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Strangely, it seems as if the very forces that could bring us together are tearing us apart. Internationally, the ability to communicate... 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 annual civic celebration of the 4th of July is my favorite secular holiday.  It is a reminder of our revolutionary origins and... Continue

Between breathless announcements of even more winery openings, readers may have missed all the brouhaha in the news about immigration,... Continue

It is no secret that my staff and I love all sorts of animals – big and small, hooved and clawed, and we feel privileged... Continue

Last month, the Community Foundation Sonoma County and Napa Valley Community Foundation released a report describing the results of... Continue

How did we get this egghead president into the white house anyway? Oh, I know the theories. But… really? Here in sunny Sonoma... Continue

This essay will consider the inter-relation of Sheriff’s Office Policy 300, Use of Force, and how in certain situations, a lawful... Continue

The first question most beneficiaries ask when discussing the receipt of an inheritance is, “How much do I pay in taxes?” Even... Continue

In the late 1960’s the world was in turmoil, much as it is today. American’s youth propelled the anti-war movement, marched for... 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 Jonah Raskin Chris Petlock calls himself a “progressive guy.” He’s also a populist and a reformer who doesn’t believe the... Continue

Catherine Sevenau
Rude Awakenings
Catherine Sevenau
The Queen Bee

I am the Queen Bee. You know how I know? My friends tell me, and I also have a pair of blue bikini panties with a queen bee on them... Continue

With a straight face, the IRS recently released the new Form 1040. The form has shrunk from a two-sided letter-sized sheet to post... 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