Sun Columnist, Blogs & In-Depth Reports

When the Greek city states of Athens and Sparta found themselves allied against the massive armies of the Persian king Darius and... Continue

There’s not a chateau or wine cave in sight but don’t let the industrial setting fool you. Among the warehouses on Sonoma’s... Continue

I stopped by Sonoma’s local retail nurseries last week to find out what is ready and in stock for your fall garden. Lydia Constantini,... Continue

The civic response to the dreadful presidential election was an amazing outpouring of cultural solidarity and a roaring assertion... Continue

The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting electronically filed income tax returns on January 23, 2017. But more than likely,... Continue

Those reading this survived 2016, ready for the challenges of another New Year. After the last one, however, billions worldwide who’ve... Continue

I asked community leaders in the Springs what are your hopes and dreams for the Springs this year? What is the big issue before you? Before... Continue

The history of Sonoma Valley is one of migration from Native Americans and immigration from Spanish, Mexican, European, and American... Continue

Trump’s White House victory has already started shaking up the nonprofit world. As a result of the immigration executive order... Continue

It’s been a helluva’ year. Both my darling dogs passed away, over the Rainbow Bridge, as they say, and now my brother is gone.... Continue

To the surprise of most of us, Republican Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote. Some of us were depressed, Cher wanted to leave... Continue

The current immigration dust up has a lot of causal factors, one of which is a culture war between two different moral systems, one... Continue

Oh Facebook, how I love thee. Dropbox, you make my life so simple. iTunes, what would I do without your constant stream of music and... Continue

On the cold morning of January 28, 1948, a United States Immigration Service plane carrying 28 Mexican citizens, one immigration guard,... Continue

Spring is nearly here, and students are adjusting to their schedule after returning from the winter break. Educators and students are... 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

Events are a manifestation of civic life, and since Sonoma has a nice Plaza with lots of atmosphere and history, the public gravitates... Continue

At a book talk at our library, a young woman asked me about humor, and how do you learn to be funny. I responded, “I don’t think... Continue