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June 20, 2024

Police Log, June 3 – 9

When an officer stopped a vehicle near CVS Pharmacy on Center Street for crossing double lines, an 18-year-old (YO) male was arrested and brought to county jail for driving under the influence of a drug, being a minor in possession of alcohol, possession of a controlled substance and possession of an open container...

Asti Summer Crossing to Open by July 4

Even as work proceeds through the end of the month to reopen the seasonal span over the Russian River near the community of Asti—the...

Trees Demand Equal Rights

Two weeks after the Healdsburg Planning Commission voted to approve a new parking lot at Montage Healdsburg, members of the citizen group Climate Action Healdsburg (CAH) filed an appeal that will take the decision to the City Council for reconsideration...

Graduation: A Big Step Into Their Future

Graduation Day means a lot to every senior who picks up his or her diploma and hears the cheers of friends, family and faculty. This year 126 such seniors left 12th grade behind to begin the rest of their lives—but for five local students, the event signified something even more special...

Police Log, May 27 – June 2

The RP indicated that a red pickup truck was being driven too fast and in the center median on Bailhache Avenue near the railroad tracks. The shirtless driver subsequently got out of his vehicle. Officers responded and arrested and jailed a 44-YO man for possessing a leaded cane or baton, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs and changing or altering required markings on a firearm or an imitation firearm to look more like a firearm....

Giving All Kids a Chance to Play

“We really need to look at the overall design of the playgrounds, not just an element-by-element basis,” said Councilmember Ariel Kelley. “‘Inclusive playgrounds’ is an entire body of work that’s happening across the country to make playgrounds more accessible to kids with a variety of physical limitations.”

Councilman Comes Around on Growth Management Ordinance

"We have finalized a ballot measure for Healdsburg’s voters that encourages housing that is best suited to Healdsburg’s workers," writes Councilmember Chris Herrod, "near the city center, close to transportation and jobs, and where higher density units make the most sense, both cosmetically and economically (and in accord with our climate goals)..."

Police Log, May 20 – 26

Loud parties, fast drivers, stolen purses and more graffiti are catalogued in this issue's Police Log...

Riverkeeper Head Recalls Local Icon, Activist Marty Griffin

Environmental pioneer and Westside Road winemaker Dr. Martin Griffin died this week at his home in Belvedere, Marin County. He was 103 years old. One of his proteges, Don McEnhill of Russian Riverkeeper, tells of the impact Griffin had on his life.

‘Active Transportation Plan’ Open House

The SCTA is now reaching out directly to local residents in various cities through community Open Houses to share information about Sonoma County’s extensive bicycle path system and walking trails. The Healdsburg meeting will be held next Wednesday, June 5, at the Community Center (1557 Healdsburg Ave.), from 5:30-7:30pm...