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Diane Peterson - Features Staff Reporter

Features writer at The Press Democrat

Email: diane.peterson@pressdemocrat.com
Phone: (707) 521-5287

Thanksgiving dishes from around the world

Sonoma County has a wide range of immigrants from all over the world. We look at three families and the way they have incorporated their own cuisine for the Thanksgiving holiday.

A la carte: Wine and dine for good causes

Food and wine events coming up this month include Dining Out for Life, fire relief benefits and holiday events.

Rise Up Sonoma a delicious benefit for local fire victims

Sonoma County wineries, chefs and music stars will join together for an evening of wine, food, auction items and legendary musical artists.

Sonoma County deputy’s level head kept Mark West residents calm during fire

Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Aldridge and 35 other residents were trapped on Mark West Springs Road the night of the fire, but he was able to keep them calm for five hours in a parking lot until help arrived at dawn.

Eritrean, Ethiopian communities unite to help fire victims

Members of the close-knit communities gathered at Roseland Elementary School to offer encouragement and financial support to 10 families who lost homes in the October wildfires.

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