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Op-Ed: Despite obstacles one woman is bringing Gymnastics to Sonoma Special

Sonoma - Cartwheels, flips, fitness and fun are what Sonoma resident and business owner, Mary Alice Jambon wishes to firmly establish at the Carneros Corporate Park on 8th Street.

Two Northern California wildfires caused $1 billion in damage

San Francisco - Insurers expect to pay out $1 billion in losses to California property owners from the Valley and Butte fires in September that killed six people and damaged more than 2,500 structures.

Op-Ed: Small California town mourns the loss of Postal worker Special

Sonoma - The little U.S. Post Office station at the west end of Sonoma is perhaps the least of the 31,662 post offices nationwide.

Op-Ed: 'Star Wars' is the theme of this year's fundraiser for Petaluma Special

Petaluma - Even if winters here in California are mild compared to the East Coast as blizzards cause problems, the importance of a hot meal and a connection to the outside world for a shut-in senior is extremely vital.

Op-Ed: California State Senate supports 'No Place Like Home' initiative Special

Los Angeles - Like the much-needed rain that has reached California, the effort to help the homeless has even more significance to it as the impact of El Niño storms has displaced the thousands of homeless living in makeshift camps along the Los Angeles River.

Demonstrators block westbound Bay Bridge in MLK Day protest

San Francisco - Protesters blocked all five westbound lanes of the Bay Bridge for more than an hour Monday in an extended version of anti-racism demonstrations that started early in the day in Oakland.

Op-Ed: Quinoa is one of the stars at Winter Fancy Foods Show Special

San Francisco - Among the thousands of specialty food items and companies featured at the Winter Fancy Foods Show this weekend at Moscone Center is quinoa.

Massive California gas leak provokes anger

Los Angeles - For several weeks, Sam Mongeau's three-year-old daughter Bella has had a lingering cough, while other members of his family have experienced nose bleeds, headaches and fatigue.

State of emergency declared in California gas leak

Los Angeles - The governor of California declared a state of emergency in a Los Angeles community where a massive gas leak has forced thousands of nearby residents from their homes.

First major El Nino storm hits California

Los Angeles - The first major El Nino storm of the season has battered southern California, bringing heavy rain to the drought-stricken region and causing flooding and mudslides in some areas.The National Weather Service said 1.42 inches (3.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Sheriff seeks reforms on use of force policies Special

San Francisco - As the year came to a close, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi introduced comprehensive reforms to the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department (SFSD)’s Use of Force (UOF) Policy.

Advanced thyroid cancer cases higher in California

San Fransisco - A new medical study indicates the U.S. state of California has disproportionately more thyroid cancer cases than other parts of the U.S.

President considers tightening gun control laws without Congress

Washington - President Barack Obama plans to meet with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to devise strategies for tightening gun control without the help of ideologically deadlocked U.S. lawmakers.

Op-Ed: Amy J. Berg film of Janis spurs memory of Monterey Pop 1967 Special

Sonoma - As the extended showing of Amy J. Berg's new documentary, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" winds down at The Roxie Theater, former San Francisco State University journalist Kathy Bramwell Ostram shared her recollections of the Monterey Pop Festival.

Decision day for Oakland Raiders could come as early as Wednesday

Oakland - The storied Oakland Raiders football team could decide by Wednesday whether to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area or move back to Southern California, where it played in the 1980s and early 90s.

City Attorney, San Francisco demands no more Bieber graffiti ads Special

San Francisco - Graffiti is a worldwide problem for major cities like San Francisco. Over the years, community activists have sought ways to channel graffiti activity into artistic expression or outlets.

Op-Ed: Janis Joplin film extended at San Francisco's Roxie Theater Special

San Francisco - The new documentary film, "Janis: Little Girl Blue" has been extended in showing at The Roxie Theater in San Francisco's Mission District. The reviews of director Amy Berg's work have been outstanding. Yet most of all, audiences have been deeply moved.

Op-Ed: Retired teacher believes more is in store on his life journey Special

Sonoma - The Alumni of Pater Noster High School in Los Angeles had a benefit dinner in October of this past year to raise funds for the remaining Brothers of St. Patrick that staffed the school.

Family of brain-dead child moves legal battle to federal court

Oakland - The family of a brain-dead Oakland teen has filed a federal civil rights suit claiming her California doctors violated her rights by issuing a death certificate while the girl was still breathing.

Photo essay: Christmas in San Bernardino, California mountains Special

San Bernardino - After the tragic December 2 San Bernardino Terrorist Attack, Christmas is still alive and well, especially in the foresty San Bernardino Mountains.

Jennifer Thalasinos honors husband Nick and meets President Obama Special

San Bernardino - Jennifer Thalasinos said her final goodbye to husband Nick at his funeral where Messianic Jewish singing and dancing celebrated life beyond the act of terrorism.

