Sonoma County Reptile Rescue – Don’t Call Saul, Call Al

“Caution, may have venomous snakes inside.” – Al A former employee of the San Francisco Zoo, Al Wolf spends all his time looking for snakes and caring for animals. In 1989 he started Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, a nonprofit organization that specializes in snake rescue and educational programs. With Education [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

From Poverty to Successful Entrepreneur — The Story of a Wikiup Woman’s Rise from Hardship

Ginny Scales Medeiros escaped a hellish childhood, setting forth to make a life for herself. Today, she holds the title of inventor, entrepreneur and author, and she isn’t even close to being done.

By | March 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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