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Memorials for Andy Lopez
Friends, family, and community will gather this evening for a vigil and a memorial to remember 13-year old Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa's Moorland neighborhood. Organizers have planned a potluck meal to be held at 4:30pm in the vacant lot where Lopez was shot a year ago today. Following the meal, a memorial and vigil will be held at 7pm. Lopez was killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy on October 22nd, 2013 while carrying a toy gun that looked like an AK-47 assault rifle. 
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Another Body Found Near Petaluma River
A third body has been found along the Petaluma River in the past month. Petaluma Police say the body of a homeless man was spotted on Tuesday evening near the downtown river turning basin. Authorities say it does not appear that any foul play was involved. Two other homeless men have been found either in or near the Petaluma River since October 6th. Police say it is common for people in the homeless communities to live in camps along the river.
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Supes Approve Purchase of Land For Park
On Tuesday the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the purchase of two pieces of property at Moorland Avenue for about $57-thousand dollars. The vacant lots are owned by real estate agent David Poulsen. Approval of the funds does not mean that the sale is a done deal, however. The State Controller's Office has to approve the sale. The spot has become a makeshift memorial for Andy Lopez and a meeting spot for community organizers. Lopez was shot a year ago by a sheriff's deputy while carrying a toy gun that looked like an AK-47. 
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Michelin Guide Hands Out Bib Awards
The Michelin Guide has announced the Bib Gourmand Awards for the San Francisco Bay Area. The Bib awards are given to more affordable restaurants, and 12 Sonoma County eateries made the list. In Santa Rosa, Bistro 29, Monti's Rotisserie, Sazon, and Willie's Wine Bar were all bib winners. The announcement was made in advance of the Michelin Stars which will be revealed next week. Three Sonoma County restaurants earned a one-star rating in last year's guide.
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Petaluma Firefighters Respond to Ebola Call
A 9-11 call on Sunday prompted Petaluma Firefighters in full protective gear to respond to a report of a possible Ebola infection. The call came in just after 5pm and the person said that two people could be sick at a Petaluma residence. Petaluma officials called the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for advice before suiting up in protective clothing and entering the home. Responders found a woman who had made the call, and determined that she did not meet the criteria for Ebola infection. No one else was in the home. The woman was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle to be treated for mild flu symptoms.
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