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  • Russian River open for swimming

    Sonoma County health officials will not close the Russian River for Labor Day weekend, despite confirmation that a dangerous algae was behind the death of a dog that swam in the river last weekend. County health officials told visitors to keep their dogs away from the river.
  • Dog owner recounts tragic river trip

    A San Jose couple’s 2-year-old golden retriever died last weekend hours into a paddling excursion on the Russian River. A deadly neurotoxin produced by blue-green algae is now thought to be responsible.
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Entertainment

Blues legend Guy headlines Russian River Jazz and Blues Fest

Buddy Guy is considered by many the last great electric blues guitarist and singer of his generation.

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When wildfire strikes, what would you save?

Experts and readers offer advice on preparing to evacuate ahead of time, and the critical items you should take with you.

Latino Heritage

Latino leaders making a difference

Meet some of the innovators leading the way in the local Latino community.

Bite Club
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News

Man struck, killed crossing Hwy. 101

CHP received a call Friday that a man was leaning on a guardrail near Baker Avenue in Santa Rosa. Six minutes later, they received a new report a pedestrian was struck and killed in the same area.

Video
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Cardinal Newman stopped short by St. Mary's, 35-34

Cardinal Newman loses first of season when two-point conversion try comes up short.

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County eyes tighter rules for vacation rentals

More than 100 people packed a Sonoma County Planning Commission meeting Thursday to hear about proposed changes to the county’s ordinance governing vacation rentals outside city boundaries.

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Opinion

PD Editorial: State picks justice over vengeance

California’s penal system is taking another step away from its brutal past.

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Towns

What I Do: Santa Rosa Circus Maximus clown

As a kid, Krysta Cook was afraid of clowns. Then she found a sweet, silly alternative.

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