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Stories from Paul Gullixson

These are the kinds of stories that will fill our pages for years to come, stories of selflessness, generosity and just simple acts of kindness.
We know we will get through this. We know Santa Rosa and Sonoma County will rebuild. What we don’t know is what we would be or who we would be without you.
At 11:19 p.m. photographer Ken Porter was on the phone to Managing Editor Ted Appel. 'He said, 'Ted, this is going to be bigger than the Valley fire,' said Appel.
By day three in the Santa Rosa firestorm, the chaos, the frustration and the shortage of so many things, particularly information, was starting to take its toll.
For us, it happened at 2:30 a.m. Moments later we were pounding on neighbors’ doors ourselves, loading the minivan with photos, computers and keepsakes and arguing over silly things like what shoes and food to bring. We brought bananas, raisin bread and premade salads. It made no sense. And then we were slipping into one of the many streams of red tail lights that ran throughout Sonoma County, ribbons of cars and trucks inching along, many filled with evacuees unsure where they were going.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 'never obtained truthful, accurate, complete and reliable information to fulfill its fiduciary duty to determine the true nature and extent of the financial risks associated with increases in pension benefits,' the suit says. And it’s right.
Here’s an important question to pose to Sonoma County’s new pension advisory committee. How much are rising pension costs crowding out other spending?
Not only were many anti-Clinton stories prior to the 2016 election fake, so were people behind them
If change is going to occur, it’s certainly not going to come from the NFL, which begins another season today, a season that, despite the CTE concerns, is expected to generate nearly $14 billion in revenue.
The responses that I received from my last column were thoughtful and creative if not always hopeful.