Do Black Lives Matter in Rohnert Park?

In Rohnert Park, the city where I live, there used to be a thriving business center that was operated by the State Farm Insurance Company. Thousands of people moved to Rohnert Park to work at State Farm. The City of Rohnert Park even named the street where the 30-acre State Farm campus was located —... Continue Reading →

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A Clockwork Orange — In Cotati?

It's no secret that there are plenty of famous and not-so-famous writers living in the North Bay. But several years ago, I was taken aback to learn that Anthony Burgess, the famed writer of the 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange and numerous other works actually resided at the intersection of Rohnert Park and Cotati, in... Continue Reading →

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Escape from Bali

In early 1971, when I was 10 years old, my mother sold our house and moved our family (she and 5 children) from Northern California to the island of Bali, in Indonesia. The trip there was a story in itself, departing San Francisco in the passenger quarters on a freighter that took us all the... Continue Reading →

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