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Longtime Montgomery High football coach Jason Franci dies at 75  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Jason Franci, the longtime Montgomery High School football coach for whom the Vikings' stadium is named, died Monday afternoon at Santa Rosa Memorial ...

Two teenage girls arrested after Friday stabbing at Montgomery High School football game  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Two teenage girls were arrested after what police called a fight that escalated to a stabbing Friday night during a football game at Montgomery High School.

More freshmen are failing math in the Santa Rosa school district  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Less than a year after Santa Rosa school board trustees approved a college-preparatory course requirement for high school students to graduate, the district ...

Two suspected gang members arrested at Montgomery High in Santa Rosa  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa officers arrested two young men with suspected gang ties — one of them in possession of a loaded gun and packaged cocaine — early Thursday ...

Montgomery High grad struck, killed crossing I-80  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man nearing graduation from UC Davis with an engineering degree was killed over the weekend when he was struck by a car on ...

Girl Stabbed in Brawl at High School Football Game in Santa Rosa  CBS San Francisco

SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) — A girl was stabbed Friday night when a fight broke out during a Montgomery High School football game, police said. Montgomery ...

Sonoma Stories: The Class of 1968 saw Santa Rosa change hugely long before last October  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

At their 50-year reunion over the weekend, Montgomery High alums spoke of what the October fires did to Santa Rosa, and how it's recovering.

Santa Rosa school board to consider salary increases for superintendent, other district officials  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Some teachers and school staff members are voicing anger and disbelief at a proposal to raise the Santa Rosa City Schools superintendent's salary by nearly ...

Montgomery Village shows heat up summer  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Locals and tourists will have all summer long to enjoy free live music, local wines and IPAs, and festival-style dining provided by Gus' Cafe & Grill at Santa ...

Padecky: Franci's passionate presence will be missed  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The late coach's players knew that behind his fiery bombast, all that emotion was for them. They responded in a most unique way.

Montgomery High school football coaching staff takes shape  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Montgomery High School's new football coach means business. Tony Keefer, a celebrated quarterback at Cardinal Newman High School and two-time ...

Benefield: Montgomery boys win early NBL basketball showdown  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

I don't know what the price of admission for the Montgomery versus Cardinal Newman boys basketball game was Tuesday night, but it wasn't high enough.

Santa Rosa businessman Greg Soiland, founder of Soiland Heavy Equipment Repair, dies in off-road accident in Mexico  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Greg Soiland, the founder of Soiland Heavy Equipment Repair, was driving an all-terrain vehicle near Ensenada Friday with one of his sons in the seat beside ...

Sonoma County celebrity high school grads, now and then  Petaluma Argus Courier

A-list actors, Major League ball-players and Billboard topping musicians; a great deal of talent has passed through the halls of Sonoma County high schools .

Dawn Marie Teresa Grose | Obituaries  Longview Daily News

July 7, 1968—April 6, 2019. Dawn Marie Grose was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA. Upon graduation from Montgomery High School, she went on to work in ...

Rancho Cotate Girls Hold Off Newark Memorial In NCS Playoff  Rohnert Park, CA Patch

Rancho Cotate Girls Hold Off Newark Memorial - Rohnert Park-Cotati, CA - With Tuesday's victory in the bag, the varsity Lady Cougar basketball team in a ...

Viral video captures special moment between Santa Rosa officer, student  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The video, featuring a singing school resource officer, was featured on ABC World News Tonight over the weekend.

Picture perfect career for Montgomery High School Grad  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Montgomery High School grad Brittany O'Brien started her photography career taking pictures for the yearbook, but now makes a living capturing the onstage ...

Acclaimed Santa Rosa Police Officer Gary Kinser dies at age 73.  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In 1985, Gary Kinser was lauded as the finest police officer in California and second best in the nation.

Longtime Santa Rosa police officer Ralph Fravel dies at 77  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fravel had just been laid off as a rodeo clown when a chance meeting with Santa Rosa's police chief led the former U.S. Marine to a 30-year career in law ...

New program provides all Santa Rosa 6th-graders with instruments  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In a push for more equity and inclusivity, a new music program gives every sixth-grader in the Santa Rosa school district an instrument.

Santa Rosa contractor lauded for help he's given to fire survivors  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mike Behler has walked dozens of families through code upgrades, helped them parse lengthy contracts with builders and corresponded with insurance ...

Jack Wolf, Santa Rosa public relations leader, dies at 61  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Jack Wolf, a Montgomery High grad, handled public relations projects for government agencies and businesses across the North Bay.

New leaders at Cali Calmécac | News  Sonoma West

Principal and assistant principal share passion for language.

Padecky: Montgomery's Jason Franci far from forgotten  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Jason Franci didn't ask for any of it, as he settled into the first row of the Montgomery stands. He wanted to slip in, unnoticed, "incognito" was the way he put it.

