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Op-Ed: One woman's life in an oyster shell of chaos reveals a pearl Special

Sonoma - The comedian/entertainer Phyllis Diller in an interview once said that the hardships in life are like the grain of sand that agitates an oyster into making a beautiful pearl.

Benicia's historic Washington House damaged by three-alarm fire

Benicia - Benicia's historic Washington House was heavily damaged Sunday afternoon by a three-alarm fire that tore through the two-story structure that housed many small businesses.

Spring in California Wine Country is VJB Cellars and Vineyard Special

Kenwood - Spring in Paris? What about California wine country? For those who know wine country, spring time is a special occasion to visit.

Op-Ed: Marin County Supervisor rides the bus like everyone else Special

San Rafael - Golden Gate Transit serves San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties. On any given day, thousands of people use and rely on the bus and ferry system.

Millennium Falcon drone helps dad remove daughter's loose tooth

When this father helped his daughter remove a loose tooth, the Force was with him. Along with a toy Millennium Falcon drone, which removed said tooth. And the whole episode was caught on video by mom in their home in Marin County, California.

Op-Ed: Annual 4/20 Concert is celebrated by Moonalice Psychedelic roots Special

San Francisco - The psychedelic has not withered away, it continues to live on in the band Moonalice. Formed in 2007 Moonalice is a steady stream of the best of talent and skill that reverberates the essence of rock music.

Eastern face of Sierra Nevada's long overdue for earthquake

Reno - Scientists say the Sierra Nevada Mountains Eastern range front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line. A magnitude 7.0 quake is expected every 30 years and it has been six decades since the last one occurred.

Op-Ed: Vintage shop in Sonoma aims to happier times Special

Sonoma - Tiddlywinks, that very simple little game is one of the sources of inspiration for Sonoma's Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime.

Op-Ed: Artist Cynthia Tom is a surrealist presence telling truths Special

San Francisco - The weather was gloriously summer-like this past Saturday April 16 as surrealist artist Cynthia Tom opened her 1890 Bryant Street studio to the public.

California appeals court restores state's teacher tenure system

Los Angeles - A California appellate court has restored the state's system of awarding job security to teachers after two years on the job.

Review: Country star Sam Outlaw live in London Special

London - The Los Angeles-based troubadour was responsible for one of 2015's best country albums, 'Angeleno.' He rolled into The Borderline in London on April 11, the ninth date of a short European tour that began on April 2 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

State could bar builders of Berkeley balcony that collapsed

Sacramento - California regulators could revoke the licenses of five contractors that worked on a Berkeley apartment complex where a balcony collapsed last year, killing six college-age students and injuring seven others.

Drought threatens California despite El Nino

Los Angeles - Last winter, El Nino-driven storms dumped much-needed snow and rain over California, boosting reservoir levels and fueling hopes the parched state's four-year drought might end.

San Francisco approves paid leave for parents of newborns

San Francisco - To all the benefits of being a new parent in a place like San Francisco, the city's Board of Supervisors just added another: fully paid time off.

Fight for $15: California, New York governors raise minimum wage

In an historic move to address the growing problem of income inequality, the governors of the two most influential states in America signed bills raising their respective minimum wages to as high as $15 in the coming years.

Internet retailer takes name off Oakland's outdoor sports stadium

Oakland - Internet retailer Overstock.com has dropped its paid-for right to put the O.Co name on the outdoor sports stadium in Oakland, Calif.

California school closes after student comes down with measles

San Francisco - Nevada County health officials want to find anyone who came in contact with a charter school student who has been diagnosed with measles after an overseas trip.

No charges filed in balcony collapse that killed 6 in Berkeley

Berkeley - California prosecutors will not bring criminal charges over last year's fatal balcony collapse that killed six young people.

California leaders agree to hike minimum wage to $15 by 2022

Sacramento - Lawmakers and labor unions in California have agreed to raise the state's minimum wage to $15, by far the highest in the United States, by 2022.

What you may not know about California's lead-tainted water

Los Angeles - Like Flint, Michigan, California is facing its own problems with lead-tainted water. Nowhere is this clearer than the tiny town of Vernon, situated five miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Here, the Exide battery plant spewed lead for decades.

Op-Ed: Singing TV Theme Songs and loving every minute is Jason Brock Special

San Francisco - Jason Brock reached this reporter's radar screen about three years ago. Initially, I did take note. But as someone who had covered the cabaret scene in San Francisco while in Journalism School at SF City College, I know how difficult it can be.

Op-Ed: Business Coach has a book to help biz owners think strategically Special

Penn Valley - With all the news about "start ups" these days, it was uplifting to talk to business coach and now author, Alex Alexander. This reporter had the opportunity to speak to him about his new book "The Entrepreneur's Edge."

Northern California crab season to open as toxic algae retreats

San Francisco - Northern California crabbers and crab lovers start eating it up at midnight when the long-delayed commercial crab season opens.

Op-Ed: USAF pilot Col. 'Mad dog' Madison looks back on illustrious days Special

Colorado Springs - Today is a very happy day for Colonel Mike Madison as he marries Carin Peacock. It is a new phase of his life. Looking back upon a military career that spans 25 years.

Commercial salmon fishing off California facing tougher limits

San Francisco - Northern California salmon fisherman face severe restrictions on catch this spring after lower-than-expected numbers of the fish have been counted offshore.

