Stories from Gaye Lebaron
LeBaron: The Springs, now and then
Today, Agua Caliente, Boyes Hot Springs and Fetters Hot Springs have morphed into the 'The Springs' but PD columnist Gaye LeBaron notes this two-word town is a much different place than the triple towns were in their time.
LeBaron: Wine and laughter in Asti
Long before Jon Stewart, Sonoma County resident Pat Paulsen was the funnyman of American politics. PD columnist Gaye LeBaron recounts the tale of the perennial presidential candidate.
LeBaron: How things have changed for Sonoma County moms
The curious holiday of Parents’ Day is a good occasion to revisit a time in Sonoma County history when fathers got more time off for a birth than mothers.
LeBaron: Square has divided Santa Rosa for 160 years
Old Courthouse Square, known as a plaza before the mall usurped the name, has long been a contentious place.
LeBaron: Remembering what's left of tiny Melitta
The proposed expansion of Spring Lake Village will take in what used to be the tiny, pretty interesting town of Melitta, Gaye LeBaron writes.
LeBaron: Recalling ACLU award’s namesake
Who is Jack Green, and why is the local ACLU chapter’s award named for him?
LeBaron: On long-buried bones, and a tribute to a Santa Rosan
Even if bones buried 150 years have finally been found, a new tale is just beginning.
LeBaron: SMART’s arrival worth singing about
The impending arrival of SMART gives us occasion to revisit former Sonoma County troubadour Lenny Anderson’s ode to a bygone era of whistles and steam engines.
LeBaron: Hot heydeys along the River
From old columns and letters emerges a vivid picture of Rio Nido and Johnson’s and every beach and dance floor from Palomar on Fitch Mountain to Monte Rio.