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Towns: Santa Rosa

Community of climbers growing at Santa Rosa gym

While climbers admit there's no substitute for rock, the Santa Rosa climbing gym offers a place to keep skills sharp in between trips to the mountains, and to come together as a community.

The week in Sonoma County: Feb. 15-22

Celebrate Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year, clean up a neighborhood, watch a roller derby match or browse some other ways to have fun this week.

What’s in Store: Quickly, Jax at Heart, Big John’s Market

News about new stores in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park, and an expansion in Healdsburg.

Watch the Oscars in style

Sonoma County theaters host galas and live-streamed Academy Award viewing on Feb. 22.

Where to find a bingo game in Wine Country

Find a game nearly every day of the week at locations throughout Sonoma and Napa counties.

Third time’s a charm for Cloverdale couple

Stan and Lacey Davis posed twice for wedding photos that didn’t materialize. Then a group of local vendors stepped in to make things right.

The Week in Sonoma County: Feb. 8-15

Visit the Citrus Festival, learn about the sun, hear some barbershop music, entertain the kids and join in on a few discussions this week.

Prickett’s buys Healdsburg Nursery

The iconic Santa Rosa nursery will take possession of the 1-acre parcel on Old Redwood Highway on Feb. 13.

The Week in Wine Country: Feb. 1-8

It’s a good week for whale and seal watching, fish fests, learning to prune, new plays, art exhibits and live music.

Apartments for farm laborers planned

Thirty apartments for permanent agricultural workers could be ready in 12-18 months.

Valentine’s Day, Sonoma County style

Celebrate romance on Feb. 14 with music, comedy, dancing, magic or a burlesque dinner theater.

Napa’s Portocork protects health, reputation of wine corks

Natural cork regains its dominance after addressing “taint” issues.

Sebastopol home cook creating community, budget-minded meals

Sebastopol woman aims to make fresh home-cooked meals affordable for low-income families.

Sonoma Gives: Sebastopol couple makes a case for philanthropy

After retiring, Ben Cushman and George Tuttle are focusing their professional talents on improving people’s lives.

Sonoma Gives: Top 100 Sonoma County nonprofits

Here are the 100 largest nonprofits incorporated in Sonoma County, listed in order of their annual revenue.

Sonoma Gives: Putting child care within reach

Executive director of 4Cs Melanie Dodson shares how the nonprofit is a help to Sonoma County families, including her own.

Sonoma Gives: In support of a Dream Center

When the executive director of SAY contacted Connie Codding for help with the Dream Center, she readily agreed by signing on as co-chair of the center’s capital campaign.

Sonoma Gives: Largest Sonoma County nonprofit agencies ranked by revenue

Here are the top 20 nonprofit organizations incorporated in Sonoma County, listed by revenue for 2012 (or most recent year) as reported to the Internal Revenue Service.

The Week in Sonoma County: Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Choose your favorite chowder, honor a heritage oak, buy art for a cause, trade blood for chili and other ways to entertain yourself this week.

SRJC classes cater to seniors

Older Adults Program offers creative arts, discussion, groups, fitness and now acting for Boomers.

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