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  • Rocky fire jumps Highway 20

    The Rocky fire made its first foray across Highway 20 east of Clearlake Oaks Monday afternoon as winds carried hot embers across the highway, which has served as a containment line for the 62,000-acre blaze, Cal Fire said.
  • Firefighters: Rocky fire scary in its speed, size

    About 3,000 firefighters are alternating 24-hour shifts and battling high heat and dehydration in an attempt to contain the Rocky fire.
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Entertainment

Cotati music fest memorializes cliff fall victim, helps the homeless

The upcoming event is held in memory of a Rancho Cotate grad who died in a 2014 accident.

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Sonoma County's hidden eat spots revealed

From baked goods to oysters, discover (or rediscover) local favorites.

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News

Rocky fire jumps Highway 20

The Rocky fire made its first foray across Highway 20 east of Clearlake Oaks Monday afternoon as winds carried hot embers across the highway, which has served as a containment line for the 62,000-acre blaze, Cal Fire said.

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Garcia’s homer in 12th leads Braves past Giants 9-8

Two-run homer in the 12th off Ryan Vogelsong came after Buster Posey’s RBI single put Giants up 8-7 in top of inning.

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Grape harvest gets going in Sonoma County

The first growers in the county started picking on July 29. Others have since begun their pick, targeting fruit used to make sparkling wine and pinot noir.

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Opinion

PD Editorial: Drought, heat and a busy fire season

The Rocky fire is the largest of about two dozen wildfires burning in California as a volatile mix of summer heat and extreme drought strains the limits of firefighters and the nerves of rural residents.

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Towns

Trading her crown for a combat helmet

Reigning Miss Sonoma County Athena Brattin-Cain is trading her sparkling crown for a combat helmet, leaving her ambassadorship for boot camp with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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