(1 of ) City of Sonoma: What does it take to impress these folks? "It's okay. Lots of tasting shops with overpriced boutiques...having just come from Healdsburg it was disappointing. The drive was beautiful though." (KENT PORTER/ PD FILE)
(2 of ) Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility. Best bad review ever: "It's jail." (BETH SCHLANKER/ PD FILE, 2015)
(3 of ) Annual Sonoma Farmer's Market Zucchini Races: This awesome hometown event made it to Yelp! "What seems like the whole town shows up with picnics, bottles of wine and blankets to watch the races. It is fabulous." (ROBBI PENGELLY/ SONOMA INDEX-TRIBUNE, 2015)
(4 of ) U. S. Post Office Downtown Santa Rosa: "Dead brown weeds and absolutely not a drop of landscaping. Kinda makes one feel embarrassed for the U.S Post Office of Santa Rosa." (KENT PORTER/ PD FILE, 2010)
(5 of ) City of Healdsburg- This San Francisco resident did not get a warm welcome on his/her trip to Healdsburg. "I recently spent about 3 weeks in Healdsburg. In that time I interacted with approximately 20 people. 3 of them were normal, kind friendly people. The rest were rude, horrible, disgusting,ill-mannered jerks."
(PD FILE, 2013)
(6 of ) Handcar Regatta: Geez, wonder what fads this person would admit to following? "One day, people will look back on steampunk and realize that it was merely another passing fad like swing dancing or emo music. It is not tragically hip, just plain tragic." (JOHN BURGESS/ PD FILE, 2014)
(7 of ) Gravenstein Apple Fair: There is just too much going on at this festival: "The fair in general was too loud. At times there were more than one band playing at a time."
(8 of ) Petaluma Department of Motor Vehicles: Oh the dramatics: "The guy sitting in front of me smells like pee...Been here almost an hour...I might die here."
(9 of ) San Francisco’s Twin Peaks: "I feel bad for seeing this but for the first time I went with a girlfriend to make out and I was so unimpressed..."
(10 of ) Golden Gate Bridge: International orange, a controversial color: "The bridge uses too much paint, is expensive and is a hazard to people's health. It should be closed." (JOHN BURGESS/ PD FILE)
(11 of ) Fort Ross: This person is right, Fort Ross is amazing: "The Cold War is over. The people of the USA and Russia can be friends. Most people never learned of Russians in California. Go to Fort Ross and learn about the Russian settlement in California...Don't be lazy. Get up early and go." (KENT PORTER/ PD FILE, 2012)
(12 of ) Santa Rosa Municipal Courthouse: No one ever asks for more taxes?: "Nice judge, great mediator, but no court reporter. I guess I should pay more taxes so that they can fund more courtroom staff."
(13 of ) Golden Gate Bridge: OK so we get it you don’t like the color, but the wind.. come on: "Went on the bridge, found it to be too windy, quite large..." (ERIK CASTRO/ FOR THE PD, 2013)
(14 of ) City of Santa Rosa: Very long review by an unhappy local citizen: "Dead birds on sidewalks, garbage everywhere..The city is cruel.." (BETH SCHLANKER/ PD FILE, 2016)
(15 of ) The Sonoma Coast at Bodega Bay: This was just a snippet from a very LONG warning about the dangers of the coast: "To be fair, I'm kind of a freak when it comes to gathering facts about risks - not that I'd be the first to trip you if the zombies were chasing us, but just to let you know, Bodega Bay sits RIGHT on the San Andreas fault line." (KENT PORTER/ PD FILE)
(16 of ) Sonoma Plaza: A disappointed dog review: "Sure...Mommy thinks it's quote spiffy with all the natural beauty...but really, it's lame. I'm not allowed-- even on leash." (ALVIN JORNADA/ PD FILE, 2015)
(17 of ) Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery: Yes, cemeteries can be creepy: "Good place to go for a nice shady zombie walk." (CHAD SURMICK/ PD FILE, 2003)
(18 of ) Luther Burbank Gold Ridge Experimental Farm: This reviewer takes us on a humorous aside: "...this one is up on a hill, sandwiched between a cemetery and a housing complex for seniors. It's fitting that Burbank's widow, Elizabeth Waters, who married him when he was in his 70s and she in her 30s, would a place a place for care of the elderly." (PD FILE)
(19 of ) City of Rohnert Park: This reviewer points out the historic qualities of Rohnert Park. “I know most of the houses were built in an era of awful architecture, but even then they're just so boxy and depressing. If you liked 1979, you're going to love RP.” (Base photo by Stepheng3 / Creative Commons)