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Development along Sonoma County’s busiest wine road has sparked a debate over the future of the Sonoma Valley, one that mirrors a larger discussion underway throughout the county about wine and tourism.
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A new law — favored by many rural residents but strongly opposed by cannabis growers — could confound the county’s attempts to bring the once-outlaw industry into compliance.

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A man’s YouTube post, with more than a half million views, shows an encounter with fellow Santa Rosa residents critical of his provocative #Buildthewall T-shirt.
Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe of the historic Roe v. Wade abortion rights case, lived in Forestville for a time. PD columnist Gaye LeBaron reexamines the local history of McCorvey, now the subject of a new play.
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