Crab Feeds 2019: Sonoma Valley & North Bay  Sonoma Valley, CA Patch

NORTH BAY, CA – The 2019 crab-feed season is in full swing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and we bring you the best from neighboring cities ...

10 Sonoma County high school seniors honored for community service  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Ten high school seniors from eight Sonoma County high schools were honored Wednesday for their leadership and civic contributions at the 29th annual ...

Santa Rosa set to accept applications for new pot dispensaries  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The city's earlier wave of applicants could lead to 23 cannabis shops opening in Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa man, girlfriend arrested in gang-related fights  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A Santa Rosa gang member and his girlfriend were arrested Thursday following a weeks-long investigation into two separate fights, with police finding an ...

Bill Habkirk, who helped transform Santa Rosa police force, dies  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In his 21 years with the police department, Bill Habkirk played a lead role in the building of the police-fire headquarters in 1982 and in overseeing all civilian ...

Santa Rosa school board election draws two young candidates from west side  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

'I knew at a young age I wanted to get into politics to make a change,' said 18-year-old Elsie Allen grad Lyndsey Burcina, one of two young women of color ...

Soaring to new heights  The Oak Leaf

If you raise the bar, Santa Rosa Junior College freshman Waisea Jikoiono will jump over it. The 6-foot-1 athlete is shattering the mold of your typical first-year ...

Ten Sonoma County high school seniors recognized for leadership, community service  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Ten high school seniors from seven Sonoma County high schools were honored Tuesday for their leadership and civic contributions at the 30th annual ...

Santa Rosa high schoolers will have to complete college-prep courses to graduate  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

High school students in the Santa Rosa district will be required to take college-prep courses to graduate starting with next fall's freshmen, although the district ...

Marcus Ezeff tapped to lead HHS football program  Sonoma West

Healdsburg High School recently named Marcus Ezeff to head the Greyhound football program, succeeding former coach Todd Beth who stepped down last fall.

Historic photos of Sonoma County life in 1959  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

1959 was a year of great change in around the globe and close to home. Click through our gallery of historic photos to catch of glimpse of Sonoma County life 60 ...

Runners shine on high school track | Sports  Sonoma West

The Running Dogs are heating up with the weather on the high school track this month, hitting their mid-season stride with a string of great performances.

Hobnob with cob: a tour of west county cob  Sonoma West

Take a tour of local cob structures this weekend. Sebastopol builder Miguel Elliot is less of a spokesperson for cob — a humble building material made of earth ...

Guide to 2018 crab feeds in Sonoma County  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Get your fill of all-you-can-eat crab at these benefit dinners happening around Sonoma County.

Crab Feeds 2019: Suisun City & North Bay  Suisun City, CA Patch

NORTH BAY, CA – The 2019 crab-feed season is in full swing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and we bring you the best from neighboring cities ...

Sonoma County Car Shows - Summer 2018  Sonoma County Gazette

If you love classic cars and trucks, then you're going to love everything about these fun car shows coming up in Sonoma County. With many vendors providing a ...

At Santa Rosa's Shuffle's Magic Shoppe tricks dazzle, ice cream awes  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

It's a family affair at the Railroad Square shop, where magic hypnotizes and home-made ice cream delights.

Crab Feeds 2019: SF Bay Area Guide To All-You-Can-Eat Feasts  Petaluma, CA Patch

All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feeds 2019: SF Bay Area Guide - Petaluma, CA - Time to get crackin' and save your seats at these popular, annual fundraisers ...

Smith: A bittersweet end to a Santa Rosa chocolates shop that survived the fire, but not the aftermath  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Bittersweetly, Lucy Gustafson prepares to shut down her slice-of-France chocolates shop in northwest Santa Rosa's fire zone at the end of the business day ...

Raising awareness of disorders drives Santa Rosa softball team  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The Santa Rosa WSC Hackers, a traveling softball team for girls 16 and under, just won the National Softball Association's Pacific Coast World Series — but the ...

North Bay fire victims: Sheriff recalls Halloween card victim sent him days ago  The Mercury News

SANTA ROSA — Dozens of people are still searching for loved ones displaced by historic wildfires raging across Northern California, as the death toll continues ...

Santa Rosa man killed in excavator accident was working for uncle's business  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A Santa Rosa man who was crushed by an excavator while working on an in-ground pool Monday was driving out of the hole when a ramp caved, tipping over ...

UPDATE: Charges dropped after high school football coach arrested  Sonoma West

This story has been modified from its original version. Marcus Ezeff, who joined the Healdsburg High School faculty last month as head of the football program, ...

