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Op-Ed: 'Veggie Queen' urges people to live healthy as well as long Special

Sonoma - The importance of eating healthy is more than just a passion for 'Veggie Queen' Jill Nussinow, it is her life's work. Getting the word out is more about getting vegetables in peoples' mouths to taste them and to experience that they are good.

Op-Ed: Animator keeps his goal in sight of a studio 'on the Plaza' Special

Sonoma - When I talked with him during the second week of January of this New Year of 2017, animator and aspiring entrepreneur Carlos Gomez said he is doing more than just making note of his resolutions. He is taking charge of them.

One Town's Veteran's Day Celebration like so many across the USA Special

Sonoma - While the annual breakfast at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Sonoma was "first come first serve" basis, there was plenty of fresh made pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage to go around this past Friday Nov. 11.

Author John Perkins points to 1976 as pivotal year economically Special

No doubt, the U. S. economy is on everyone's mind now that the presidential election is over. Yet as author John Perkins noted, "the fact that someone outside the status quo was elected, says people want change."

Painter poet Renaissance man remembered, Sonoma Day of The Dead Special

Sonoma - Underneath a fingernail-crescent moon, Sonoma locals gathered the day after Halloween to remember those who have passed on in a Day of The Dead celebration that has become a tradition. Among those remembered on Nov. 1 was artist-poet Dick Cole.

Bookshop owner celebrates 25th anniversary with his own book Special

Sonoma - Just before his Sonoma, California book shop celebrates its 25 anniversary next month, Readers' Books owner Andy Weinberger debuted his own book this past week.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Realtor-turned author, now has her own column Special

Sonoma - Autumn brings to mind change and a shift in the seasons. The symbolism has not gone unnoticed by local Realtor-turned author, Catherine Sevenau.

Op-Ed: Tall Toad in Petaluma was make-shift stage for Jazz guitarist Special

Petaluma - Local Jazz affectionados were given a rare treat of some vintage composition and interpretation up close by Jazz guitarist John Stowell. He played for over two hours on Aug 30 at the Tall Toad in Petaluma.

Op-Ed: Arts Guild of Sonoma kicks of its summer season of gallery shows Special

Sonoma - The warm summer evening weather was ideal for the Opening Reception of the Arts Guild of Sonoma June Invitational show on June 3. Among the Guest Artists was painter and abstract artist, Sonja Bakalyar.

Op-Ed: Writer deeply moved by French people's appreciation for veterans Special

Sonoma - The Memorial Day weekend edition of The Sonoma Valley Sun had a letter to the Editor that struck a chord with a writer who recently published a book called, "A Cup of Redemption."

A widow remembers her Vietnam Vet husband Special

Sonoma - The 58th annual Memorial Day Celebration was held this morning at The Veteran's Memorial Building in Sonoma not far from the Plaza, which is the heart of town. Hundreds gathered, among them was a recent widow, Kathy Bramwell Ostram.

Op-Ed: Sonoma has its first Integrative Health Care Fair Special

Sonoma - Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in Sonoma was pleased to co-host the very first annual Integrative Health Fair this past May 21. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Op-Ed: Philanthropist sees himself 'very lucky,' wants to help others Special

Sonoma - Philanthropic work has a ripple effect in a community. And, for one local philanthropist in a California town like Sonoma, he knows very well that even the simplest of work efforts such as a micro loan program is making a profound impact.

Op-Ed: Jazz Guitarists make duo performance at Sonoma's Plaza Bistro Special

Sonoma - The dreary weather of Friday was soon forgotten by those who went to see Jazz guitarists Randy Vincent and John Stowell at the Plaza Bistro. They teamed up for a duo performance that evening on May 6.

Op-Ed: 'Scream' movie begins a Sonoma realtor's career to Top Producer Special

Sonoma - Daniel Casabonne is "The realtor" in all of Sonoma with the most sales. He has an office right on the Plaza. Yet as he tells it, his career in real estate was unexpected due to the movie "Scream."

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.

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: 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: 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.

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.

Op-Ed: Sonoma Film Festival supports media arts for Middle Schools Special

Sonoma - Kevin McNeely, Executive Director of the Sonoma International Film Festival was ecstatic when this reporter called, wanting to chat about the upcoming five-day event at the end of next month.

Op-Ed: Marj Davis is the Rachel Carson of Sonoma to save fawns Special

Sonoma - An impromptu visit to a local boutique shop in town lead to an unexpected discovery of a local non-profit addressing an issue most people think little about, Fawn Rescue.

Op-Ed: Animator believes dream of a studio on 'The Plaza' will come true Special

Sonoma - Walt Disney once said, "We are not making cartoons here, we are making art." And a comment like that is not lost on someone like artist and animator Carlos Gomez.

Op-Ed: Realtor turned author launches 2nd book to a full house crowd Special

Sonoma - It was standing room only at Readers' Books on Feb. 11 as local realtor-turned author officially launched her second book entitled "Queen Bee - Reflections on Life and Other Rude Awakenings."

Op-Ed: Despite obstacles one woman is bringing Gymnastics to Sonoma Special

Sonoma - Cartwheels, flips, fitness and fun are what Sonoma resident and business owner, Mary Alice Jambon wishes to firmly establish at the Carneros Corporate Park on 8th Street.

Op-Ed: Small California town mourns the loss of Postal worker Special

Sonoma - The little U.S. Post Office station at the west end of Sonoma is perhaps the least of the 31,662 post offices nationwide.

Op-Ed: Coffee cart owner sells biz and is now the Go 2 Gal for concierge Special

Sonoma - Something new has brewed for Sonoma's JOE-2-GO coffee bar owner Heidi Stearn. She sold the successful sole-proprietorship which has been a fixture at Freidman's Home Improvement Center for over five years.

