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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.
LeBaron: Great Redwood Trail would be 300-mile-long wonderland
The Great Redwood Trail idea is nature’s way of telling us something’s right.
LeBaron: Remembering Petaluma's old silk mill
Petaluma’s Silk Mill building has an architectural, industrial and agricultural place in the region’s history.
LeBaron: Winding path of history led to beloved Trione-Annadel
It’s been mined, hiked, ridden and loved; Trione-Annadel State Park is a gift to Santa Rosa and its neighbors. And it has a friends group rallying to support its future.
LeBaron: GI Bill a highlight among junior college’s milestones
The opportunity of post-war education at Santa Rosa Junior College altered destinies. And the 100-year-old school, now much larger, is still expanding horizons for its students.
LeBaron: Milo Baker and Sonoma sunshine are local treasures
Spectacular blooms in the midst of destruction bring to mind Sonoma sunshine and Milo Baker.
LeBaron: Running under a full moon or in the ‘Bleep-to-Bleep Run’
Ironman Santa Rosa brings back memories of a different breed of runner.
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