LNU Lightning Complex: Walbridge Fire Grows To 1,500 Acres; 10,000 Evacuate Near Russian RiverA lightning-sparked wildfire grew to 1,500 acres early Wednesday as a wall of flames advanced into the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, Sonoma County authorities said.
Man Dies After Sonoma County Deputies Tase Him During Arrest SaturdayA man who was tased during a fight with Sonoma County deputies Saturday morning died after being handcuffed, authorities said.
Guerneville Residents Wary as Tourist Influx Tests Social-Distancing DemandsFor business owners in downtown Guerneville, this weekend should be the kickoff to the summer tourist season. This year, that's something a lot of locals are not interested in.
Sonoma Sheriff: Landlines Not Working In West CountyThe Sonoma County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday morning said telephone landlines are not working between Guerneville and Timber Cove.
Sheriff's Helicopter Rescues Fremont Family From Russian River After Inner Tubes Get Stuck On BushesA Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter rescued a Fremont family when their inner tubes got stuck on bushes in the middle of the Russian River Tuesday.
Hate Crime Threat Against Gay Barista Gets Guerneville Man 9 Months JailA Guerneville man was sentenced Wednesday to nine months in jail and three years' probation for making a criminal threat against a gay Starbucks barista at a Safeway store in Guerneville last year.
Illegal Dumping Plagues Russian River Residents Still Cleaning Up After FloodingAs if they didn't have enough to contend with, neighbors who are still cleaning up from the recent flooding at Russian River, now have to deal with illegal dumping by outsiders.
Free Curbside Collection of Flood Debris Starts Monday in Russian River CommunitiesCurbside debris collection will begin Monday for Russian River communities affected by recent storms and flooding, Sonoma County officials said.
Sonoma County Officials Approve $2.5 Million For Flood Debris RemovalThe Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Thursday unanimously approved $2.5 million that will be used to remove toxic debris from flood-damaged areas.
Flood-Damaged Property Owners In Sonoma Co. May Get Property Tax ReliefThe Sonoma County Assessor’s Office is advising owners of business property, structures and land that sustained more than $10,000 damage in last week’s storm and flooding to file a Calamity Damage Reassessment Form.
Sonoma County Declares Household Hazmat Emergency In Wake Of FloodingThe Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a household hazardous waste warning on Tuesday in the aftermath of last week’s storm and subsequent widespread flooding.