Author: Caitlin Childs

Family is paramount to Dean and Belinda (Bo) Soiland. So is faith. Dean, like most of his siblings, got his start in his father Marv Soiland’s sand and gravel business before he and Bo launched their BoDean Company for aggregates and asphalt in 1989. Along...

The Economic Development Board gave a glowing picture of Sonoma County’s current economy at the recent “State of the County” address. The highlight was hearing from the voices of the future about Sonoma’s economy. Watch this video to see Sonoma County’s future leaders remind us...

When activist Ligia Booker founded La Luz Center in 1985, the Sonoma Valley Latino population was largely transient, composed of seasonal workers who returned to their native countries once the harvest was done. By 2013, however, the community had stabilized. Serving some 10,000 people a...

With Pinot Noir vineyards spread out below him, George Tuttle sits on his porch and surveys the West County home he shares with spouse Ben Cushman. When asked to explain his philanthropy, he shakes his head. “The guilt factor is pretty high when you’re sitting here...

The quantity and quality of words that young children are exposed to has a dramatic impact on their later success in school, and children of low-income families start school at a major disadvantage. How do we help parents bridge the 'word gap' between low- and...

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