U.S. Postal, at your service
Last month, Kenwood School Kindergarteners (L to R) David Bovitz, Lucas Bellach, Sofia D’Orazi, and Emerson Norbutas practiced mailing postcards at the Kenwood Post Office with the help of postman Angelo Parisi, behind the counter. David’s mom, Tabatha diMonda, chaperones them. Photo by Ja more...
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A kitchen employee at the Kenwood Restaurant reported that his personal set of prepping knives were missing. He said he placed the knives in a locked locker overnight, and when he returned the lock was gone as was the bag of knives. There were other items of value in the locker that were not taken. Estimated loss: $1,000.
Deputies got a call at 12:30 a.m. regarding a suspicious silver Mercedes parked in the area of Lawndale and Warm Springs Roads. The caller said the windows were fogged up and he couldn't tell if anyone was inside the vehicle. A deputy drove out and found the car, but no one was inside.
A resident of the 5000 block of Warm Springs Road called to report an ID theft. The victim received a bill from a bail bonds service saying that $4000 was owed, and that they had his driver's license ID. The victim said he did not know the bail bond subject, and that was not his ID. The victim said he had been the subject of ID theft once before, in 2014. The matter was referred to the Sheriff's fraud division.
A resident of the 900 block of Madrone Ave. said she was a victim of fraud. She had applied to be a "Mystery Shopper" and received an $1800 check. She was told to deposit the check and then send a portion of the money to someone else. It turned out that the $1800 check was fraudulent.
Deputies got a report from Nelligan Road of a man possibly screaming for help, yelling "Hey, hey, hey" for a good 30 minutes. A deputy drove out to the area and found a man that was calling cattle.
Wine event, concentration ordinance looming
Possible regulatory responses to growing public concern over the proliferation and timing of winery events and tasting rooms were presented to a second public workshop held before the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC), although to an unexpectedly low number of attendees. J more...
Supervisors adopt “watered down” vacation rental rules
Frustrated Gorin sole dissenting vote on five-person board
Despite pleas from Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin that residential areas in her Sonoma Valley district were “under siege” from the rapid proliferation of vacation rentals, a majority of the Board decided against a countywide ban on new rentals in neighborhoods zoned for residential u more...