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Biggest Little Parade returns

For 38 years, the self-proclaimed Biggest Little Parade in Northern California has happily taken over beautiful downtown Penngrove for the first weekend in July. This year is the big 3-9 for the parade, and locals and visitors alike can’t wait to get the annual good times rolling. Kim Hanson, owner of Penngrove’s friendly JavAmore Café, is the point person for this year’s event. True to tradition, Parade No. 39 will have no entry fees and no theme. And, if you’re… Read More »

The Chicken Woman

Phoebe Vernier Cáceres looks fondly at her chickens, “the girls,” as she lets them out of their wisteria-draped coop to peck and scratch. “They love snails,” she says. “Snails are like potato chips to chickens.” Although her parents grew up in the country, Vernier Cáceres spent much of her life in San Francisco. After raising two sons as a single mother, she was able to move to Cotati, and grow some of her own food, keep pets and raise chickens.… Read More »