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What’s going on with gas prices?

After rocketing up an average of about 55 cents in the past month — more at some stations — gas prices in Sonoma County appear to have leveled off and may even have peaked. Analysts say the price surge was driven by the annual switch by refineries from making winter gas to more expensive-to-produce-but-cleaner summer gas and by some refineries reducing production to do maintenance. AAA reported Wednesday that the average price for regular gas in Santa Rosa was $4.169,… Read More »

Roseland intersection targeted for traffic violators

Santa Rosa motorcycle police officers will be keeping an eye out Monday through next Sunday for traffic violators at Dutton Avenue at Sebastopol Road in the city’s Roseland neighborhood. Officer Jeff Adams said in a news release that officers particularly will be looking for drivers who run the red lights there, are not wearing seat belts, are illegally using cell phones, are speeding and are committing lane violations.

Cinco de Mayo road closure, DUI crackdown

A couple of things to keep in mind while driving Wednesday — Cinco de Mayo: –Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa will be completely closed from 4 to 10 p.m. from Dutton Avenue to Burbank Avenue for the Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Roseland area. –The county’s Avoid the 13 DUI task force will be out looking for drunken drivers around the county. Petaluma Police Sgt. Ken Savano said each of the county’s cities, as well as the CHP,  will… Read More »