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Family farms vital to Sonoma County wine industry
While big wineries such as Kendall-Jackson and E&J Gallo have made Sonoma known around the world, independent growers like Richard Mounts farm two-thirds of the vineyards in Sonoma County.
Petaluma merchants question downtown business tax
Several downtown Petaluma business owners are challenging a self-imposed taxing district meant to promote a safe, vibrant shopping area, saying the money collected isn't being spent wisely.
Jackson, Gallo, Silverado drive vineyard expansion
The top three owners of vineyard land in Sonoma County drove an expansion that has helped turn the region's wines into a global brand.
Man with needle robs Santa Rosa gas station
Masked man used hypodermic needle as weapon in Sunday afternoon robbery.
Arguments in Petaluma asphalt plant lawsuit to be heard next month
Oral arguments in an appeal challenging county approval of the Dutra Materials asphalt plant just south of Petaluma will be heard next month in San Francisco.
Cyclists seek obstacle course for Santa Rosa park
Dirt obstacle course for bicycles is known as a pump track.
Court to consider California's DNA collection law
Panel will consider constitutionality of collection of DNA from everyone arrested.
Luther Burbank Home & Gardens dressed in holiday finest
The open house for the landmark at the corner of Sonoma and Santa Rosa avenues continues until 4 p.m. today.
Sierra storm drops 3 feet of snow, delighting skiers
A storm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada.
Kelseyville man killed in crash
Man's car hit by another vehicle in Saturday collision on Highway 29.
Fewer Americans buying long-term care insurance
Just 10 percent of state residents older than 50 own long-term care coverage.
Month after opening, Rohnert Park casino's impact hotly debated
Early reports likely provide fodder for both critics and supporters.
Big players dominate Sonoma County vineyard holdings
Increasingly, largest wineries and small group of big growers taking control of vineyards.
Vineyard owners shape environmental policy
Companies frequently have played weighty role in shaping land-use policies in region.
Boat parade lights up Petaluma waterfront
A flotilla of lighted boats brought glad tidings to the Petaluma Turning Basin Saturday.
Smith: It could rain diamonds on New Year's Day
Jewelers Doug and Ame Van Dyke are taking drastic action to assure it rains on Jan. 1.
Railroad Square carriage rides boost holiday spirit
Frigid temperatures couldn't stop Lady from delivering a dose of holiday cheer.
Part-time Lake County deputy dies of injuries from shooting
Deputy allegedly shot by his wife Friday morning has died of his injuries.
Icy road likely a factor in fatal Healdsburg crash; cold night predicted
Santa Rosa woman lost control of pickup on icy patch of Highway 101, CHP says.
Spare the Air warning issued for Sunday
The alert means the burning of wood, manufactured logs and solid fuel is restricted.
Sebastopol's new mayor puts city on medical marijuana map
Sebastopol is the first city in the nation to select a mayor with a background in the medical marijuana industry, elevating Councilman Robert Jacob, founder of marijuana dispensary Peace in Medicine.
San Francisco cat-tossing suspect caught
Man suspected of grabbing cats from homeless woman, tossing them into bay.
Nation marks Pearl Harbor bombing anniversary
About 2,500 gathered at Pearl Harbor Saturday to remember those killed in attack.
Snubs, surprises among 2013 Grammy nominees
Justin Timberlake shut out of top categories despite year's best-selling record.
Extra letters: Readers respond to Andy Lopez park proposal
Should the county create a park to memorialize Andy Lopez?
Rally highlights plight of homeless children, young adults
'Dream Walk' in Santa Rosa Friday night meant to give voice to homeless young people.