CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2006 |
The daughter of the owner of Korbel Champagne Cellars and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the winery, authorities said Monday. Richie Ann Anderson, 39, and Christopher Samii, 31, both of Guerneville, were arrested Friday on suspicion of rape and oral copulation, authorities said. Two employees of the Korbel Delicatessen accused the couple of beating and sexually assaulting them after work.
January 11, 1995 |
There weren't many folks left in town on Tuesday. The Russian River had crested during the night at 15 feet over flood stage and cold, muddy water swept without mercy through this blue-collar resort town, long a playground for the Bay Area and now a lake littered with uprooted trees, drowned automobiles and abandoned Christmas toys.
July 27, 1997 |
It was well after 11 on a cool spring night by the time my husband, Paul, and I, along with friends from the Bay area, Fritz and Anne Kasten, pulled up to the Applewood Inn in the Russian River Valley. We were tired from the two-hour drive from the San Francisco Airport where the Kastens met us: through San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge and past wall-to-wall Marin County suburbs on U.S. 101, then onto California 116, which winds through Sonoma Valley farmland into redwood country.