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Physical education teacher Brian Long, left, talks to members of the
Geyserville High School boys basketball team about treating women with
respect, while Coaching Boys Into Men program facilitators Evan Englar and Anthony Valdivia listen, in Geyserville on Friday, February 28,
2014.  (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

Teaching respect, one team at a time

Friday, March 7th, 2014

‘Coaching Boys into Men’ encourages teen athletes to take a stand against violence.

Amos Clifford smells the leaves of a bay tree during a Shinrin-yoku walk beside Lake Ralphine. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Exploring the practice of Shinrin-yoku, ‘forest bathing’

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Amos Clifford has a prescription for health and wellbeing he considers beneficial for most everyone — a walk in the forest.

Maya Rapier, 16, and her father Phil Rapier of Oakland, exercise in Juilliard Park. (Jessica Zimmer)

Spotted in Santa Rosa: Exercise in Juilliard Park

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Maya Rapier, 16, and her father Phil Rapier, both from Oakland, exercise in Juilliard Park. (Jessica Zimmer)

Old Redwood Highway

Old Redwood Highway: Remnants of Sonoma County’s historic roads

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

The Old Redwood Highway, the Sonoma Highway and Highway 1 do more than connect Sonoma County cities. They also link travelers to the region’s rich history.

Not much is known about what became of a fountain dedicated to one of the county’s first female doctors. (Courtesy of the Sonoma County Library)

Do you know what happened to this memorial?

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Until 1960, a fountain dedicated to pioneer doctor Anabel McGaughey Stuart was located near the corner of Fourth and E streets.

Taerse Abalo as Dorothy, Kelsey Mielle as Snow White and Katie Kelley entertain children earlier this month with stories and songs at Howarth Park in Santa Rosa. A new company, Amazing Fairy Tale Parties, matches professional actors with clients for events. (SCOTT MANCHESTER / The Press Democrat)

Real princesses come to party

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

A Santa Rosa company entertains children with performances by Tinkerbell, Alice in Wonderland, Rapunzel and Spiderman, complete with singing, dancing and storytelling.

Jim Grady.

Memorial set for Sonoma County broadcasting legend Jim Grady

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Family, friends and fans of Jim Grady will gather to celebrate the life of the veteran Sonoma County radio broadcaster at 1 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Friedman Center in Santa Rosa.

Vince Whitcomb

Santa Rosa High School grieves sudden death of science teacher

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The Santa Rosa High School community is grieving the sudden death of a respected science teacher who seemed always in a positive mood and enjoyed mingling with students.

Jake Petersen, left, talks with Kyle Keough while they work with clay during their sculpture class at El Molino High School in Forestville, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Petersen is in the process of applying for the Doyle Scholarship for when he enrolls at Santa Rosa Junior College in the fall. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)

Santa Rosa Junior College re-institutes Doyle Scholarships

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

El Molino High School senior Jake Petersen wants to study vineyard management and fire science at Santa Rosa Junior College next fall, but how to pay for it is a piece of the puzzle he hasn’t completely figured out.

Landesign Construction and Maintenance

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Greening the Way in the North Bay   Landesign is an award winning company that has been landscaping for over 20 years in the Sonoma, Napa, Marin and Mendocino counties. Landesign Construction & Maintenance, Inc. was founded in 1990 by John and Denise Fitzgerald. Our company has developed into a successful organization by maintaining our […]

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