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.
Guerneville Flood Victims Urged To Dispose Of Debris, Hazardous Waste ProperlyAs Guerneville residents work to dig out and clean up from last week’s flood, officials are reminding people of the proper ways to dispose of debris. But for many, the advice is falling on deaf ears.
Guerneville Knee-Deep In Cleanup Effort After Russian River FloodingAs the residents of Guerneville work to clean up and dry out from the Russian River flooding, state and local agencies are arriving to offer what help they can.
Russian River Flooding Wreaks $155 Million in Damage Across Sonoma CountyDays of heavy rains and flooding along the Russian River have caused an estimated $155 million in damage across Sonoma County. Properties affected include 1,900 homes and 578 businesses, according to county estimates.
Evacuation Order Lifted In Area Affected By Russian River FloodingThe Sonoma County Sheriff announced Friday afternoon that the evacuation orders for the communities along the Russian River due to major flooding had been lifted.
Gov. Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Sonoma CountyGov. Gavin Newsom Thursday declared a state of emergency for Sonoma County following days of rain that led to flooding and mudslides along the Russian River.
Authorities Plan To Lift Russian River Evacuations Friday At NoonThe Sonoma County Sheriff's office announced Thursday evening that authorities would try to lift the evacuation order for residents of communities along the Russian River on Friday.
Residents Advised To Evacuate From Russian River AreaResidents living along low-lying areas around Russian River and its tributaries are being asked by Sonoma County sheriff's officials to evacuate Thursday if they live below 36 feet sea level, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Manhunt For Suspect In Domestic Violence KidnappingSonoma County deputies have found Gilberto Valentin-Lopez, a domestic violence kidnapping suspect from the Guerneville area.