October 25, 2013
The FBI will conduct an independent probe into the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica assault rifle by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy, officials said Friday. Andy Lopez was shot seven times on a Santa Rosa sidewalk Tuesday by a deputy who said he thought the boy's fake weapon was a real AK-47 assault rifle. “The Sheriff will cooperate fully with the FBI and welcomes their participation,” Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas said in an email statement, according to NBC Bay Area.
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October 24, 2013 |
Several hundred people chanting "We need justice" took to Santa Rosa's streets Wednesday night to protest the fatal shooting by a sheriff's deputy of a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault rifle. The protesters marched down Corby and Moorland avenues to the site where Andy Lopez was shot and killed Tuesday, the Press Democrat reported . “We don't know the reason why they killed him. They should know if a gun is real,” 18-year-old Katia Ontiveros told the paper.
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September 27, 2013 |
A pit bull that charged at and bit a firefighter -- twice -- as he rendered aid inside a Bay Area home has been granted a reprieve from being euthanized. The 5-year-old pit bull mix, Indi, had completed a 10-day rabies quarantine on Thursday and was scheduled to be put down, the Press-Democrat reported. That was, until a trainer said the dog was a good candidate for rehabilitation. PHOTOS: Colton toddler mauled to death by pit bulls The dog was sent to the Petaluma Animal Shelter south of Santa Rosa after she bit a fire captain's left leg and hand on Sept.
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August 7, 2013 |
A group of state lawmakers is calling for an investigation by federal regulators into reports of oil companies engaging in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, off the California coast. Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) wrote the letter signed by seven other state legislators and sent to the the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency. The lawmakers call for federal officials to consider new regulations for fracking under the seabed. “Hydraulic fracturing poses great potential dangers to our sea life and all California residents,” Williams said.
August 3, 2013 |
Jessica Koslow is rummaging around in her room-sized walk-in refrigerator at Sqirl, looking for fruit. There are several cases of tiny, intensely flavored Santa Rosa plums from farmer James Burch. Wait, no. How about some of these dry-farmed Blenheim apricots from Mike Cirone of See Canyon? She hoists a case onto her shoulder and hurries to her kitchen. It's time to make jam. While home preserving has the reputation of being unforgiving and demanding, watching a master like Koslow, you realize how easy it really is, especially when you start with the kind of fruit that is flooding the markets right now. A former pastry chef, Koslow turned her jam-making hobby into a business, then she turned the jam business into a store, turned the store into a coffee shop, turned the coffee shop into a restaurant and now is expanding into the space next door, a gourmet market and wine shop that she will share with her old friend and mentor Lou Amdur.
July 17, 2013 |
Dean Corey's victory lap as one of Southern California's top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he's led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a concert hall, in a museum gallery, in a sound-art installation, on a film festival screen, and in the pages of a book Corey is hastening to finish for publication early next year. His final bow as president and artistic director at the end of the 2013-14 season coincides with the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Philharmonic Society, Orange County's longest-running major classical music organization.