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Easter grass takes on a whole new meaning

With Easter on 4/20, a sacred date for marijuana users, grass won’t just be lining Easter baskets. Celebrations at dispensaries and head shops abound.

Gator Nation is, first row, L to R: Randy Quan on guitar, vocals: Linda Hutchinson, bass, vocals;  Willard Blackwell, bandleader, vocals, washboard; David Scott, sax, pennywhistle, vocals; back row L to R: Mikey Cannon, drums; Jesse Adams, accordion, piano. (photo courtesy Gator Nation)

Sonoma Showcase of Bands – 6 bands in 3 rooms

Sonoma Showcase of Bands fights homelessness in Sonoma County while attendees eat, drink, listen and dance the night away.

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Fast Class: Money Mind Training

“Money Mind” class seeks to raise participants’ financial emotional intelligence, to bring about a sense of peace and purpose around their finances.

Nasreen Rallhan of Rohnert Park searches for eggs in her Easter best in this 2013 photo shoat at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa.  (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Find an Easter egg hunt for the kids

Here’s where to find them in Sonoma County this weekend.


This week in Santa Rosa: Apr. 13 – 20

This week Santa Rosans can listen to original rock and Americana, take a watercolor class, celebrate Earth Day, and/or take the kids for an egg hunt – or two.

Bjorn Karlsen made a career out of writing Stanford Achievement Tests.
(Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

The art and science of writing tests

Achievent-test expert Bjorn Karlsen has spent decades determining the right questions to ask.


Spotted in Santa Rosa

From L to R: Gunner's Mate Seaman Joseph Russell, Salem, Or., Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Matthew Schulthess, Santa Rosa manning the .50 Caliber machine gun aboard the USS Reagan. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Nelson/Released)

Santa Rosa sailor, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Matthew Schulthess, helps test the USS Reagan for combat missions.

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Bite Club

  • Moonlight Brewing Beer Maker Dinner
    Cult microbrew fave, Moonlight Brewing (Death & Taxes, Reality Czeck) will be on tap at a special brewer’s dinner at Forestville’s Backyard on April 24. Brewer Brian Hunt recently opened ... Read more »
  • Easter Brunch 2014
    As if a day off from kitchen duty isn’t enough for mom (or dad), bottomless mimosas, grilled lamb and chicken and waffles should pretty much seal the deal. Here are ... Read more »


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