Car Plows Into Petaluma House, Displacing 8 ResidentsA woman driving a Honda smashed into the garage of a house Wednesday morning in northeast Petaluma, displacing eight residents, a fire captain said.
Approaching Storm Brings Rain Prep In The North BayFire crews are welcoming this first rain of the season but for others, this means a mad dash to get work done before the precipitation starts.
PG&E: High Wind Event Could Prompt Power Shutoffs In North Bay This WeekPG&E said Sunday that an expected high wind event Wednesday could prompt a Public Safety Power Shutoff for some customers in the North Bay, Sierra foothills and North Valley, but conditions remain fluid.
Paradise Ridge Winery Rebounds After Devastating 2017 Wine Country FiresRebuilding after a wildfire is a long, expensive process. Just ask the owners of Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa--it was decimated by the North Bay fires two years ago.
Smoke Damage Challenges North Bay Residents Returning Home After Kincade FireMost North Bay residents who fled the Kincade Fire returned to houses untouched by the flames, but the smoke damage is impacting far more people.
North Bay Community Builds Its Own 'Micro-Grids' In Case Of PG&E Wildfire BlackoutThe firestorms in the North Bay have added a lot of insecurity to California’s power grid and that’s leading many to build their own tiny power systems to keep from being left in the dark.
North Bay College First In CA To Offer Degree In Hemp CultivationSanta Rosa Junior College will become the first community college in the state next year to develop a certificate and degree program in the cultivation of hemp, a strain of sativa cannabis.
Overnight Testing Begins Along SMART Train's New Larkspur ExtensionIt is a relatively short extension for SMART, but a pretty significant leap for regional transit--the North’s Bay’s commuter rail system is about to reach Larkspur, and neighbors will soon start hearing it.
Evacuation Order Due To Brush Fire In East Healdsburg LiftedThe city of Healdsburg has issued a mandatory evacuation order Tuesday due to a vegetation fire, according to officials.
Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At Wildfire PreventionGovernment and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.
SMART Train Board Looks To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit SystemAt a meeting last week, the SMART transit board revealed that if it doesn’t get a long-term extension of its sales tax hike, the agency will be broke in five years.
North Bay Officials Call For Dredging Of Petaluma RiverThe Petaluma River in the North Bay is in such bad shape that on Friday, local officials were doing their best to convince the feds to do something about it.
Marin Business Owners Concerned About PG&E Power ShutoffsPG&E has not shut off power in Marin in light of extreme weather yet, but many believe it is inevitable because parts of the county are considered high risk for wildfires.
Coming Monday: Flood Watch Issued for North Bay CountiesAnother wet winter storm is setting its sights on the Bay Area as the National Weather Service anticipates a wet start to the workweek, starting Monday afternoon.
CA Wildfire Burn Zones Prepare For Possible MudslidesSonoma County officials are warning residents about the possibility of mudslides in the areas burned by the 2017 wildfires. Likewise, Butte County officials prepared for mudslides and flooding in the Camp Fire zone.