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Leaked documents detailing urine-play in a hotel in Russia are spattering the reputation of Donald Trump. It’s been a while... Continue

A Napa Valley Cabernet tops Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2016. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click... 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

This week, I had an epiphany that is healing the post-election grief that many of us are experiencing every day. I realized that my... Continue

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

Suddenly it seems everything is artisanal these days. Artisanal beer, biscuits, T-shirts, restaurants . . . the list of products and... Continue

I was sworn-in last week to my second term as your representative on the Sonoma County Board of Education. Never in the more than three... Continue

As 2017 opens, I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year and extend my gratitude for your support throughout these past four... Continue

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofits. In fact, 85 percent of all nonprofits in the U.S. are run entirely by volunteers.... 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 term wilderness is taken for granted by environmentalists as a pure state of nature untrammeled by man. The idea of wilderness... 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

Friends and readers, here I am once more, sharing my feelings in these turbulent times. Is this the moment to be fearful? Not at all.... Continue

Over the past several years, we’ve added new programs to the Sonoma Valley Unified School District food service offerings and expanded... Continue

Dear Emily, My 16 year old’s room is a mess, and I am at my wit’s end. I don’t know what to do. There is no visible... Continue

By Fred Allebach | Special to The Sun A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) presentation to the Sonoma Valley Groundwater... Continue

Why bother? I mean, really. They’re dead. Who cares about the past, and what difference does it make? But you know, there are occasions... Continue