Friction & Gravity

The Evidence of Chester Arnold’s life. Story Gretchen Giles Photos Steven Krause A pile of homemade protest signs rests in a tidy pile just inside the front door of the vintage downtown Sonoma home that painter Chester Arnold shares with his wife, Frances-Ann. There are extra signs, more than the…

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Love on Stage

Jaime Love guides Sonoma Arts Live to standing O’s Story Sandi Hansen Photos Steven Krause Jaime Love is blond, buoyant, busy, a little bit brash and totally tenacious, all valuable qualities in her line of work, a vocation for which her last name seems to also be an asset. Love,…

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Thompson Talks

Sonoma’s Congressman on: Trump, the wall, immigration reform, affordable housing, cannabis, Delta tunnels, high-speed rail, water projects, Highway 37, gun control. Mike Thompson is a member of Congress from California’s Fifth District, which encompasses the Sonoma Valley, Santa Rosa and parts of Lake County, Napa County, Solano County and Contra…

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Tourists & Tasting Rooms

Blessing or the end of the world as we know it? Story Jonah Raskin Photos Steven Krause On a hot Tuesday afternoon in August, Sara Lucas poured a pinot noir at the elegant, extravagantly restored tasting room of Pangloss Cellars on the Sonoma Plaza. More a salon than a tasting…

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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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