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So far PD has created 271 blog entries.

Straight Talk: Best friend feels uncomfortable with a cheater

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My roommate and best friend is torn between two lovers.

By | October 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Environmentalist, 13, looks for ways to make a difference

Lily Thrailkill isn't afraid to get her hands dirty as she cleans Santa Rosa Creek.

By | October 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Marking the date in 2048 for a bid at the presidency

Like many high school seniors, Joe Anderson has big dreams. Unlike most teenagers, however, Anderson's ambitions extend all the way to the White House.

By | October 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Daughter, dad have falling out

DEAR STRAIGHT TALK: My daughter, 'Paige,' is 14. Her mother and I divorced four years ago and my ex has always said ugly things about me.

By | October 20th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: Easy to spot Janowczyk’s enthusiasm for Newman

Jake Janowczyk only wanted to go to one school: Cardinal Newman.

By | October 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Mom struggling with daughter’s Halloween outfit

I’m at wit’s end. My daughter, 15, is planning her Halloween outfit.

By | October 13th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: BMX biker Nikita Ducarroz takes unusual path to future

Glen Ellen teen Nikita Ducarroz is a rarity — a girl on a BMX bike who’s winning competitions around the state.

By | October 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Santa Rosa teen craves friend’s e-cigarettes

My friend uses an e-cigarette when we go for coffee or to parties. She says she doesn’t want her clothes or car to smell and that e-cigs are not very addicting. Is it really less addicting?

By | October 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Straight Talk: Learning the warning signs, risk factors of suicide can save lives

Learning the risk factors, warning signs, and getting the person immediate professional help, can and does save lives.

By | September 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Teen Face: She’s got drive on track — and in classroom

By MELODY KARPINSKI THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Paloma Romero has one hobby: running. The Piner High School senior, 17, is the defending Sonoma County League cross country champion this year, and hopes to qualify for the state championship meet in November. “Running is my way of relieving stress, because school can [...]

By | September 29th, 2013|0 Comments