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****** Now being demolished to make room for a courtyard adjacent to a luxe hotel on Courthouse Square, the Hahman Drug Co. opened its doors 110 years ago, in Nov. or Dec. 1907. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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***Santa sightings history...*** Through the years, Santa has taken some pretty unusual transportation to visit the good girls and boys of Sonoma County. Click through our gallery to see more. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
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Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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***Light painting at Jack London Park*** Night nature photography isn't a hobby for those averse to long hours standing in the cold and the dark, but the results can be surreal using a technique known as 'light painting.' [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
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***Billboard advertising Toyland at A. F. Tomasini Hardware Co., Petaluma, California ca. 1940 Sonoma County Library Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library http://heritage.sonomalibrary.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15763coll2/id/12696/rec/73*** [...]
Wed, Dec 13, 2017
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At the very top of Mount St. Helena is a marker commemorating the founding of Fort Ross in 1812. Why there is a sign concerning a place 32 miles away is not explained, and should anyone examine the monument further, a deeper meta-weirdness is revealed: It's really a sign commemorating an earlier sign.After slogging up that steep and unforgiving trail for about three hours, a weary hiker also gets a mental workout in trying to [...]
Fri, Dec 08, 2017
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Millenia from now, historians will puzzle over our love affair with phones. Museums will have exhibits where our distant descendants can handle one of the ancient devices (or more likely, a recreation) so they can marvel that such poor quality sound was once acceptable, and how their ancestors even used the things to send text messages, although the device wasn't designed for it.Welcome to 1885.This is the story of how the telephone came to Sonoma [...]
Mon, Nov 27, 2017
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After its old high school burned down, Santa Rosa had the will to quickly rebuild a fine modern school and soon was ready to break ground. Then suddenly the project was stopped indefinitely, thanks to a rich old crackpot with a lawyer, a famous name and a big chip on his shoulder.This is the second part of the story of Santa Rosa High School's rebirth; see part one for details about the terrible 1921 fire [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017
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Essie Vaughan woke up because someone was ringing her doorbell and would not stop. She was probably used to occasional late visitors to their home on Humboldt street because her husband Marvin was Justice of the Peace; sometimes couples cannot bear to wait another moment before being married. But this November night was different. Waiting outside were four kids with an urgent message - the towering building across the street was on fire. Santa Rosa [...]
Wed, Nov 01, 2017
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Could this fire happen again? That's the multi-billion dollar question hanging over everyone who lost homes in Fountaingrove and Coffey Park as they weigh the decision on whether or not to rebuild. There are no good answers; we can't even be sure our guesses are reasonably good. There's just too much we don't know about the world's changing climate to say this was a freak event or the harbinger of a new terrible normal.To understand [...]
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
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Thu, Sep 14, 2017
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