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The idea is to make it easier for residents to find a new place to live after thousands of homes were lost in a market where options were already in short supply.
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Heat map of 911 calls shows increased panic as Sonoma County fires spread
New burn areas open for residents
Contractor builds tiny homes for fire victims
School resumes for Roseland School District students
Lake County rampage kills 2; alleged shooter in custody
Sonoma County court opens in fire aftermath
It's not the end of the trail for fire-ravaged Cloverleaf Ranch
Trader Joe's, Target among stores listed in massive veggie recall
Golden Gate Bridge daredevils resolve criminal case

Massive wildfire cleanup starts with toxic removal by EPA

Some Sonoma County homeowners have doubts about free property cleanup by the Army Corps of Engineers.

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The Press Democrat remembers the 42 victims of the fires that roared though Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties.
A new map from Cal Fire shows the status of individual damaged and destroyed structures in Sonoma County.
Will Sonoma County and Santa Rosa bounce back from the fires — as the 'Sonoma Strong' T-shirts say — or will they be scarred for decades to come?
Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the CIA’s explosive detection 'puppy class.'
The cycling pro and animal activist had been trying to sell their Santa Rosa home before the Tubbs fire destroyed it and more than 5,000 other structures.
Loren Jade Smith received three season tickets, a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and lots of new gear.
Columnist Kerry Benefield revisits her childhood neighborhood, destroyed two weeks ago by fire, and tries to assess Santa Rosa’s unmeasurable loss.
During evacuation, most local residents grabbed things they knew they would need. But a hole punch or light sabers? See some of the stranger things people grabbed.
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38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment
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50 years of Sonoma County Regional Parks
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Trail group committed to the cause for Regional Parks
Trader Joe's, Target among stores listed in massive veggie recall
Judge tosses $417 million award against Johnson & Johnson
7 weddings and a firestorm. How a local businesswoman refused to give up
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Tillerson makes surprise trips to Iraq, Afghanistan
McCain issues veiled criticism of Trump's Vietnam deferment
Trump shoots down retirement limit to pay for GOP tax cuts
Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records
How wind-whipped fire hit, missed Sonoma County Parks
Fires damage parks in march through county
Key outdoors events across Sonoma County cancel due to fires
Federal officials target harassment in National Park Service
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Where to Eat: Restaurants Open and Serving Sonoma County
Fires postpone Bay Area Michelin Stars
Sonoma Restaurants a Calm in the Firestorm
Stephen Curry scores 29 as Warriors pull away from winless Mavericks
Sharks’ penalty-killing the difference in 4-1 win against Rangers
49ers’ sideline outbursts draw Kyle Shanahan’s ire
Barber: 49ers legends deserve better than a 40-10 loss
North Bay cannabis farms devastated by fires
Santa Rosa pot dispensary opens space to Red Cross volunteers
Cannabis harvest heats up in Sonoma County
Panel to discuss news media and marijuana
Massive wildfire cleanup starts with toxic removal by EPA
Kenwood, Glen Ellen residents return home; most find nothing there
New burn areas open for residents
Lake County rampage kills 2; alleged shooter in custody
San Francisco startup founder charged with child sex abuse
Oakland gets new fire chief
Jury set for San Francisco pier shooting trial
San Francisco bike cop critical after being struck by vehicle
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Tuesday’s Letters to the Editor
Robinson: Congress needs to reclaim its war-making powers
Monday’s Letters to the Editor
Gullixson: Message to fire victims: We need you to come back