A Fire Story: Santa Rosa cartoonist draws comic about fire that destroyed his family's home  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Editor's Note: "A Fire Story," by cartoonist Brian Fies, is in the gallery above. Some of the *content* is graphic, and contains adult language. The editors at The ...

Golden Nuggets: Marcus Ezeff Tapped As High School Head Coach  California Golden Blogs

Baseball Bellingham Bells add talented trio from Cal Three California Golden Bears are set to join the Bellingham Bells in the summer of 2017. Right-handed ...

Lack of state funding threatens Santa Rosa home for people with developmental disabilities  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Baird House, founded in 1993, gets half the funding of newer homes set up for people coming out of Sonoma Developmental Center.

Downtown Santa Rosa killer re-sentenced to 12 years  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A twice-convicted killer previously serving life in prison for a brutal 2013 slaying outside the downtown Santa Rosa library was resentenced Friday to 12 years ...

No arrests in Forestville shooting that killed Santa Rosa man, critically injured another man  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A 46-year-old Santa Rosa man was identified Saturday afternoon by the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office as the victim who died in a Forestville-area shooting ...

Santa Rosa City Council Candidates  Sonoma County Gazette

By Elaine B. Holtz. For those who are still deciding in Santa Rosa here is some information on the six candidates running for Santa Rosa City Council.

See which Sonoma County schools score high in national ranking  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Several Sonoma County schools received an 'A' rating on a new website that combines demographic and crime data with school test scores.

Esther Lemus running for council | News  Sonoma West

School board member preparing run for council seat; hopes to bring diverse voices to the town council.

25 athletes who got their start in Sonoma County  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma County produces some of the best athletes in the world. Click through our gallery of locals who made it big.

Guide to Sonoma County crab feeds  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

It's that time of year again! Check out our list of local crab feeds happening all over Sonoma County.

Santa Rosa motorcyclist killed in Highway 12 crash was just out for a ride  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

When her husband failed to return home after a motorcycle ride, a Santa Rosa woman drove through her neighborhood to find him. Her worst fears were ...

Concern mounting for missing Santa Rosa attorney in Lopez case  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Friends and colleagues of Steve Mitchell grew increasingly anxious Tuesday as reports circulated that the Santa Rosa lawyer remained missing three days after ...

T&B Sports closing Santa Rosa store  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Play team sports as a kid growing up in Sonoma County and you probably know T&B Sports. After decades outfitting everyone from Little Leaguers to the ...

Marisa Silvestri and Conrad Cuda  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Marisa Silvestri, a Santa Rosa native, and Conrad Cuda married June 20 in Laguna Beach.

Sebastopol climber killed in Yosemite fall remembered as 'amazing human being' (w/video)  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Brad Parker, a 36-year-old veteran rock climber and Sebastopol resident, died from a fall while climbing alone in the Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite ...

Santa Rosa man identified as second victim in Forestville double slaying  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Authorities Tuesday released the identity of a second man killed late last week near an illegal pot grow outside Forestville, while the families of both men ...

28 celebrities you may not have known were from Sonoma County  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The rugged beauty of Sonoma County attracts all kinds of people, actors, athletes and authors included. Here are some of the famous people with North Coast ...

Eagles baseballers ready to take flight with new coach  Sonoma West

Ben West takes over for Keith Warner; eyes winning campaign.

Want to see how the schools in Sonoma County are doing? There's an app for that  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Interested in finding out how Sonoma County schools measure up with others in the state? There's an app for that.

Hundreds of new houses going up in Rohnert Park's University District development  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Have you drive by SSU lately? While there is not much housing going up in Sonoma, the new University District neighborhood across from Sonoma State will ...

Santa Rosa cyclist pedals to extremes  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

For the past five years, local attorney John Johnson has been riding the country's steepest roads in his quest to ascend the top 100 hill climbs in America.

St. Helena track and field sending six athletes to NCS Meet of Champions  Napa Valley Register

SANTA ROSA – While the 2019 season ended for a majority of the remaining St. Helena track and field athletes at the North Coast Section Class A ...

South County Fab Five advance to state championship meet  Star-News

Their names are Justin Mulvany, Mariana Beltran-Picos, Luz Mercado, Estela Bustillos and Drake Prince. What they have in common is they will all be ...

Remembering our priests and deacons  Angelus News

We invite you to please remember our deceased priests and deacons in your prayers. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon ...

Empire Runners Club Summer Track series welcomes all  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Test your skills against other runners, or watch the toddlers heat as they sprint to the finish line.

How 1 Woman Is Using Amazon's Wedding Registry to Help Victims of California's Wildfires  POPSUGAR

When wildfires struck the heart of Northern California's wine country earlier this week, Brittany Eames, a former Sonoma resident and Montgomery High School.

