North Bay fire destroys home of ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz

Fire destroys home of Charles Schulz Published: October 12, 2017, 4:29 pm Updated: October 12, 2017, 4:37 pm

SANTA ROSA (KRON) — California’s deadly wildfires have claimed the home of ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles Schulz but his widow has escaped the flames.

Schulz’s son, Monte Schulz, says a fire on Monday torched the Santa Rosa homes of his stepmother, 78-year-old Jean Schulz, and his brother, Craig Schulz.

She’s staying with other relatives.

Schulz says he’s been told the home where his famous cartoonist father died and all the memorabilia in it are gone.

However, most of his father’s original artwork is in the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, and so far that’s escaped the flames.

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Prince Harry headed to Chicago to help Obama ’empower … positive change’

Chicago TribuneKim Janssen · Oct 12, 2017
Former President Barack Obama’s foundation mission is “to inspire and empower people to change their world.”

So who better to fire up his audience for democratic change than a man whose family has headed the British state by divine right for the better part of 1,000 years?

Royal heartthrob Prince Harry – fifth in line to the British throne, behind his niece, nephew, brother and father – is coming to Chicago on Oct. 31 to “empower participants with tools to create positive change in their communities,” according to the Obama Foundation, which will host Harry at its inaugural summit.

While it’s true that the U.S. fought a war to be rid of Harry’s family, bygones are bygones and Harry has in recent years shed his reputation for gaffes and playboy behavior, particularly through his work with the Invictus Games for disabled servicemen and women. Kensington Palace says he will speak in Chicago about a project he sponsors in Nottingham, England, to reduce youth violence “and about the power of youth leadership.”

His girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, attended Northwestern University and should be able to give his royal highness some tips on where to hang out in Chicago. The United Kingdom media have been rampant with speculation that the couple will soon announce their engagement, which might make the royal visit later this month even more loaded.

Other summit attendees will include former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Chobani yogurt mogul Hamdi Ulukaya, Obama Presidential Center architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Chicago artist Theaster Gates.

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This Representative Slammed Into Trump After His Tweets About Puerto Rico (Video)

This Representative Slammed Into Trump After His Tweets About …

The first Puerto Rican woman in Congress just slammed Trump for being "unpresidential."

Posted by BuzzFeed News on Thursday, October 12, 2017

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