Towns: Santa Rosa

Special-needs cats get 2nd chance

SNAP Cats, a Sonoma County sanctuary and adoption service, offers happy lives and a promising shot at adoption for cats who might be otherwise rejected.

Art Museum of Sonoma County readies for opening

Former Conklin Bros. store has been transformed into long-awaited exhibit space.

Puppy Princess Fiona winning hearts

A tiny American bulldog puppy destined for euthanasia has been melting hearts and winning adoring fans all over Sonoma County a since her birth last month.

Plan your week in Sonoma County

Join The Fool in Occidental’s Silly Day Parade or listen to ukuleles, learn to cook, entertain the kids, celebrate nature, see a play or grab a hot dog at the airport.

Sonoma County’s star spellers head to state meet

Two of county’s 8 best spellers will compete with statewide contestants this spring.

The natural world: Turkey vultures

Brown scavengers can be seen throughout Sonoma County, wherever roadkill and other carrion are plentiful.

Scholarships available to local wine employees’ kids

Vintners and Growers will award $100,000 merit-based awards this year to college-bound seniors.

Workouts get high-tech with fitness trackers

Fitness trackers are proving popular for people trying to increase their daily activity, adding an extra incentive to stick to their goals.

Sugarloaf Ridge’s resident stone carver

Jim Foley discovered a passion for sculpture, donating his creations to raise money for the state park.

Guide to Sonoma County egg hunts

Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, search for eggs, play a few games and have a bite to eat at these 13 weekend events.

Sonoma County group keeps didgeridoos humming

With its earthy, mystical sound, the ancient didgeridoo has found a home on the North Coast.

This week in Sonoma County: March 22-28

Upcoming events include Circus Waldissima, the Great Russian River Race, film festivals and more.

British biplane is Cloverdale carpenter’s dream

Brian Dorsett’s next goal after 25-year building project — get his pilot’s license.

Get reaquainted with ‘80s CULT movies

10 Questions: Neil Pearlmutter explains the appeal of ‘Beetlejuice,’ ‘Labyrinth’ and other classics in Santa Rosa’s Roxy Theater series.

This week in Sonoma County: March 15-22

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, watch a movie, learn about lichens, laugh, celebrate spring and eat biscuits and gravy for a good cause.

Take a walk on the wildflower side

Spring wildflowers are blooming early, so guided hikes begin next week in Sonoma County.

Meet the ghosts of Sugarloaf Ridge

Group hike will highlight eight ghastly and gruesome stories of people who entered — but never left — the Kenwood park.

The Week in Sonoma County: March 8-15

SANTA ROSA, MARCH 8, 12-15 Play winds down: “Bonnie & Clyde: A Musical” runs its final week 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m

Are free libraries public hazards?

Three cities have ruled them zoning violations and asked owners to close them.

Spring arrives with sunrise walk

Sebastopol walkers celebrate the season with pre-dawn outing.

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