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Student reporter: good grades, or actual learning?  Sonoma Valley Sun

Jacquelyn Torres | Sonoma Valley High School. Let's say that you are offered two choices: either you receive a D in a class, but you will have learned the subject ...



Sonoma teen threatened with baseball bat, suspects arrested  Sonoma Valley Sun

Two Sonoma 19-year-olds were arrested Wednesday after menacing a Sonoma Valley High School student with a baseball bat. Diego Rosas and Damian ...



Student photographer makes his mark — in 2019  Sonoma Valley Sun

A photograph by Sonoma Valley High School student Jack Pier has been selected for the annual Bank of Marin calendar. Students from 11 high schools ...



Sonoma Valley High seniors' future plans  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The approximately 275 graduating seniors in Sonoma Valley High School's class of 2018 shared their plans for next fall with the school Dragon's Tale ...



Memorial planned for Sonoma Valley High graduate Jake Paine  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Friends of Sonoma Valley High School graduate Jake Paine, '16, are invited to attend memorial services in his honor.



Hawing resigns as principal of Sonoma Valley High  Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma Valley High School Principal Kathleen Hawing will leave the post at the end of this school year with plans to return to teaching. Hawing was named the ...



A collaborative connection for high school parents  Sonoma Valley Sun

Attention new Sonoma Valley High School parents: did you know there is a group for SVHS parents to help them navigate the high school? Founded by parents ...



Sonoma teen, Jake Paine, killed in Napa car accident  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Jacob Patrick Paine, a 2016 graduate of Sonoma Valley High, died this week after suffering injuries in a car accident in Napa late Sunday night. Napa Police ...



Under the Sun: Justin Mori, the new high school principal  Sonoma Valley Sun

Justin Mori took over as principal of Sonoma Valley High School on July 1, replacing departing principal Kathleen Hawing, who has returned to teaching.



Letter: student says High School homework is an 'unbearable load'  Sonoma Valley Sun

Editor: The excessive homework load at Sonoma Valley High School (SVHS) contributes to sleep deprivation, impacts mental health and happiness, and causes ...



Sonoma Dragons Hall of Fame to induct 11  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Former principal Bob Kruljac is proud of Sonoma Valley High School. After seven years of honoring the success of Dragon athletes, he was struck by how many ...



School Superintendent explains student's scary joke  Sonoma Valley Sun

A letter from Charles Young, Sonoma Valley Unified School District Interim Superintendent. Dear Sonoma Valley Unified Families,. In the wake of the Florida ...



Girl in Sonoma high school beating video will face charges  KGO-TV

Video of a girl seen fighting a boy at Sonoma Valley High School has gone viral, but now she will face charges.



Sonoma Valley High class of 2016 destinations  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Each year the Sonoma Valley High School student newspaper prints a list of the senior class's college and career plans. That issue was distributed on campus ...



Teens focus on Senior Projects  Sonoma Valley Sun

Completing a Senior Project is a ritual, and a graduation requirement, for every senior at Sonoma Valley High School. As part of the year-long assignment, ...



Evacuation orders and where to find shelters in Sonoma Valley  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Two evacuation centers are open in Sonoma, one operated by the City of Sonoma at the Sonoma Valley High School, and one by the owners at Ramekins on ...



New teachers and staff in Sonoma Valley classrooms  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District welcomed 18 new teachers and administrators at the start of this school year, most of whom have joined Sonoma ...



Dragons on parade  Sonoma Valley Sun

Accompanied by enthusiastic seniors, the float with the theme “Under the Big Top,” created by the Sonoma Valley High School class of 2019, rolls down ...



Sonoma County students join in national school walkout to protest gun violence  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Thousands of Sonoma County students joined others across the nation on Wednesday for a coordinated school walkout calling for stronger action to curb gun ...



A new look for the Sonoma Valley High School band  Sonoma Index-Tribune

A donation of casual performance attire for SVHS's musicians.



Sonoma Valley High grad new head of B&G Club sports  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Mindy Neves, Class of '02, was selected as they new director of B&GC sports programs.



Cinco de Mayo in Sonoma is on seis de Mayo this weekend  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Join the community in celebrating Cinco de Mayo on Sunday, May 6, the day after May 5, which commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla. This year ...



Ron Singer, Sonoma Valley High School teacher, street performer, dies at 69  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Ron Singer, a free spirit who lived at a New Mexico commune in the early '70s and went on to become a San Francisco street performer, finally found his true ...



New high school agriculture program in Sonoma Valley  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

College is still several years away for Sonoma Valley High School sophomore.



Here comes Vintage Fest!  Sonoma Valley Sun

This year's Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, a celebration of bountiful grape harvests, amazing local culinary creations and rich cultural history, gets ...



