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Police were responding to a neighbor’s report of a prowler when they encountered the man early Saturday.
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Multiple injuries in fire at Willits lodge
PG&E helped stall effort to map power lines prone to wildfires
How will the county walk the long road to recovery?
It's not the end of the trail for fire-ravaged Cloverleaf Ranch
Last of large animals evacuated during fires go home
San Francisco startup founder charged with child sex abuse
Fountaingrove residents return, vow to rebuild
Soldier's widow angry Trump didn't know her husband's name
Fund for North Bay fire victims tops $10 million in donations

Kenwood, Glen Ellen residents return home; most find nothing there

The Nuns fire swept through Kenwood and Glen Ellen, and Sunday, residents had their first chance to return home.

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After narrowly escaping her home and having it burn to the ground, wedding planner Brittany Rogers-Hanson faced another crisis: saving her business during peak wedding season.
A new map from Cal Fire shows the status of individual damaged and destroyed structures in Sonoma County.
Loren Jade Smith received three season tickets, a chance to throw out a ceremonial first pitch and lots of new gear.
We asked our intern Frank to pick his favorite pumpkin carving images on Instagram. This is what he came back with. Take a look and get inspired, Halloween is around the corner.
Columnist Kerry Benefield revisits her childhood neighborhood, destroyed two weeks ago by fire, and tries to assess Santa Rosa’s unmeasurable loss.
As the flames advanced on their Coffey Park home, Nicole and Keith Durnford were locked outside. Their son, 4, was inside, asleep.
Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the CIA’s explosive detection 'puppy class.'
During evacuation, most local residents grabbed things they knew they would need. But a hole punch or light sabers? See some of the stranger things people grabbed.
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Videographer captures footage of burning houses, hillsides in Fountaingrove
Fire destroys Paradise Ridge Winery, Fountaingrove Inn, other landmarks
Stunning deputy body camera video shows fire rescues
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Unique orange wine creating quite a buzz
LandPaths’ Craig Anderson: a renaissance man of the land
7 weddings and a firestorm. How a local businesswoman refused to give up
Local bands rally to raise fund for fire victims
Timberlake to perform at Super Bowl
Green Music Center offers free music for fire victims
Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly's contract despite knowing of sexual harassment allegations
Russian River Brewing Launches Sonoma Pride Campaign to Support Sonoma County Fire Victims
Innovative 'Freetail' Stores Open for Fire Victims in Sonoma County
Newborn Antelope Tubbs, Named for Santa Rosa Fire, Dies at Safari West
Sonoma County Wildfires: Frequently Asked Questions, Useful Numbers and Resources
Sonoma County parks, beaches and trails to visit
50 years of Sonoma County Regional Parks
Upcoming parks events in Sonoma County
Trail group committed to the cause for Regional Parks
Judge tosses $417 million award against Johnson & Johnson
7 weddings and a firestorm. How a local businesswoman refused to give up
Viticulture briefs
Tips on returning to work after the fires
McCain issues veiled criticism of Trump's Vietnam deferment
Trump tweets that 401(k) tax incentives 'safe' in tax plan
Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records
White House defends Kelly's defense of Trump
How wind-whipped fire hit, missed Sonoma County Parks
Fires damage parks in march through county
Key outdoors events across Sonoma County cancel due to fires
Federal officials target harassment in National Park Service
Do you need food due to the fires? Let us help
Where to Eat: Restaurants Open and Serving Sonoma County
Fires postpone Bay Area Michelin Stars
Sonoma Restaurants a Calm in the Firestorm
Santa Rosa turns to hockey for respite after deadly fire
What’s wrong with the Warriors?
Cowboys put the pressure on rookie QB Beathard in win against 49ers
Barber: When the firebreak is red dirt and white chalk
North Bay cannabis farms devastated by fires
Santa Rosa pot dispensary opens space to Red Cross volunteers
Cannabis harvest heats up in Sonoma County
Panel to discuss news media and marijuana
Stockton airport looks to rebrand as part of San Francisco
Former California beauty queen accused of disorderly conduct
PG&E helped stall effort to map power lines prone to wildfires
Multiple injuries in fire at Willits lodge
Oakland gets new fire chief
Jury set for San Francisco pier shooting trial
San Francisco bike cop critical after being struck by vehicle
Fire prompts closure of southbound Hwy. 101 in Marin County
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Rohnert Park breast cancer survivor helps others find hope
Meacham Hill traces its name to teen pioneer who became millionaire
Monday’s Letters to the Editor
Dionne: Why patriots can’t serve Donald Trump
Gullixson: Message to fire victims: We need you to come back
PD Editorial: Finding blame for these cataclysmic fires