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The Civil Air Patrol sent three flights Sunday to search an area of the Sierra Nevada range.
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New heart for downtown Santa Rosa

Next Saturday, the city will unveil its long-awaited reunified Old Courthouse Square. It won’t take long to see whether the $10.5 million project ­— designed to revitalize the downtown core — is up to the challenge.

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Support for the project comes from both longtime merchants in downtown Santa Rosa and a younger generation of business people.
About 200 special-needs young people turned out at the exclusive Mayacama Golf Club for the fourth annual prom conceived and produced just for them. It was not a skimpy affair.
Anything but a ring this year would seem like a step back for the Warriors. But PD columnist C.W. Nevius says it is important to remember how horrible the Warriors used to be.
Lynda Hopkins took office as the wettest winter on local record hammered her district, giving her a crash course in governing during times of disaster.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election.
See how Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square has evolved over the years in this gallery of historic photos.
Policies vary from one jurisdiction to the next, while evolving standards over the technology’s use in general make it a challenge keeping up with the latest rules.
The man entered a southwest Santa Rosa bank with a shotgun slung around his back.
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