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Turning Point on Acacia Lane.

It's a good chance those words mean nothing at all to you, or instantly triggered a cascade of grateful tears.

Turning Point is the name of a treatment program that dwelt in a house on a country lane in Rincon Valley. For more than 30 years it served as a temporary home for a great many people who'd hit bottom from drug abuse.

There's a decent chance that a happy, productive person or two in your life found the resolve and support to finally wrest themselves free at the home, owned and operated by the Drug Abuse Alternatives Center.

It's emotional for former sojourners to learn that DAAC has closed down the Turning Point house. The services offered there have been consolidated with those at the agency's treatment residence across town on Arrowwood Drive.

DAAC's managing director, Marlus Stewart, said it's not clear what will become of the now-darkened house. But there may some sort of final public gathering there.

"It would be nice," she said, "to have people come back and just say good-bye."

WHOM DO YOU CALL when the cat is up a redwood tree, way the heck up, and the kids are freaking out as it wastes away after four days up there?

Jennifer Ziegler of Sebastopol phoned fire departments and tree services to no avail. Then she connected with Craig Chandler.

You have to wonder if anybody else in the world would have done what he did.

The owner of Redwood Empire Tree Service in Healdsburg, Chandler tried to sweet-talk the cat, Tucker, and lure it with food as it clung to a branch about 60 feet up.

Tucker climbed higher. The wind was swaying the tree as Chandler started up the great redwood, six feet across at the base.

At one point, the agitated Tucker crept out onto a branch so spindly that Chandler held his breath. "I thought it was going to be the worst-case scenario," he said.

Blessedly, the cat didn't fall. But as the tree guy climbed higher, so did Tucker.

He was 110 feet up and had run out of tree when Chandler at last came within reach. He extended his hand and the cat bit it, a couple of times.

"It was ungrateful, I guess you could say," the rescuer said.

Undeterred, he grabbed ahold of Tucker and wrestled him into a sleeping-bag sack, then used a rope to lower it gently to the ground.

The Ziegler family has a new hero. And Chandler concedes, "That's the tallest tree I've ever climbed to get a cat, and the most difficult."

EASTER-EGG LANE: By now we've all got our favorite blocks or neighborhoods to visit at Halloween or Christmas to savor the whimsy of residents who go over the top with seasonal yard decorations.

Now we can add Easter.

Tight and fun-loving neighbors on a dead-end off Bethards Drive and Summerfield Road in southeast Santa Rosa have strung colorful eggs by the dozens and painted cutouts of bunnies, chicks, Snoopy, all sorts of playful spring figures.

The Easter yard displays are on Barona Court and Barona Place, off Creekside Road near Bethards. The kids will love 'em.

THOSE KNIT CAPS that for a time charmed the Korean statues across Sonoma Avenue from Santa Rosa City Hall have earned a spot on a perfectly charming, international "yarn-bombing" website.

Creator Judy Kennedy likes seeing her Stone Grandfathers caps featured in the company of other public yarn-art created for the joy of it.

Check out buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/yarn-bombing-rocks and be sure to see the yarn graffiti that fills cracks in a street in Paris, provides a touch of modesty to a bronze figure in Denmark and imagines late Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo in a knit bikini.

(Chris Smith is at 521-5211 and chris.smith@pressdemocrat.com.)