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Stories from Gaye Lebaron
LeBaron: Great Redwood Trail would be 300-mile-long wonderland
The Great Redwood Trail idea is nature’s way of telling us something’s right.
LeBaron: Remembering Petaluma's old silk mill
Petaluma’s Silk Mill building has an architectural, industrial and agricultural place in the region’s history.
LeBaron: Winding path of history led to beloved Trione-Annadel
It’s been mined, hiked, ridden and loved; Trione-Annadel State Park is a gift to Santa Rosa and its neighbors. And it has a friends group rallying to support its future.
LeBaron: GI Bill a highlight among junior college’s milestones
The opportunity of post-war education at Santa Rosa Junior College altered destinies. And the 100-year-old school, now much larger, is still expanding horizons for its students.
LeBaron: Milo Baker and Sonoma sunshine are local treasures
Spectacular blooms in the midst of destruction bring to mind Sonoma sunshine and Milo Baker.
LeBaron: Running under a full moon or in the ‘Bleep-to-Bleep Run’
Ironman Santa Rosa brings back memories of a different breed of runner.
LeBaron: 125 years of Pedersen’s, from caskets to couches to ‘parlor perfection windows’
Pedersen’s furniture store is among the few remaining businesses boasting a century of local ownership. What’s to say about its closure next year?
LeBaron: Time capsule’s contents: What says what about us?
Santa Rosa recently opened a 50-year time capsule; Gaye LeBaron wonders what should go into the next.
LeBaron: From ‘Croakmont’ to Oakmont, a transformation of 55 years
The adult community developed along Highway 12 in the early 1960s has prospered and grown. Santa Rosa has much to do with its success.
LeBaron: Musings on the weather, Heirloom Boxes, Bouverie Preserve and more
PD columnist Gaye LeBaron tackles February’s nutty weather, Presidents Day, Bouverie Preserve and Johnny Mathis’ hair.
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