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Will Sonoma County and Santa Rosa bounce back from the fires — as the “Sonoma Strong,” T-shirts say — or will they be scarred for decades to come?
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Kenwood, Glen Ellen residents return home; most find nothing there

The Nuns fire swept through Kenwood and Glen Ellen, and Sunday, residents had their first chance to return home.

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Columnist Kerry Benefield revisits her childhood neighborhood, destroyed two weeks ago by fire, and tries to assess Santa Rosa’s unmeasurable loss.
Amputee Lilly Biagnini appeared on 'Ellen' this week with her mom to talk about their experience during last week's fire.
A new map from Cal Fire shows the status of individual damaged and destroyed structures in Sonoma County.
After narrowly escaping her home with her family, and having it burn to the ground, Brittany Rogers-Hanson faced another crisis: saving her business and that of dozens of small contractors who make their living during peak wedding season.
As the flames advanced on their Coffey Park home, Nicole and Keith Durnford were locked outside. Their son, 4, was inside, asleep.
A team of volunteers have been collecting reports of lost and found animals, working around the clock to help connect families with their pets.
Craig Anderson, the charismatic leader of LandPaths, looks back on 20 years of saving the land.
During evacuation, most local residents grabbed things they knew they would need. But a hole punch or light sabers? See some of the stranger things people grabbed.
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