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Stories from Gaye Lebaron
LeBaron: Petaluma bathtubs not the 1st public art project to get people riled up
A look at Sonoma County's long history of controversial public art.
Gaye LeBaron: Remembering Santa Rosa’s Christmas stories
Santa Rosa abounds with Christmas stories, such as the one about Addie Whitesell delivering Avon products on her bike and Santa suit.
LeBaron: Based on truth or pure hokum? Exploring Sonoma County legends
Some legends are based on fact while others are not, but all of them are sure to be entertaining.
Gaye LeBaron: Remembering the Sonoma Developmental Center
“Bitter but sweet.” Those were the words an Eldridge neighbor used to describe the recent “hail and farewell” party for the Sonoma Developmental Center.
LeBaron: Remembering Sears and Roebuck
When Sears first opened in Santa Rosa in 1948, it was the largest and most modern retail store between San Francisco and Portland.
LeBaron: Helen Rudee’s political life stemmed from wanting ‘to be useful’
Memories of the late Helen Rudee paint the trailblazer’s personality.
LeBaron: Questions on county’s homeless problem more than a century old
Looking to the community’s past provides perspective on the crisis now unfolding on the county’s streets.
LeBaron: What time-capsule items would really tell our story?
Let’s have a little more of what life was like here from the 1960s to next month, LeBaron writes.
LeBaron: Where is Coffey Park, exactly? That depends
The neighborhood known as Coffey Park in Santa Rosa is a blend of subdivisions but who calls it that depends on lots of factors.
LeBaron: SSU seeks input for project on the highway that 'sawed the town in half'
The Santa Rosa Neighborhood Heritage Mapping Project wants historical, anthropological, statistical and anecdotal information about the city.
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