A month after the Graton Resort & Casino opened to applause and trepidation and uncertainty, early reports likely provide fodder for both critics and supporters of the 3,000-slot-machine casino on Rohnert Park’s flank.
A lifeline that helped many people who lost their jobs during the recession stay afloat could be cut at the end of the month.
Environmentalists are hailing a court ruling this week that deals a significant setback to a hotly disputed vineyard project in northwestern Sonoma County.
Healdsburg may become the first city in California to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 years old.
Santa Rosa Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom, who until recently was a candidate for state Senate, now is weighing a bid for the 10th District Assembly seat held by Marc Levine.
The son of Rohnert Park’s first mayor and longest serving city manager will take the City Council’s helm next year.
Santa Rosa’s top finance official is leaving to accept a similar post in Daly City, the city’s third high-profile departure announced in recent weeks.
James Gore, a Sonoma County native whose family is in the wine industry and who returned to the area this year after leaving a senior post in the Obama administration, is jumping into the open race for the north county supervisor’s seat.
The owner of the empty lot where 13-year-old Andy Lopez died more than six weeks ago is in talks with people who want to turn it into a memorial park for the slain boy.