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Stories from Gaye Lebaron

LeBaron: C-SPAN to spotlight Santa Rosa

A revealing report on the history of Sonoma County’s capital city and environs will be seen next weekend on C-SPAN channels. Get a sneak peek here.

LeBaron: Wild tales from the long-lived Barnard clan

Ruth Newman, the last survivor of the 1906 earthquake with memories of the temblor, died this summer. Because she came from a family of storytellers, we have a glimpse of Sonoma County in the early 20th century.

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.

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