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Witnessing the construction of Sonoma is easy, just take a stroll down West Spain Street and the homes rising on previously vacant... Continue

Well, we made it through another winter. Late storms finally blessed us with a decent volume of moisture, but now it’s warm again.... Continue

California has become the epicenter of the newly energized progressive movement. The strong union movement in California, the activist... Continue

By Bob Edwards | Sonoma Valley Sun Local parents and school administrators were recently shocked to discover that elementary school... Continue

Until a disaster occurs, few of us realize that some of our small businesses are struggling, and how a disaster significantly affects... Continue

Although the beloved groundhog might be the nation’s best-known soothsayer for predicting when spring will arrive, Punxsutawney Phil... Continue

Relationships, love and belonging. We all want them, especially now that spring has sprung.  But sometimes our patterns in relating... Continue

In its March issue, Valley of the Moon Magazine asked the following people how they would make Sonoma over, if they were local King... Continue

In my office, the average time that people say “I’ve been meaning to do this,” meaning preparing an estate plan, is three years.... Continue

By Loretta Carpio Carr On a recent stop for gas, I went into the adjacent convenience store to buy a bottle of water and a couple... 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

The city is smack in the middle of processing several major project applications — the Napa Street hotel, the Cheese Factory... Continue

Why write? It’s complicated. I had no intention of becoming a writer, to externalize my life and expose it on paper. But I found... Continue

By Bonnie Lee For 2018 a complicated tax reform bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”  took effect, promising to help the middle and... 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

There has never been such a despised figure in American politics as Donald Trump. This hatred is coming primarily from the Democrats... Continue

By Socorro Shiels | Superintendent, Sonoma Valley Unified School District One of my closest friends has a son who is a wiz on the iPhone.... Continue

If you’re stressed out by your business, have you stress-tested your business?   Whaaaaat? If you’re working 24/7 and with each... Continue