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Man dies in fight outside Valley of the Moon Teen Center

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Nineteen-year-old man booked on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

Santa Rosa Junior College Chemistry Club members Tiffani Canevari, left, and Alicia Byrn make ice cream with liquid nitrogen during an event on campus in May. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

The List: A dozen clubs at Santa Rosa Junior College

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Seventy diverse clubs at SRJC celebrate everything from academics and sports to culture, religion and hobbies.

Aimee Weiss, right, welcomes guests to Rossi's 1906. After a soft opening in July, there's now no mistaking the welcoming venue at the former Little Switzerland in El Verano. (CONNER JAY / The Press Democrat)

Rossi’s 1906 brings new life to treasured El Verano venue

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Polka is silent but lots of buzz — and Southern barbecue — as Rossi’s 1906 opens at former Little Switzerland.

California Conservation Corp. sawyer Christian Echevarria, left, clears away oak trees killed by sudden oak death at Jack London State Historic Park on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Glen Ellen. At right is his supervisor Daniel White. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)

Protecting Jack London’s oaks

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Workers at Glen Ellen park are clearing out trees that can carry sudden oak death and removing brush that represents a fire risk.

The state and American flags fly atop the bell tower at Sonoma City Hall. (Towns photo)

Bell rings once again at Sonoma City Hall

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Bell mechanism restored as part of $106,000 bell tower project at downtown landmark.

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City building department urges chimney inspections

Monday, August 25th, 2014

No significant structural damage reported after earthquake in Sonoma Valley but precautions recommended for masonry fireplace chimneys.

Even a horse posed for the silhouette. The murals are designed as interactive art.

Interactive mural casts shadows on Sonoma history

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Seven panels of local history invite viewers to interact with timeline.

Cans and jars were knocked off shelves at Lucky supermarket in Sonoma Valley. (Photo courtesy of Tim Church)

Rattled residents, visitors react to earthquake

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Early-morning earthquake shakes homes and nerves, knocks items from shelves.

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Retired general to discuss foreign policy

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Mentoring Alliance hosts retired Gen. Tony Zinni, a former top U.S. commander in the Middle East and critic of the war in Iraq

Funky Fridays at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park draws a crowd on a recent night. (CRISTA JEREMIASON / The Press Democrat)

The Week in Sonoma Valley: Aug. 24 to 31

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Outdoor shows, documentary films about iconic San Francisco locations, a pizza party and music at the community center highlight the week in Sonoma Valley.

Writer Spotlight

Dianne Reber Hart is our Sonoma correspondent.

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