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Mall Cats

Santa Rosans woke up Monday morning to a circling helicopter and news that a juvenile mountain lion was spotted camping out under at bush...

Flashback

Twenty Years AgoWhen the succeed, it's despite public policy, not because of it. It's up to them to build their own futures—and our...

Wild Bill

The Pac Sun’s been tracking Napa Sen. Bill Dodd’s SB 253 since he introduced it early in the legislative session; this week the bill...

Flashback

<50 Years Ago>The strains between the hip and the straight communities in the San Geronimo Valley have erupted into gunfire and arson. A committee...

Flashback

20 Years AgoThis WeekThe American Society of Newspaper Editors is meeting in San Francisco this week. They're agonizing over why daily paper circulation...

Edible Complex

Five years after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis—and five years after New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had her scary fetal-position encounter with a Rocky...

New Tariff in Town

The old joke about the California lieutenant governor’s office has been that its occupant’s main duty is to wake up in the morning, see...

License to Grow

North Coast state senator Mike McGuire (D, Healdsburg), introduced SB 67 last week in an effort to shore up a teetering legal cannabis market...

Flashback

Hey folks, the Flashbacks were dropped last week so we’re running a special double-length column this week! Enjoy.20 Years Ago“. . . Politicians love...

Bunny Tales

School House RocksWhen he’s not out there defending North Bay rabbit farmers, Marc Levine is also mightily tuned-in to the region’s affordable housing crunch.The...