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Forestville roundabout opposed

Some Forestville residents are opposed to a roundabout at Highway 116 and Mirabel Road because they fear it will rob the Russian River gateway of its small town charm.

Task force to weigh future of Sonoma Developmental Center

A task force starts meeting this month to weigh the future of California’s four state developmental centers, including the scandal-riddled facility one near Glen Ellen.

Need help? Santa Rosa rolls out web page, phone app

Santa Rosa is rolling out a web page and mobile phone application called MySantaRosa that make it easier for residents to point out a problem, get answers to common questions or simply make helpful suggestions to City Hall.

Petaluma Highway 101 bottleneck could get worse before getting better

The historically congested stretch of Highway 101 south of Petaluma is primed for work that eventually will widen the corridor and provide relief for what is known as the Novato Narrows bottleneck. But don’t get too excited, drivers.

Pot boosters see hope in ballot successes

North Coast marijuana advocates are buzzing about the historic elections in Colorado and Washington where voters legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.

County set to study cyclist protections

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today is expected to endorse studying a proposed ordinance that would make it easier for bicyclists and pedestrians to sue drivers who intentionally threaten and harass them.

Petaluma pushes for Highway 101 interchange

A planned project to rebuild a Highway 101 interchange in north Petaluma remains in limbo as the city and state dispute whether the city can pay its share with former redevelopment dollars.

Zane, Rabbitt join public forum on pensions

Sonoma County supervisors Shirlee Zane and David Rabbitt are set to take part in a public forum Thursday focused on the rising cost of pensions for government workers. The event has prompted some grumbling from opponents who say its timing appears to be politically motivated.

Campaign reports reveal geographic split in supes race

John Sawyer and Susan Gorin, the two Santa Rosa-based candidates who are seeking to replace retiring Sonoma County Supervisor Valerie Brown, have opened up sizeable fundraising leads on their opponents. New campaign finance reports filed Thursday reveal a geographic split between the candidates for the 1st District supervisorial seat.