Community separator renewal, expansion heads to supervisors
Debate over exceptions for affordable housing
In 1996, Sonoma County voters happily approved setting aside 17,000 acres between cities to slow significant development and preserve green spaces between densely developed areas. With that law expiring at the end of this year, voters will be asked once again to approve the idea of communi more...
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A burglary occurred in the 11000 block of Maple Glen Road. When one of the residents returned home, it was observed that drawers were open, and that a number of items were missing, including jewelry and two revolvers. It is suspected that the perpetrator gained acccess to the house via the garage.
Deputies got a call close to 10:30 p.m. about a very loud party in a vacation rental in the 8000 block of Brown Ave.
A suspicious circumstances report was called in at 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Campagna Lane. A woman was coming home and saw a car parked near her property, and she was afraid that someone might be in the house. The woman was told to wait until a deputy arrived. A deputy came, and it turned out the parked car had been stolen. The deputy checked the house and the property grounds, but did not find anything suspicious.
A resident on Brown Ave. called to complain about loud music, yelling and screaming coming from a vaction rental. A deputy drove out and got the party quieted down.
Deputies got a call from the 600 block of Hoff Road from a resident who said a neighbor had gotten upset over work being done with an electric saw on the property of he caller. The neighbor had gone onto the property and unplugged the saw. Deputies contacted the neighbor who admitted to unplugging the saw and that he was fed up with loud power equipment being used on weekends.
Kenwood Vineyards gets an earful at community meeting
Years of accumulated frustration by Kenwood residents over what many see as the rising negative impacts of tourist-related developments and activities boiled over at a recent community meeting. Ostensibly a presentation and discussion of a use permit proposal for a new tasting room and an more...
Regional Centers will take over from SDC
A conversation with North Bay Regional Center Director Bob Hamilton
From the day they learned that Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) was to be shuttered, the parents and loved ones of those who live there have been anguished over what will happen to their charges. They have made it abundantly clear that they do not expect SDC residents to receive the same more...