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One stabbing occurred near the large homeless encampment that local officials plan to clear by the end of the month.
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Divers plan huge purple urchin harvest in bid to save kelp forest, abalone

Abalone divers and other ocean enthusiasts have scheduled a two-day blitz to clear purple urchins from a spot on the Sonoma Coast in hopes of saving the kelp forest and the reviving abalone that depend on it.

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A recent opinion piece in the Santa Rosa Junior College student paper has the campus buzzing.
Officials say the squalid homeless encampment is filled with hazards and litter, and represents a safety issue for trail users as well as residents.
With temperatures nearing 80 this holiday weekend, carloads of beachgoers are expected at the Russian River and Sonoma Coast.
A London couple obsessed with a former boy-band star were found guilty of murdering their nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their backyard.
Big or small, Sonoma County loves cycling! Take a look at historic photos of bike life since the 1800s.
A reader wonders if putting herself first, instead of her abusive mother, is selfish.
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