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Santa Rosa ignored nature’s warning

Gaye LeBaron is a columnist for the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif. Sonoma County, Calif., is 1,550 square miles of valleys circled by coast range mountains. Two of its nine cities — the largest, Santa Rosa (population 175,000) and its neighbor to the southeast, Sonoma (population 10,600) — spent …

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Sonoma, Napa fire refugees now face housing crisis

SANTA ROSA — Cristalyn Robles, her husband, mother and 7-year-old son woke to falling embers and fire swirling around the senior board and care facility in Santa Rosa where they live and work. As a wall of smoke bore down around them, they each grabbed a wheelchair for the four people …

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