Month: June 2018

Red Flag Warning issued June 30 at 1:01PM PDT until June 30 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FT IN NAPA COUNTY AND FAR EASTERN SONOMA COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507… …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FT IN NAPA COUNTY AND FAR EASTERN SONOMA COUNTY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 507…

Guerneville man found guilty of stealing pride flag

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A Guerneville man was found guilty by a Sonoma County jury of stealing a rainbow flag from a flagpole in the Guerneville Plaza, the District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Vincent Joseph O’Sullivan, 55, was convicted Thursday of stealing the pride flag in the early morning hours of May 9, acting with an accomplice who has not been charged, the prosecutor’s office said in a news release.

Rainbow flags were stolen several times in April and May, unnerving residents of the Russian River area who regard their community as a refuge of acceptance of people of all gender and sexual identities.

During the trial, Sheriff’s Deputy Teddy Van Bebber testified that O’Sullivan, when questioned, did not deny taking the flag and said its presence “offended him as well as others,” the release said.

District Attorney Jill Ravitch noted that the flag thefts upset the community.

“The jury’s verdict reflects the support this community has for the rule of law and the right of all to enjoy this county,” she said in the release.

O’Sullivan still faces felony charges stemming from threats he is suspected of making to a Guerneville Safeway employee. No trial date has been set.

O’Sullivan remains free on bail bond pending his Monday sentencing for the theft.

Red Flag Warning issued June 29 at 7:23PM PDT until June 30 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

…Gusty northerly winds coupled with low humidity values tonight through Saturday… .Dry northerly winds will strengthen tonight into early Saturday morning with poor relative humidity recoveries tonight followed by even warmer and drier conditions during the day Saturday. The areas of greatest concern will be the higher terrain of Napa

Red Flag Warning issued June 29 at 7:37AM PDT until June 30 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

…Gusty northerly winds coupled with low humidity values tonight through Saturday… .Dry northerly flow is forecast to develop over the North Bay during the day today with temperatures warming to above seasonal averages. Northeast winds will strengthen tonight into early Saturday morning with poor relative humidity recoveries followed

Red Flag Warning issued June 29 at 4:42AM PDT until June 30 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

…Gusty northerly winds coupled with low humidity values tonight through Saturday… .Dry northerly flow is forecast to develop over the North Bay during the day today with temperatures warming to above seasonal averages. Northeast winds will strengthen tonight into early Saturday morning with poor relative humidity recoveries followed

Red Flag Warning issued June 28 at 8:44PM PDT until June 30 at 11:00PM PDT by NWS

…Gusty northerly winds coupled with low humidity values Friday Night through Saturday… .Dry northerly flow is forecast to develop over the North Bay during the day Friday with temperatures warming to above seasonal averages. Northeast winds will strengthen Friday night into early Saturday morning with poor relative humidity recoveries followed