Martin Espinoza, Petaluma Argus

Martin Espinoza

Petaluma Argus

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Past articles by Martin:

Health district blasts plans to close Petaluma Valley Hospital’s birth center after contentious meeting

“My trust is gone, I can’t trust you at all,” one board member told Providence officials. → Read More

Sonoma State and SRJC ramp up opioid overdose prevention campaign

Students, staff and others are being trained in the use of narcan to be administered during suspected overdoses. → Read More

A rash of house fires across Sonoma County leaves two dead and a dozen without homes in 48 hours

Fire officials say there appears to be no common thread to the blazes other than coincidental timing. → Read More

Police: Petaluma man arrested after fleeing DUI crash scene

The crash caused “significant damage” to a redwood tree, police said. → Read More

Sonoma County sees decline in monkeypox cases, mirroring wider outbreak trends

When examined by week, the number of Sonoma County monkeypox infections has been declining since late July. → Read More

4 wild birds in Sonoma County infected with Avian flu virus; currently minimal risk to humans

Residents are being asked to avoid handling or coming into contact with dead or potentially diseased birds. → Read More

Commercial testing for monkeypox begins amid fears of an endemic disease

Earlier this week, Sonoma County announced three cases of suspected monkeypox had been detected locally. → Read More

COVID-19 infections rising in Sonoma County but not severe illness; no new mandates

County health officials say they anticipate no new mask mandates as long as hospitalization rates remain stable. → Read More

No new mask rule amid Sonoma County’s stable COVID-19 rates, but things could change quickly

Infection rates in Sonoma County have stabilized in recent days, if not declined a little. → Read More

As no-confidence vote against SSU President Judy Sakaki begins, some focus on leadership issues beyond the scandal

Some faculty members say they are more concerned about declining enrollment and serious budget deficits. → Read More

Hacking group claims responsibility for ransomware attack on Northern California health care network

As many as 850,000 records containing Social Security numbers and other data may have been stolen. → Read More

FDA approves second COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for older and immunocompromised people

Emerging evidence suggests that a second booster improves protection against severe COVID-19, according to the FDA. → Read More

135,000 in Sonoma County could be eligible for COVID-19 booster shot next week

Federal health officials this week are expected to approve the third dose for residents 65 and older. → Read More

Health officials: ‘Minimal’ number of new Sonoma County coronavirus cases tied to BottleRock Napa Valley

The popular festival drew tens of thousands of attendees to the Napa Valley Expo earlier this month. → Read More

Sonoma County reports 9 more COVID-19 deaths for August, deadliest month since winter surge

The total for August, the deadliest month in the county since the winter surge, is now 30. → Read More

Tough Mudder back in Sonoma County after pandemic hiatus

The popular obstacle-course competition at Sonoma Raceway started Saturday for two-day event. → Read More

Fourth wave of COVID-19 bringing back restrictions in Sonoma County

Signs of a fourth wave are everywhere, dashing hopes for a return to post-pandemic normalcy. → Read More

Supervisors to condemn sexual violence

Chronicle report of troubling encounter between Foppoli and Rachel Hundley adds to recent local scandals → Read More

Sonoma County residents anxious about steady community reopening

Some Sonoma County residents are experiencing anxiety, uncertainty and fear as the pandemic wanes. → Read More

Sonoma County remains in California’s most restrictive pandemic reopening stage

The reason the county remains stuck in the purple tier, the bottom of the state’s color-coded reopening blueprint, is twofold. → Read More