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Sonoma County News

Wine Sales Growing

Good news for the wine business. Sales and shipments of California wines grew by nearly 4% last year in the US to 248 million cases. And, California wine leads with 61% of wine consumed last year by Americans. (photo courtesy Serius Facts)

Gold Gate Bridge Toll Increase

The fare to cross the Golden Gate bridge is going up next week. Starting next Monday, July 1st, cash price for cars goes from $8 to 8.35, and Fastrak from $7 to $7.35, and carpoolers will pay $5.35. The increase was approved to help reduce a $75 million budget shortfall. (photo courtesy The Mercury News)

Big Potato Tour

One giant potato has rolled into Santa Rosa. The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is hosting the visit of a 28 foot long, 4 ton Idaho potato. The Fiberglass replica is a celebration honoring the Burbank potato. Of course the tater team will be there, with potato themed games. (photo courtesy Big Idaho Potato)

SRPD Traffic Violations

Santa Rosa Police are watching out for traffic violations this week at Piner and Coffey. They're looking for violations of red lights, seatbelts, cell phone use, speed and lane marking. (photo courtesy Santa Rosa)

NASCAR driving

With NASCAR at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, traffic around the area will be slow and difficult to get through. If you can, avoid Lakeville Hwy south of Hwy 116, and Hwy's 37 and 121 near Sonoma Raceway today and through the weekend. If you're going to the races, follow the signs and direction of Highway Patrol. (photo courtesy Sonoma Raceway)

Ugliest Dog Contest

Tonight at the Sonoma Marin Fair, the world turns to see the ugliest dog. The fair has a Pet Fest at 2PM, a pet show starting at 5:15, and then the pinnicle of pet shows, the World's ugliest Dog Contest at 6pm. Also at the Fair today, country music with David Lee Murphy, as well as food, animals, and exhibits. (photo courtesy mainichi)

Offshore Oil Drilling

Offshore oil drilling has been banned for at least a year by three amendments passed yesterday. Those bans include drilling in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico, and protected from a line-item veto by President Trump, who has proposed an aggresive expansion of offshore oil and gas development. (photo courtesy Oil Rid Jobs)

Russian River Cleanup

This Sunday, there will be people playing in the water along the Russian River, and there will be volunteers working to clean up the litter that has collected along the shores. From 10 - noon Sunday morning, the Russian River Beautification Project will focus on Cloverdale River Beach, Sunset Beach in Forestville, and Monte Rio Beach. (photo courtesy Sonoma County Gazette)

Santa Rosa Teachers

We already known it's expensive to live here, but for Santa Rosa teachers, it's in the top 5. According to a USA Today analysis, Santa Rosa was ranked the fifth least affordable in the US, behind Honolulu, San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz, comparing teacher salaries to cost of housing. (photo courtesy innovation-regulation.eu)

Sacramento Police Officer

Tragedy in Sacramento this morning, a domestic violence call last night ended early this morning in the death of a young officer. 26-year-old Officer Tara O'Sullivan died after a gunman opened fire on her and other officers while assisting a woman removing belongings from a home. (photo courtesy Reddit)

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