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7/17/2015
Santa Rosa Firefighters Rescue Dog from Escalator
A Ruff Day for a Santa Rosa Puppy, stuck in an Escalator.   So...it was up to firefighters for the rescue! A three-man engine team freed a Chihuahua from an escalator at the Santa Rosa Plaza. The pillow-sized dog was on a escalator descending from the second floor store when its front paws became stuck at the bottom, according to the PD. Firefighters were already at the mall on a medical call. The dog, which belonged to a Mother with three young girls, was wrapped in a towel and held as the firefighters worked the paw loose. Emergency care at a local veterinary hospital was required.
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7/17/2015
Santa Rosa Arsonist Competence Questioned
Is a Santa Rosa accused arsonist crazy? Or does he just like to light fires? A Judge in Sonoma County is going to let a shrink exam him before his case goes to trial.  61-year old James Raymond is charged with 10 felony counts of arson in connection with a series of small grass fires in a northwest neighborhood from June 29 to July 8. In court this week, his lawyers expressed doubt about his mental competence. After a preliminary examination from the jail psychologist, Judge Shelly Averill ordered a more thorough review to see if he can assist in his own defense.
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7/17/2015
Getaway Driver Remains in Custody
A Santa Rosa Junior College student remains in custody after pleading not guilty to being an accessory in the attempted murder of a prostitute at a Rohnert Park motel. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Koa James Sibley dropped off his co-defendant, Ronnie Paul Threadgill, near the Motel 6 where the prostitute was shot on July 2nd, then picked him up later across the street. The 22-year-old Threadgill is charged with shooting the Oakland woman several times, assaulting her alleged pimp with a handgun and misdemeanor battery. Both Sibley and Threadgill are due in court on July 30th for a preliminary hearing.
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4/29/2015
Berkeley Man Doubles His Luck
A Berkely man became especially lucky this week. Robert Dos Santos played the California Lottery and won twice. Dos Santos bought the lucky $5 million dollar ticket on Friday, only a few months after winning one thousand dollars playing the same game. 
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4/24/2015
San Jose Woman Arrested After Hit and Run
A San Jose woman is facing felony charges for a hit and run on April 12th, where she left a bicyclist seriously injured. Police say that after Marlene Melchor Cortes struck Robert Herrera, she drove through a fence, collided with several parked cars, and crashed into the Golfland mini golf course center. Cortes was identified and arrested this morning.
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4/21/2015
Golden Gate Park Left a Mess
Over 10,00 partiers who were celebrating the 420 festivities left Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park a wreck yesterday. A section of the park became a disposal site, filled with piles of paraphernalia and food wrappers. While the cost of this year's clean-up efforts has not been determined yet, the celebration cost the city a $100,000 bill last year.
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2/17/2015
Does the State Have Your Unclaimed Property?
(SEARCH LINK INCLUDED)
You might have cash or other property just sitting around waiting for you to claim it. The state Controller’s Office is overflowing with everything from cash to gold bars and jewelery that is unclaimed by its lawful owners. You can check to see if any of it is yours by going to the "unclaimed property search" page on the State Controller's website. LINK:  UNCLAIMED PROPERTY SEARCH   https://ucpi.sco.ca.gov/UCP/   The Press Democrat reports that the state has over 7-billion dollars in cash, securities and other valuables.
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