Dying to Play Football

Football is under fire and Tony Moll knows the pain of playing. Does he still defend the sport? Tony Moll is many things in his football retirement: husband, father, mortgage broker, vintner, Rotarian, community volunteer, budding triathlete (not so), amateur photographer, English Premier League soccer fan and, not least, devoted…

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Inside Outside SDC

400 severely disabled human beings, 1,300 jobs, 945 acres of priceless open space. What will the future hold? SDC. Just three letters, but in those letters resides an entire alphabet of issues and a convergence of concerns affecting every human in the Valley of the Moon, along with numerous non-human…

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The World Comes to Sonoma

25 countries, 102 movies but no Alan Rickman. It’s days away from the Sonoma International Film Festival and Kevin McNeely, Claudia Mendoza-Carruth, Ginny Krieger, Chay Woerz, and a hive of colleagues are cheek-by-jowl in a space not much larger than Deborah Emery’s walk-in closet, racing to finalize the configuration of…

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Sebastiani Theater

Roger and Diana Rhoten. Rome has the Parthenon. Paris has Notre Dame. Sydney has the Opera House. And Sonoma has the Sebastiani Theatre. You can’t imagine one without the other. And you can’t imagine the Sebastiani Theatre—the cultural, creative, and cinematic hub of the town—without Roger and Diana Rhoten, who have…

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