Roberta Chase, Santa Rosa volunteer and world traveler, dies at 60  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Roberta Chase was known for her love of wildlife and volunteer work in schools and community groups.

Cinenoma's best: Brett Mollard, Best Actor — Sonoma State Star - The university's student-run newspaper  Sonoma State Star

Hard work and dedication will always be rewarded. Brett Mollard won Best Actor at SSUTVs Cinenoma last week after being dedicated to his craft of acting for ...

Trial begins in Christmas Eve slaying in Santa Rosa  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Vladimir Sotelo-Urena, a homeless man, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Nicholas Bloom last year in an alleyway downtown ...

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Lemus sisters from Santa Rosa committed to working for community  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sylvia and Esther Lemus were raised in a large family in southwest Santa Rosa and have since taken on various roles in their bid to give back to their ...

Pushed from hidden encampments, plight of Santa Rosa's homeless grows more visible  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Amid a regional housing crunch, Santa Rosa is teeming with homeless people who have been pushed from hidden encampments into startling public view.

30 inspiring individuals 30 and under from Sonoma County  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Who says millennials are ruining everything? Get to know these 30 shining stars age 30 and under from Sonoma County making their mark everywhere from the ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Sonoma County's Christian churches maintain wide presence through social work  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

José Soto had to stand along a side aisle of the sanctuary, one of roughly 200 parishioners who couldn't find a seat at the packed Spanish *service* inside Our ...

35 celebrities you may not have known were from Sonoma County  Petaluma Argus Courier

Actors, musicians, athletes, authors and chefs of great renown have all sent time in Sonoma County. Maybe it has something to do with the near perfect weather ...

Sonoma Coast's seaside cliffs a thrill for climbers  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

For intrepid rock climbers, the Sonoma Coast offers plenty of challenges, along with spectacular vistas of the ocean.

Tom Francois: The story of a man with heart, ambition, faith and inspiration  The Oak Leaf

Take a walk out to Santa Rosa Junior College's Sypher field, during practice or a game and you will probably see an elderly man wearing glasses and a ball cap ...

Windsor man's hot rod heaven heats up  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

On a country road on the outskirts of Windsor, two engine casings mounted over the mail box are the telltale sign of the master hot rod and vintage car builder ...

A tireless physician who does it all  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

In the era of corporate medicine, the solo, independent family physician is rare. But eight years ago, Dr. Jan Sonander made the decision to buy office space in ...

Sonoma State's Dance Program to host multiple renowned guests for Spring Dance 2019  Sonoma State University NewsCenter

Sonoma State University's Dance Program will showcase five new experimental and contemporary works from nationally acclaimed guest artists at the ...

Body found on beach is missing Santa Rosa attorney  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The body of a man washed ashore and found Monday at a Sonoma County beach near Bodega Bay was identified as missing Santa Rosa attorney Steve ...

Professional Santa Rosa artist Alana Tillman paints with her mouth  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Painter Alana Tillman, unable to use her arms and hands due to a birth defect, is turning heads in the art world.

Alexandre Purroy named new executive chef — Sonoma State Star - The university's student-run newspaper  Sonoma State Star

Since Executive Chef Eric Lees' depart from Sonoma State, culinary services has been scrambling to fill the void he's left behind; but the wait is over with the ...

69 days after crash, injured Bennett Valley motorcyclist home from hospital  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

27-year-old Alan Richardson lost a leg and is paralyzed from the waist down after 93-year-old driver turned into his path.

Crossley named new Lemoore football coach | Local  Hanford Sentinel

LEMOORE — It took Lemoore administrators nearly five months to find a new head football coach, but they're sure they found the right person for the job.

100+ years of snow days in Sonoma County  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Bundle up and enjoy our gallery of fun in the snow Sonoma style, historic photos from the past 100 years.

Secluded element of Juilliard Park attracting trouble  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Prostitution. Drug sales. Dog fights. Intimidating groups of homeless people and teens. The secluded element of the park attracts people who don't want to be ...

Erica Shane  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

During a year abroad in Budapest, Hungary as a college student, Erica Shane decided what would be important in her life.

Napa Saints split with Rohnert Park in youth football  Napa Valley Register

The Napa Saints youth football team took on the Rohnert Park Warriors last weekend at Rancho Cotate High in Petaluma and won two of the four games.

Forest Ranch Residents Practice Fire Evacuations  Action News Now

The north state has seen its fair share of fires over the years and one town is looking to be proactive by practicing what to do in the case of a real fire evacuation, ...

Nation's Top 50 Boys Outdoor Returnees By Event: Spring Season Is Already Here (For Some)!  MileSplit

This *content* requires a MileSplit Pro plan. Join Now and select any plan for instant access! MileSplit Pro Join Now Already a Pro member? LOG IN. This *content* ...

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