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Stories written by mkarpinski

The Week in Santa Rosa: Feb. 17-24

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Gypsy jazz, crab feed for Woolsey, Rudy O’s comedy, dinner with WOW chefs and an exploration of Black Holes and space-time.

Yolanda Martinez

Chronicle of a teaching life

Friday, February 15th, 2013

In ‘Classroom 101,’ retired Santa Rosa High School teacher Yolanda Martinez provides insight into her 22 years of teaching.

The Week in Santa Rosa: Feb. 10-17

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Workshops, music festivals and camping classes top this week’s events.

Members play during last year's bocce league play. (Courtesy of Susan Cole)

Sonoma County Bocce Club preps for new season

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The Sonoma County Bocce Club is looking for locals to join bocce teams in preparation for league play beginning April 8.

Animal care technician Amber Carvalho freshens the water for the two resident raccoons at the Sonoma County Wildlife Refuge in Petaluma. (Photos by ALVIN JORNADA / The Press Democrat)

Dirty Jobs: Straight poop on wildlife care

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Amber Carvalho knows a few things about poop. It’s a daily part of her job as an animal technician at the Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Center.

The Week in Santa Rosa: Feb. 3-10

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Art exhibits, a Mardi Gras, concerts, shopping nights and Valentine’s fundraisers top this week’s events.

Miller in character as Norbert in the 6th Street Playhouse's 2012 production of "The Great American Trailer Park Musical."

Local playhouse wins awards

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The 6th Street Playhouse on Railroad Square in Santa Rosa picked up some hardware last week with several wins at the Broadwayworld.com awards in San Francisco.

Maria Carillo music teacher Justin Enright with one the school's jazz bands. (Courtesy of Justin Enright)

Maria Carillo music teacher encourages excellence

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

When Justin Enright took over the music program at Mario Carillo High School, he told his new students one thing.

The Week in Santa Rosa: Jan. 27-Feb. 3

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Concerts, cooking classes, business lectures, local happy hour fun, new plays, crab fests and comedy nights fill this week’s events.

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Free tax prep program kicks off this weekend

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The Sonoma County Earn It! Keep It! Save It! free tax preparation program will kickoff this Saturday with an event at Empire College.

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