Sonoma County

Tourists at Johnson's Beach in Guerneville
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Holly Quan
August 23, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The tourism season is in full swing in Guerneville. But nearly six months after a historic flood delayed many businesses have shut down and others have struggled to rebound.
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Road closed months after mudslides in Guerneville
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Holly Quan
August 22, 2019 - 10:31 am
It has been nearly six months since heavy rains inundated the Russian River Valley, cutting off towns and washing out roads in a flood that saw the river rise to 45 feet - 13 feet above flood stage. But with the amount of debris still clogging major roads, visitors would be forgiven for thinking...
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Hamilton Family Wines.
Hamilton Family Wines
KCBS Radio Morning News
July 31, 2019 - 11:48 am
By Jim Taylor. Wildfire changes everything. It can eliminate all in its path, but it can also offer unforeseen opportunity. Lindsay and Greg Hamilton lost it all in the Nuns Fire in Sonoma County two years ago. Out of the ashes, they started a wine company. “You kind of don’t take risks because you...
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Thomas Hawthorne, The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY N
June 19, 2019 - 10:19 am
Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay $1 billion for damage caused by wildfires in the Bay Area and Northern California going back to 2015. The settlement, announced Tuesday, would pay local governments for losses in the 2015 Calaveras County fire, known as the Butte Fire, the 2017 Wine...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, Tara Timberman, middle, of Occidental, Calif., demonstrates outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove, a private forested area near Monte Rio, Calif., during a protest against the Bohemian Club's annual meeting. A retreat for members of the elite Bohemian Club is facing renewed scrutiny for excluding women. This comes after the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors raised questions about whether sheriff's deputies should provide security for an event that discriminates by gender. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File)
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 11, 2019 - 3:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A secretive men's-only retreat hosted by an elite club that has included former U.S. presidents and business leaders will pay for security protection from a Northern California county after a majority of women on the board of supervisors on Tuesday reluctantly approved a $151,...
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HIghway 101 in Larkspur, California.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 28, 2019 - 11:32 am
Road projects aimed at creating faster commutes are set to get underway in the North Bay. Some commuters aren't convinced they're enough.
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Caltrans has begun working on a section of Highway 1 near Bodega Bay that has been crumbling.
Jeffrey Schaub/KCBS Radio
Jeffrey Schaub
May 23, 2019 - 2:11 pm
A section of Highway 1 near Bodega Bay has been limited to one lane and will create backups for Memorial Day weekend as Caltrans seeks to shore up the deteriorating roadway.
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Russian River
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Bradford Hornsby
May 22, 2019 - 2:56 pm
Sonoma County Regional Parks announced further restrictions on alcohol on the beaches in the area starting this summer.
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Monte Rio in Sonoma County was underwater after the Russian River flooded in late February 2019.
Jeffrey Schaub/KCBS Radio
Jeffrey Schaub
May 21, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by flooding along the Russian River will not receive assistance from the federal government.
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Howard and Merritt Booster stand in front of their new home being built in Santa Rosa where their previous house was destroyed by the 2017 Tubbs Fire.
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Jeffrey Schaub
May 14, 2019 - 9:39 am
A Sonoma County couple who lost their home in the 2017 Tubbs Fire is finally rebuilding and going in a unique direction with the construction.
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