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

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.

Sonoma Clean Power opposes ‘opt-in’ bill

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

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.

Supervisors give Buddhist printer, retreat OK to expand

A Buddhist retreat on the Sonoma Coast will be allowed to expand its bitterly contested printing operation after the Board of Supervisors, following a 6 1/2-hour hearing in a packed chamber, denied an appeal challenging its use permit.

Supervisors reject pot dispensary south of Santa Rosa

Sonoma County supervisors rejected a proposed medical marijuana dispensary south of Santa Rosa on Tuesday, saying it was too close to a residential area and two school bus stops.

Talks in Efren Carrillo peeking case continue without settlement

Prosecutors and a lawyer for Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo met in private talks again Wednesday but were unable to reach agreement on terms of a settlement in his peeking case. The continued impasse over Carrillo’s misdemeanor charge comes as his scheduled April 18 trial looms less than a month away. But despite courtroom discussions about evidence and witness lists, the second-term supervisor is not expected to take his case before a jury.

Officials hope to learn from history on Roseland annexation

The committee exploring how Santa Rosa can annex the 600-acre Roseland neighborhood in the southwest part of the city is hoping to sidestep the pitfalls that doomed a similar effort six years ago.

Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s trial date pushed back to April

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s trial on misdemeanor peeking charges was pushed back by more than a month Friday after the two sides were unable to meet with the judge to discuss a settlement.

Plea negotiations continue in Efren Carrillo’s peeking case

Plea bargaining continued Friday in Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s misdemeanor peeking case but a pretrial settlement remains at least a week away.

Santa Rosa City Council, Efren Carrillo debate Roseland annexation costs

The studies detailing how much the annexation of Roseland will cost haven’t even started yet, but the jockeying over how to divvy up what is sure to be a multimillion-dollar price tag is already well underway.

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