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Concerts, special events help region’s state parks succeed

The Funky Friday concert series at Sugarloaf Ridge is on pace to raise about $23,000 and is one of many special events nonprofits have run to help keep parks open.

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Performance hall for Sparky's Schroeder

Most recital halls are named for famous musicians or wealthy sponsors. But the new, $9.5 million Schroeder Hall, opening this weekend at SSU, is named for one of the best-loved members of the 'Peanuts' gang.

Lifestyle

Finding shade the fashionable way

A onetime wardrobe essential that had been retired to the trunk for decades, parasols are being rediscovered by a new generation.

Sports

Giants put end to Nationals’ 10-game win streak with 10-3 victory

Rookie’s four hits, Posey’s homer lift weary San Francisco past streaking Washington to open three-game series.

Opinion

PD Editorial: Geothermal bill is steamy deal for public

The steam fields in the Mayacmas Mountains northeast of Santa Rosa have been the world’s largest producer of geothermal energy since the 1970s.

Business

11 locals among fastest-growing firms

Eleven local companies, makers of everything from beef jerky to ice cream, have rocketed their way onto Inc. magazine's annual ranking of the fastest-growing firms.

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