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Friends remember Santa Rosa native, who died helping ducks cross street in Rocklin, for his kindness
The man who died May 18 helping a family of ducks cross a busy four-lane intersection in suburban Sacramento grew up in Santa Rosa, where he had a reputation for helping others just like he did the birds. Casey Rivara attended Maria Carrillo High School through 2000, where he made...
Santa Rosa police K-9 dies from cancer, department says
Santa Rosa police are mourning the death of one of their K-9s, which died of cancer Wednesday. Enzo, 5, had worked with Officer Nick Vercelli for three years, department officials said. The Belgian Malinois was sworn in around September 2020. Cross-trained in apprehension and narcotics detection, Enzo was “crucial” in...
Marla Bakery Is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Cafe in Santa Rosa
“It’s always daunting to open a brick-and-mortar space, but we’ve wanted one since we moved here,” shares Co-owner Amy Brown.
Tanner Chambers Departs KFGY (Froggy 92.9)/Santa Rosa, CA's Morning Show
TANNER CHAMBERS has announced his departure from "AMBER And TANNER In The Morning" at AMATURO SONOMA MEDIA GROUP (ASMG)'s Country KFGY (FROGGY 92.9)/SANTA ROSA, CA. CHAMBERS also served as PM drive personality for sister Top 40 KHTH (HOT 101.7)/SANTA ROSA and Asst. Digital PD for the AMATURO SONOMA MEDIA GROUP. Additionally, he hosted and curated KFGY's weekly countdown show, "TANNER's Ten Mix."
More than music: Hidden gems throughout BottleRock
NAPA VALLEY, Calif. - It’s BottleRock weekend in Napa Valley. The three-day festival attracts roughly 40,000 people per day to the Napa Valley Expo for some regional wine, gourmet food, and great music. "It’s amazing. It’s amazing. The weather is nice. I’ve been here the last two years. I...
Jamala the Giraffe of Safari West Passes Away
Safari West is mourning the death of a beloved Masai giraffe. Jamala, a 25-year-old female giraffe, had been suffering from geriatric arthritis. She was euthanized last week after her condition worsened. Jamala was born at the Los Angeles Zoo and had lived at Safari West north of Santa Rosa since 2001. Giraffes have a typical lifespan of about 25 years in the wild.
Fabulous & Free Summer Music 2023
Once again the free summer music concerts are coming to the area and this year includes an incredible variety with little repetition. Below you will find listings for Ukiah, Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Windsor, Santa Rosa and Guerneville. All these musical offerings are free and open to the public. If you wanted to you could keep yourself entertained almost continuously for the price of the gas to get there.
Petaluma Kennel Says They’re Fighting Neighbors and County to Stay Open
A Petaluma dog kennel says they’re fighting to stay open. It’s a Dog’s Life, which is on Skillman Lane just outside city limits, sent an email out to customers saying that neighbors and the county are trying to shut them down due to dogs’ barking. They claim the county is looking for “opportunities to financially cripple us into closing.” Supervisor David Rabbitt, however, tells the Argus-Courier a different story. While problems there have been occurring for at least four years, Rabbitt says the kennel’s license was renewed last April under a series of conditions. He also says that they face building code issues for unpermitted construction of five structures. A hearing officer sided with the county in that case but It’s a Dog’s Life is appealing the decision.
Try a Foot-Long Machete Quesadilla at This Santa Rosa Taqueria
Championing a favorite taqueria is a popular pastime for Sonoma County residents. It’s all about the perfect spit-grilled al pastor, the best salsa bar, the heftiest burrito or the crispiest carnitas. And if you dis someone’s quesabirria spot, be ready for a fight. El Fogon is my newest...
Tina Turner played Santa Rosa in the '70s and didn’t get paid: Local band recalls the music icon
Sometime in 1973, Blair Hardman thinks, posters started going up around Sonoma County that Tina Turner and then-husband Ike Turner were going to play the Grace Pavilion in Santa Rosa. At the time, Hardman, who a decade later would open Zone Recording studio in Cotati, was playing in an eclectic...
Concert series opens at Hood Mansion, honors late musician
Fridays at The Hood is a new weekly outdoor summer concert series, but it already has deep local roots. It starts June 2 and runs through July 28 at Santa Rosa’s historic Hood Mansion, former home of the Funky Fridays concert series, which started in 2009 at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and ended in 2019 at the mansion.
Rohnert Park Supervisor Saves Ducklings from Storm Drain
A Rohnert Park Public Works supervisor rescued six ducklings from a storm drain. On Wednesday morning, supervisor Billy Wilson got a call from a resident on Daniel Court about ducklings that fell into a storm drain. Wilson arrived, popped open the storm grate, and rescued all six ducklings with a long-handled net. He then reunited them with their mother who was standing nearby. The Press Democrat reports that after this rescue, Wilson is being called “The Duck Guy” by locals.
Library Book Returned Only 96 Years Late in California.
Image of Book Returned 96 years late.Photo byPublic Use. A History of the United States, by the American historian Benson Lossing, is thought to have been published in 1881. It was checked out of the St. Helena Public Library in California sometime in early 1927.
Subtleties in the park
As summer begins, many people are eager to get outside and enjoy some exercise, especially as COVID-19 restrictions and protocols diminish. If swimming or going to a gym isn’t appealing, then why not try Quigong? There’s a group that meets at Depot Park in Sonoma at least once a week.
Review: “Smart People” in Santa Rosa
Conversations overheard during the intermission of a show often provide fascinating insights into an audience’s immediate reaction to what they’re experiencing. Topics can range from the temperature in the theater (“too cold”) to the running time of the first act (“too long”) to the volume level of the actors when delivering dialogue (“too low.”).
Weekly Pop-Up Dinners in Petaluma Offer a Taste of the Coast
For more than a decade, chef Mark Malicki’s underground-ish dinners at the Casino Bar & Grill (17000 Bodega Highway, Bodega) have been a coastal secret. On Fridays and Saturday, the longtime Sonoma County chef cooks up simple but flavorful dinners that reflect the coastal waters and seasonal bounty. In...
2023 Taste of Sonoma Festival: June 24, Santa Rosa
It’s a little difficult to get excited about outdoor wine tastings when the weather has been so gloomy in the Bay Area, but things are looking to get a bit warmer in the next couple of weeks, just in time for some serious wine tasting events to get going.
Bringing back ‘da noise
Live music returns June 2 to the historic Hood Mansion lawn for Fridays at the Hood, a weekly summer concert series at Hood Mountain Regional Park in Kenwood. After several silent years, the Live Musicians Co-Op has revived what had been known as Funky Fridays, kicking off June 2 the seven-piece Reggae band El Sol; then on June 9, The Poyntlyss Sistars show band, and funk/blues with The Dylan Black Project on June 16.
Living the Truth: filmmaker Pratibha Parmar in Sonoma
Three noted documentary works from award-winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar – featuring live appearances by the filmmaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker – comprise “Living the Truth,” a special screening event on Saturday, June 3 at the Sebastiani Theatre. The ambitious program is presented by the...
Taylor Mountain Closed Today for Cattle Grazing and Moving
Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve will be closed today. The southeast Santa Rosa park will be closed for cattle herding and moving them to their next location. Taylor Mountain’s two parking lots at Kawana Terrace and Petaluma Hill Road will also be closed. The park will reopen tomorrow.
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