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Mann family barn in Freestone

Rustic Relics: Sonoma County barns

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Seven of the picturesque barns that dot the landscape have stories worth telling. Like wine, they have improved with age.

Fall Festivities

The List: Sonoma County pumpkin patches

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Eight places to buy pumpkins and have some old-fashioned fun.

Richard Lazovick

Praying for a new kidney

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

When Richard Lazovick celebrates the Jewish High Holy Days at Congregation Shomrei Torah this week, he will look beyond atonement.

Pepperwood Cows - Cows, Sheep & Goats

Examine cattle’s impact on the environment

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Find out about our friends with ecological benefits on Friday, Oct. 3.

A great blue heron takes flight along the Laguna de Santa Rosa.

Laguna Life: Santa Rosa’s laguna shifts into autumn

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Kent Porter documents the subliminal transformation as fall arrives at the Laguna de Santa Rosa.

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Sense of Place: Meadowlark Woods

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Long before Santa Rosa was established, Mishewal-Wappo tribes had their own name for it.

Residents of the Friends House touch the peace pole. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa woman’s passion for peace

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Donna Rankin Love’s march for peace brings her (and her peace pole) to Friends House.

'He found his happy place gardening at the church, baking food for people, preparing things.' (courtesy of Brian Laird)

Santa Rosa homeless man’s dream cut short

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Culinary student Tony Haas spent three years in recovery before relapse cost him his life.

The festival showed the world that half a million people could congregate under adverse conditions and still maintain peace and brotherhood. (Life Magazine, 1969)

Where have all the Flower Children gone?

Friday, August 8th, 2014

45 years later, Ashi Olshan looks back at the Woodstock Festival and how it changed the world.

Café Sonoma opens in Oakmont

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Breakfast and lunch spot replaces Cafe Des Croissants.

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