Conservation easements: important tools to protect the land
On a sunny day in July, three staff members of the Sonoma Land Trust (SLT) traverse the often rugged terrain of 60 acres off of Cavedale Road, carrying notepads, cameras and a GPS. They are joined by property owner Marc Schwager in an annual exercise to monitor a conservation easement – a more...
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A fraud report was filed from the 800 block of Lorna Drive in Eldridge involving a company check for $4,800 that was digitally altered and deposited into an ex-employee’s account. The check was flagged as suspect by a bank and is currently being held there until the ownership can be sorted out.
A man in his 20s, suspected of being high on drugs or drunk, was reported hitting a truck on Williams Road just after 9 p.m. He evidently had lost his keys or wallet and was screaming at the vehicle. He eventually ran away, kicking a garbage can and running into a house on Madrone Road. Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.
Baskets of produce at an honor system roadside vegetable stand were purloined for the fourth time, according to a resident of the 5000 block of Enterprise Road. The victim suspects a neighbor is responsible for the petty thefts.
The Art House gallery in Glen Ellen reported a mid-afternoon theft of petty cash after two men entered the store, distracted the clerk and filched the contents of a cash box, later found on the premises. While one of the men discussed purchasing some artwork, the other found the cash box and removed $198.
A person overseeing a vacation rental O’Donnell Lane reported seeing a video feed of a previous renter entering the front door by using the guest pass code. The trespass required no further action.
Voters renew Kenwood School parcel tax
Kenwood Elementary School District residents have voted to renew a $52 annual parcel tax for another five years, beginning July 1, 2017. The parcel tax, which was first approved in 1991 ($48 at that time), raises about $105,000 a year, or five percent of the school’s annual operating bud more...
Crowded, complicated and confusing - Election 2016
Election Day, Nov. 8, will bring one of America's longest, most contentious presidential election cycles to a close, but not before local voters will have to wade through one of the longest ballots in California history, picking a new President, a new U.S. Senator for California, a U.S. Co more...