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A rider thrown from his motorcycle after a crash on Highway 12 in Santa Rosa later died of his injuries.
A stabbing near downtown Santa Rosa left two men injured and another behind bars early Sunday, police said.
Blues and rock singer Nick Gravenites teams up with players from great ‘60s Bay Area bands for a concert in Sebastopol.
'Gen is not one to blow her own horn,' said Khysie Horn, curator of the new exhibit 'A Pilgrimage: The Sculpture & Photography of Genevieve Wilson Barnhart,' at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.
Jose Soto Jr., founder of the Luther Burbank Center’s Mariachi Ensemble, joins the staff as a music specialist.
Head to Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square this weekend to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the city’s incorporation. Here's what is in store.
The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s Teen Mural Project celebrated Sunday the completion of the new work of art in Boyes Hot Springs.
A Sonoma County deputy was injured after he crashed into a Bodega Bay house, sparking a fire Sunday morning.
Celebrate cinema at film festivals in Sebastopol, Napa and the Alexander Valley. Here’s what to watch.
Chimera Arts in Sebastopol hosts its first Maker Music Festival with performances, demonstrations and DIY projects.
The Soweto Gospel Choir brings its ‘Songs of the Free’ tour, honoring the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, to Rohnert Park this week.
When we asked readers to tell us how their lives had changed since that historic conflagration one year ago, their thoughtful, articulate and often emotional responses came flooding in.
'After seeing the effect that our work has had on a community of people, being that spark of hope and joy, I want to do more,' Herbert Martinez said.
Nearly two thirds of the artists affected by the fires saw their studios completely destroyed, a new study finds.
Frederick Wiseman, maker of 44 documentary films, will screen his 1968 classic “High School” at Sonoma State University
Following artistic director’s move to a new job, 6th Street Playhouse executive director takes on both business and artistic leadership roles
The sold-out festival continues Sunday with headliners The Head and the Heart, plus Rodrigo y Gabriella, ZZ Ward, Rayland Baxter and Con Brio.
Cary Fukunaga, a 1995 graduate of the Sebastopol high school, is the first American chosen to helm a Bond film.
From the people who brought you BottleRock comes the new Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn Winery, featuring The Avett Brothers and The Head and the Heart.
The sixth annual Santa Rosa Toy & Comic con offers memorabilia, characters in costume and familiar faces from TV and films, including LeVar Burton.
North Bay Cabaret producer Jake Ward marks the fourth anniversary of his quest to keep burlesque and vaudeville alive in Sonoma County.
Now in its fifth year, Shakespeare in the Cannery presents its last season of live theater at Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square.
In his new role at the Sonoma Community Center, where he started work as creative programs manager last spring, Eric Jackson has found a job that fulfills more than one dream.
A politically ambitious man and his slacker brother want to sell a Lake Tahoe home they inherited. But a neighbor complicates things in this funny satire playing in Sebastopol.
The Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg stages a topical double bill in a new ‘Mini-Rep’ format.