Guy Kovner, The Press Democrat

Guy Kovner

The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Guy:

As blue whales feast around Farallon Islands, Coast Guard asks ships to go slow

With scores of blue whales feasting on tiny krill around the Farallon Islands, the Coast Guard is asking large ships to slow down to avoid deadly collisions with the largest animals on the planet. → Read More

Sonoma County faces formidable wildfire season in wake of warm, dry winter

Wildland fuels dried out about a month early, and anticipated hot, windy weather has boosted the potential for major fires in June and September. → Read More

Santa Rosa bishop aims to reopen cathedral in defiance of health officer’s order

Bishop Robert Vasa is scheduled to lead Mass on Sunday in front of up to 100 parishioners at his diocese’s cathedral, a reopening that the county’s health officer said would violate her local order. → Read More

Outdoor dining at restaurants, bars returns to Sonoma County

Restaurants, bars, pubs, breweries, wineries, tasting rooms and craft distilleries were permitted to serve sit-down meals outdoors under the revised order, effective Saturday morning. → Read More

At least 30% of North Bay taxpayers await stimulus checks, Congressman Mike Thompson’s survey shows

Congressman Thompson’s survey, conducted during the first eight days of May and covering several coronavirus-related issues, included responses from 4,605 constituents. → Read More

Seasonal ban begins on outdoor burning throughout rural Sonoma County

The ban facilitates quick emergency response since all fires will be considered uncontrolled, fire marshal says. → Read More

Dry season with summer fast approaching renews drought threat in Sonoma County

California had an upside-down rain season: wet in the south, dry up north. → Read More

Coronavirus control measures curb traffic, clearing Bay Area’s air

With fewer vehicles on the road, air pollution has dropped sharply across the Bay Area, California and the world. → Read More

Coronavirus control measures curb traffic, clearing Bay Area’s air

With fewer vehicles on the road, air pollution has dropped sharply across the Bay Area, California and the world. → Read More

Suspected car thief leads Sonoma deputies on wrong-way Highway 101 pursuit

The 20-mile pursuit was captured on video by the Sonoma County sheriff’s Henry 1 helicopter crew. → Read More

Rain showers due Monday in Sonoma County, not much afterwards

The weekend rain left Santa Rosa with 54% of average precipitation with scant chance of catching up. → Read More

Coronavirus testing intensifies in Sonoma County, while some clinics cite shortage of test kits

So far, 196 coronavirus tests locally have been conducted by county, state and federal laboratories, said the county’s top public health official. Here’s what you need to know about getting tested. → Read More

Bernie Sanders’ primary election win spanned much of Sonoma County

The Vermont senator was dominant across Sonoma County, but newly available precinct-level data shows where Biden, Bloomberg and Warren also won over voters. → Read More

Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino county voters back Sanders

Voters in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties were “feeling the Bern” again as they backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders over invigorated former Vice President Joe Biden in the California primary. → Read More

Record-dry February in Sonoma County is cause for concern, fire authorities say

Fire officials are worried about an early start to fire season if the dry spell isn’t broken next month. → Read More

Californians would be required to vote under Marin lawmaker’s bill

Marc Levine says his measure is about “empowering” voters, though it is also likely to help Democrats. → Read More

Tuesday is registration deadline to vote in March 3 election

With California and 13 other states voting on Super Tuesday, the results could help determine the Democratic nominee and decide a series of hot races in Sonoma County. → Read More

Freeze warning issued for North Bay valleys

On what may be the coldest night of the winter, residents are advised to protect outdoor plants, water pipes. → Read More

California embarks on wider push to treat forests, protect communities from wildfire

California is pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into work reducing wildfire hazards around fire-prone communities. → Read More

Congressmen Thompson, Huffman say Trump’s actions warrant his removal

The Democrats say some Senate Republicans are pushing for witness testimony during the president’s trial. → Read More