Regional News

Ratepayers could pay if PG&E is found liable for North Bay fires

October 27, 2017 4:50 pm

POSTED: OCT 27 2017 03:07PM PDT Your future Pacific Gas & Electric bills could be heavily impacted by firestorms that happened a decade ago in Southern California. Although PG&E has not been found responsible for the Wine Country fires, its stock value has decreased almost 22%.  That’s probably because there’s no hard rule as to whether PG&E […]

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Many Santa Rosa students return to school three weeks after wildfires

October 27, 2017 4:48 pm

POSTED: OCT 27 2017 07:57AM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 27 2017 07:53AM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Alex Savidge) - Thousands of students in Santa Rosa will return to school on Friday morning for the first time since the destructive North Bay wildfires forced the cancellation of classes nearly three weeks ago. And going to school should help them […]

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Post firestorm housing possibilities

October 27, 2017 4:44 pm

POSTED: OCT 26 2017 07:15PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 26 2017 06:50PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - With five percent of Santa Rosa’s housing market lost, finding temporary housing for displaced residents is a major effort in the worst rental market in California history. One alternative shows promise mixed in with an incredible act of generosity. Remodeling […]

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Wine Country needs tourists, Napa Valley Wine Train open

October 27, 2017 4:41 pm

POSTED: OCT 26 2017 06:13PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 26 2017 05:42PM PDT NAPA, Calif. (KTVU) - California’s Wine Country heavily depends on visitors – both local and from around the world – to support the economy. The wildfires, which are now almost completely contained, have kept an enormous amount of tourists out of the area. Today reporters […]

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Santa Rosa nurses who lost their home to fire welcomes new arrival of Hope

October 27, 2017 4:37 pm

POSTED: OCT 24 2017 02:25PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 26 2017 05:23PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - After losing their home in Santa Rosa’s devastating Tubbs fire, two married nurses are celebrating the arrival of their first child and their gift of Hope. Hope Huggins came into the world on Saturday, Oct. 14. She weighed in at a healthy […]

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Day of remembrance scheduled Saturday at Santa Rosa Junior College

October 27, 2017 4:36 pm

POSTED: OCT 26 2017 03:18PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 26 2017 03:19PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (BCN) - Sonoma County residents are invited to attend a Day of Remembrance in Santa Rosa on Saturday in the wake of the wildfires that are still burning in the county. The community gathering to remember those who died in the fires, celebrate […]

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State officials outline the daunting fire debris removal process in North Bay

October 27, 2017 4:34 pm

POSTED: OCT 26 2017 03:06PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 26 2017 03:21PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - The California Office of Emergency Services this morning gave an overview of the daunting process of removing toxic and hazardous materials from structures destroyed by fires in Northern California counties this month. The first phase of the process is removing direct threats […]

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Santa Rosa professor and son restore fire-ravaged photos hoping to connect with owners

October 27, 2017 4:33 pm

By: Lisa Fernandez POSTED: OCT 26 2017 10:28AM PDT UPDATED: OCT 26 2017 03:21PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Homes, furniture, clothing and much of the “stuff” of people’s lives were erased off the planet when the devastating wildfires ripped through Northern California this month. But some tangible things survived. A wedding ring. A clay pot made in kindergarten. […]

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Santa Rosa police save Halloween for kids who were fire victims

October 27, 2017 4:30 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 10:58PM PDT VIDEO POSTED: OCT 25 2017 10:52PM PDT UPDATED: OCT 25 2017 11:05PM PDT SANTA ROSA, Calif. (KTVU) - Halloween is coming, and for the children caught up in the North Bay fire disaster it’s certainly more trick than treat this year. The festivities are easily overshadowed by everything fire victims are dealing with […]

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Rohnert Park public safety officers will soon carry opioid reversal drug on duty

October 27, 2017 4:26 pm

POSTED: OCT 25 2017 05:46PM PDT ROHNERT PARK, Calif. (BCN) - The Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is training its officers to administer a drug that can quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The officers are the first in Sonoma County to be trained to administer naloxone for opioid overdoses and will carry it […]

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