Op-Ed: Retired teacher believes more is in store on his life journey Special

Sonoma - The Alumni of Pater Noster High School in Los Angeles had a benefit dinner in October of this past year to raise funds for the remaining Brothers of St. Patrick that staffed the school.
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Valley of The Moon Chamber Ensemble will be performing this holiday season. Seen here are: Ruth Bail...
Valley of The Moon Chamber Ensemble will be performing this holiday season. Seen here are: Ruth Baillie, soprano, Lawrence Black, baritone, Dr. Suzannah Bozzone, soprano, Beth Carter, soprano/assoc. conductor, Gail Chadwin, alto, Boris DeDenko, bass, Frank Hernandez, tenor, Margo Huffman, alto, Rob Angus Jones, baritone, Erick Larson, tenor, Tim Marson, bass/assoc. conductor, Naomi Peterkin, soprano, Dr. Jerome Smith, tenor, Ramona Witt, Soprano, Monica McKey, alto/accompanist and Melissa Muel
Ryan Lely, courtesy of Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble
Dave Redden coordinates the agricultural program at Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma  CA. This year they ...
Dave Redden coordinates the agricultural program at Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma, CA. This year they will be participating in the livestock competition both county fairs of Sonoma and Napa and will also be selling the livestock they raised.
Photo by Jim Deely, courtesy of Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, CA
Here is John Emil Brians as a young man  back in the early 1960 s just as his world travels began.
Here is John Emil Brians as a young man, back in the early 1960's just as his world travels began.
Named after the classic car  owner of Studebaker Cheesecake  Kevin Fay often has his Studebaker park...
Named after the classic car, owner of Studebaker Cheesecake, Kevin Fay often has his Studebaker parked out front of the cafe.
Courtesy of Studebaker Cafe, Sonoma, CA
Kevin Hillburn with Prudential was the guest speaker of Edward Jones Investments financial advisor D...
Kevin Hillburn with Prudential was the guest speaker of Edward Jones Investments financial advisor Daren Blonski on Aug. 15 at the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce. The topic that Thursday morning was "knowing your Social Security Benefits."
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.
Polished stones and crystals are items that proprietor Jerry Converse has plenty of in addition to h...
Polished stones and crystals are items that proprietor Jerry Converse has plenty of in addition to his tie dye tee-shirts.
Flag Emporium of Sonoma can have any flag made upon request  just about any size. Seen here is the C...
Flag Emporium of Sonoma can have any flag made upon request, just about any size. Seen here is the California bear flag in shower curtain size, or so.
The special for Wednesday June 25 was raspberry pancakes. Pearl s serves breakfast from opening to c...
The special for Wednesday June 25 was raspberry pancakes. Pearl's serves breakfast from opening to closing.
Moving from Broadway in Sonoma to East Napa Street just off the Square took a little more time than ...
Moving from Broadway in Sonoma to East Napa Street just off the Square took a little more time than anticipated.
Veronica Toscano was happy to let this reporter sample the cheeses at Vella Cheese company on that M...
Veronica Toscano was happy to let this reporter sample the cheeses at Vella Cheese company on that Monday morning. Vella Cheese is all natural, "you can even eat the casing," said Toscano it is made with cocoa powder and olive oil."
Scott the manager of the meat department at Sonoma Market recommends Cochon Volant s BBQ and BBQ sau...
Scott the manager of the meat department at Sonoma Market recommends Cochon Volant's BBQ and BBQ sauce, "this is one of the best barbecue sauces around," he said.
Mayor of Sonoma  Laurie Gallian and VFW Post 1943 commander Bryan Aubin presided over the 57th annua...
Mayor of Sonoma, Laurie Gallian and VFW Post 1943 commander Bryan Aubin presided over the 57th annual commemoration and observance of Veterans Day this past Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Student pilot Brian Plescia’s goal is to be a corporate pilot  flying for business executives and ...
Student pilot Brian Plescia’s goal is to be a corporate pilot, flying for business executives and their companies.
 John has been looking for a new location for at least two years   said fellow artist and frame shop...
"John has been looking for a new location for at least two years," said fellow artist and frame shop competitor Scott Sherman. "It really helps when the proprietor owns the shop, saves on over-head costs," he said.
Valley Wine Shack on West Napa Street has a Wednesday evening tasting  open to the public for just $...
Valley Wine Shack on West Napa Street has a Wednesday evening tasting, open to the public for just $1.00. Informal, relaxing, the atmosphere is cozy and inviting. On warm evenings patrons can sit outside on the patio.
With her granddaughter  author Catherine Sevenau looks towards the future  despite a troubled and tu...
With her granddaughter, author Catherine Sevenau looks towards the future, despite a troubled and turbulent past. "I believe what got me through those difficult times was meeting and being with good people who could help me and also finding my voice and the courage to write about those experiences."
courtesy of Catherine Sevenau
Playing the standards of Jazz from the American songbook  patrons at the Plaza Bistro enjoyed over t...
Playing the standards of Jazz from the American songbook, patrons at the Plaza Bistro enjoyed over three hours of music.
Scandia Bakery also offers other familiar favorite cakes such as Napoleon  Lemon and red velvet. A f...
Scandia Bakery also offers other familiar favorite cakes such as Napoleon, Lemon and red velvet. A favorite spot with locals Scandia also has lunch service each day starting at 10:30 AM.
Reading from her very first publication   Passages from Behind These Doors: A Family Memoir   author...
Reading from her very first publication, "Passages from Behind These Doors: A Family Memoir," author Catherine Sevenau officially launched her book at Readers' Books in Sonoma on Nov. 13, 2014. Her grandson Satchel (standing in background) and many others in attendance showing their support and appreciation.
courtesy of Catherine Sevenau