“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, [...]
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 [...]
Single? In a relationship? Married or divorced? This Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t matter if your Facebook relationship status says “it’s complicated.” Everyone can go on a “Blind Date with a Book” when they visit Paperbacks Unlimited in Santa Rosa. Divorced couples usually go their separate ways, but in the case [...]
“They still make fun of me.” - Eileen If you've been to the Starbucks inside the Target at Coddingtown, you probably already know Eileen. Eileen is often found with markers in her hand busily working on her latest coloring project. Eileen was born in 1964 with brain damage that caused [...]
“Just because you live on the street doesn’t mean you don’t have value.” – Ka Lani If you walk into the Coddingtown Starbucks, don’t be surprised to see a man with headphones quietly strumming an electric guitar and jotting down chords in a notebook. Meet Ka Lani, a homeless musician [...]
Home to artists and creatives, the SOFA district (South of A Street) in Santa Rosa is filled with art in unexpected places. From resident's front yards--a flower bed made from a brass headboard to whimsical polka dots painted on mail boxes--there is something to see around every corner. Park by the “Relax” sign. Walk south [...]
"I just purchased my 10th Yoda mask." – Elizabeth You've probably seen her, a woman wearing a Yoda mask, standing on a street corner. Here's her story. A resident of Sonoma County since 1973, Elizabeth is the mother of four sons--the oldest is 47. Born in 1948, her 67 years have [...]
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