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Scuba diver who died off Sonoma coast was Marine

He worked around the Bay Area and Central California before moving to the Santa Rosa office in 2009. He is survived by two daughters. Erin Allday is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: Twitter: @erinallday

Diver who died in Sonoma County was longtime CHP, ex-Marine

(AP) Authorities say a scuba diver who died in the water off the Sonoma County coast was a California Highway Patrol lieutenant ...
He's survived by two adult daughters. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported ( ) Rhea was diving ...

Firefighters Battle Blaze at Waste Disposal Center

Firefighters extinguished a fire at a waste disposal center Sunday in unincorporated Santa Rosa, a fire battalion chief said. The fire was first reported at 5:35 p.m. at Redwood Empire Disposal, located at 3400 Standish Ave., according to Fire Battalion ...

Dead juvenile gray whale found on Sonoma Coast

SANTA ROSA — The carcass of a 28-foot juvenile gray whale washed ...
The whale was decomposing and seemed to have been dead for some time, according to California State Parks Ranger Damien Jones. The Marine Mammal Center took a tissue sample in an ...

Santa Rosa licensed-contractor sting nets 11 arrests

Eleven were arrested May 19 in a Santa Rosa sting on allegations of offering construction ...
valued at $500 or more," said District Attorney Jill Ravitch in a statement. California law requires contractors be licensed when the work to be performed ...

Compact FMAB NEO Reaches New Heights with Symmetrical Attenuation

Santa Rosa, California, — SCHURTER is expanding its portfolio of block filters for single-phase systems, with its new FMAB NEO series. This single-phase filter is extremely compact, considering its highly effective symmetrical attenuation in the lower ...

Artspace Projects partners with Santa Rosa to create affordable art studios

Location: Person Auditorium at Finley Center, 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA Artspace Projects and the City of Santa Rosa are also holding focus groups to delve into specific issues. We welcome members from these industries as well as other ...

Santa Rosa man slits his throat in front of officers

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A Santa Rosa man is dead after he stabbed himself in the neck repeatedly in front of police. The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( 38-year-old Roberto Hernandez's teenage daughter called police to the home ...

Funding for Santa Rosa affordable housing project in peril

The 60-unit affordable housing complex in Santa Rosa is slated to be completed by the end of 2016 ...
awarded $3.8 million in 2011 through a state program administered by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Napa High grad Sims 3rd in JC men's golf state tourney for Santa Rosa

NOTES AND QUOTES for a Wednesday in the Napa Valley: Zack Sims was named All-State for Santa Rosa Junior College after placing third on Monday at the California Community College Athletic Association Men's Golf Championships at Kings River Country Club in ...

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Santa Rosa Farmers Market

I was so excited to hear news of a farmers market opening in Santa Rosa County! If you’re looking for a place to get some fresh veggies, the Santa Rosa Farmers Market is now open for business. I went …

Homelessness in Santa Rosa, a Study Session at the Santa Rosa City Council, May 19th

Greetings! The video has a few streaming pauses, but I used Google Hangouts on Air to capture the first of two important study sessions asked for by the City Council on Homelessness in Santa Rosa.  G…

Santa Rosa woman sentenced to 8 years in prison for identity theft

SANTA ROSA (BCN) — A woman who pleaded guilty in February to several counts of identity theft-related crimes has been sentenced to an eight-year prison term, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravit…

Santa Rosa man slits his throat in front of officers, family

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — The Santa Rosa Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from a 15-year-old reporting a domestic dispute between her parents Wednesday that ended tragically. The girl told polic…

Former Foster Kids Suing Santa Rosa Children’s Home For Alleged Abuses

SANTA ROSA (CBS/AP) — A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit wa…

Senior with dementia found safe in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — Santa Rosa Police say that an elderly man with dementia reported missing on Monday has been found safe. 70-year-old Douglas Gray left this house in the 400 block of Hickory Circl…

Three home invasion robbery suspects arrested in Santa Rosa

SANTA ROSA (BCN) — Three people have been arrested in connection with a Wednesday home invasion robbery in Santa Rosa, police said. Lisa Lundgren, 22, John Noland, 26, and a 17-year-old male juvenile&hellip ;

Homeless man in Santa Rosa charged with murder

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A homeless man has been charged in Sonoma County Superior Court with the stabbing murder of a man who lived in transitional housing in southwest Santa Rosa on Monday. Kahlil Rahim…


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


The Guardian and a warning to SANTA ROSA CALIFORNIA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Buying prescription drugs via the Internet: A consumer guide to SANTA ROSA CALIFORNIA

The Internet has changed the way we live, work and even as bought. The advance of the Internet has made it possible to compare prices and buy products without having to leave the house. But when used for medicine is important to be very careful. Some websites sell drugs that are not legitimate, putting their health at risk.

For example, some websites that sell medicines:

  • They are not licensed pharmacies with state of the United States or are not really pharmacies.

  • They can give an incorrect diagnosis or sell you a drug that is not appropriate for your medical condition.

  • Do not protect your personal data (eg social security number and credit cards).

Some of the drugs that are sold on the Internet:

  • They are fake (counterfeit or adulterated).

  • They are very strong medicine dose or very low concentration.

  • They contain ingredients that can be harmful to your health.

  • They are expired or expired medicines.

  • They have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA for its acronym in English), or have not been studied for their safety and efficacy.

  • They have been prepared using safe standards.

  • They are not safe for use with other medicines or products you use.

  • No right or have not been properly stored or shipped labels.


  • Talk to your doctor and get a physical before taking any medicine for the first time.

  • Use only medications that have been prescribed by your doctor or other health professional you trust, who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Ask your doctor if you have to do something specific for your prescription.

The following information will help protect (a) if you purchase medicines via the Internet:


Make sure that the website where you buy your drugs is state-licensed pharmacy in the United States and you are located in the United States. Pharmacies and pharmacists in the United States must be licensed by a state pharmacy board. The pharmacy board of the state where you reside, you can tell if the website you use is a state-licensed pharmacy if you have good reputation, and if you are located in the United States. For a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) whose website . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645), the Li line Telefónica Health National Hispanic Family.

The NABP is a professional association of pharmaceutical state boards. This association has a program that will help you find some of the pharmacies that are licensed to sell through the Internet. The websites where the hallmark of this program appears, have been checked to ensure they comply with federal and state regulations. For more information in English about this program and for a list of pharmacies where VIPPS® (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites ™) seal appears, visit the website: . For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

. Find the websites whose practices are designed to protect you a secure website should:

  • Be located in the United States and be licensed by the state pharmacy board which operates the website (visit the website for a list of state pharmaceutical boards in English). For information in Spanish call toll free 1-866-SU-FAMILIA (1-866-783-2645) National Helpline Hispanic Family Health.

  • Have a licensed pharmacist who can answer your questions.

  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other health professional who is licensed in the United States to give prescriptions or prescriptions.

  • Having a medium through which you can talk to a person if you have any problem.


Note that the privacy and security of the site you will find easy to use and understand.

Do not give any personal information (such as your Social Security number, the number of your credit card or your medical history) unless you are sure the website will keep the protected information and not made public.

Ensure that the website will not sell your personal information unless you authorize it.


Report the web sites you do not feel safe (a), or those for which you have complaints. Visit the website and click under "Notify the FDA sites web troubled "to fill the form in Spanish.



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