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Special Coverage: Sonoma Gives

Sonoma Gives: Caring community aids fire-damaged nature preserves

After beloved parks and open space took a hit from the wildfires, local nature lovers rallied, helping places like ACR's Bouverie Preserve open sooner than expected.

Sonoma Gives: Fire victims humbled, awed by generosity

'The immensity of this experience continues to overwhelm me,' says Nuns fire victim Jill Dawson, 'not so much the lost home but the sheer volume of kindness.'

Sonoma Gives: Lessons learned from nature

'I never expected to lose my home. I never took it personally. Then the October fires raged through our neighborhoods with unearthly power, and suddenly it was all personal,' says Jeanne Wirka, director of stewardship for Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Sonoma Gives: Spared major damage, Glen Ellen inn owners give back

Without the heroics of firefighters and friends, Glen Ellen's Beltane Ranch would be ash, so owners transformed their annual November zinfandel release party into a community love fest.

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