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Drought and pests driving up Christmas tree prices for Californians - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

It's the busiest weekend of the year for Christmas tree purveyors, and the many shoppers headed out to make their purchase Saturday and Sunday are in for a bit of sticker shock. Sonoma County farmers say a combination of drought, pests and a dwindling ...and more »

McDonald Ranch closing; owners seek homes for animals - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

For years, McDonald Ranch east of Santa Rosa has rescued animals and taught children about the value of caring for critters in need during its popular summer and after-school camps. The nonprofit now is shutting down and looking for families to adopt ...and more »