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Planning commissioners in Santa Rosa say no to a major hotel project for an area of the city decimated by the Tubbs Fire. The Residence Inn Hotel by Marriott slated for Fountaingrove gets a thumbs down after the commission cited a possible wildfire in the future as one of the major concerns. The vote was 3 to 3 last week. So the city’s Planning Commission scrapped the idea, saying no to a use permit for the 114-room, three-story hotel on four and a half acres near the former Hilton Sonoma Wine Country hotel and the Fountaingrove Inn. The two of them destroyed in the fire in October 2017.

A woman from Lakeport’s arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol content five times the legal limit. Police say Angela Fife had also previously been arrested on suspicion of multiple drunk driving related charges, including a DUI conviction while on probation and three other arrests over 10 years. Police pulling her over this time as she weaved thru traffic, veered into the bike lane and onto the shoulder, then crossed into the opposite lane. An off duty officer caught her after she also drove through a crosswalk, passing a nearby pedestrian. She failed the sobriety tests and had a 0.40 percent blood alcohol content, that’s five times the legal limit in California. She also ignored her court order not to drive without an ignition interlock device. She was being held on $30,000 bail.

A man in Lakeport’s arrested for human trafficking but reached a plea agreement, something two of his victims say was too lenient. Lake Co News reports Sam Massette got the max of 20 years for two counts of human trafficking for the purposes of prostitution and two counts of pimping women in prostitution, and ordered to register as a sex offender for life. But with credits and time served, he’ll end up with only about nine years of that. Some victims say it was a miscarriage of justice. Massette and his wife were arrested in June after another woman told the D-A she had been abused by them after a showing of the play in Lakeport “Jane Doe in Wonderland” which was about how victims are lured into human trafficking. After the couple were arrested, more victims came forward.

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