Yousef Baig, Petaluma Argus

Yousef Baig

Petaluma Argus

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  • The Press Democrat
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Recent articles by Yousef:

Teenage driver arrested after Petaluma sideshow, high-speed chase across southern Sonoma County

Police said the driver of a Ford Mustang was first spotted doing donuts in front of a crowd in southeast Petaluma. → Read More

Sonoma County looks to Richard Crane Elementary a potential year-round model in era of pandemics, wildfires

State leaders including Gov. Newsom have raised the year-round model as an option to reduce the number of students sharing a campus at any given time, but how viable is it in Sonoma County? → Read More

Interest in Sonoma County tutors to help students spikes after spring of distance learning

Parents with financial means are turning to private educators hoping to avoid their children having academic setbacks from prolonged shift to at-home classes. → Read More

Interest in Sonoma County tutors to help students spikes after spring of distance learning

Parents with financial means are turning to private educators hoping to avoid their children having academic setbacks from prolonged shift to at-home classes. → Read More

Sonoma County churches open doors for first time in months

The church may have looked a little different to comply with health rules, but members relished the chance to reunite in person at St. Francis Solano Catholic Church in Sonoma and celebrate mass in person for the first time in months. → Read More

Grass fire erupts near Lakeville Highway in Petaluma

There is no indication yet that any structures have been burned or any others are in danger, according to a Cal Fire spokesman. → Read More

Catching up with a Grad: Lexie Straub, ‘15

Sonoma Valley High and SRJC grad Lexie Straube is headed to Stanford on the wings of her bathroom frogs. → Read More

Hundreds gather on Russian River beaches in Sonoma County to beat Memorial Day heat

It was the first day of a nearly weeklong heat wave this week with temperatures expected to reach the upper 90s. Rangers patrolled Russian River beaches trying to keep groups 6 feet apart. → Read More

Sonoma State University to keep most classes online during fall semester

Some exceptions will be made for in-person classes and activities that can’t replicated virtually, but all 23 California State University schools will be mostly online for the rest of the year. → Read More

Sonoma County high schools postpone graduations until late summer, fall or winter

School districts across the county canceled graduation plans following the recent decision to close every campus for the rest of the school year to limit spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

County special education teachers rely on compassion, creativity to help students

Roughly 10,400 Sonoma County students receive special education services, reliant on strict daily schedules, hands-on learning and vital human contact that’s hard to replicate outside the classroom. → Read More

Sonoma County in search of medical supply donations, volunteers

Residents can drop off new unused N95 masks, unopened protective goggles in their original packaging, unused nitrile gloves and unused hospital gowns at the Salvation Army in Santa Rosa. → Read More

Shollenberger Park in Petaluma provides coronavirus escape

Local officials have encouraged people to visit parks and stay active as the community takes refuge for three weeks to help curb the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Sonoma County grocers open but shortening hours as consumer demand spikes

The supply chain from food producers to supermarkets is strong but has been hampered by an "onslaught" of customers "buying more than they really need to," according to the California Grocers Association. → Read More

More Sonoma County school districts close amid coronavirus concerns

Another group of districts announced their moves Sunday to switch to remote instruction, with closures now in place across most public districts in the county. → Read More

Santa Rosa Junior College temporarily suspends classes amid coronavirus concerns

Classes and regular campus activities at SRJC are set to resume March 23, pending any extension in the suspension. → Read More

The Healdsburg School cancels classes amid confirmed coronavirus contact

It is the first reported school closure in Sonoma County tied to concerns about the coronavirus. → Read More

Santa Rosa school board considering multimillion-dollar budget cut proposal

At least 17 full-time positions will be trimmed in a proposal going in front of the Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education for a vote Wednesday night to help the district balance its $185 million general fund budget through 2021-22. → Read More

Driver abandons car after crashing into Petaluma property

Police are searching for a driver who crashed into a Petaluma property Sunday night, then abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene on foot. → Read More

Man suspected of spying on female coworkers in Petaluma Whole Foods Market bathroom

An employee admitted to police he concealed a phone in the bathroom to record a female coworker he was interested in. → Read More