Sonoma County

Leaves of a mature marijuana plant. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Marijuana Grower Must Pay Santa Rosa Landlord Almost $13,000 In Back Rent

A 23-year-old man was ordered to pay $12,614 in restitution to his former Santa Rosa landlord on Monday for lost rent after police uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation there, according to the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office.

03/17/2015

Lexus lands in Santa Rosa health club swimming pool, March 13th, 2015

Car Flies Into Crowded Santa Rosa Swimming Pool, Triathlete Rescues Driver

A driver whose brakes apparently failed crashed through a fence, hit a ladder, and then finally drove her car into a crowded swimming pool before being pulled to safety by a triathlete.

03/13/2015

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Judge Orders Man Who Trashed Rental Home With Illegal Marijuana Grow To Pay Landlord $102K

Damage to the home included black mold in the walls, large electrical panels mounted in the bedrooms and boards nailed on the ceiling to hang marijuana.

03/11/2015

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo. (County of Sonoma)

Former Neighbor Suing Sonoma County Supervisor For $2.5M Following Alleged Peeping Incident

A woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo claiming he intended to sexually assault her when he showed up at her house in his socks and underwear in 2013.

03/10/2015

(L-R) Victor Silva, Stephanie Hill (La Paz County, AZ Sheriff's Office/Clearwater, FL Police Dept.)

Suspected Killer Of Elderly Sonoma County Woman Faces New Murder Charge Over Death Of 2nd Suspect

The main suspect in the murder of an 84-year old woman in Sonoma County now faces a new charge of murder in Arizona, KPIX 5 has learned.

03/03/2015

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Sonoma City Council Votes Down Proposal To Add Fluoride To Drinking Water Supply

Sonoma’s city council is opposing a proposal to add fluoride to the city’s drinking water, after hearing concerns from residents.

03/03/2015

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Family Of Sonoma County Man Who Killed Himself During Police Standoff File Suit

Family members of a Sonoma County man have filed suit over what they say was an unnecessary military-style escalation during a standoff with Sherriffs deputies.

02/27/2015

Two llamas were on the loose on the streets of Sun City, Arizona on February 26, 2015. (CBS)

500 Llamas Live In Bay Area Counties, USDA Data Shows

Census data shows the United States has a llama population of more than 76,000, with more than 500 living in the Bay Area’s nine counties.

02/27/2015

Authorities raided this property on Stony Point Road in Santa Rosa on February 19, 2015, after a woman said she was sexually assaulted and held captive for three weeks. (CBS)

3 Arrested In Connection With Rape, Holding Woman As Sex Slave For Months In Santa Rosa Home

Authorities in Sonoma County have arrested three people accused of holding a woman hostage and sexually assaulting her inside a home for several weeks.

02/25/2015

(Santa Rosa PD)

14-Year-Old Santa Rosa Girl Found Safe

Santa Rosa police said Thursday that a missing 14-year-old female runaway who went missing has been found.

02/19/2015

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