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Rancho Feeding trouble trailed USDA cuts

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

Parasols popping up all over

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

Sports

Benefield: There is an 'I' in team in IndyCar

Team Penske drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves are both in great position to capture a series title, which means it’s every driver for themselves at Sunday’s race in Sonoma Raceway.

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

County shines on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing firms

11 local companies, making everything from beef jerky to organic ice cream, have scored spots on Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000 list.

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