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Sonoma County News

Fire Risk Weather

The weather we are experiencing right now is called "critical fire" conditions by the National Weather Service. Strong winds, low humidity, and high heat add up to a strong potential for wildfires. Use extra caution with mowers, bbq's, and campfires during these kinds of weather conditions. (photo courtesy Philippine News Feed)

SWAT Training

Today, you may see a lot of police activity in downtown Santa Rosa. It's an all day training by the department's special weapons and tactics team, known as SWAT, and the Hostage negotiations team. They will be conducting a joint training exercise near the former Sears Builiding until around 5pm. Watch for road closures around the area all day today. (photo courtesy Santa Rosa Police)

Salmon Season

California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. It's a sharp reversal for Chinook salmon, or King salmon, which helps sustain many Pacific Coast fishing communities. A marine scientist with California's fish and wildlife agency says commercial catches have so far surpassed official preseason forecasts by roughly 50%. (photo courtesy Medill Reports Chicago)

Chanate Site Demolition

The former Sutter Hospital on Chanate Road will be torn down. Sonoma County Supervisors ordered the demolition of at least some of the derelict buildings and work more closely with the remaining company that wants to buy the 72 acre property. Last week, the two leading bidders on the property backed out of their plans to purchase the site. (photo courtesy County of Sonoma)

Fire Insurance

Vicitms of wildfires have become victims again after attempting to insure their homes after going through the rebuild process. A report released yesterday by the state insurance department says homes in high fire risk areas are less likely to obtain insurance. However, Sonoma County has seen more insurance policies issued than the rest of the state. (photo courtesy World Property Journal)

Wednesday Night Drags

Teen drivers can compete on the drag strip against Law Enforcement Officers in a safe, legal, controlled environment during the Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway tonight and next Wednesday the 28th. (photo courtesy Sonoma Raceway)

Police Theft Accusations

Rohnert Park Police officers are defendants in a case where 5 men accuse the department of stealing their cannabis and cash. The complaint filed in US District Court accuses the officers of thefts the 5 men say took place during unlawful roadside stops in 2015 and 2016. (photo courtesy Rohnert Park)

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