Op-Ed: Indian Food has arrived in Sonoma — finally! Special

Sonoma - This reporter had the wonderful and fortunate experience this past weekend of being treated to dinner at Sonoma's newest restaurant, Delhi Belly Indian Bistro.

Op-Ed: An unexpected career change brings an inner peace to an A/C man Special

Sonoma - Career changes happen frequently. But what makes life unexpectedly dynamic is when a career changes unexpectedly. This is what happened to Daniel Fisherbaugh a heating and air-conditioning specialist in nearby Petaluma.

Rainfall in San Francisco Bay Area prompts flooding concerns

Monterey - Rainfall in Northern California is expected to continue most of the day Saturday leading to a major rainstorm late in the day into early Sunday.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Film Festival aims to prepare filmmakers of tomorrow Special

Sonoma - For Media Arts Instructor, Peter Hansen the program offered at Sonoma Valley High School is just as valuable as math or science. The program he has been teaching for over 15 years aims to prepare students to be not only the filmmakers of tomorrow,

Op-Ed: Micro Loan program is success in Northern California town Special

Sonoma - Business and real estate developer Simon Blattner is amazed at what a simple small loan can do. This past January, Blattner thru his work with La Luz Center provided a micro loan to barber Michael Ramos.
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CFT president Joshua Pechthalt (at mic) announces the filing of a suit seeking an injunction to stop...
CFT president Joshua Pechthalt (at mic) announces the filing of a suit seeking an injunction to stop the closure of City College San Francisco. The suit was filed against the ACCJC. Behind Pechthalt, from left, Student Trustee Shanell Williams, SF Supervisor David Campos, AFT 2121 president Alisa Messer, and Supervisor Scott Weiner
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Mission San Francisco de Solano is the 21st and last of the California Missions built along the El C...
Mission San Francisco de Solano is the 21st and last of the California Missions built along the El Camino Real (or King's Highway) by the Spanish settlers of the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Cartwheels  flips and fun is what the gymnastics academy in Sonoma is all about. Founder  Mary Alice...
Cartwheels, flips and fun is what the gymnastics academy in Sonoma is all about. Founder, Mary Alice Jambon has been teaching gymnastics in the Veterans Memorial Hall building in Sonoma. Yet has been working with City and County officials to establish a permanent home for the gymnastics club for more than a year and a half.
Courtesy of Sonoma Gymnastics Academy
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The EP Cover
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Heidi Geffen is the owner of Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime shop in Sonoma.
Heidi Geffen is the owner of Tiddle E Winks Vintage Five and Dime shop in Sonoma.
An old photo from around 1962 when Beeps first opened on Ocean Ave.  That s my dad Stephen Essaff an...
An old photo from around 1962 when Beeps first opened on Ocean Ave. "That's my dad Stephen Essaff and his brother, my Uncle George," said daughter Anne Severs.
Courtesy of Samantha Wong and the Una Essaf Estate Trust
The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24  2015
The burnt area as seen from the north shore of Big Bear Lake on August 24, 2015
Dr. Vallard Christopher Forsythe  DVM specializes in offering a range of services  mostly focused on...
Dr. Vallard Christopher Forsythe, DVM specializes in offering a range of services, mostly focused on pet health and preventative care. He writes a weekly column on pet health issues for the Sonoma Sun Newspaper in Sonoma.
Pleased that everyone turned out to make her second launch even more successful than her first book ...
Pleased that everyone turned out to make her second launch even more successful than her first book, author Catherine Sevenau thanked everyone and said she was "touched and thrilled."
A view of the Oakland  California skyline
A view of the Oakland, California skyline
Basil D. Soufi
San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport
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Right before the ride the  crookedest  street  Lombard Street with Telegraph Hill in distance  San F...
Right before the ride the "crookedest" street, Lombard Street with Telegraph Hill in distance, San Francisco, California.
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"Go Topless Day"
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Tapestries  textiles and much more will be part of the 45th annual KPFA Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair...
Tapestries, textiles and much more will be part of the 45th annual KPFA Arts and Crafts Holiday Fair this coming Dec. 20 & 21.
Beppe Sabatini, via courtesy of KPFA
Since 2008 Valley Wine Shack on West Napa Street in Sonoma has been providing well-selected quality ...
Since 2008 Valley Wine Shack on West Napa Street in Sonoma has been providing well-selected quality wines to people who want to get more value from the wines they buy. Every Wednesday evening, owners Windee Smith and Denise Bolek have a tasting gathering for $1.00
Windee Smith
The San Francisco premiere of David Mamet s  The Anarchist   stars Tamar Cohn as  Cathy  and Velina ...
The San Francisco premiere of David Mamet's "The Anarchist," stars Tamar Cohn as 'Cathy' and Velina Brown as 'Ann' the prison administrator who must decide her fate.
Courtesy of Theater Rhinoceros, San Francisco
The walls and ceilings of Ingleside Presbyterian are covered with an on-going collage or spontaneous...
The walls and ceilings of Ingleside Presbyterian are covered with an on-going collage or spontaneous mosaic, that Rev. G calls "The Great Cloud of Witness."
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Cindy and Frank - Dead Rock West
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A photograph of Cannabis sativa.
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A nice collection of miniatures can be found at Bon Marche as well as dishes  flat ware  linens and ...
A nice collection of miniatures can be found at Bon Marche as well as dishes, flat ware, linens and even drapes.