Stories from Gaye Lebaron

A 50-year time capsule was dug up in downtown Santa Rosa and here’s what it contained.
Railroad Square has had its share of disappointments, but has survived and prospered.
Once upon a time, Santa Rosa cops had to grow pot to see what it looked like; now it’s available at stores.
There is plenty to rejoice and be hopeful about at the end of 2017 despite a most difficult year.
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.
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.
Once upon a time, this newspaper gave out physical medals for heroism. We’d need to buy a factory to keep up with all our heroes from the past week.
Gaye LeBaron remembers the city that suffered through Sonoma County’s last mega fire and wonders if we overlooked peril.
This summer, Community Foundation Sonoma County celebrated a grant that took it past the $200 million mark. PD columnist Gaye LeBaron reminds us that it is simply the latest in a long line of charities active in Sonoma County.
In the late 1970s, a small group of Bay Area Nazis targeted Santa Rosa, triggering violent confrontations and a debate over free speech. PD columnist Gaye LeBaron shares the story.