Gridlock Sonoma

Story Mary Cardaras Photos David Bolling Susan Hattam Davis grew up in Sonoma. This is what she remembers: “There was only ONE stoplight forever. The one at the Safeway intersection was it! That was the only light, and it remained that way until the ‘80s sometime. You could drive clockwise…

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Painting the Face of Infinity

Prasanna puts heartbeats on canvas with art that literally moves. Story  David Bolling Photos  Steven Krause You can tell by the shoes outside the front door that this is a carefully kept house, but the shoes give no clue to the wonder and mystery waiting inside. It is a quiet…

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Inside the School Board Crisis

Louann Carlomagno resigns as internal trauma fractures board. Chuck Young—academic ‘Rock Star’— is temporary replacement. Story David Bolling When Louann Carlomagno announced on June 6 she was resigning as superintendent of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, it sent shockwaves through the district and exposed a rift on the school…

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Summer of Love

Story: David Bolling & Stanley Mouse Photos: Steven Krause It was supposed to be the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, the birth of a New Age, a cultural and spiritual renaissance, liberation from the stifling norms of straight living and corporate conformity, freedom to explore, freedom to love, indulge,…

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From Cabernet to Cannabis

A model, biodynamic pot farm builds a bridge between wine and weed in the Valley of the Moon. Story David Bolling  |  Photos Steven Krause If Mike Benziger and Erich Pearson have their way, a 400-acre former turkey farm in the Sonoma Valley will soon become a national model for…

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