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Local residents and winery employees said the fire and smoke provoked an aggressive response from firefighters who were eager to prevent the 5- to 10-acre blaze from spreading to nearby homes and grasslands.
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Finding rental housing in many parts of Sonoma County is increasingly difficult for low-income renters who receive housing vouchers through the Section 8 program.

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This continuously updated map shows the current hot spots and fire lines of the River and Ranch fires burning in Mendocino and Lake counties.
'I was surprised. I thought it was a branch, and when it moved, I was caught off guard,' said mountain biker Nicholas Moreda, who shared video of the encounter on his Facebook page.
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Aretha Franklin often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality.
Work crews were out at 3 a.m. Wednesday at a vineyard near Sonoma to pick a 5-acre parcel dedicated to pinot noir grapes. 'The fruit looks great,' said Gloria Ferrer winemaker Steve Urberg.
Can you ID the people and places pictured in these photos donated to the Sonoma County Library?
State parks officials said that they have begun to refill the 345,000-gallon pool, which was drained in 2014 after cracks caused it to leak up to 5,000 gallons a day.
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