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Monterey, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Whales and fishers compete for what’s on the line — High Country News – Know the West

Whales are eating catches right off the hook instead of foraging naturally, and some fishing crews react violently. → Read More


Alcohol addiction: “I walked out of rehab and into a pandemic”

When the author walked out of rehab, he found himself in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Isolation is not the best thing for the newly sober or those fighting addiction. → Read More

California condors reach recovery milestone —

With a population of over 100 in California and Baja, the species could soon be downlisted. → Read More

Argument over premeditation in Boyes Hot Springs strangulation left for trial

A Sonoma County judge said there was enough evidence to try Steven Rothschild in his wife’s murder but any discussion of premeditation should be left for the trial. → Read More

'Cops' expands filming in Sonoma County, teaming up with Santa Rosa police

The arrangement expands national attention to the two largest local law enforcement agencies, while also extending a sharp debate over the 29-year-old TV series → Read More

Still no charges against Sonoma driver in fatal Hwy. 12 crash

Prosecutors asked a judge for a second extension to gather evidence against a man suspected of being under the influence of drugs during a fatal wreck on Highway 12. → Read More

Petaluma police arrest suspect in fatal SSU stabbing

Police have arrested a 19‑year‑old Santa Rosa man suspected of stabbing to death an acquaintance at a Sonoma State University dorm apartment Sunday night. → Read More

Petaluma police arrest three men in vehicle burglary investigation

A report of a vehicle burglary in Petaluma led to three arrests, police reported Tuesday. → Read More

Petaluma police seek man who failed to register as sex offender

Anyone who spots the man, often seen riding a bicycle, is asked to call police. → Read More

Man dies after struggle during arrest at Sonoma mobile home park

'He was walking through screaming, yelling and punching, breaking these light globes out,' said Santa Rosa Police Lt. John Cregan, whose department is investigating the incident. → Read More

Bad boys, bad boys...'Cops' production crew in Sonoma County for 8 weeks

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department will let cameras into their cruisers for the reality TV show ‘Cops.’ → Read More

Bad boys, bad boys...’Cops’ production crew in Sonoma County for 8 weeks

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department will let cameras into their cruisers for the reality TV show ‘Cops.’ → Read More

Marin County manhunt on for five ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects in Petaluma home invasions

Residents in northwest Novato were told to shelter in place as authorities search for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspects who kicked down doors of at least three Petaluma homes demanding pot early Monday. → Read More

CrimeBeat: Was anyone arrested in the fatal Kenwood hit-and-run?

CrimeBeat Q&A: Did the CHP ever make an arrest in the fatal Kenwood hit-and-run? → Read More

Nearly 300 attend Santa Rosa meeting on rebuilding after October fires

Nearly 300 people attended a town hall meeting in Santa Rosa on Thursday to better understand what they need to do before they can break ground on a new home. → Read More

Police motorcycle chase ends when Petaluma teen crashes into a parked vehicle, minor injuries

Police: A teenager on motorcycle that was not street legal tried to run but hit parked vehicle after a few blocks. → Read More

Suspects identified in deadly pot-related Santa Rosa area home invasion shootings

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office named the five suspects from Thursday morning’s home invasion shootings near Santa Rosa. Four are in custody and one remains at large. → Read More

Two shot, one dead in pair of Santa Rosa home invasions

SWAT teams went door-to-door Thursday through a three-block area in Vallejo looking for two remaining suspects from a pair of home invasion shootings on Santa Rosa’s outskirts that killed one man and left another injured. → Read More

Federal, State, Local Officials Give Sonoma Valley Residents Fire Information

'If you were denied don’t take that as the final answer. People can become eligible for FEMA assistance if they find they are underinsured.' → Read More

Street racing teen caused injury accident in Petaluma, police said

A teenager was street racing in Petaluma before he slammed into another vehicle causing multiple injuries, police said. → Read More