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Sonoma Valley Advocates Push for Reintroduction of Beavers

On the southwest side of the City of Sonoma, a small stream named Fryer Creek cuts through a quiet neighborhood. In late October, the creek was, like most waterways in the Bay Area, inundated with water during the “bomb cyclone” storm. However, as the rains pounded Sonoma with seven and...
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Train Lines: How Two Press Democrat Owners Finessed a Petaluma Real Estate Deal

This article is the second part of a series. Read the first story here. Last week, we reported that two owners of the Press Democrat, Darius Anderson and Doug Bosco, helped craft a state-funded bailout deal benefiting Bosco’s privately owned Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company while Anderson’s Platinum Advisors was a...
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Railroaded: Behind the Scenes of SMART’s Freight Takeover

A Story in Two Parts. Read the second story here. On the muddy banks of the Petaluma River in downtown Petaluma, a new housing complex is rising. Crews employed by the A.G. Spanos Corporation, a Stockton-based developer, are constructing a 184-unit apartment complex on a lot sandwiched between a row...

Trivia Cafe

QUESTIONS: 1 The Golden Gate Bridge opened for traffic on May 27 of what year? 2 VISUAL:  Those hollowed-out Halloween pumpkins with an illuminated, cut-out face are known by what name? 3 How many teaspoons make up one tablespoon? 4 The Australian state of Queensland and the U.S. state of Florida share what...

Every Murmur Becomes a Wave: Exhibition in Sonoma Provides a Platform for discussion of...

Double Trouble: Enrique Chagoya and Kara Maria, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s current exhibition, sits at the intersection of political unrest and visual art.  Chagoya and Maria, a married couple and long-time art-activists, each bring their own striking and unforgettable interpretation to the ongoing issues of migration, extinction, climate change...
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Culture Crush: Makers Markets, Art Openings, AJ Lee & Blue Summit and More

San Rafael Take It Home Earlier this month, Marin County music lovers were saddened to learn that San Rafael’s iconic Terrapin Crossroads was closing after nearly 10 years of live music and community. This weekend, the public can take a piece of Terrapin home when the venue hosts a garage sale...
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Rio Revival: Historic Theater Starts Next Act

From its unmistakable half-cylindrical steel exterior to its charming vintage interior, complete with a piece of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s “Running Fence” draping the ceiling, the small theater located in the town of Monte Rio is nearly as iconic to West Sonoma County as the redwoods and the Russian River...

Visit These Art Receptions in Sonoma County This Weekend

Several Sonoma County art spaces are opening their doors to debut new exhibitions this weekend. In Santa Rosa, the Museum of Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association (SCWA) collaborate each Fall for the annual "Artistry In Wood" exhibition. Over the years, "Artistry in Wood" has evolved from a modest exhibition featuring the...
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