'I’m not trying to salvage anything except for memories,' said Michelle Poggi, one of the thousands of Santa Rosa residents allowed onto fire-ravaged properties for the first time on Friday.
Before this fades into memory — and many will soon return to a comfortable state of denial — everyone should plan for the next disaster, whatever it is and whenever it occurs.
While most Santa Rosa schools continued not to play for the second consecutive Friday, there were games in other parts of Sonoma County, as well as in Mendocino and Lake counties.
After narrowly escaping her Fountaingrove home with her family, and having that home burn to the ground, Brittany Rogers-Hanson faced another crisis: saving her business and that of dozens of small contractors who make their living during peak wedding season in Wine Country.
Craig Anderson, the charismatic leader of LandPaths, looks back on 20 years of saving the land.
In the wake of the devastation caused by the North Bay wildfires, local musicians band together for pop-up concerts, and benefit shows at venues large and small.