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Towns: Sebastopol

How the Gravenstein Highway got its name

Distinctive green apple tree was propagated at Grafenstein Castle in Denmark and carried to west Sonoma County by Russian settlers.

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.

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.

Sonoma Coast guardians celebrate 30 years of conservation

Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods continue their legacy of protecting the county’s natural habitat.

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.

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.

Century-old cabaret finds Sonoma County audience

Neo-burlesque carves out a niche for itself by infusing age-old techniques with modern edginess.

The Week in Sonoma County: March 1-8

Honor women, laugh it up, get help with your taxes and other ways to entertain yourself this week.

Santa Rosa ‘bubble lady’ fills the sky with joy

Suzie Lindsay estimates her longest bubble at 220 feet, blown during perfect conditions from a North Coast beach.

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.

Sebastopol Winery booked for school fundraiser

Analy High’s spring fundraiser takes place March 28 at Kosta Browne Winery.

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