Construction of a new $174 million courthouse in Santa Rosa received a huge boost Friday from state court officials, who also blessed plans for new facilities in Lake and Mendocino counties.
Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, has pledged to pay for the materials used to restore the fire-damaged memorial to Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old Santa Rosa boy fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in October.
Several Sonoma County politicians who rely on labor union support are coming out early against a proposed statewide ballot measure that could dramatically overhaul public employee pensions.
Environmentalists are hailing a court ruling this week that deals a significant setback to a hotly disputed vineyard project in northwestern Sonoma County.
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.
One year after the retirement of Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Mark Tansil, Gov. Jerry Brown still has not appointed a successor, leaving court officials wondering if a replacement will be named before the deadline for the next election.
Facing a big jump in the cost of her health insurance, Ellyn Moscowitz of Jenner said she was heartened by President Barack Obama’s decision Thursday, to allow some people to keep their health plans for one more year, but she worried about how it will play out.
A leaked poll that appears to show Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire with a commanding lead in the race for the North Coast’s state Senate seat was criticized Tuesday by other candidates as deliberately misleading.
Santa Rosa plans to sue the state to recover some of the millions of dollars it lost when its redevelopment agency was dissolved.
Santa Rosa City Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom confirmed Wednesday that she is dropping out of the race for state Senate.