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Under the Sun: John Curotto, Sonoma’s garbage collector

Posted on June 18, 2017
Under the Sun: John Curotto, Sonoma's garbage collector

Tell me your story, John. My family lived in San Francisco, where my father worked for Sunset Scavenger. In 1949, my parents bought... Continue

Under the Sun: Cynthia Tarr — singer, teacher, music director

Posted on May 18, 2017
Under the Sun: Cynthia Tarr -- singer, teacher, music director

What brought you to Sonoma, Cynthia? I lived in Los Angeles in the early 80s. I wanted to be an actor or singer! I worked in clubs... Continue

Under the Sun: María Calvillo Moncada, working mother

Posted on May 7, 2017
Under the Sun: María Calvillo Moncada, working mother

You’re the face of La Luz. Everyone who comes in the door is greeted with your warm smile. I love my job. I think of myself as the... Continue

Under the Sun: Celeste Winders, advocate for special needs kids

Posted on April 10, 2017
Under the Sun: Celeste Winders, advocate for special needs kids

You’re on the School District’s new Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and you have a Facebook group for parents of special needs... Continue

Under the Sun: Kyle Lely, engineer/paramedic

Posted on March 28, 2017
Under the Sun: Kyle Lely, engineer/paramedic

How long have you worked for the fire department, Kyle? It’s now the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority, a consolidated... Continue

Under the Sun: Jerica Tercero, new generation entrepreneur

Posted on March 9, 2017
Under the Sun: Jerica Tercero, new generation entrepreneur

Jerica Tercero, age 26, is co-owner of Peace’n Beauty Salon, and sole owner of Crush Beauty Bar; in high school she was a regular... Continue

Under the Sun: Cathy Capriola, Sonoma city manager

Posted on February 23, 2017
Under the Sun: Cathy Capriola, Sonoma city manager

Tell us about yourself, Cathy. Where did you grow up? I was born and raised north of here in Willows, California. I ended up at the... Continue

Under the Sun: Jen Demarest, chef and restaurateur

Posted on February 13, 2017
Under the Sun: Jen Demarest, chef and restaurateur

Jen Demarest is pastry chef and, with her husband Nick, owner of Harvest Moon Café in Sonoma. Did you always want to be a pastry chef? Definitely... Continue

Under the Sun: Leslie Nicholson

Posted on January 8, 2017
Under the Sun: Leslie Nicholson

The Sun’s Sarah Ford recently sat down with Leslie Nicholson, founder of RISK, a Sonoma support group for parents whose kids... Continue

Under The Sun: Mark Newhouser, Sonoma Ecology Center

Posted on September 30, 2016
Under The Sun: Mark Newhouser, Sonoma Ecology Center

SUN: You’ve been with the Ecology Center, now as Restoration Project Manager, for a long time. How long is it? NEWHOUSER: I knew... Continue