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Under the Sun – Alondra Marroquín, advocating for immigrants

Posted on July 5, 2024
Under the Sun - Alondra Marroquín, advocating for immigrants

Alondra Marroquín describes herself as “a proud daughter, sister and spouse of immigrants.” She has worked with the nonprofit... Continue

Under the Sun, Kathy King, Executive Director of SOS

Posted on June 22, 2024
Under the Sun, Kathy King, Executive Director of SOS

On November  23, 2023 the SOS Unity Kitchen  at 17400 Sonoma Highway, opened its doors to the food insecure of our Valley. Kathy... Continue

An Interview with Rebecca Hermosillo, Supervisor Elect

Posted on June 13, 2024
An Interview with Rebecca Hermosillo, Supervisor Elect

Born and raised in Sonoma Valley, Rebecca Hermosillo will take office on January 6, representing the First District on the Board of... Continue

Under the Sun: Wayne Schake, new Alcade of Sonoma

Posted on February 23, 2024
Under the Sun: Wayne Schake, new Alcade of Sonoma

Wayne Schake (pron. “shockey”) has been named Honorary Alcalde by the City of Sonoma for 2024. The avid Rotarian sat down... Continue

Under the Sun: Shannon Lee, Glen Ellen catalyst

Posted on October 2, 2023
Under the Sun: Shannon Lee, Glen Ellen catalyst

Anticipating the annual Glen Ellen Village Fair, The Sun’s Anna Pier met with Fair Association President Shannon Lee to learn about... Continue

Under the Sun: Jennifer Gates, community development director

Posted on September 16, 2023
Under the Sun: Jennifer Gates, community development director

The Sun’s Anna Pier sat down with the City of Sonoma’s Community Development Director to find out what she and the new... Continue

Under the Sun: Penny Byrd, Popo the Clown

Posted on August 2, 2023
Under the Sun: Penny Byrd, Popo the Clown

After 42 years in costume, Penny Byrd – a.k.a. Popo the Clown – will retire after the Tuesday Night Farmers Market on August 8,... Continue

Under the Sun: Francisco Kilgore, aspiring journalist

Posted on July 31, 2023
Under the Sun: Francisco Kilgore, aspiring journalist

Aspiring journalist, nonprofit worker, and local radio host, the people-curious Kilgore will attend the Columbia School of Journalism... Continue

Under the Sun: Christian Cameron, go-kart racer

Posted on July 2, 2023
Under the Sun: Christian Cameron, go-kart racer

Several years ago, Christian Cameron, now 13, left school and started doing an online home study program. This change provided him... Continue

Under the Sun: Sandy Sanchez, program director at La Luz 

Posted on June 16, 2023
Under the Sun: Sandy Sanchez, program director at La Luz 

Sandy Sanchez, 31, talks with The Sun’s Anna Pier about growing up in Sonoma and her commitment to La Luz Center, the primary nonprofit... Continue


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