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  • Gentle lives end in violence

    Family and friends of a 96-year-old Occidental doctor and the caretaker who fatally beat him struggled with how two people known as gentle and kind could die so violently.
  • The road less traveled at the Sonoma County Fair

    If you head right for the Sonoma County Fair’s caloric snacks or heart-racing rides, you’re likely to miss some of these more low-key activities.
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Entertainment

Petaluma Music Festival back with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, more

The band tops a long list of musicians all playing to benefit local schools.

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Cox: Eat, drink like a rock star at Belly

A chef who's cooked for some of music's biggest names is creating all kinds of deliciousness at his Santa Rosa spot.

Bite Club
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News

Kaiser faces renewed criticism after suicide

Sonoma County’s largest health care provider and the family of a patient who committed suicide are at odds over the level of mental health care the woman received leading up to her suicide.

Video
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Trainer: Horse euthanized at Sonoma County Fair broke ankle

'The horse took an awkward step and came down wrong on his ankle' the trainer said. 'It had nothing to do with the racing surface.'

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Facebook ready to test giant drone for Internet service

Designed to fly at high altitudes, it will use lasers to send Internet signals to stations on the ground.

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Opinion

PD Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Quick takes on the news from The Press Democrat’s editorial writers.

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Towns

Film exec brings Hollywood to Napa Valley

After working on big name films in post production, Joe Fineman now lives in Napa Valley hills.

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