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I’m referring to government-regulated affordable housing — deed restricted to keep it affordable for 55 years, rent controlled... 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

Here in Northern California, we are getting adapted to the new normal of an annual fall firestorm season. I have developed an instinct... Continue

“Safe, Warm, & Dry” was the slogan that helped convince 70% plus of voters in our School District to pass a $120 million bond... Continue

Our community centers twinkle with little white lights, leaves crackle underfoot and warm autumnal smells waft from cafes. We’ve... Continue

When I was a little girl, every year my grandparents would send me a birthday card with a little check in it so I could put it toward... Continue

The opposite of isolation, depression, and powerlessness is being proactive and reaching out. Whether we’re discouraged about personal... Continue

Those in power, the “haves,” don’t like to be called names or be spoken to disrespectfully by the “have nots.” If the... 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
My new love

On his way home from the park, Emmett stops by my real estate office to say hi.  “Hey, I haven’t seen you since you were a little... Continue

Taxpayers should be on the lookout for new version of Social Security Number scam. The scammers are out there and they just don’t... 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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