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My sister recently visited from New York, and was excited to see what an outlet for recreational marijuana looked like. Finding ourselves... Continue

The All-in-One almond tree (Prunus dulcis) is one of my favorite trees. I added three in my front yard just last year and I’m... Continue

As a West Coast progressive and a child of the 1960s counter-culture, I have not had a lot of contact with police. I can’t recall... Continue

A few years back, Gov. Brown signed a bill sponsored by Senator Lois Wolk allowing wine sales at Sonoma State University’s Green... Continue

Our community is still reeling from the October firestorms – a number of us are still displaced and seeking housing, some have lost... Continue

Thirty two percent of Sonoma Valley residents being 60 plus years old, it’s no wonder that the median age of member-based nonprofits... Continue

Relationship challenges never end. Difficult conversations are a part of life most of us want to avoid. We know if we tell the truth... Continue

Here is where we get to the Humpty Dumpty clause: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means... Continue

My dad told me that it is better to act than to react.  Reaction is an action performed in response to a situation or event whereas... Continue

Borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational declaration, I have a dream for an effective, supportive, secure, and happy... 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

    Though plans for a cannabis dispensary in the back of the building are on hold, Jon Early proceeds with the remodel of... Continue

While waiting by the register for my sundae at Sweet Scoops, a small boy comes up next to me where the napkins are. He’s not quite... Continue

By Bonnie Lee — When we think of wellness, we usually think in terms of physical health, mental health, and spiritual well-being.... Continue

Lately, while so much council attention is paid to our Plaza trees, homes in the hillsides, and the exact right number of food trucks... Continue