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.
What exactly comprises Bennett Valley? And who the heck is Bennett — and why is it named for him? Gaye LeBaron recounts the tale of the man who lent his name to the place that played a pivotal role in the birth of Santa Rosa.
The 1936 New Deal-facility, called County Hospital for most of its working life, marked the arrival of a modern era of medical care in Sonoma County, an evolution one doctor described as ‘Pesthouse to penicillin in 100 years.’
In 1910, a Santa Rosa doctor was accused of planting dynamite in a cabin where his alleged lover and illegitimate son slept. Two decades before the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s baby, newspapers proclaimed it the “Crime of the Century.”