Santa Rosa, California

Sonoma County


Santa Rosa is a city in Sonoma County in the U.S. state of California.

Santa Rosa is the largest city in the Northern California Wine Region Wine Country and with 154 212 inhabitants (as of 2006) is the fifth largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sons and daughters of the town

A native of Santa Rosa come from:

Live or lived in Santa Rosa:

  • Luther Burbank (1849-1926), plant breeders
  • William Mark Felt (1913-2008), an agent of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Norman Greenbaum ( born 1942 ), American musician
  • Richard Heinberg ( born 1950 ), American journalist, author, educator
  • Dan Hicks ( born 1941 ), American musician
  • John Howard (1913-1995), American actor
  • Levi Leipheimer (born 1973 ), cyclist
  • Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000), cartoonist and the creator of the comic strip Peanuts
  • Tom Waits ( born 1949 ), singer, composer, actor and author
  • Natalie Wood ( b. 1938 as Natalia Nikolaievna Zakharenko, † 1981), American actress

Film set

Santa Rosa was the setting for many film productions, including

  • Shadow of a Doubt: Santa Rosa Railroad Depot, NWP Engine # 140, Old Courthouse Square, City Library, and McDonald Avenue
  • A totally, totally crazy world: Sonoma County Airport
  • Cujo
  • The Goonies, Goat Rock Beach, 50 minutes from Sanra Rosa beach
  • Peggy Sue Got Married: Santa Rosa High School
  • Die Hard 2: Santa Rosa Air Center
  • Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot: Santa Rosa Air Center
  • Phenomenon - The impossible comes true: Santa Rosa Junior College and "The Wagon Wheel ", a bar on Highway 101
  • Scream - Scream: McDonald Avenue, a grocery store and a video store!
  • Bandits: Flamingo Hotel
  • The Man Who Was not There
  • Cheaper by the Dozen: Railroad Square