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Memorial Day Events
In Calistoga, the American Legion Post 231 will hold its annual ceremony honoring Civil War veterans at 9 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery on Foothill Boulevard. Then, they will hold a traditional Memorial Day ceremony at the veterans memorial in Logvy Community Park, 1401 N. Oak St., at 11 a.m.In Cloverdale, observe a dedication of the new Cloverdale Veterans Memorial begins at 10 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Crocker Road. Call 894-5603 for info.In Healdsburg, the American Legion Sotoyome Post 111 will hold a 30-minute service at 10 a.m. at Oak Mound cemetery, 601 Piper St.In Petaluma, the annual Memorial Day event honoring all veterans starts at 11 a.m. at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave. It includes the Avenue of the Flags, speeches and a color guard.In Rohnert Park veterans will hold the 29th annual Avenue of the Flags beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Center, 5401 Snyder Lane. A Color Guard ceremony will take place at 10 a.m.In Santa Rosa local veterans groups hold an Avenue of the Flags celebration at 10 a.m. at Santa Rosa Memorial Park at 1900 Franklin Ave. with 1,000 casket flags. Event lasts until 3 p.m. ...
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Santa Rosa Man Slits His Own Throat in Front of Police
A frantic call from a teenager to 911 ends in tragedy as her father commits suicide in front of cops. Wednesday night just after 10 o'clock a 15-year old girl called police to report a domestic dispute between her parents on Apple Valley Lane in Santa Rosa. According to police reports, her father, 38-year old Roberto Hernandez had been making suicidal threats and was armed with a knife. The girl hid herself away in a bedroom with her two younger brothers. When cops arrived, Hernandez reportedly cut his own throat. Police tried to stop him with a Taser, but that had no effect, and Hernandez repeatedly stabbed himself in the neck, and died within minutes. Following protocol, the three SRPD officers have been placed on administrative leave, and the Sheriff's office is investigating.
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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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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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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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Does the State Have Your Unclaimed Property?
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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