Dedication & Inaugural Ride

What: C.P. Huntington Engine #392 Dedication Ceremony
Where: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa
When: 10-11 a.m., public rides 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting

There’s a new engine in town. Just over two months after Howarth Park in Santa Rosa retired its 50-year-old Engine #74, the park is preparing to celebrate the inaugural ride of its C.P. Huntington Engine #392.

This Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., the park will dedicate its newest attraction, followed by VIP rides until 11 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the train will open to the public for $2 rides around the track. The dedication ceremony will take place rain or shine, but all train rides are weather permitting.

The ceremony is the official start of this year's train season, running Saturdays and Sundays (Feb. 4 - June 11), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Press Democrat Poll

The Press Democrat Poll asked registered voters three questions related to legalization of recreational marijuana, approved by California voters in November 2016.

Complete the following statement: I would feel safe with a legal outdoor cannabis farm one acre or less in size
Adjacent to my residence: 19%
Not adjacent but within one mile of my residence: 31%
I would not feel safe with a cannabis farm within any proximity to my residence: 46%
Don’t know: 3%
Prefer not to say: 1%

Do you believe cannabis should be grown:
Anywhere outside: 22%
Outside but only in agricultural areas: 36%
In warehouses: 23%
All cultivation should be prohibited: 12%
Don’t know: 6%
Prefer not to say: 1%

Do you believe California’s legalization of recreational cannabis use, and its new regulations for cannabis-related business activities will increase, decrease or have no effect on crime in the area?
Increase: 35%
Decrease: 18%
No effect: 40%
Don’t know: 6%
Prefer not to say: 1%