Nathaniel Ridgway Schmidt, 20, of Cazadero, was sentenced Thursday in Sonoma County Superior Court to five years’ probation and one year in the Sonoma County North Detention Facility.
The California Department of Parks and Recreation was appealing the Sonoma County Board of Zoning Adjustment’s denial of its plan to install self-pay boxes at 14 beach parking lots from Salt Point to Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast.
Folks living outside Sebastapol have been getting sightings of an animal that isn’t normally seen much in these parts: a big brown bear.
Sebastian Miranda, 28, of Santa Rosa, was arrested in front of the Sonoma County Courthouse in Santa Rosa on Tuesday morning after he parked his van on Administration Drive, police Sgt. David Linscomb said.
An 88-year-old woman was found injured on Monday morning after she spent the weekend trapped inside an overturned vehicle down an embankment in Sonoma County, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fugitive and alleged serial car thief Dimitri Storm pleaded not guilty to nine charges in Oakland Monday in connection with attempted auto burglaries in Berkeley last week.
Sonoma County residents will soon have the option for greener electricity, but officials said the program wouldn’t completely replace PG&E.
State health officials are investigating a possible security breach involving 2,000 California birth records.
Firefighters have contained two vegetation fires in Napa County but are still battling one other blaze in that county and one in Sonoma County Thursday, a Cal Fire spokeswoman said.
Hundreds of firefighters were battling three large vegetation fires in Sonoma and Napa counties Wednesday afternoon.