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Stories from Gaye Lebaron
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.
LeBaron: The coulda-shouldas of a time capsule are timeless
A 50-year time capsule was dug up in downtown Santa Rosa and here’s what it contained.
LeBaron: Railroad Square is a journey and a destination
Railroad Square has had its share of disappointments, but has survived and prospered.
LeBaron: Pot chronicles from Dutch Flohr to Courthouse Kush
Once upon a time, Santa Rosa cops had to grow pot to see what it looked like; now it’s available at stores.
LeBaron: Ending 2017 with astonishment, reflection and hope
There is plenty to rejoice and be hopeful about at the end of 2017 despite a most difficult year.
LeBaron: Rolodex not just a relic of the past, but an index to life
When innovations come along, we are so quick to discard the old. But PD columnist Gaye LeBaron will never give up her Rolodex. It contains several chapters of her life story.
LeBaron: Butterfly migration a Thanksgiving hallmark on Sonoma Coast
The regal monarch butterfly, which migrates from Canada to Mexico every winter, is just as much a part of Thanksgiving in Bodega Bay as turkey and stuffing. PD columnist Gaye LeBaron explains why.
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