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Hamming it up among friends

Aspiring farmers from high schools all over the county will be competing at the fair this week. Judges will scrutinize them and their animals.

"Sunflowers" (courtesy Alice Larsen)

This week in Santa Rosa: July 27 – Aug. 3

Plenty of opportunities this week for music, comedy and theater.

Gang prevention seminar Aug. 4

The city of Santa Rosa is hosting “Root Causes of Gang Violence,” a gang prevention seminar, on Monday, Aug. 4, at the Finley Community Center.

Joe McCarty of Santa Rosa uses the switchbacks on the east trail to the top of Taylor Mountain. (John Burgess / Press Democrat)

County breaks new trail at Taylor Mountain


Work set to begin this week on first new trail in Santa Rosa’s expanding nature preserve. Find out how you can help.


New farmers market at Vintners Square

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Santa Rosa now has a Thursday evening farmers market. Vintners Square Farmers Market is at least the eighth farmers market in town.

Pig Scramble at Farmer's Day (photo by Bee Exquisite Photography, courtesy Sonoma County Fair)

Farmers Day at the fair

This Sunday, July 27, fairgoers, young and old, can be a fun-loving farmer for a day – or at least a couple hours (1 – 3 p.m.).


Spotted in Santa Rosa

L to R:  Susan Lynn,   Cindi Clemence, Susan Wurtzel (photo by Tony Lachowicz, courtesy Baby Boomers Club)

Three Oakmont women walked a total of 39.2 miles and collectively raised $16,627 on July 12 in the “Avon Walk for Breast Cancer” in San Francisco.

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