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In the midst of this pandemic I’ve been reviewing household expenses, including the various types of insurance we carry. Much... 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

The Trump Administration has fulfilled the dire prediction I made in last month’s Sun column: “We must not wait until the inevitable... Continue

Talk about being “All in This Together!” Unlike any time in memory, all kids – regardless of grade level, age, race, creed, color,... Continue

We are trying to breathe deeply as we move through our seventh week of sheltering in place, now wearing colorful facial masks. Thank... Continue

There has never been a better time than during this COVID-19 crisis to build meaningful relationships with your donors. But that doesn’t... Continue

This pandemic is preposterous, painful. It’s unnerving not knowing our future. Still, humans often make the greatest progress in... Continue

When I first got to Sonoma in 2006, I volunteered at La Luz for the Catholic Charities-Redwood Empire Food Bank food giveaway on Fridays.... Continue

To have a fully functioning estate plan, you need to have coordination. The estate planner prepares the necessary legal documents,... Continue

As the school year begins, I’d like to pose a question: What would be a good topic for an article about education in Sonoma Valley... 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

In 2017 the Sonoma Valley Fund published a study called Hidden In Plain Sight, an “in-depth look at our community’s needs and its... Continue

Catherine Sevenau
Rude Awakenings
Catherine Sevenau
Food and love

When I was not yet ten, Mom put me on a plane to visit Carleen. My sister took one look at me and decided I was never going back, and... Continue

I’ve had dozens of questions relating to a variety of tax and economic topics. Here are the most common ones. I’m self-employed,... 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

A recent 60 Minutes story profiled migrants from Central America and Mexico caravanning in a mass migration north to the U.S. border.... Continue

It’s a great time in schools. Everyone is excited. Things are new and fresh, from school supplies to room decorations to sneakers... Continue

“Today more than ever we are in the business of building relationships and learning to gain the trust of our prospects through vulnerability... Continue

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