School district named in wrongful-death suit  Sonoma Index-Tribune

William Kizer of Sonoma, whose 16-year-old son Adam was a suicide victim in 2015, has filed suit this week against the Sonoma Valley Unified School District ...



A 'vintage' small town story  Sonoma Valley Sun

By Maria Toimil. “As president of the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival, I work hard to preserve the history of our small town. Recently I ran across a “vintage' ...



North Bay volunteers rally support, supplies for Butte County Fire survivors  KGO-TV

Volunteers and Good Samaritans are rallying around the survivors of the Butte County Fire, donating supplies to people who have nothing.



How do many teens deal with stress? You won't like the answer  Sonoma Valley Sun

By Jacquelyn Torres, a senior at Sonoma Valley High School. The majority of people who attended high school can relate to distasteful drama, all-nighters and, ...



'Trans rights are human rights'  Sonoma Valley Sun

In response to recent Trump administration plans to narrow the definition of gender under Title IX to biological gender only, the Sonoma Valley High School ...



SVHS Homecoming rescheduled for November 3  Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma Valley High School welcomed students back to campus Monday. By providing appropriate social and emotional supports to students, as well as school ...



City of Sonoma: Latest fire update  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Latest fire update from the City of Sonoma: The City of Sonoma is working in support of local fire protection personnel from Sonoma Valley, Schellville, Kenwood ...



Sonoma teen who drowned on Central America trip mourned by friends, family  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The apparent drowning of a Sonoma Valley teen during a spring break trip to Central America highlights every parent's worry of sending a child abroad in the ...



New faces in Valley classrooms  Sonoma Index-Tribune

In a hiring surge that rivals last year's, the Sonoma Valley Unified School District this week welcomed eight new teachers to its high schools, as well as five new ...



Inside Sonoma's Ballet Folklorico troupe  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Eye-popping costumes and traditional dance styles set to enlivening Mexican folk music: that's what community dance group Quetzalén is about. And so much ...



Barbara McElroy named 2018 Sonoma Treasure Artist  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The City of Sonoma's Cultural and Fine Arts Commission chose local teacher, conductor and musician Barbara McElroy as its 2018 Treasure Artist. In selecting ...



Legendary turkey farmer and rancher Willie Benedetti dies at 69  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Willie Benedetti, the lifelong Sonoma-Marin rancher and greater than fiction, cigar-puffing country character perhaps best known for his enormous, ...



2018 Dairy Princess to be crowned next weekend in Petaluma  Petaluma Argus Courier

It's Dairy Princess season, and once again, several of our local agricultural families' most promising young women will be competing for the 2018 District 3 title.



Kathleen Hill: Pearl's Diner closing, and other food news  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Pearl's Diner closed. Last Sunday was the last day for Pearl's Diner off Fifth Street West; sad day that it was. Sonoma has lost another little restaurant full of ...



Howntown girl taps literary connections to aid Sonoma schools  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Emily Wallis Hughes tapped her literary connections to aid local schools.



Santa Rosa man killed in Rincon Valley shooting 'a true hero'  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

When the October wildfires threatened his Rincon Valley neighbors' homes, Tim Gillaspie sent his family to safety while he hung back to keep watch on things.



Anatomy of a Food Truck  Sonoma Valley Sun

Since the recession of 2008, the idea of selling food from a vehicle has surged in popularity. Of course food trucks have been commonly found on TV and movie ...



Life lessons on the rugby field  Sonoma Valley Sun

If you are around the tiny “ruggers” at Maxwell Park on any given Wednesday, you're sure to hear Coach Kevin say this exact phrase to the kids. In the game of ...



Thanks to La Luz, Sonoma has a new food truck  Sonoma Index-Tribune

There is a new food truck in town and the back-story on how it came to be is an inpsiring one.



Meet the royal court  Sonoma Valley Sun

Here are the finalists for Sonoma Valley High School's 2017 Homecoming honors: back row, from left: Valentino Battaglini, Dominic Tommasi, Chris Bruton, ...



Sonoma hires new planning director  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The City of Sonoma announced Thursday the hiring as its new permanent Planning and Community Services Director. David Storer will start on Tuesday, Oct. 9.



407 residences burned to ground in Sonoma Valley; 26 local students lost homes  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Fire officials released new data this week that paints a clearer picture of the housing losses in the fires that burned through Sonoma County last month, killing at ...



Sonoma County celebrity high school grads, now and then  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

From Winona Ryder to Amy G., check out these before and after they were famous photos of celebrities who graduated in Sonoma County.



Suicide of Sonoma teen sparks discussion about bullying  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

The death of a bisexual Sonoma Valley teen who killed himself after years of bullying has sparked a community discussion about the emotionally scarring ...



Summer jobs for teens in Sonoma  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Ahhh, summer. All those glorious days full of possibilities stretched out in front of you. Hours to play and have fun without the daily rigors of high school. Sounds ...



