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Sonoma County airport expansion holdout says county ‘stealing’ family land

For almost 30 years, Barbara ‘Penny’ Napoli has lived on 6 acres near the Sonoma County airport, where she’s tended Arabian horses, raised swans and geese and enjoyed a country lifestyle, despite the noisy airplanes landing and taking off.

County set to award $23 million contract for airport expansion

A Berkeley-based firm that led the Highway 101 widening work from Santa Rosa to Windsor is set to be awarded a $22.7 million contract to extend runways and make other upgrades at the Sonoma County airport.

O.C. Jones and Sons was the overall low bidder among six companies competing for the long-planned work at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport. The Board of Supervisors is set to approve a contract with the firm Tuesday.

Sonoma County airport expansion nears start

A long-awaited plan to lengthen the runways at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, potentially delivering more flights and an economic boost to the region, is close to winning approval and construction should start this summer, officials said.

‘Sequester’ could close Sonoma County airport control tower

The air traffic control tower at Sonoma County’s regional airport may be shut down if the nation’s elected leaders can’t reach a budget deal by Friday, a scenario some fear could limit commercial passenger flights in and out of Santa Rosa or halt them entirely.

50-acre airport solar array planned

What would be the largest solar energy project in Sonoma County, generating enough electricity for 10,000 homes, is being planned for vacant land at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport.

Sonoma County airport runway plans delayed

The lengthening of runways at the Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport has been delayed at least nine months by federal environmental requirements. The $53.8 million project is the first part of a long-term plan to expand the airport and to offer greater air travel connections.

$84 million Sonoma County airport expansion OK’d

Sonoma County’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously endorsed an $84 million project to expand Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport to enable more daily commercial flights.