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Transcendence is a Sonoma County staple, having brought the best of Broadway to local audiences for more than a decade. Photo courtesy of Transcendence Theatre Company ACTION Guest director Luis Salgado.
Jun 15, 2022

B’way Standards, Latin Flair – Director taps Puerto Rican roots

By Chris Rooney When Luis Salgado says, “California is wonderful,” it's not a controversial opinion. Salgado has performed, directed and choreographed around the world—so it means...
Jan 9, 2018

Calistoga Builds

Napa and Sonoma counties are in the early stages of rebuilding as the region recovers from the massive fires that decimated the region last...
Dec 22, 2017

Next Time

It's no exaggeration to say that I nearly died in the Nuns fire. Around three in the morning on Oct. 9—and without any official warning...
Nov 28, 2017

A First for Napa

As Napa County's first Muslim elected politician, Mariam Aboudamous has experienced a unique rise to prominence. She was elected to the American Canyon City Council...
Sep 6, 2017

Fake Out

Just because your kid—or grandkid—knows more about technology than you'll ever grasp, doesn't mean that these youngsters are all that savvy when it comes...
Aug 30, 2017

Kick Off

Napa High School's 2017 football season almost didn't happen this year. A civil complaint filed on behalf of a student claiming sexual assault brought the...
Jul 5, 2017

Spotlight on Napa

Napa poet laureate Beclee Wilson celebrates the written word. There's a myth about writers, created over the years, that depicts them as lonely souls scribbling...
May 10, 2017

Freight Not?

Here's a question: If the regional transportation goal is to eliminate gridlock on Highway 101, why doesn't a plan for expanded freight service enjoy...