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February 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police have no suspects and few leads in their investigation of four fires deliberately set in five days. The most recent occurred Sunday at a downtown law office that was already partially burned by another fire set Thursday, authorities said. The early morning fire caused about $200,000 in damage, Fire Chief Randy Collins said. Similarities between that fire and three others set within blocks of each other point to a single arsonist, or several arsonists working together, he said.
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March 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Healdsburg has become the first city in Sonoma County to ban smoking in its parks. Council members reached unanimous agreement Monday to pass the ordinance, which will come back for a formal vote in coming weeks. First-time violators will face a $100 fine. A number of California cities now forbid smoking at public beaches. Last week, Calabasas began enforcing what appears to be the nation's first ban on smoking in all outdoor public spaces.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
City leaders in Healdsburg are considering a proposal that would ask voters to approve an increase in the city's hotel tax. The City Council might put the increase on the Nov. 2 ballot. Unlike a tax for a specific use that needs a two-thirds majority, a general purpose tax needs only a simple majority. Increasing the tax on the daily bill of occupants of Healdsburg's 320 hotel rooms from 10% to 12% would raise about $160,000 a year, City Manager Chet Wystepek said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police have no suspects and few leads in their investigation of four fires deliberately set in five days. The most recent occurred Sunday at a downtown law office that was already partially burned by another fire set Thursday, authorities said. The early morning fire caused about $200,000 in damage, Fire Chief Randy Collins said. Similarities between that fire and three others set within blocks of each other point to a single arsonist, or several arsonists working together, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Healdsburg has become the first city in Sonoma County to ban smoking in its parks. Council members reached unanimous agreement Monday to pass the ordinance, which will come back for a formal vote in coming weeks. First-time violators will face a $100 fine. A number of California cities now forbid smoking at public beaches. Last week, Calabasas began enforcing what appears to be the nation's first ban on smoking in all outdoor public spaces.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2001 | Associated Press
Rabbit Ridge Vineyards of Healdsburg, Calif., has agreed to pay $810,000 to resolve federal charges that it misled consumers with its wine bottle labels. The settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was the largest ever for a California winery, ATF spokeswoman Marti McKee said. . It came after a six-month investigation in which ATF agents found "significant violations" at the winery from 1994 to 2000, McKee said.
TRAVEL
September 3, 2006
"THE Irish Rose Inn in Sonoma County is one of the nicest establishments I've stayed in. The room we had was quite large with a king-size bed. It's out of town but very quiet." Doubles from $165. The Irish Rose Inn, 3232 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448; (707) 431-2801, www.theirishroseinn.com. GILPIN NETBURN Los Angeles * Canada: Friendly farmhouse B&B "JORDAN HOUSE, built in 1900, is a B&B on a working farm in Chatham-Kent, Ontario (an hour from Detroit).
REAL ESTATE
May 3, 1998 | DEBORA VRANA
So you've got an old Arts & Crafts tile fireplace. Maybe you're one of the lucky ones: No one has painted over it, broken the tiles or covered it with a marble facade in the last 60 or 70 years. But you're more than likely to have some damage. Surprisingly, experts say, it's fairly easy to bring tiles back to life.
HOME & GARDEN
January 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Ceramic tiles are a beautiful accent in many old homes. Whether decorative or plain, they have such richness that they lend an air of grace and charm to old entranceway floors, baths and fireplaces. However, tiles may become damaged over time and need to be replaced. In most cases, the answer isn't as easy as a trip to the local home center or tile store. The difficulty in finding matches for old hand-painted, printed or carved tiles is obvious.
FOOD
August 24, 1995 | SYLVIA THOMPSON
Choosing which fig to grow can be dismaying, what with so many elements to consider in the fruit and tree. Let's lay them out. If you can grow several trees, check with a local nursery for maturing dates of cultivars in your area so you can pick fruit from June through December. Pasquale, for instance, without frost, ripens into December. I don't believe in giving garden space to foods I can buy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
City leaders in Healdsburg are considering a proposal that would ask voters to approve an increase in the city's hotel tax. The City Council might put the increase on the Nov. 2 ballot. Unlike a tax for a specific use that needs a two-thirds majority, a general purpose tax needs only a simple majority. Increasing the tax on the daily bill of occupants of Healdsburg's 320 hotel rooms from 10% to 12% would raise about $160,000 a year, City Manager Chet Wystepek said.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2001 | Associated Press
Rabbit Ridge Vineyards of Healdsburg, Calif., has agreed to pay $810,000 to resolve federal charges that it misled consumers with its wine bottle labels. The settlement with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms was the largest ever for a California winery, ATF spokeswoman Marti McKee said. . It came after a six-month investigation in which ATF agents found "significant violations" at the winery from 1994 to 2000, McKee said.
HOME & GARDEN
January 2, 1999 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ceramic tiles are a beautiful accent in many old homes. Whether decorative or plain, the richness of this material commonly lends an air of grace and charm to old entranceway floors, baths and fireplaces. Like everything else in this world, some of these tiles may become damaged over time and need replacement. In most cases the answer isn't as easy as a trip to the local home center or tile store. The difficulty in finding matches for old hand-painted, printed or carved tiles is obvious.
HOME & GARDEN
April 21, 2001 | From ASSOCIATED PRESS
Ceramic tiles are a beautiful accent in many old homes. Whether decorative or plain, the richness of this material commonly lends an air of grace and charm to old entranceway floors, baths and fireplaces. Like everything else in this world, some of these tiles might become damaged over time and need replacement. In most cases the answer isn't as easy as a trip to the local home center or tile store. The difficulty in finding matches for old hand-painted, -printed or -carved tiles is obvious.
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