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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

Under the Sun: Andrew Ryan, new school principal

Posted on September 13, 2017
Under the Sun: Andrew Ryan, new school principal

Andrew Ryan, until this summer a vice principal at Sonoma Valley High School, is the new principal at Sassarini Elementary School in... Continue

Under the Sun: Matt Metzler, city commissioner

Posted on July 8, 2017
Under the Sun: Matt Metzler, city commissioner

I understand you were a teacher, Matt? Yes. Though I’ve lived in Sonoma County for 40 years, and the City of Sonoma for twenty-seven... Continue

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: Esmeralda Sánchez Moseley, Flowery School principal

Posted on June 2, 2017
Under the Sun: Esmeralda Sánchez Moseley, Flowery School principal

Does the Springs remind you of where you grew up? Absolutely. Woodland was small then. I’ve returned to a small town environment.... 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