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Amoebas, as you likely know, are one-celled animals you can only see with a microscope. Tiny enough to swim freely in a drop of water,... Continue

I first met my first southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) in a tree identification class through Oakland’s Merritt College a... Continue

The Sonoma Sun’s May 18 issue titled “Charity in a Changing World” moved me to share my insights as a former worker in the nonprofit... Continue

Earlier this year the board of the Sonoma Valley Hospital District reportedly managed to avoid scrutiny by the DA’s office by holding... Continue

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

While some people are fortunate to age in place with little more than physical changes to endure, still others require far more help.... Continue

July is a month of great change for many Sonoma Valley organizations. July begins the fiscal year for most Sonoma Valley nonprofits,... Continue

It was an inspirational, luminous and searing time. People write about it now or have museum shows about it, but I don’t think there’s... Continue

There will be eight more years of the current Tourism Improvement District (TID) authorization — revenue from a two percent... 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

We three standing up here today are a reflection of what this country has to offer. It is a reflection of what this community has to... 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

Positively Haight Street, San Francisco –1968 was the year Eldridge Cleaver published “Soul on Ice” (he and his wife Kathleen... Continue

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

No matter what the farmers market offers, I always tend to gravitate to the corn dogs. When you’ve been connected to this town since... Continue