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  • Whales make comeback off coast

    This year’s parade of gray whales along the Sonoma Coast is one of the best in decades, continuing a remarkable comeback story for a species that was hunted to the brink of extinction.
  • When the champ came to Calistoga

    It was Calistoga, it was April of 1955, and Rocky Marciano had arrived. When he came to Calistoga for a six-week training camp, four fights into his stint as heavyweight champion of the world, he may have been the most revered athlete in America.
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Entertainment

Events to attend this weekend

Upcoming events include the Monster Truck rally, the Matsuri Japanese Arts Festival and more.

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Sebastopol garden blooms rare historic roses

Vintage Gardens in Sebastopol has gained a reputation as the go-to place for rare rose collectors across the country, thanks to passionate rose community.

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News

A focal point of winery debate

People on both sides of the escalating debate about wineries in Sonoma County agree that Willie Lamberson has emerged as unpredictable and sometimes brazen figure on the county’s most influential planning body.

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When the champ came to Calistoga

It was Calistoga, it was April of 1955, and Rocky Marciano had arrived. When he came to Calistoga for a six-week training camp, four fights into his stint as heavyweight champion of the world, he may have been the most revered athlete in America.

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Small business success stories in Sonoma County

A trio of companies exemplify the dynamism of small businesses in Sonoma County: Dierk’s Parkside Cafe, Link Creative and Taylor Maid Farms. Take a closer look at what makes them tick.

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Opinion

Yes on A: County roads need the help

It’s an oddity of our election politics that approval of a specific tax that clearly lays out how the money would be spent requires a two-thirds majority but a general purpose tax that comes with no strings attached and little certainty requires just a simple majority.

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Towns

Cotati family feels ‘pulse’ of the land

A family uses environmentally-friendly farming practices and lets almost nothing go to waste in an extreme effort of reducing their carbon footprint.

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