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A career in public service ends for Cloverdale’s city manager
Sonoma County's Irish pioneers
Glen Ellen floral designer incorporating wildfire debris in 'spectacular' farewell piece
Archive gold: Miss Sonoma County Pageants from the 1950s to today
From skulls to shipwrecks: 60 years of archaeological finds in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa church going to the dogs
Blitz finds his niche as a therapy dog
Drunk doctors and kitchen table surgeries: Historic photos of health care in Sonoma County
Santa Rosa flea market offers plenty of bargains and surprises

Hessel community near Sebastopol started as chicken ranch

The small community 5 miles southeast of Sebastopol got its name from the Hessel family, who settled there in the 19th century.

Alleged serial sewage dumper tied to Rohnert Park backups
Man shot outside apartments in southwest Santa Rosa
Texas man arrested in Willits after fighting with deputies
Santa Rosa man convicted in 1988 death of toddler denied parole
16 celebrities to look for at Sonoma’s film fest
‘Borg McEnroe’ tennis feud film to screen in Sonoma
Bay Area musicians launch 'After the Fire' benefit album
Nightbeats: Bay Area rapper Nef the Pharoah comes to Santa Rosa
Napa’s Compline nails magnificent wining and dining experience
Home and garden happenings for spring
Petaluma remodel is now ready for close-ups
Sonoma County’s burned landscapes showing signs of life