Sonoma County

Andy Lopez (Family photo)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Who Shot And Killed Andy Lopez Returning To Full Duty

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputy at the center of a controversial officer-involved shooting last year in which a 13-year-old boy died will be returning to patrol.

08/15/2014

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Sonoma Valley Teen ‘Gunsmith’ Arrested On Weapons Charges

A 16-year-old Sonoma Valley boy who bragged about his gun manufacture and modification prowess was arrested last week on weapons charges.

08/13/2014

Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies.  (CBS)

Sonoma County SWAT Team Arrests Stabbing Suspect After Tense Standoff

A suspect involved in a stabbing who barricaded himself in his home was arrested Friday evening.

08/02/2014

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Driver Killed In Triple Fatal Highway 1 Crash Near Sea Ranch Had Alcohol In System

The driver of a vehicle involved in a crash that killed him and two other family members on state Highway 1 in the Sea Ranch area of Sonoma County last month had alcohol in his system, California Highway Patrol officials said Monday.

07/28/2014

Delia Garcia-Bratcher listens during a court hearing in Santa Rosa, May 22, 2014. (CBS)

No Filing Decision Yet In Santa Rosa Mom’s Alleged Assault Of Bully

A Santa Rosa woman will have to wait until late August to find out if she will be prosecuted for allegedly injuring a schoolboy she believes bullied her daughter at school.

07/17/2014

Delia Garcia-Bratcher listens during a court hearing in Santa Rosa, May 22, 2014. (CBS)

Santa Rosa Mom Accused Of Assaulting Daughter’s Alleged Bully Due In Court Thursday

California prosecutors are expected to disclose whether they are charging a mom accused of attacking a 12-year-old boy alleged to have bullied her daughter.

07/17/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies in Santa Rosa on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Protesters Call For Removal Of Sonoma D.A. After Decision To Not Charge Deputy In Andy Lopez’ Fatal Shooting

Dozens of protesters rallied at the Sonoma County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon to denounce District Attorney Jill Ravitch’s decision to not charge sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus with the murder of 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

07/08/2014

The deal will connect Pole Mountain to two adjacent preserves, Jenner Headlands (pictured) and Little Black Mountain. (Photo by Ryan DiGaudio/PRBO/Creative Commons)

Sonoma County’s Highest Peak Protected Under New $2.3 Million Deal

Pole Mountain, Sonoma County’s highest peak, will be protected and preserved for public use as part of a $2.3 million sale to the Sonoma Land Trust.

07/01/2014

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3 Teenagers Killed In Crash Along Winding, Coastal Highway 1 In Sonoma County

A third teen has died in a car crash early Sunday morning on state Highway 1 in the area of Sea Ranch in Sonoma County, a hospital spokeswoman said.

06/30/2014

13-year-old Andy Lopez was fatally shot by Sonoma County Sheriff's Deputies on October 22, 2013. (CBS)

Activists Call For Justice Dept. Investigation Of Sonoma Co. Law Enforcement’s Use Of Deadly Force

Civil rights activists and a group of surviving family members of police-related deaths are calling for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of Sonoma County for what they call “an epidemic of deadly force by police”.

06/24/2014

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