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Sonoma County low-income families fall short on food

7 million meals, a trend county officials attributed to rising household incomes for some families.It will continue as long as there is need and the food bank obtains the necessary financial support, he said.

Jefferson County eyes social media policy to allow department Facebook pages

PORT TOWNSEND — Jefferson County is looking at delving into social media, an effort its county administrator says is more complicated than one might think.During the meeting, Jefferson County Public Health health educator Karen Obermeyer told the board having a Facebook page would be a cost effective way to spread news about events and campaign efforts.

Sonoma County bootmaker inspires scenes in Pixar’s ‘Coco’

“Coco,” Pixar’s animated film about a boy whose family runs a humble cobbler’s workshop, features backgrounds photographed in great detail by the studio’s researchers two years ago.With his Benjamin Franklin rimless glasses perched on his nose and wearing a leather apron, Carnacchi is the perfect picture of the old-fashioned cobbler.

Tawny Tesconi hired as interim director of Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Tawny Tesconi, a former local government official and fair industry leader, has been named interim executive director of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau, the organization announced Friday.The bureau touted Tesconi’s long-running ties to Sonoma County agriculture, having grown up on a small west county family farm where she lives today with her husband.

Christmastime in burn zone of Sonoma County

(BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat)

(3 of ) A Christmas tree decorates a burned property on Sylvia Dr.The family and their neighbors lost just about everything as the Tubbs fire swept through, burning thousands of homes in Fountaigrove and Santa Rosa in October.

Lake County seniors arrested in Nebraska with 60 pounds of marijuana

An 80-year-old Lake County man and his wife road tripping to the East Coast were arrested in Nebraska on suspicion of hauling about 60 pounds of cannabis in the vehicle, according to sheriff’s officials.The odor of marijuana tipped deputies off to the stash during a Dec.

Hotels remain home for many Sonoma County fire refugees in holiday season

(Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(4 of ) From the ashes of his Fountaingrove home, Andy Luttringer was able to salvage a western belt buckle and spurs that belonged to wife, who passed away 11 years ago.“I’ll be with my kids,” said Luttringer, who lost his late wife’s heirloom decorations in the fire.

Sonoma County mental health division, beset with deficit, scales back extra-help staff

The anticipated budget gap comes largely from a change in the way the state provides certain funds for mental health services, and it existed even before the destructive fires placed an additional strain on county resources, according to Barbie Robinson, the county’s health services director.“Sonoma County is not the only county faced with budgetary challenges related to behavioral health — this is an issue that is affecting counties across the state,” Robinson said.

25 things Sonoma County teens in the '90s will remember

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(5 of ) Windsor Waterworks: If you’re a ‘90s teen, you’re probably humming the Windsor Waterworks theme song right now.The discussions of the decade included which team you were on: Team Brenda or Team Kelly, or Team Brandon or Team Luke.

Sonoma County wines to tantalize your guests

Code for “exceptional service” means a great lineup of wines to uncork every night, in between celebrations.Here’s a delightful range of every day, budget-savvy wines that will keep your guests exceptionally served.

Christmas in Sonoma County vs. Christmas in France

In Sonoma County, families grab the kids and hot chocolates to drive around neighborhoods, and see the best home holiday lights displays.(Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

(3 of ) In Sonoma County Santa Claus arrives by tugboat or tractor.