Interactive Fire Maps: Mandatory evacuations in Sonoma Valley  KRON4.com

SONOMA COUNTY (KRON) -- After strong winds fueled wildfires in the North Bay, new evacuations were ordered in the City of Sonoma.



SVHS Homecoming candidates named  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The candidates have been announced for Sonoma Valley High's Homecoming king and.



Fire damages Cardinal Newman High, destroys Hidden Valley Satellite  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Two schools were destroyed and Cardinal Newman High School suffered major damage in the overnight fires.



City of Sonoma recommendation for evacuation lifted  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The City of Sonoma released an announcement early Monday afternoon recommending a voluntary evacuation for the downtown area of Sonoma – from Napa ...



Teacher Donnelley to put down chalk in 2016  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Longtime teacher David Donnelley recently announced his retirement from Sonoma Valley High.



Bay Area Schools to Participate in #NationalSchoolWalkout to Protest Gun Violence  NBC Bay Area

Schools all over the Bay Area are taking part in nation-wide walkouts to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Florida shooting that killed 17 on Feb. 14.



California Wildfire Turns High School Into Noah's Ark for Farm Animals  The Daily Beast

SONOMA VALLEY, California—Barbara Parsons was nearly in tears as she waited Wednesday evening in the parking lot of Sonoma Valley High School for her ...



10 Sonoma County high school seniors honored for community service  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Ten high school seniors from eight Sonoma County high schools were honored Wednesday for their leadership and civic contributions at the 29th annual ...



11 Dead As Fires Devastate Sonoma, Napa Counties  Patch.com

11 Dead In NorCal Wine Country Fires - Healdsburg, CA - BREAKING: Authorities confirmed two more fatalities in Sonoma County, where some 150 missing ...



Fire photos taken by Sonoma Valley residents  Sonoma Index-Tribune

We welcome more photos to share with the community.



Commission on Human Rights offer Education Forums  Sonoma County Gazette

The Commission on Human Rights plans to hold public meetings ineach of Sonoma County's five districts throughout the year. The goal is to increase visibility ...



Sonoma lawyer, judge Newt Dal Poggetto dies at 95  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Newt Dal Poggetto died Friday at his Crest Way home after a more than yearlong illness. He was 95.



Under the Sun: Andrew Ryan, new school principal  Sonoma Valley Sun

Andrew Ryan, until this summer a vice principal at Sonoma Valley High School, is the new principal at Sassarini Elementary School in Sonoma. The Sun's Sarah ...



Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter: SRJC Theatre Tackles Trauma Of War  Patch.com

'Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter': SRJC Theatre - Sonoma Valley, CA - The play's cast, many who grew up in the area, tap their life experiences and backgrounds ...



Sonoma's Fremont Diner reopens as Boxcar  Sonoma Index-Tribune

After closing their popular Fremont Diner suddenly in June, Erika and Chad.



Karen Quackenbush dies in head-on crash  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Sonoma Valley resident Karen Quackenbush died after crashing head-on into a motor home on Lakeville Highway a little after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25.



Useful information for Sonoma County fires  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

VOLUNTEERThe Red Cross is in immediate need of volunteers to assist fire.



Thousands decry gun violence in Santa Rosa March for Our Lives rally  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

'I will not be silent, I will not wait until more lives are stolen and neither should you,' one demonstrator said, urging her peers to speak out against gun violence.



Missing Sonoma Valley coach feared dead in boating accident  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Roger “Deets” Winslow, a popular mentor and coach who led the Sonoma Valley High School wrestling team for more than two decades, is missing and ...



Sonoma motorcyclist killed in Saturday crash  Sonoma Index-Tribune

A 63-year-old Sonoma motorcyclist died Saturday night in a crash, CHP officials said, when he ran into a vehicle making a left turn. Thomas Donald Rienecker ...



Class of 2015 destinations  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Each year the Sonoma Valley High School student newspaper prints a list of the senior class' college and career plans. That issue was distributed on campus ...



2016 standardized testing results released for Sonoma Valley schools  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Sonoma Valley students sat last May for just the second go-round of the new Smarter Balanced Asessments. The Smarter Balanced tests replaced the STAR ...



Sassarini names new principal  Sonoma Valley Sun

The new principal at Sassarini Elementary School in the fall will be a graduate of the school who is currently vice principal at Sonoma Valley High School, ...



Sonoma Treasure Artist nominations sought  Sonoma Index-Tribune

The City of Sonoma's Cultural and Fine Arts Commission is seeking nominations for its 2018 Sonoma Treasure Artist of the Year Award. First awarded in 1983, ...



Where the Fires in Northern California Came From, and What Lies Ahead  The New Yorker

Since the fires in Northern California began, on a dry and windy night two weekends ago, they have charred nearly a quarter of a million acres of land, destroyed ...