Op-Ed: California officials seek precautions for online lending trends Special

Sacramento - Americans now owe over $885 billion of revolving debt, according to sources at the Federal Reserve and much of it is entangled in credit card debt. This might be one of the reasons online lending is growing.

After shooting tragedy, Shiloh celebrates Hanukkah Special

San Bernardino - After a congregation member was shot in the San Bernardino terrorist attack of December 2, Shiloh Messianic Congregation Celebrated Hanukkah.

Cargo spill at entrance to San Francisco Bay forces ship warnings

San Francisco - U.S. Coast Guard officials warned ships entering or leaving San Francisco Bay to watch out for pallets and other shipping materials that were washed off a container ship heading from Oakland to Seattle.

Op-Ed: Refugee situation hits close to home for San Francisco writer Special

San Francisco - The Syrian refugee crisis hit a little closer to home this past Dec. 8 when the Los Angeles County Supervisors met to discuss making provisions for their possible arrival to California. To most people the Syrian crisis seems very far away.

Rainstorm, winds expected to drench Bay Area on Sunday

San Francisco - Bay Area residents braced Sunday for the second rainstorm in a week as a widespread weather system approached from the northwest.

Op-Ed: State Senator investigates California taxpayer donations Special

Los Angeles - At this time of year when people tend to be more generous, it is disconcerting to learn that some charitable donations don't get distributed. This was at the heart of California State Senator Robert Hertzberg's committee hearing on Wed. Dec. 9th.

U.S. House bans microbeads in personal care products by 2019

Washington - Several states have passed legislation to put and end to the use of tiny microbeads in beauty products, but now the rest of the nation is catching up. It's all part of an effort to keep the tiny plastic beads out of the ocean and our seafood.

Terror hits home: San Bernardino Messianic Jew was primary target Special

San Bernardino - On December 2, two Islamist terrorists attacked a county holiday party in San Bernardino, killing 14 and wounding 21. Among the dead was Nick Thalasinos, a Messianic Jew. His wife Jennifer and his pastors believe he was the primary target.

Op-Ed: New documentary of Janis Joplin makes premiere tonight at Roxy Special

San Francisco - Like echoes of a song, faintly lingering in the background of one's memories of youth, former journalist-turned-job counselor, Kathy Bramwell Ostram wanted very much to be at tonight's premiere of "Janis: Little Girl Blue."
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Darioush Winery's 2009 cabernet sauvignon received high praise from wine magazines like "Decanter" and others.
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The most famous intersection in the world, Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco, California.
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As part of his outreach to the community, financial advisor Darren Blonski began the first in a series to talks for the 2015 year on Feb. 12. The talks (mini-workshop, seminars) are open to the public free of charge and with no obligation to buy or sign up. He simply wants to help people better understand the importance of proper investing and better management of financial matters.
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Virginia's "Happy Birthday, Jesus" sign and angel
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want t...
The Ocean Avenue Festival from last year 2014 was a success. Organizers and community leaders want to keep activities like that going so that the neighborhood will thrive.
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Kim Courier s 16-year-old son Chase  makes bracelets from parachute cords.  It helps build his self-...
Kim Courier's 16-year-old son Chase, makes bracelets from parachute cords. "It helps build his self-esteem and lift his spirits," said mother Kim and his aunt Pam. Chase has been suffering from scoliosis and other serious conditions since birth. Despite the difficulties in their lives sisters Kim and Pam consider themselves blessed and very fortunate, especially since they have survived strokes and cancer more than once.
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California's Napa River-Napa Creek Project.
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The stables or livery at the Mission. Part is now used for the Mission gift shop.
The monthly writers group in Sonoma meets every last Wednesday of the month. While famous writers ar...
The monthly writers group in Sonoma meets every last Wednesday of the month. While famous writers are mentioned and appreciated, the focus of the group is strictly local original material.
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The Interior of the winery is bright and luxurious and will delight the senses.
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Union Street gets in the winter holiday mood each year in December as the Union Street Association of merchants celebrates The Fantasy of Lights festival.
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An old photo from around 1962 when Beeps first opened on Ocean Ave. "That's my dad Stephen Essaff and his brother, my Uncle George," said daughter Anne Severs.
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Some of the best tea is in loose leaf form, not in tea bags. "I like to make custom blends for customers," said Tea and Crumpets owner, Mark Bowden.
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A San Francisco Municipal Railway trolleybus on the 21-Hayes line.
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Hitodama at JAMsj
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"This reminds me of 'The Magic Pan' which was the place for crepes back in the 1970's," said John Foley of the Foodie Daily blog.
Mono Lake in California on August 1  2014. Notice the dry lake bed. In 2013  the water depth was at ...
Mono Lake in California on August 1, 2014. Notice the dry lake bed. In 2013, the water depth was at about 50 feet.
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