“It was just the longest six hours of my entire life,” said 20-year-old Miles, who described a September incident in the emergency room involving a manic episode, as Kaiser mental health workers remained on strike.Company officials say the complaints from union officials have no merit and that the investigations will yield nothing.Details of the new agreement were not released, but the union and the company released a joint statement saying voting on the proposed four-year deal would begin Tuesday evening.

“The woods were too dark, and I was too alone,” Mary Beth Leland said. “Kaiser had walked me towards danger and left me on its doorstep.”. As Monday marked World Mental Health Day, the Argus-Courier continues its series on mental health and local experiences with one of the state’s leaders in healthcare.Sonoma County’s public health agency said Thursday it expects the new vaccine, tailored to safeguard against the latest strains of the omicron variant, will be available next week.The 40-foot-long mobile clinic will make its way to Sonoma County schools, neighborhoods and workplaces to help bring physician services, dental and mental health services to those in need.

Petaluma nonprofit to host free community health fair

The event will feature games, prizes, food, health-related information and more, according to organizers.This year’s first finding confirmed after dead bird tested positive. The crash came amid a Labor Day weekend surge in DUI incidents throughout the area.The Sebastopol resident and a female companion were hit by a vehicle earlier this month near the Twin Oaks Roadhouse.

Nationwide fuel prices have so far fallen for 53 consecutive days. Experts point to demand, oil prices and concerns of a recession as leading causes for the downward trend. Could Sonoma County prices soon drop to $5 per gallon?. Two others were injured in the Monday afternoon crash.According to data released by the state’s water board, water users in the city of Petaluma have reduced their usage by 34.3%, making it the sixth greatest conserving area in the state, and No. 1 in the San Francisco Bay hydrologic area.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Midtown improvements will connect Lakeville Highway to Payran Street.The Petaluma Pumpkin Patch and Amazing Corn Maze is set to open for the season Friday, after it closed earlier than expected last year due to record-setting rainfall.This week marked the start of the new school year with a few new faces welcoming students and parents at districts across Petaluma.Horse racing will be making a comeback this August with an 8-day-long meet at this year’s Sonoma County Fair.

Man struck by big rig, injured on Hwy. 101 offramp in Petaluma

The man was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for injuries that were not life threatening, according to officials.Two sitting congressmen attended the Friday morning ceremony in her honor. As COVID-19 closed in, his world expanded. Cronin, most recently a middle school teacher at Lawrence Jones Middle School in Rohnert Park, replaces Giovanni Napoli who has taken on the position of principal.Police have not yet released the identity of a man found dead in a Petaluma park on Monday.A California mandate intended to give teenagers a little more sleep resulted in longer school days at Petaluma and Casa Grande high schools.

The male suspect weighs about 200 pound and was wearing dark clothing, according to authorities.Richard Sharke, a longtime champion of local youth substance abuse prevention efforts and contributor to Petaluma’s D.A.R.E. program, has died. He was 87.The fire rating was moved from high to extreme Friday afternoon as the National Weather Service warned of an increased risk of wildfires across the region.A mix of political newcomers and returning faces will make up the competitive ballot for key Petaluma city government races in the November election.

Police have made 241 DUI arrests in Petaluma since the start of this year – nearly double the number from this time last year.The fire remained under investigation as of Wednesday afternoon.Residents and candidates gathered at a Sept. 14 public forum in Herzog Hall.The decades-long debate over where and how to connect east and west Petaluma continued in this City Council workshop.The weekend event drew “quite a group of people” including city employees, mayoral candidates and others.A man was killed and a woman seriously injured Sunday night after they were hit by a vehicle in Penngrove, authorities said.