Stories from Gaye Lebaron

Looking to the community’s past provides perspective on the crisis now unfolding on the county’s streets.
Let’s have a little more of what life was like here from the 1960s to next month, LeBaron writes.
The neighborhood known as Coffey Park in Santa Rosa is a blend of subdivisions but who calls it that depends on lots of factors.
The Santa Rosa Neighborhood Heritage Mapping Project wants historical, anthropological, statistical and anecdotal information about the city.
The Great Redwood Trail idea is nature’s way of telling us something’s right.
Petaluma’s Silk Mill building has an architectural, industrial and agricultural place in the region’s history.
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.
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.
Spectacular blooms in the midst of destruction bring to mind Sonoma sunshine and Milo Baker.
Ironman Santa Rosa brings back memories of a different breed of runner.