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  • Stained rags eyed in house fires

    Rags used to stain a deck ignited and touched off a Santa Rosa house fire Sunday — two days after a similar situation is suspected of sparking a two-alarm fire that badly damaged two Healdsburg homes (above).
  • State hearing to focus on water use by pot farms

    Following reports that pot plants are consuming billions of gallons of water and salmon-rearing creeks are running dry, a state committee led by state Sen. Mike McGuire will hold a hearing Wednesday on illegal marijuana cultivation.
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5 tasty red wines for the perfect BBQ burger pairing

Whether you are on a budget or looking to splurge a little, here are easy wines to pair with your holiday party food.

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Entertainment

Music great Varela bringing Cuba to Green Music Center

Carlos Varela, who first gained fame when he joined the Nueva Trova movement in the 1980s, will perform July 25 in Weill Hall.

Summer Arts & Entertainment

Complete guide to North Coast summer events

Make your plans, June-Sept., for festivals, fairs, music, art, plays, family events and free shows.

Bite Club
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News

Santa Rosa council to discuss smoking ban Tuesday

The Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday will revisit the topic of banning smoking in attached homes and whether to make some limited exceptions.

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Kyle Busch victorious at Sonoma

After missing 11 races following a devastating crash, Kyle Busch held off older brother Kurt Busch and claimed an unlikely victory at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday.

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Santa Rosa businesswoman helps Facebook court small businesses

When Stephanie St. James launched a new birthday party business in Santa Rosa, she used social media to find her customers. Now she is advising Facebook on how it can serve small businesses.

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Opinion

PD Editorial: Getting a say on Congress’ water bill

For two years, Jared Huffman and fellow House members from Northern California have been shut out of negotiations on drought legislation in Washington.

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Towns

Get a glimpse of Jack London’s Beauty Ranch

Using photos and research, Elisa Stancil Levine tells the tales behind Glen Ellen’s historic park.

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