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Starks are betting on downtown restaurant in Santa Rosa

Mark and Terri Stark have often taken risks when choosing locations for their restaurants such as the popular Stark’s Steak & Seafood in Santa Rosa. From opening their first Sonoma County restaurant, Willi’s Wine Bar, in an out-of-the-way location on Old Redwood Highway in Santa Rosa to choosing the once-crumbling Railroad Square complex where Stark’s… Keep Reading

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Summer brings fewer fires but above-average temps in Sonoma County; officials stress vigilance ahead of peak fire season

National Weather Service meteorologist Sarah McCorkle said she believed summer was cooler than average this year in Sonoma County. She was surprised when she looked at the data. One high-temperature record was broken, another matched, and overall temperatures were slightly above-average, she said. Still, the summer was mostly uneventful, particularly considering wildfires. A lack of… Keep Reading

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Air quality advisory issued through Wednesday for Sonoma County, Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District Tuesday issued an air quality advisory and Sonoma County followed with a health advisory due to smoky air from wildfires burning in Northern California and Oregon. The air quality advisory is in effect through Wednesday. Dalton Behringer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said poor air quality… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa Avenue upgrades set to get underway south of downtown

Drivers along a prominent stretch of Santa Rosa Avenue south of downtown should expect to see reduced lanes of traffic and other temporary traffic impacts as work to overhaul the roadway begins in earnest in the next several weeks. Traffic lanes in both directions has been reduced to a single lane as construction crews conduct… Keep Reading

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Weekend Caltrans project closing Highway 12 in west Santa Rosa

Sections of Highway 12 will be closed this coming weekend in west Santa Rosa while Caltrans crews perform a concrete slab replacement project. Work is scheduled to take place between Fulton Road and Dutton Avenue between 8 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Monday, according to Caltrans. The highway will be fully closed from 8 p.m.… Keep Reading

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