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From Coast Guard to Burlesque Performer: Santa Rosa Woman Reinvents Herself

“In a world that tells you to hate what you look like, being on stage is an expression of self-love.” - Kenyetta When you’re married for eight and half years to a member of the Coast Guard, a divorce signifies the end of the marriage and your home on a [...]

By | March 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

New York artist couple finding inspiration in new Santa Rosa home

“He made me fall off the couch the other day…. but I love him.” - Chelsea They live together. They work together. And they make art together. Meet Jacques and Chelsea. Originally from the East Coast, the artists fell in love and relocated to Sonoma County last year. Both academically trained in [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Healdsburg Woman’s Personal Struggle Brings Awareness to Lyme Disease

“The end result is it really makes you appreciate life.” – Karen In 1980, Karen was sick for seven months with a relapsing disease doctors couldn’t identify. She recovered with some residual effects; mainly periodic arthritis. Decades later in 2006, she began waking every morning at 3 a.m. feeling as [...]

By | March 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Healdsburg’s Jeane – Woman behind “Dine with Local Authors”

“People think you want to do what you used to do. I wanted a different life.” – Jeane When Jeane retired after running a large childcare center and decided to write, everyone expected a children’s book. After decades spent caring for children, it seemed a natural choice to write about [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|1 Comment

West County’s Ward & Betsy – Reunited 30 Years Later

“You can stand back and see the connection was always there.” - Ward Ward and Betsy met in the 6th grade but 30 years would pass before they were reunited. Both from West County, Ward went to school in Graton and Betsy in Occidental. It was their love of music [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Santa Rosa’s David Yeager Alexander – Plane Crash Survivor

“I’m going to die.” – David  It was 1977 when David and 395 passengers aboard a Pan Am flight were headed for a two-week cruise on the Golden Odyssey, a ship destined for several locations including Athens, Greece.  But they never made it off the runway. Considered the worst aviation [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Rohnert Park’s Joanne – At a Crossroads in Life

“It was until death do you part, and that’s how it happened for me.  But now I still can’t part with him, even though he’s dead, so I’m trying to move on with my life” - Joanne When her husband died of cancer, Joanne dedicated her life to raising their son [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

There’s an App for that – Inspired by Celeste in Sonoma

if you see a woman with a cell phone pointed at a bottle of lotion, it could be Celeste It was love that brought Celeste to Petaluma. Through a dating website, she met a wonderful man from Petaluma and they married in August 2014.  Originally from Santa Cruz, [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|0 Comments

A Daily Dose of Optimism – 4th Street Deli in Santa Rosa

“In life you have to be happy and realistic…” – Pete Mogannam, Owner A resident of Sonoma County since 1972, Pete Mogannam opened 4th Street Market and Deli in 1995. A family operation, his wife, three daughters, and son all spent time behind the counter. Thanks to the deli business, [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Buzzworthy – Windsor’s Teen Barber a Natural

Walk into the The Gentlemen’s Barbershop in Windsor and one of the first things you’ll notice are a row of four stations, each similar, yet unique. On the mirror behind each chair, are the Instagram handles of each barber along with something personal—from stickers of sports teams to a $5-dollar [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|0 Comments