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District Attorney Jill Ravitch defends Andy Lopez inquiry amid pair of protests

Beating on drums, pans and blowing on plastic stadium horns, about 150 activists protesting the shooting death of Andy Lopez picketed a re-election event Tuesday evening for Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch.

Four county supervisors endorse Healdsburg’s Jim Wood in Assembly race

Healdsburg City Councilman Jim Wood has virtually cornered endorsements from local Democratic leaders in his bid for the Assembly seat representing the North Coast.

Supervisor Efren Carrillo told to stay away from Sonoma County Family Justice Center

Embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is no longer welcome at the county’s crisis center for victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and elder abuse.

Gun control advocates rally in Santa Rosa

Shirley Gillham was overcome with emotion Thursday as she read aloud the name of 5-year-old murder victim Max Walters to a group gathered at Old Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa.

Deputy prosecutor Victoria Shanahan to challenge D.A. Jill Ravitch

The Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office is once again a hotbed of political dissent. Deputy prosecutor Victoria Shanahan announced Wednesday night she will challenge her boss, District Attorney Jill Ravitch, in the June election.

D.A.’s felony conviction rate rebounds

Sonoma County’s felony-arrest conviction rate dropped during District Attorney Jill Ravitch’s first year in office but rebounded in the next 12 months, rising to the highest level in at least 10 years.

Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo to make first court appearance Thursday

Embattled Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo will appear in court Thursday to face potential charges stemming from his weekend arrest on suspicion of burglary and prowling outside a woman’s home.

Carrillo lawyer disputes evidence in middle-of-the-night arrest

A lawyer for Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo on Monday suggested the young politician was hoping to share beers with a neighbor around 3 a.m. shortly before his weekend arrest.

Efren Carrillo enters rehab for alcohol abuse

A day after his arrest on suspicion of burglary and prowling, Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo has been admitted into a treatment facility for help with what Carrillo and his friends have said is a recurrent drinking problem.

Ravitch kicks off re-election bid

Three years after voters chose her to be Sonoma County district attorney, Jill Ravitch launched her re-election campaign Thursday night, hosting a fundraiser attended by as many as 250 supporters that included elected officials and community leaders.

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