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John Burgess - Staff Photographer

Staff Photographer at The Press Democrat

john.burgess@pressdemocrat.com
(707) 521-5481

The Latest Stories By John Burgess

'She’s out walking around with mom. She’s just great,' said a Safari West keeper of the newest addition to the 400-acre animal preserve near Santa Rosa.
Glowing lanterns and flashlights are again floating through the darkness in the Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, as Lamplight Tours celebrates its 20th anniversary.
The season of summer camps has arrived, with countless choices for anxious parents and sundry activities for newly unbridled kids.
Tracking the wily wildlife above Lake Sonoma takes skill, patience and a little luck.
Men young and old are flooding back to barbershops, lured by the prospect of a razor cut and a steamy shave.
Children and their parents came from around the Bay Area to the Charles M. Schulz Museum on Saturday to assemble Snoopy’s gingerbread doghouse.
Press Democrat photographer John Burgess had to struggle dealing with the freezing temperatures at Lambeau Field while lining up the perfect shot of the 49ers' playoff game.
I had to psych myself up for the 75-foot walk from my hotel to my ride Monday morning near Green Bay, Wis.,
In my 22 years as a Press Democrat photographer, I've often snuck away on weekends to shoot more than 300 assignments for Sports Illustrated.
In my 22 years as a Press Democrat photographer, I've often snuck away on weekends to shoot more than 300 assignments for Sports Illustrated.
In my 22 years as a Press Democrat photographer, I've often snuck away on weekends to shoot more than 300 assignments for Sports Illustrated.
I remember photographing the 49ers playoff game against Green Bay at Candlestick Park on Jan. 12. I remember 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sprinting 55 yards right at me.
I remember my heart shaking violently, pulsing shock waves to my hands and feet. Then I remember nothing. That's when my heroes went into action.
Meet Chuck. Three weeks ago, the wild boar piglet wandered in from the hills around Safari West outside Santa Rosa and joined a herd of African Watusi cattle.
Bacchus Glass may call Sonoma its home, but don't expect to find it on the historic plaza. Frank Cavaz heats and blows the glass for his functional works of art in a workshop located on the town's industrial Eight Street West.
Fog may have helped confuse a driver in Petaluma Tuesday morning who mistakenly drove into the water at the Petaluma marina, police reported.
Cross over the river at Monte Rio, then make your way through the woods. On a remote shore road between Villa Grande and Duncan's Mills hides the ultimate grandma's house, illuminating the darkened November day like an ornate little night light.
Pat and Rich LaRussa's big 3,000-square-foot home artfully hides a secret. What a guest sees are beautiful cherrywood cabinets surrounding a massive kitchen island filled with handy drawers.
The first thing you see when you enter the enchanted world of Peter and Robyn Crompton is the gigantic head of Athena, regarding the street through empty eyes.
Charlie Palmer was born with a keen curiosity about how things work and an eye for detail. Both have enhanced his reputation as a big-name chef at the helm of a hospitality franchise that stretches from New York to Healdsburg.
Zin master Joel Peterson of Ravenswood Winery is one of the few subjects willing to take chances for an interesting photo.