for $44 billion in disaster relief funds didn’t include a penny for fire victims in Northern California, two North Bay congressmen delivered a strong rebuke to President Trump on Saturday.<p>“These are Americans in a time of need, and the administration is supposed …

FEMA

Danger endures in Wine Country as fight shifts from fires to mudslides

When last month’s deadly wildfires chased Jonathan Umholtz and his family from their Sonoma County home for 16 days, the disruption seemed endless. It turns out, that was just the beginning.<p>Umholtz, his wife and two kids were told a week after they returned home that they needed to leave again, …

Sonoma

Former Sharks Announce Formal of the Sharks Alumni Foundation

The Sharks Alumni Foundation has announced their inaugural fundraising event, which will be the Bay Area Fire Relief charity hockey game on Dec. 8 at …

North Bay

101-year-old killed in California blazes told wife to flee

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A 101-year-old man who told his wife to flee deadly wildfires in Northern California without him last month is the latest victim to be identified by authorities.<p>The Press Democrat newspaper of Santa Rosa reported that coroner's officials on Thursday identified the man as …

Sonoma

Becoming Independent Talent Show In Petaluma

<b>(1 of )</b> Alicia H's gymnastics dance routine was performed to Michael Jacksons "Bad." 28 acts, including singers, comics, dancers, musicians, …

Sonoma

PG&E Plans To Cut 25,000 Fire-Damaged Trees

SANTA ROSA (AP) – Pacific Gas and Electric Co. plans to cut down up to 25,000 fire-damaged trees in an effort to protect power lines in 13 counties …

Sonoma

North Bay fires: Three more victims identified

SANTA ROSE — The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified three more victims of the deadly wildfires that ripped through the North Bay …

Sonoma County

Getting into the Thanksgiving spirit

Damien Thornton center, joins sixth grade students from Kati Hooper's class as they help load donated food items Nov. 16, 2017, at Lakeshore Middle School in Stevensville, Mich. Students collected food items during this year's Y-Country "Stuff a Truck" food campaign drive for the Southwest Michigan …

News (U.S.)

‘Atmospheric river’ delivers robust rainfall across Bay Area

The first “atmospheric river” storm to hit the Bay Area this rainy season did not disappoint, delivering robust rainfall totals which allowed many …

Drought

Scott Walker Really Should Have Read the Fine Print

Foxconn makes the rules now.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To This Post)</i><p><i>Being our semi-regular weekly survey of what’s goin’ down in the several states, where, as we know, the real work of governmentin’ gets done, and where yonder stands the orphan with his gun.</i><p>We begin our tour this week in the …

John Kasich

Wine Country requested hundreds of engines in firestorm’s first hours. Less than half came.

Image 1of/4<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In the early hours of the most destructive firestorm in California history, officials in Napa and Sonoma counties knew their …

Sonoma County

Check out the big-name headliners for Country Summer Music Festival

Superstar country music acts Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Toby Keith are the headliners for the 2018 Country Summer Music Festival in …

Toby Keith

After Devastating Fires, Sonic Helps North Bay Rebuild [Sponsored]

<i>When the fires struck Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas late Sunday night, October 8th, the community was hard hit by a disaster that would take</i> …

San Francisco

Storm Batters Bay Area; Creates Havoc On Morning Commute

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A slow moving storm front rolled through Northern California early Thursday, dumping as much as two inches of rain in the …

Weather

Storm drain costs to hit Petaluma

<b>(1 of )</b> Petaluma, CA. Friday, November 10, 2017._The city of Petaluma is considering a new storm water fee. (CRISSY PASCUAL/ARGUS-COURIER STAFF)<p><b>(2 of</b> …

Sonoma

Slow-Moving Storm Pelts Bay Area With Rain

Heavy rain soaked the North Bay late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning and pushed south into the greater Bay Area in time for the morning …

Weather

Dentist kills himself in ruins of home burned in wine country fires

Authorities say a 70-year-old man apparently shot and killed himself amid the remains of his home that burned in last month’s Northern California firestorms.<p>The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported Monday that Greg Mlynarczyk was a well-known dentist in Santa Rosa.<p>Sonoma County sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer …

San Francisco

Bay Area forecast: Brunt of first atmospheric river to hit overnight

The expected arrival Wednesday of the first “atmospheric river” storm of the season is expected to pound the Bay Area with rain and wind overnight, …

Weather

‘Top Chef’ Alum and Washington Nationals Slugger Join Forces for Charity

Spike Mendelsohn and Ryan Zimmerman have teamed up<p>Washington Nationals star Ryan Zimmerman told <i>Eater</i> Wednesday, November 15, that he’s “laying low” this off season. But the home-run hitter’s got a lot on his plate these days, including serving as a guest judge Thursday, November 16, at annual …

Restaurants

Essential California: Rampage in a Northern California town

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s <b>Wednesday, Nov. 15,</b> and here’s what’s happening across California:<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>Shooting rampage in Northern California</b><p>A gunman killed four people and wounded at least 10, including two children, in a shooting rampage in Tehama …

California

Pizarro: South Bay wine lovers donate to support fire victims

With property that was threatened but not damaged in the Wine Country fires, <b>Bert George</b> felt incredibly fortunate and, at the same time, devastated …

Sonoma County

3 Top-Notch Road Trips You Can Do Now in Sonoma County

Although Sonoma County is still recovering from wildfires, don’t be discouraged from visiting. There are plenty of tasting rooms, eateries, and the …

Wine

San Francisco utility sued for rash of deadly wildfires

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. was blamed in three lawsuits filed Tuesday for negligence in the wildfires that killed more than 40 people and destroyed over 8,000 homes in Northern California last month.<p>The lawsuits allege the San Francisco-based utility and its parent PG&E …

Business

5 California Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:<p>1. WILDFIRES<p>State's tourism …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Undocumented Communities Devastated By Calif. Wildfires Are Now Being Left Out of Federal Relief

Deprived of these services as a result of their citizenship status, undocumented immigrants are rendered vulnerable to extreme, protracted …

Liberal View

After surviving Hurricane Harvey, this woman distributes mezuzahs to those who need them

A damaged home seen after Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas, Aug. 26, 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)<p>(JTA) — As Hurricane Harvey swept over …

Jewish Culture

‘Truly a miracle’: Cat missing for 10 years who survived Santa Rosa fire is finally back home

Pilot the cat is back in the loving arms of his family, 10 years after he went missing in Santa Rosa and after he survived the Tubbs Fire.<p>Last …

Sonoma

Bookselling After the Fires: Napa Needs You

There is smoke in the air. I can smell it from bed, where I lay reading next to my snoring boyfriend. At first, it doesn’t bother me. It’s almost …

Sonoma

Report: Giants checked in on highly sought-after Morrow

Brandon Morrow had to wait until January to sign a contract ahead of the 2017 season, and it was of the minor-league variety. This time around, it …

Sports