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Peanuts creator Charles Schulz’s widow flees Santa Rosa fire, home destroyed

The San Jose Mercury News covering how bot Jeannie and Craig Schulz have lost their homes in the fire.

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The flames have been closer than earlier maps showed

It’s about 9 PM Wednesday, and looking at the map for the fire – which is only 10% contained – it’s gotten closer. And no rain in the forecast. We could really use some rain. (Added later: folks who are more in touch with what’s going on there tell me that …

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Schulz/Peanuts news

Where to direct your charity

With the news about the Schulz home burning in the fire, people are wondering how to help. I’ve already heard people asking if Jean Schulz has put up a Go Fund Me page. To be frank, that seems like an unlikely thing to have happen. The Schulz family is in …

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Schulz Museum fine so far

As I’ve reported on the unfortunate status of the homes in Santa Rosa, I’ve been getting inquiries about the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center. As of last report that I can find, the fire has not reached there. This is not a guarantee; this is proving to be …

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Reports: Schulz home destroyed in blaze

I am now hearing reports that Jean Schulz’s home in Santa Rosa is among the many buildings that have been lost in these wildfires. (To be clear: Jeannie was not in the home, she’s safe.) I have been fortunate enough to have gotten to stay in the guest home there, …

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Schulz Museum fires closer

The evacuation area for the Santa Rosa blazes has now expanded toward the south – i.e., the Schulz Museum is no longer on the edge of the danger area. The purple dots (added by me) toward the bottom of this map are the Museum and the ice rink. The red …

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Fire threatening the Schulz Museum

There are wildfires in Santa Rosa, California, and the Schulz Museum and the adjacent skating rink and gift shop within the area under evacuation… but just barely. As of 6 AM, the southern edge of the evacuation area was West Steele Lane, which the Schulz buildings are on the north …

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Letters to Santa from the Peanuts Gang

Hallmark’s got a new book for this Christmas season. No, not a new book adaptation of A Charlie Brown Christmas (not yet, anyway). This one is Letters to Santa, a 24-page hardcover storybook written by Bill Gray, illustrated by Rich LaPierre. It tells the tale of the gang writing letters to …

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Upcoming releases

Complete Peanuts cover

This is the announced cover for the paperback edition of The Complete Peanuts 1967-1968, coming out next May. These paperback covers sure are warmer and friendlier than the hardcover (in a design sense, I mean; this particular cover is clearly pretty mean.)

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Doctor Who Do You Think You Are, Charlie Brown?

AAUGH Blog Reader Todd alerts us to some Peanuts references in an unexpected volume. Now We Are Six Hundred, with it’s A.A. Milne-reference title, is a collection of James Goss’s poems inspired by that central inspiration of all great poetry, Doctor Who. The Peanuts-related material is not within the poems …

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