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Christmas carolers and an impromptu nighttime carnival transformed an area where 1,300 homes burned.
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Fire cleanup worker dies in accident at Sonoma County landfill
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Fire victims face choices as attorneys vie for clients

Lawyers from across the country are documenting evidence and courting fire victims in a high-stakes race to sign them up for what many believe will be a record payout.

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The decade-old restaurant served up some of the best Gallic treats in the county, from authentic boeuf bourguignon and jambon sandwiches using family recipes handed down through generations.
Hundreds of businesses were recognized in this year's 'Best of Sonoma County' poll. Get to know the winners.
This frequently updated map shows current hot spots and fire lines of the Southern California blazes. Follow the Thomas, Lilac, Skirball, Rye and Liberty fires here.
A 700-square foot building that survived the flames at one of Sonoma County’s most beloved wineries will house a temporary tasting room and ultimately a memorial to the North Bay fires.
One Sonoma County woman put her detail-oriented skills and social media savvy to work to identify fire victim families, then paired them with a volunteer.
One Petaluma resident said the goal of her holiday display was to create fond memories like the ones from her childhood for other families.
'As we do with earthquakes and floods, our goal should be to reduce the damage when wildfires arrive, not pretend we can prevent them from happening at all.'
Unsure of what you can or can't bring on the plane? The Transportation Security Administration shared some interesting examples on their Instagram account. Check out some of the highlights here.
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Fire victims face choices as attorneys vie for clients
Fire cleanup worker dies in accident at Sonoma County landfill
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Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
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