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Brett Wilkison is a local editor for The Press Democrat.

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The Latest Stories By Brett Wilkison

From the Sonoma Coast to the Russian River and the valleys that cover our interior, here are places to put on your list for a first visit or return trip.
Santa Rosa 16-year-old Ashlee Ruggels and her mother have spent spring break volunteering with a medical team helping Nepali children and adults who suffer from disabilities linked to club feet.
Most of those who spoke at the Wednesday meeting were in favor of the embattled supervisor stepping down or facing a recall election.
A man reported to have broken into a Healdsburg home died of a gunshot wound Friday night after a struggle with police officers, authorities said Saturday.
A man reported to have broken into a Healdsburg home died of a gunshot wound Friday night after a struggle with police officers, authorities said Saturday.
Healdsburg police say a reported intruder died during a struggle with officers Friday night.
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo has joined the board overseeing Sonoma Clean Power, a shakeup that could give additional momentum to the supervisor's bid to regain his political portfolio even while he remains under a legal cloud from his July arrest.
The west county supervisor's appointment could give momentum to his efforts to rebuild his political portfolio.
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo has joined the board overseeing Sonoma Clean Power, a shakeup that could give additional momentum to the supervisor's bid to regain his political portfolio even while he remains under a legal cloud from his July arrest.
A planned recycling facility at the Sonoma County landfill that has been caught up in a lawsuit is set for a second round of public input after its permit hearing before the Board of Supervisors was continued Tuesday.
A planned recycling facility at the Sonoma County landfill that has been caught up in a lawsuit is set for a second round of public input after its permit hearing before the Board of Supervisors was continued Tuesday.
Project calls for installation of solid waste sorting and recovery operation at central landfill.
A disputed policy that would require union rules, benefits and oversight on County of Sonoma construction projects of $10 million or more was formally approved Tuesday on a 4-0 vote by the Board of Supervisors.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will hold a special public meeting today to hear presentations from five federal lobbying firms angling for the county's business.
A disputed policy that would require union rules, benefits and oversight on County of Sonoma construction projects of $10 million or more was formally approved Tuesday on a 4-0 vote by the Board of Supervisors.
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will hold a special public meeting Wednesday to hear presentations from five federal lobbying firms angling for the county's business.
A disputed policy that would require union rules, benefits and oversight on County of Sonoma construction projects of $10 million or more was formally approved Tuesday.
Sonoma County's 15 rural volunteer firefighting companies blend old-school coverage with modern methods.
Alfred Terrell said he was looking for a new challenge when he applied last year for the top job leading Sonoma County's Fire and Emergency Services Department.
The idea of one huge northern Sonoma County fire district offers potential benefits, but the path is complicated, with financial and organizational obstacles to overcome and the identities of independent districts in the balance.
Sonoma County's complex rural firefighting network, much the same for decades, appears to be on the cusp of dramatic change, starting with efforts by three northern agencies that are considering merging into one sprawling district.
Sonoma County's 15 rural volunteer firefighting companies blend old-school coverage with modern methods.
Alfred Terrell said he was looking for a new challenge when he applied last year for the top job leading Sonoma County's Fire and Emergency Services Department.
Rural volunteer firefighting companies blend old school coverage with modern methods.
New county fire chief Alfred Terrell's leadership could be marked by fundamental changes in rural fire services.