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In 1972 I lived in the foothills of St. Helena in the Napa Valley. It was a modest little house with a swimming pool built in the... Continue

My latest writing theme focuses on the language of flowers or plant symbolism. In my first article I designed a little love garden.... Continue

The swift and massive civic response to the Trump election is a social movement, galvanized by widespread revulsion against the white... Continue

Talk about an embarrassment of riches. We read in the paper that many employers hereabouts have more jobs than they can fill. Businesses... Continue

There are two issues facing our Highway 12 commercial corridor that could create lasting negative consequences if the community isn’t... Continue

The Springs is on the minds of many as we witness the new iteration of this community that has undergone huge changes in the past two... Continue

Last month, the Sonoma Valley Fund released its groundbreaking report describing Sonoma Valley’s nonprofit sector and the charitable... Continue

I was scared I might have terminal cancer last year. The doctors and holistic practitioners gave me herbs, X-rays, blood tests and... Continue

At Kindergarten age, impulses rule and we are taught how to behave. Parents and Kindergarten instructors teach kids to share, to not... Continue

Trusts are assets, at least you should think of them that way. And like any other assets we own, they must be maintained after we buy... Continue

Touted as “the ultimate luxury festival experience,” a $3,500 per person ticket to the BottleRock Music Festival in Napa gets you... Continue

On Earth Day, I joined over 40,000 people in Washington DC for the March for Science.   I marched in solidarity for the advancement... Continue

Dear Emily, Our house has a large family room, one end is a kitchen, where I cook (and love doing it). The other end has comfortable... Continue

By Larry Barnett — An ordinary trip to the grocery store quickly demonstrates that single-use plastic now dominates food packaging.... Continue

Money isn’t my issue this time around, not that it’s always been abundant. I’ve saved it, spent it, lost it, found it, stolen... Continue

Not all tax scam are instigated by outsiders. Some normally honest folks succumb to the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or... Continue