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The re-beavering of the Bay Area

In a deep muddy creek near Silicon Valley’s busiest freeway, a large furry head pokes up. And then quickly submerges. The brief sighting, along with a growing collection of video footage, confirms something remarkable: After being hunted to extinction in the 1800s, the North American beaver is returning to the creeks of the San Francisco… Keep Reading

The future of rain in Sonoma County

We’ve gotten a lot of rain lately. A lot. Underline that sentence there: A lot. I mean, we’re still getting it. No one would ever dare think or whisper or say that it’s been too much rain. At least, I don’t think. I think it’s been glorious. The Russian River is plump again, running like… Keep Reading

Brush Fire Near Santa Rosa, Sebastopol Contained

SANTA ROSA, CA — A vegetation fire that burned more than 3 acres Tuesday on a rural piece of property owned by the city of Santa Rosa was determined to be human-caused, the Santa Rosa Fire Department said. The fire was reported at 3:49 p.m. by multiple callers who said they saw smoke in the… Keep Reading

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