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AMELIA FRIEDMAN

At what age can you teach a global mindset?

glob·al mind·set, n: the ability to operate comfortably across borders, cultures, and languages That’s what Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and Mashall S. Berdan think is missing for too many American children. And it’s holding us back. In their recent book, “Raising Global Children,” the Berdans pull together research and anecdote to argue the importance of developing… Continue Reading >>

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Meeting Sal Khan

Crescent Montessori students eighth-grader Roam Neff and sixth-grader Joseph Silvi met Khan Academy founder Sal Khan after his recent appearance in Napa.

Bonnie Fay Schalliz

Bonnie Fay Schalliz

Bonnie Fay Schalliz, passed away on Oct 7, 2014 at her home in Sonoma surrounded by her loving family.

Donna J. Lewis

Donna J. Lewis

Donna J. Lewis, owner of the Victorian Garden Inn, passed away suddenly at her home in Sonoma, CA, October 5, 2014, of heart failure.

Sugarloaf Ridge holds Haunted Jubilee Saturday

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park’s inception, which will be celebrated with fall festivities at the park. Sugarloaf Haunted Jubilee: Celebrating 50 Years of Family Fun, on Saturday, Oct. 25, runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Comedians take over Kenwood

Comedy will be on tap in Kenwood, Friday, Oct. 24, at the Palooza Gastropub and Wine Bar, and Saturday, Oct. 25, at En Garde Winery Barrel Room.

Chamson will host renowned pinot tasting

Chamson, the local nonprofit organization representing Sonoma’s French Sister City, is having a wine tasting of six renowned pinot noir “crus” from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at a private residence in Sonoma.

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Editorial: Who responds when you call 911?

When you have an emergency and call 911, you’re not concerned about which fire or rescue squad responds, as long help arrives quickly and saves you, your loved ones and your home.

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Living wage law hurts workers

Kudos to Mr. Piazza for investing his precious free time standing up to the elitist living wage mob (“Fireworks at living wage forum,” Oct. 17).

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Supports Dodd for Assembly

Sonoma and Napa have long shared a friendly rivalry over our wine and tourism industries. Though our two regions may see each other as competitors, we have much more in common with shared roots in agriculture that are critical to our economic prosperity.

Water management forum set for Oct. 30

There will be a public workshop to discuss strategic management of water resources in Sonoma Valley from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

Neighbors at odds over Agua Caliente Knolls sign

For the past two months, a case study in how to lobby the county of Sonoma has been taking place from the quiet neighborhood of the Aqua Caliente Knolls. Last August, Bob Hughes discovered that there was a plan to change the name on the entry sign of the community from “Aqua Caliente Knolls” to simply “The Knolls.”

The Sonoma Valley High School Homecoming queen and king were crowned at Friday’s Homecoming game. Alejandra Alverez was named queen while Colin Harris was named king. While the Homecoming game was played Friday night, the dance was held Saturday evening. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Homecoming royalty

The Sonoma Valley High School Homecoming queen and king were crowned at Friday’s Homecoming game. Alejandra Alverez was named queen while Colin Harris was named king. While the Homecoming game was played Friday night, the dance was held Saturday evening.

Sunday was the annual open house at the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority’s Second Street West fire station. In addition to a pancake breakfast, there were numerous activities for kids including a Halloween costume contest, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, using a fire hose – and there were fire truck rides for kids of all ages. Above, 4-year-old Brody Whitten, who came dressed as a firefighter, reaches into a grab bag of prizes that Engineer Gary Johnson was passing out to the kids. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Firehouse fun

Sunday was the annual open house at the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority’s Second Street West fire station. In addition to a pancake breakfast, there were numerous activities for kids including a Halloween costume contest, learning how to use a fire extinguisher, using a fire hose – and there were fire truck rides for kids of all ages. Above, 4-year-old Brody Whitten, who came dressed as a firefighter, reaches into a grab bag of prizes that Engineer Gary Johnson was passing out to the kids.

This weekend was Homecoming at Sonoma Valley High School. Friday afternoon, the students had their annual parade up Broadway from the high school and ending in the Plaza. The senior float, above, was named the winning float during Friday night’s football game. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Homecoming hijinks

This weekend was Homecoming at Sonoma Valley High School. Friday afternoon, the students had their annual parade up Broadway from the high school and ending in the Plaza. The senior float, above, was named the winning float during Friday night’s football game.

HICAP offers Medicare information

Representatives from HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) will give a free presentation from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Vintage House senior center, 264 First St. E., Sonoma.

Chamber sets Oct. 29 for Showcase

The Sonoma Chamber’s business showcases are the Valley’s largest business promotional and networking events. This year, the Chamber’s annual Expo has been replaced by three seasonal Showcase events, designed to highlight the geographic and business diversity of the Valley.