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California’s wine country residents facing fire fatigue

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Will Abrams and his family packed their pickup truck with laptops, clothes, sleeping bags and a tent and quickly left their rental home in California’s wine country after seeing flames on a hill about a quarter-mile away Monday morning. It was their third hurried fire evacuation in as many years. In… Keep Reading

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California wildfires erupt from wine country to Los Angeles, damaging Santa Rosa and displacing thousands

Swiftly moving wildfires roared into parts of Santa Rosa, Calif., overnight and Monday morning, causing damage in the eastern parts of the community and sending tens of thousands fleeing during hasty nighttime evacuations. Additional evacuations were ordered throughout the day Monday. The fires have erupted during yet another in a series of heat waves that have shattered… Keep Reading

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California blaze threatens ‘Emerald Triangle’ marijuana zone

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The largest wildfire in California history is threatening the country’s biggest marijuana-growing region, and authorities are warning people to protect themselves — not their crops — if it comes time to evacuate. The August Complex Fire has burned through more than 1,100 square miles across five counties in Northern California and… Keep Reading

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Active 20-30’s Children’s Shopping Spree Delivers!

The Active 20-30 Club of Santa Rosa #50 teamed up with other local chapters, Healdsburg #205 and Redwood Empire #1029, to produce a successful 2020 Children’s Shopping Spree, an annual joint project that provides back-to-school items to local youth in need. The aim of Children’s Shopping Spree is to better equip children for their first day… Keep Reading

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Orange skies across California as wildfire smoke blankets state

The Bay Area’s bizarre conditions — with a thick blanket of smoke atop the natural layer of morning fog — confounded the National Weather Service’s forecasting models on Wednesday. The result, meteorologist Drew Peterson acknowledged, is that the predicted high of 86 degrees in Santa Rosa is way off the mark. At about 1 p.m.,… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa set to pick public art for Old Courthouse Square

Five artists with vastly different ideas for capturing the essence of Santa Rosa in a sculpture have been named as finalists in the city’s competition to create a prominent piece of public art downtown in Old Courthouse Square. Santa Rosa’s plan to install public art on the north side of the square at Mendocino Avenue… Keep Reading

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Santa Rosa Ironman 2020 race canceled; no return planned

Ironman is out of Sonoma County, canceling two triathlons that previously were postponed, with no plans to return in 2021. The pullout by the biggest brand in competitive triathlon comes after Ironman said it would no longer run its full-distance race from Lake Sonoma to Santa Rosa after 2020. As of late August, Ironman had… Keep Reading

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