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Past articles by Lori:

Sonoma County DA wins part of $950,000 settlement from Kanye West apparel companies

Companies owned by the rapper have agreed to pay $950,000 to Sonoma County’s DA’s Office and three others. → Read More

Live updates: Glass fire now 6% contained, growth of 1,348 acres overnight

High winds didn’t materialize as expected, though the firefight was still “very active” overnight, according to Cal Fire. → Read More

Live updates: Containment increases to 5% as Glass fire grows overnight in Sonoma County

More than 2,100 firefighting personnel are battling the 56,781-acre blaze. → Read More

Live updates: Glass fire grows by almost 2,000 acres; hot and windy weather on its way again

The National Weather Service forecasts northwest winds of 10-20 mph and gusts of 25-30 mph at high elevations. → Read More

Police: Man arrested after firing shots inside Petaluma hotel room

Police believe the Lodi man fired nine rounds from inside his room, several of which went through the wall into the adjoining room. → Read More

Cautious optimism for the Glass fire on Tuesday

The Glass fire grew by several thousand acres overnight, but officials called no new evacuations and are optimistic about favorable weather conditions for the firefight Tuesday. → Read More

Red flag fire-weather warning issued for the weekend in Sonoma County

The area under biggest threat will be the hills of northeast Sonoma County and Napa County above 1,000 feet. → Read More

Two men killed in Petaluma crashes in 24-hour span

Rene Alvarez-DeLeon, 38, was a delivery driver for Lily Kai restaurant. Mario Gongora Castaneda, 53, owner of JJ’s Burger Joint in Novato, was struck by an alleged drunken driver while taking his trash can to the curb around 7 p.m. → Read More

National Weather Service issues big-wave alert for Sonoma Coast

The National Weather Service has issued a beach hazards alert for west- and northwest-facing beaches starting Thursday evening. → Read More

Restaurant delivery driver killed by apparent red-light runner in Petaluma, police say

A San Rafael man was killed Wednesday in Petaluma when a truck driver apparently ran a red light and smashed into his sedan, according to police. → Read More

Pedestrian dies after being hit by suspected DUI driver in Petaluma

A Cotati man was arrested on suspicion of killing a pedestrian Tuesday in Petaluma when officers believe he crashed near a roundabout and struck a man on the sidewalk. → Read More

Santa Rosa Police Department fined $32,000 over workplace coronavirus outbreak, detective’s death

Detective Marylou Armer was one of nine officers sickened by the virus in the first weeks of the pandemic. Regulators said she was exposed to the virus by a colleague who had symptoms. → Read More

Police: 3 arrested after illegal pot farms found in state parks in Sonoma and Napa counties

The men were arrested on suspicion of illegal cannabis cultivation and carrying a loaded firearm in public, among other charges, according to authorities. → Read More

Sonoma County air quality the worst it’s been in two years

Regional air quality officials have extended the Spare the Air Alert through Monday, dashing hopes of even a semi-clear weekend. → Read More

August Complex fire in Mendocino County is now California’s largest fire ever

The fire, which began in the Mendocino National Forest on Aug. 17, has burned 471,185 acres as of Thursday morning. It is 24% contained. → Read More

Sonoma County wakes up to orange sky as wildfire smoke blankets California

The smoky, hazy sky prompted warnings from health professionals to limit outdoor activity, kept street lights on late into the morning and held many aircraft out of the sky early Wednesday. → Read More

PG&E patrols inspecting lines, hope to restore power to Sonoma County customers by Wednesday evening

Crews began patrolling in the air, by vehicle and on foot at dawn Wednesday, with a goal of restoring power to most of the nearly 18,000 customers whose electricity was turned off Monday because of fire danger. → Read More

Legislature passes bill to allow ‘hi-lo’ sirens

The bill from state Sen. Bill Dodd expands clearance for law enforcement after a pilot program in Sonoma, Napa and Solano counties. → Read More

Updates: Evacuation orders lifted for Guerneville

Orders are still in place for Rio Nido and other parts of the county north of Guerneville and west of Windsor and Healdsburg due to the Walbridge fire. → Read More

Petaluma chef arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Corey Basso was booked on four charges involving sex abuse of a minor. → Read More