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Sonoma County Welcomes Increase In Coronavirus Vaccine Supply

Santa Rosa, CA – April 6, 2021 – Sonoma County has received a significant increase in COVID vaccines from the state, including a shipment of Johnson & Johnson doses specifically for the County’s effort to distribute the vaccine equitably to the most vulnerable communities. The increase in supply is a direct result of an appeal that… Keep Reading

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SANTA ROSA, CA — The westbound state Highway 12 connector to northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa was closed Wednesday for emergency roadwork. California Highway Patrol reported at 10:13 a.m. that all lanes of the connector would remain blocked until 12:30 p.m. as Caltrans removed a tree and repaired pavement. Continue Reading on Patch Keep Reading

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Rush on California clams spurs temporary ban on pumps

SANTA ROSA — So many Californians have been using a simple new device to dig for clams during the coronavirus pandemic that the state has had to step in with emergency prohibitions on the practice, according to a newspaper report. The adoption of hand-operated hydraulic pumps that allow people to harvest the shellfish faster and… Keep Reading

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Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa fighting $55K fine for COVID-19 violations from state regulators

State regulators fined Kaiser Permanente $55,350 for safety violations at its Santa Rosa medical center, alleging Sonoma County’s largest health care provider failed to take adequate steps to prevent COVID-19 from spreading through its workforce. The fines, which are being challenged by Kaiser, emerged from a six-month investigation launched last year by the California Division… Keep Reading

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Small earthquake rattles Santa Rosa Monday night

A small earthquake rattled parts of Santa Rosa Monday evening. The magnitude 2.7 tremor struck at 8:22 p.m. at a depth of about 3.4 miles, according to the United States Geological Survey. Its epicenter was located on Santa Rosa’s Bicentennial Way near the Kaiser Permanente hospital, the geological website said. Within 20 minutes, 165 people… Keep Reading

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National Weather Service: North Bay mountains could see damaging winds

The National Weather Service on Sunday upgraded its wind advisory to a high wind warning for higher elevations, alerting residents across a vast swath of Central and Northern California to the potential for ferocious, damaging winds starting Monday afternoon. The warning, which takes effect at 4 p.m. Monday and applies to areas at elevations 1,000… Keep Reading

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California’s wine country residents facing fire fatigue

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California’s wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away Monday morning. It was their third hurried fire evacuation in as many years. In… Keep Reading

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California wildfires erupt from wine country to Los Angeles, damaging Santa Rosa and displacing thousands

Swiftly moving wildfires roared into parts of Santa Rosa, Calif., overnight and Monday morning, causing damage in the eastern parts of the community and sending tens of thousands fleeing during hasty nighttime evacuations. Additional evacuations were ordered throughout the day Monday. The fires have erupted during yet another in a series of heat waves that have shattered… Keep Reading

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