Bound by Gold

Story David Bolling Photos Lisa Kristine Her luminous brown eyes and the golden halo of hair that frames her face give Lisa Kristine an almost angelic presence. It isn’t the face of a woman you would expect to encounter 200 feet down an illegal mine shaft in Ghana, mingling with…

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Future Economy

The Bad News: Uber and Avis and Japan will be as dead as Kodak. The Good News: Robots won’t take your job and health care will be cheaper. Story Joe Aaron I like to call myself an “economic futurist,” to which you may well ask, “What the heck is an…

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The Memorable Music of David Aguilar

Sonoma Treasure Artist releases new CD. Story Jonah Raskin Photos Steven Krause Spend a lazy afternoon with David Aguilar over tea and muffins in a local café and you might feel you’re in the presence of a real-live celebrity. Everyone, young and old, seems to know him and revere him.…

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Textile Queen

Why Heather Wolf makes $1,000 sheets while shunning the slave trade. Photos Steven Krause Story David Bolling If Disney were ever to do a remake of Beauty and the Beast (right, they just did) as a live-action feature set in the present time, they should talk to Heather Wolf. It…

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Teen Services Program Gets Spotlight Attention

Teen Services Program Gets Spotlight Attention Impact100 Sonoma grant fuels success. In the world of nonprofit grantmaking, a gift is always a gamble. And often, the bigger the gift, the bigger the gamble. Nonprofit organizations, especially startups, are frequently founded and run by people with big hearts, bright ideas and…

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