PG&E Reports Malfunction At Transmission Tower Near Origin Of Kincade FirePacific Gas and Electric has alerted state regulators Thursday that a high voltage transmission power line malfunctioned in the area and around the time the Kincade Fire began in Sonoma County.
'They Have A Fight On Their Hands'; Raging Kincade Wildfire Forces Hundreds To Evacuate, Grows To 10,000 AcresA fast-moving wildfire burning in rural Sonoma County, intensified by 70 mph winds, grew to 10,000 acres early Thursday, forcing hundreds from their homes near Geyserville, Cal Fire said.
Sonoma County Airport Expected To Expand Service To Major HubsNorth Bay residents will soon have more travel options that won't involve heading down to the major airports in San Francisco or Oakland.
Santa Rosa Fugitive Arrested In 2002 Rape, Kidnapping Of Teenage GirlThe Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Santa Rosa man on suspicion of raping and kidnapping a 16-year-old girl in 2002.
Crews Struggle With Terrain During Power Restoration In North BayFor anyone in the North Bay waiting for their power to be restored Friday, there were about 6,000 people trying to make it happen.
Sonoma, Alameda, Santa Clara Counties Activate Emergency Centers Ahead Of Power ShutoffSonoma County and the city of Santa Rosa have declared proclamations of local emergency and activated their Emergency Operation Centers in anticipation of PG&E's plan to shut off electric power to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during dangerous wind conditions Wednesday and Thursday.
Warm Fall Weather Sparks Tarantula Mating Season Across Bay AreaAll across the Bay Area this weekend, the warm fall weather will bring out many thousands of male tarantula spiders looking for females partners.
Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted After Fire Crews Contain Brushfire Near SchellvilleMandatory and advisory evacuations previously in effect in rural Sonoma County near Schellville have now been lifted, as firefighters have contained a seven-acre fire that apparently started in a ditch and then spread to winery complex outbuildings.
Trio Convicted In Sonoma Love Triangle Killing Get Lengthy Prison TermsThree Lake County residents were sentenced Thursday to lengthy prison terms for a love triangle killing in 2017, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said.
Power Fully Restored To Sonoma, Napa Counties After PG&E ShutoffSonoma County officials said electric power was fully restored in the county as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, ending PG&E's planned public safety power shutoff that began 12 hours earlier.
PG&E To Shut Off Power To Nearly 50K Customers In Sierra Foothills, North BayPG&E will shut off power to approximately 48,200 customers in seven counties in the North Bay and the Sierra Foothills early Wednesday morning due to dangerous fire conditions, officials said.
PG&E Considering Blackout That Could Affect 124K Northern California CustomersPG&E said Sunday that it's considering shutting off power to nine Northern California counties due to high fire danger, meaning 124,000 customers could lose power by Monday evening.
Wine Country Growers Grapple With Grape GlutA massive harvest for grape growers in the North Bay means vintners have too many grapes and don't know what to do with the inventory.
Trial For Tubbs Fire Victims' Claims Against PG&E Set For JanuaryA San Francisco Superior Court judge on Monday set a Jan. 7 date for a trial on claims against PG&E by a small group of elderly and ill Sonoma County residents who were harmed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire.
Large Turnout At 'Sonoma Ready Day' As Residents Seek To Prepare For Fire SeasonTwo years after the devastating Wine Country fires broke out, organizers of Sunday’s “Sonoma Ready Day” were hoping to share some of the lessons learned with the public about being prepared for emergencies.