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  • Slaughterhouse owner sentenced

    Rancho Feeding co-owner Jesse 'Babe' Amaral Jr. pleaded guilty last year to taking part in a scheme to deceive meat inspectors, which led to a massive nationwide beef recall two years ago.
  • Smith: Who stole from Santa Rosa fire victims?

    Possessions that survived the suspected Jan. 19 hoverboard blaze were stolen this week from a Santa Rosa family’s charred property.
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Entertainment

Indigo Girls, Costello, other big names headed to North Bay

Indigo Girls, Elvis Costello, Rickie Lee Jones, Ani DiFranco and others are set to perform at local venues in the next few weeks.

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3 Valentine's Day brunch ideas you're sure to love

Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to surprise someone special with breakfast in bed. The folks at Estero Cafe in Valley Ford share three, locally sourced brunch dishes to try.

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News

Smith: Who stole from Santa Rosa fire victims?

Possessions that survived the suspected Jan. 19 hoverboard blaze were stolen this week from a Santa Rosa family’s charred property.

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Grape harvest down significantly

The value of the North Coast grape crop dropped 23 percent in 2015, resulting in the smallest returns for growers since 2011, according to a report out Wednesday.

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Belt, Giants agree to $6.2 million one-year contract

The deal was completed just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing Wednesday.

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Opinion

PD Editorial: State heading the wrong way on road repairs

The transportation commission, which allocates money for transportation projects, announced that no funding is available for new projects in its five-year improvement plan.

Best Of Sonoma County

Complete list: Best of Sonoma County winners

Sonoma County readers cast their votes to decide which businesses and places are the best in the county. Here's a complete list of the winners.

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Towns

Sculpture on display at Windsor roundabout

'The Offering' was delivered on a flatbed truck, and it took four forklifts, some with a 55-foot reach, to move the 6,000-pound, four-piece sculpture to the roundabout where it will be on display through June 2017.

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