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Sunday’s race set records in the 29 years of series races at Sonoma for lead changes (13) and leaders (10).
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Scammers hack pumps at Sebastopol gas station
Trucks take center stage at Ride-A-Rig fundraiser at Sonoma Fairgrounds
Mike Svedise, owner of Santa Rosa Seafood, dies at 59
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Orange County father thought he buried his son — until he got a call
GOP health care bill could drive even more local patients to ER

Local ER visits soar after Obamacare

Former President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law greatly expanded coverage for tens of thousands of poor Sonoma County residents, many of whom continue to turn to emergency departments at local hospitals for their primary care.

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'It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend,' said one former senior Obama administration official involved in White House deliberations on Russia. 'I feel like we sort of choked.'
Between coastal hills with their own grazing cattle, this small-town spectacle draws competitors from across the state, though many on the rodeo roster are from local ranching families.
A 125-pound Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha won the 2017 title of World’s Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma Marin Fair.
The tanker flipped over on the national highway and villagers ran toward it to take the leaking fuel.
Previously slated for July, the Laytonville event with big-name music acts, vendors and speakers has been canceled. Here’s the details.
To save shelter beds and services for homeless families, Catholic Charities’ safe parking program was defunded.
Aurore Simonnet has the unique job of portraying to the public eye things that even astronomers haven’t directly observed or photographed. Her illustrations of unseen galaxies, black holes and stars are otherworldly.
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Petaluma father the glue to four-generation family
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Mike Svedise, owner of Santa Rosa Seafood, dies at 59
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Sunday’s Letters to the Editor
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Close to Home: Science and innovation desrve robust funding