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IRS: Supervisor candidate Pete Foppiano owes $1.5 million in taxes

Pete Foppiano.

Pete Foppiano, a candidate for Sonoma County’s 4th District supervisor seat, owes $1.5 million in federal income taxes, according to liens filed against him at the county Recorder’s Office.

Foppiano, a mortgage and real estate broker and former Healdsburg mayor, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service since 2010, the county records show.

In addition, the state and county filed tax liens against Foppiano. All 10 of those tax liens, which totaled $15,635, have been cleared, although some were paid off only two weeks ago, records show.

Foppiano, 60, adamantly disputes the amount the IRS claims he owes for the tax years 1999 through 2008. He said the liens are due to the federal agency’s ‘misinterpretation’ and ‘misunderstanding.’

Efren Carrillo to testify Thursday

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, right, watches the jury enter the courtroom during the second day of his criminal peeking trial at the Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (Conner Jay / The Press Democrat)

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is expected to testify in his own defense Thursday in a trial to determine whether he peeked into a Santa Rosa woman’s apartment while lurking outside before dawn in just his underwear and socks.

4th District supervisor candidates weigh ways to fix Sonoma County roads

Roads

The five candidates in the race for 4th District Sonoma County Supervisor agree the county’s road network is in bad shape. They differ slightly in their solutions for fixing the 1,370-miles of pavement that is consistently ranked as the worst in the Bay Area.

D.A. candidates tackle medical pot at Santa Rosa forum

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch (left) and Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan (right) during a debate sponsored by the Sonoma County Bar Association at the Fountain Grove Inn, Friday April 18, 2014 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sonoma County’s top prosecutor and the challenger seeking to unseat her signaled widespread support for medical marijuana at a candidates forum Wednesday. But the pair occasionally diverged on how to police a drug that is legal for medicinal use in California but also generates criminal activity, in part because it is banned elsewhere and at the federal level.

Accuser takes the stand at Efren Carrillo’s peeking trial (w/video)

A Santa Rosa woman began testimony Tuesday morning in the trial of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who is accused of lurking outside her bedroom window last summer in just his socks and underwear.

Police tapes: Carrillo calls attempt to contact neighbor ‘misperception’

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, right, appears in Sonoma County Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing with his lawyers Chris Andrian, left, and Jane Gaskell, in Santa Rosa on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Christopher Chung / PD0

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo blamed a ‘misperception’ for a predawn visit he made last summer to a woman neighbor’s home clad only in his socks and underwear.

Jill Ravitch, Victoria Shanahan spar at district attorney candidates forum

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch (left) and Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan (right) during a debate sponsored by the Sonoma County Bar Association at the Fountain Grove Inn, Friday April 18, 2014 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her challenger, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, sparred Friday afternoon in a spirited debate about leadership and accountability as protesters continued to press Ravitch to prosecute the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez.

Sonoma Clean Power opposes ‘opt-in’ bill

powerplant

Officials with Sonoma County’s startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.

Jury selection to start Monday in Efren Carrillo peeking trial

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, center, talks briefly with his parents, Margarita and Efren Carrillo, Sr., after being arraigned on a misdemeanor charge in Sonoma County Superior Court in Santa Rosa on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.  (CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / PD)

Jury selection will begin Monday in Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s misdemeanor peeking trial and witness testimony should start mid-week, a judge said Wednesday.

Sonoma County modifies homeless parking program

Sonoma County is tweaking a novel program, launched amid last winter’s freezing weather, that allows homeless people to spend the night in their cars at the county fairgrounds.