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  • Rancho trouble trailed USDA cuts

    A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut the number of food safety inspectors at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse in Petaluma is coming under new scrutiny this week.
  • Uncle: Santa Rosa slaying suspect on drugs, saw 'demons'

    Charged Thursday with the 2012 murder of Michela Wooldridge on Santa Rosa's Fourth Street, Jessy Zetino postponed entering a plea. His uncle said his nephew was on LSD at the time and thought demons were telling him to kill someone.
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Rancho trouble trailed USDA cuts

A decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to cut the number of food safety inspectors at the Rancho Feeding Corp. slaughterhouse in Petaluma is coming under new scrutiny this week.

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Performance hall for Sparky's Schroeder

Most performance halls are named for famous musicians or wealthy sponsors. But the brand-new, $9.5 million Schroeder Hall att SSU is named for a Charles Schulz cartoon character.

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A la carte: A taste of Petaluma

The Taste of Petaluma is this weekend, with bites and sips available at various downtown restaurants, wineries and breweries.

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Benefield: There is an “I” in team in IndyCar

Team Penske drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves are both in great position to capture a series title, which means it’s every driver for themselves at Sunday’s race in Sonoma Raceway.

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PD Editorial: Geothermal bill is steamy deal for public

The steam fields in the Mayacmas Mountains northeast of Santa Rosa have been the world’s largest producer of geothermal energy since the 1970s.

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11 Sonoma County companies make Inc. 5000

They make everything from beef jerky to organic ice cream. Most have found a valuable niche, like D.H. Charles Engineering, above, which offers its expertise in construction engineering.

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