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August 8, 2022

Unboosted: California COVID-19 booster rate falls below 40% in most counties

Hospitals are at capacity. COVID-19 infections are at record highs. Testing lines stretch for hours. Yet even as the omicron variant batters the state, only 38% of vaccinated Californians have gotten a booster shot.

Clean-car rules: California unveils proposed measure to ban new gasoline-fueled cars

California’s clean-air regulators on Tuesday unveiled a far-reaching proposal requiring a ramp-up in sales of zero-emission cars, culminating in a ban on new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. 

COVID surge upends some California courts – again

The sharp increase in coronavirus cases is again challenging California’s courts, with judges releasing plans this week to scale back some courtroom procedures as the state experiences the largest spike in COVID-19 since January 2021. 

Gas money: Is it better to send out checks or suspend a tax?

California is flush with cash — the state has an estimated budget surplus of $21 billion — and, separately, gas prices are way up. 
Paul Hawley established Fogbelt Brewery in 2013 after several years in the wine business.

Fogbelt Station nears completion at depot

Healdsburg’s very own Depot District will soon have another attraction. And even if it’s several years until SMART comes to town, a new business...

Audit: California utilities aren’t doing enough to reduce wildfire threats

As record-breaking drought fuels another potentially dangerous wildfire season, the state auditor reported last week that state officials are failing to hold California’s electric utilities accountable for preventing fires caused by their equipment.

Second county resident tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

The County of Sonoma announced Thursday morning, March 5, that a second presumptive positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the county. COVID-19 is a novel strain of coronavirus.

Cleaning up Kleiser Park

Over the past couple of weeks, Cloverdale Rotarians spent time cleaning up and decorating Kleiser Park. As part of their work, the group repaired the park's sprinkler system, pruned trees and shrubs, raked leaves and got the park's lights working  — they also decorated a bit for the holidays.

Convenience store robbed at gunpoint

For the second time in the past month, a Windsor store was

Sonoma County residents ordered to shelter in place

Sonoma County health officer Sundari Mase has issued a health order directing residents to shelter in place effective at midnight (12 a.m.) on Wednesday, March 18. This health order will be in place for three weeks until April 7. The health order limits activity, travel and business functions to only the most basic and essential needs.