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USDA staffing cuts at Rancho Feeding scrutinized

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut the number of food safety inspectors at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse in Petaluma is coming under new scrutiny this week.

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Entertainment

Performance hall for Sparky's Schroeder

Most performance halls are named for famous musicians or wealthy sponsors. But the brand-new, $9.5 million Schroeder Hall att SSU is named for a Charles Schulz cartoon character.

Lifestyle

A la carte: A taste of Petaluma

The Taste of Petaluma is this weekend, with bites and sips available at various downtown restaurants, wineries and breweries.

Sports

Loose sod at new Levi's Stadium removed (w/video)

Team working to re-sod the field at new stadium a day after workout cut short because players were slipping.

Opinion

PD Editorial: The unsavory indictment of slaughterhouse four

What we know now about what happened at the Rancho Feeding slaughterhouse is significant — and pretty repugnant.

Business

11 Sonoma County companies make Inc. 5000

They make everything from beef jerky to organic ice cream. Most have found a valuable niche, like D.H. Charles Engineering, above, which offers its expertise in construction engineering.

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