Sonoma moms take on prescription drug abuse  Sonoma Index-Tribune

“Misuse of prescription drugs among our kids is rampant in Sonoma Valley,” says anti-drug crusader Leslie Nicholson. “We live in a bubble, (deluding ourselves) ...



Here comes Santa Claus!  Sonoma Valley Sun

Santa Claus is coming to town — on Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m., to be exact. Motoring up Broadway on a vintage fire truck decked with Christmas lights (it's ...



Sonoma Valley mourns Rolf Olness, longtime family doctor killed in crash  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

People across Sonoma Valley are grieving the loss of longtime family doctor Rolf Olness.



10 nonprofits where your kids can volunteer  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Local students use nonprofit experience to build their resumes.



North Bay Credit Union to open in Sonoma's Springs neighborhood  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Frustrated by the long withdrawal of “banking” options in the Springs? Well, get ready for a welcome deposit. That's because Boyes Hot Springs commercial ...



Guide to Sonoma County crab feeds  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

It's that time of year again! Check out our list of local crab feeds happening all over Sonoma County. Saturday, Jan 21. Piner High School Crab Feed Dinner. $50 ...



Marty James: Pope wins two matches in USTA-Northern California tournament  Napa Valley Register

Jamie Pope of Napa won two matches in girls 14 singles during a U.S. Tennis Association-Northern California tournament in early August.



Wild prices for wild salmon  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Last week I reported that the opening weekend of salmon season in the Pacific off the Sonoma/Marin coast was outstanding, with many anglers catching their ...



See where the houses burned in Sonoma Valley  Sonoma Index-Tribune

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Rise in contagious dog flu worries Sonoma vets  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Midway through the most virulent flu season in recent memory, a highly contagious new strain is barking at the door. But this flu – aka CIV H3N2/H3N8 – afflicts ...



High School mascot gets new look  Sonoma Valley Sun

Brighter, more intense eyes. Sleek, prominent jaw. A horn lift. No doubt about it, the Sonoma Valley High School dragon has had some work done.



Mourning Brandon Barmore  Sonoma Valley Sun

Sonoma mourns the passing of Sonoma Valley High School senior Brandon Barmore, who died while on a *service* trip in Nicaragua on March 26.



Latest North Bay Fire-Related Evacuations  NBC Bay Area

Multiple fires burning in the North Bay on Monday have prompted evacuation orders to be implemented and evacuation centers to open.



'Venturing' helps Sonoma Valley girls become leaders  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Having positive experiences and exploring the great outdoors are key components of Venturing, a youth development and leadership program of the Boy Scouts ...



North Bay wildfires: List of evacuation centers (update)  Curbed SF

Be sure to abide by any and all evacuation orders in your area. Here's the most current list of evacuation centers in the North Bay.



Glen Ellen 'posse' hunts for homes  Sonoma Index-Tribune

It's been two months since the October wildfires and, with Christmas approaching in hard-hit Glen Ellen, the holiday spirit abounds as neighbors reach out, ...



'Lights of Remembrance' on Sonoma Plaza  Sonoma Valley Sun

Three Sonoma residents who passed away this year will be among those honored at the 32nd annual Lights of Remembrance community gathering and ...



Meet Sonoma County's 2015 valedictorians  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Among the Sonoma County seniors honored during this spring's commencement exercises are several dozen who also carry the valedictorian title.



Sonoma parks: 'Scorched earth and baked soil'  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Outdoor recreation puts Sonoma Valley high on the livability index, but this week's fires have shown the dark side of living close to nature. State parks including ...



Sonoma-to-Napa bus service to end June 30  Sonoma Index-Tribune

Sonoma residents head north frequently, west rarely and soon won't be able to travel east at all on public transport, say transit officials.



Meet Sonoma's newest veterinarian  Sonoma Index-Tribune

From 'Gordy' to graduation, Alina Amaral is living her veterinary dream.



Sonoma's first commercial drone operator buzzing (w/video)  Sonoma Index-Tribune

While you may not have yet spotted a drone flying above Sonoma,



Bill Lynch: Photographer Dick O'Neil 'captured' Sonoma  Sonoma Index-Tribune

There's no monument or building named in his memory but for several decades between 1945 and the 1980s, Sonoma photographer Richard O'Neil provided ...



Sonoma to get rolling on cannabis  Sonoma Index-Tribune

For the past six months, nearly every Sonoma City Council meeting has begun in much the same way. After the call-to-order, the Pledge of Allegiance and the ...



Student filmmaker Owen Summers  Sonoma Valley Sun

In 15 years, only three student films from Sonoma Valley High School have been chosen to be part of the Sonoma Valley International Film Festival. One of those ...



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