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Under the Sun: Aaron Marcus-Willers, a year in China

Posted on July 10, 2018
Under the Sun: Aaron Marcus-Willers, a year in China

2017 SVHS graduate Aaron Marcus-Willers recently returned to Sonoma after a year in China, studying Mandarin and living with a Chinese... Continue

Under the Sun: William Murray, photo chronicler of Valley life

Posted on May 29, 2018
Under the Sun: William Murray, photo chronicler of Valley life

Your photography of the October fires has drawn sensational numbers of views.   Yes, over three million pictures viewed in the last... Continue

Under the Sun: Susan Angell, master gardener

Posted on April 7, 2018
Under the Sun: Susan Angell, master gardener

What is a Master Gardener? Well, the mission of the program is to “teach home gardeners sustainable gardening.” Master Gardeners... Continue

Under the Sun: Peter Hansen, media arts teacher

Posted on March 23, 2018
Under the Sun: Peter Hansen, media arts teacher

The Sun: This is an exciting time for your Sonoma Valley High School students, with their films being shown in the Sonoma International... Continue

Under the Sun: Madolyn Agrimonti, Mayor of Sonoma

Posted on February 10, 2018
Under the Sun: Madolyn Agrimonti, Mayor of Sonoma

You’ve been on the City Council since 2014. Now that you’re Mayor, how do you like it, and how is it different? I love it! I’m... Continue

Under the Sun: Daniel Kahn, from homeless to shelter manager

Posted on January 29, 2018
Under the Sun: Daniel Kahn, from homeless to shelter manager

So you have lived at The Haven?   Yes. It was the turning point for me. In March 2015 we had nothing left and nowhere to go. The... Continue

Under the SUN: Mark Madden

Posted on December 7, 2017
Under the SUN: Mark Madden

Mark Madden – Drywall Ball-Dude You’re in the drywall business, right? Yes. I’ve been installing and finishing drywall... Continue

Under The Sun: Mike Zakowski, baker

Posted on November 23, 2017
Under The Sun: Mike Zakowski, baker

Many know Mike Zakowski, a.k.a. Mike the Baker, from the Friday morning and Tuesday night Farmers Markets. The Sun’s Sarah Ford... Continue

Under the Sun: Steve Akre, fire chief

Posted on November 9, 2017
Under the Sun: Steve Akre, fire chief

Firefighter was maybe the favorite costume this Halloween. You’re a local hero. I’m uncomfortable with that label. The heroes... Continue

Under The Sun: Three humble heroes

Posted on October 26, 2017
Under The Sun: Three humble heroes

Haley Cutter, Firefighter When did you arrive at the fire? In the early hours of October 14. My strike team from Squaw Valley had... Continue