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Stories from Gaye Lebaron

The Great Redwood Trail idea is nature’s way of telling us something’s right.
Petaluma’s Silk Mill building has an architectural, industrial and agricultural place in the region’s history.
It’s been mined, hiked, ridden and loved; Trione-Annadel State Park is a gift to Santa Rosa and its neighbors. And it has a friends group rallying to support its future.
The opportunity of post-war education at Santa Rosa Junior College altered destinies. And the 100-year-old school, now much larger, is still expanding horizons for its students.
Spectacular blooms in the midst of destruction bring to mind Sonoma sunshine and Milo Baker.
Ironman Santa Rosa brings back memories of a different breed of runner.
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?
Santa Rosa recently opened a 50-year time capsule; Gaye LeBaron wonders what should go into the next.
The adult community developed along Highway 12 in the early 1960s has prospered and grown. Santa Rosa has much to do with its success.
PD columnist Gaye LeBaron tackles February’s nutty weather, Presidents Day, Bouverie Preserve and Johnny Mathis’ hair.