One of the most vexing disputes over district elections focuses on the level of risk facing Santa Rosa for being sued under the California Voting Rights Act for having ‘racially polarized voting.’
After more than three years with a temporary leader, Petaluma has hired a permanent police chief.
Sonoma on Monday became one of the few cities in the nation to enact regulations on chain establishments, including a ban on large-scale restaurant chains, such as McDonald’s, from opening on the city’s historic plaza.
Many residents of Santa Rosa’s West End neighborhood wish Bodean Co.’s asphalt plant was somewhere else. So the company’s plans to erect three, 82-foot-tall storage silos have neighbors fretting about air quality and urging the city not to allow a more intense industrial use so close to a residential area.