Chasing the Dream

Budget baseball is still a narrow path to big league glory. Story Kelli Anderson   Photos Steven Krause & David Bolling It’s 10 p.m. on a mid-June evening at Arnold Field, about 20 minutes after the end of a Sonoma Stompers 3-2 comeback win over the San Rafael Pacifics. The PA…

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Double Deja Vu at Schellville Pallet Factory

Story and Photos: David Bolling A three-alarm fire at the Sonoma Pacific pallet factory on Fremont Drive on June 5, drove hundreds from their homes and businesses in a double deja vu experience reminiscent of both last October’s wildfire inferno, and a 2013 fire at the same facility that did…

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The Last Straw

Andrew Krause wants you to stop sucking and help him save the planet. Story David Bolling Photos Steven Krause In Mike Nichols’ iconic and Academy Award-wining, 1967 film, The Graduate, a fresh-from-college Dustin Hoffman gets a one-word piece of career advice. “Plastics,” says a middle-aged neighbor at a cocktail party.…

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Twin Chefs

Dishes to Die For They’ve cooked on ‘Good Morning America’ and with Wolfgang Puck, but for the Twin Chefs there’s no place like Sonoma. Story Emily Charrier Photos Steven Krause   Lilly’s blond brow furrows as she taps a finger across her lips in deep concentration. “We’ve got to have…

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SDC

The End of an Era Story & Photos  David Bolling At the intersection of Wilson Street and Arnold Drive, toward the south edge of the Sonoma Developmental Center, there is a cautionary message affixed to a stop sign. The message reads, “Fasten Seat Belts Before Leaving.” The perfect irony of…

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