The fires carry a unique significance to each member of the community, with public events and private gatherings set to mark the anniversary.
Petaluma, long considered a homespun farm town and pit stop for travelers bound for the coast or the wineries to the north, is waking up.
The human simulators, some with severed limbs or bullet wounds, allow medics and police officers to practice live-saving techniques and apply tourniquets.
Santa Rosa marks its 150th anniversary this year, but the City Council election on Nov. 6 will be the first of its kind.
Cary Fukunaga, a 1995 graduate of the Sebastopol high school, is the first American chosen to helm a Bond film.
When a police sergeant returned to his vehicle after a dinner break at Coddingtown earlier this week, he found a small note - filled with grateful words.
“Nowhere else in Sonoma does the wind determine wine style," said Erica Stancliff, winemaker for her family’s Trombetta Family Wines.
Onetime art director Dallas Saunders sources some of the finest linens, and her walls are adorned with original jacquard tapestries by some of the leading names in the genre, from Chuck Close to Kiki Smith.