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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

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