UPDATE: Bear Climbs Down From Tree Near Downtown San Anselmo Following Shelter-in-PlaceA bear that climbed up into an oak tree near downtown San Anselmo, drawing a response from police and wildlife officials for several hours Thursday evening, has climbed down on its own and was coaxed back into the woods below Mount Tamalpais.
Missing Landscaper Found Dead In San Rafael; Co-Worker ArrestedSan Rafael police arrested a landscaper Wednesday after his 42-year-old co-worker was found dead.
UPDATE: California Justice Department To Review Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo PoliceCalifornia Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday the state Department of Justice will investigate the fatal shooting last June of Sean Monterrosa by a Vallejo police officer.
College Admissions Scandal: Mill Valley Executive William McGlashan Sentenced To 3 Months PrisonA former Bay Area private equity executive who co-founded an investment fund with U2′s Bono was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme.
Petaluma Police Searching for Man Who Exposed Himself to 2 GirlsPolice said Thursday they are searching for a man who exposed himself two days before to two girls who were walking in the 1500 block of Joan Drive that morning.
Suspects Arrested For Bloody Vandalism Of Derek Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa HomeThree suspects have been arrested in connection with an early morning vandalism of the former Santa Rosa home of Barry Brodd, who testified as a defense witness in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, that left the residence smeared with animal blood and had a severed pig's head dumped on the front porch.
Recall Campaign Against Sonoma County DA Jill Ravitch Gets Enough Signatures To Qualify For Special ElectionA petition drive seeking the recall of Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch has obtained sufficient signatures to qualify for a special election later this year.
Marin School Board Votes To Rename Drake High After Beloved, Former Teacher Archie WilliamsSchool officials in Marin County voted unanimously to approve renaming Drake High School after former teacher, Olympic gold medalist and Tuskegee Airman Archie Williams, on Tuesday night.
Pedestrian Struck By Smart Train In Santa RosaA SMART train struck a pedestrian Tuesday evening in Santa Rosa and a bus bridge was put in operation to carry northbound passengers who were on the 5:01 p.m. train, the agency said.
California Drought: Recycled Water Investment Paying Off For North Marin Water DistrictThis is shaping up to be a long, dry summer and water managers across the state are looking for new sources to meet their demand.  But one small district in Marin County placed a bet on a drought-proof supply of water that may pay off big this year. 
Wildfire Season: Santa Rosa Declares Very Early Start For Fire SeasonThe Santa Rosa Fire Department plans to officially declare the start of the area’s wildfire season on May 17 -- significantly earlier than previous years.