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Father's Violin

My Father’s Violin

His violin was placed in its case and stored carefully on top of the tall armoire in the bedroom… A gentle story of a father, a lawyer, a violinist who created musical memories with his young daughter so that she could one day, in her adult years, cherish the sounds and sights of a violin, and remember him.

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Planning to Sell? Think Like a Buyer

The home’s street-view appearance is a potential buyer’s first in-person impression of the home—great curb appeal ensures this impression will be positive.

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Rustin Wine Country Home

15 Wine Country Homes with Rustic Beauty

The California Wine Country may be best known for its output of vino and world-class restaurants, but its architecture and style are equally loved, particularly by those who make their home there.

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Lucky Podcast - Nada Rothbart

Lucky Podcast: The Choice, Part 2

Part 2: After the Bosnian Civil War had begun and 60 days of strife, Nada and her family walked out the front door to brighter and safer times.

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Lucky Podcast - Nada Rothbart

Lucky Podcast: The Choice, Part 1

In April of 1992, she was living happily in Sarajevo, Bosnia, with her husband and two young sons–till the night the Bosnian Civil War broke out on the street in front of their home.

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Magic of Mothers and Fathers

The Magic of Mothers and Fathers

As humans, we often want to support each other in the way we see best fit for ourselves. Here is a story about Tom’s daughter, Jackie, who quietly stayed focused on her dreams of moving to Los Angeles in her own time and in her own way, to pursue her dream of professional acting.

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Boost Curb Appeal

How to Boost Curb Appeal

Spring is a great time to spruce up a home’s exterior and landscaping, whether your goals are to sell quickly or boost your curb appeal.

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Sonoma County Clean Air

Sonoma County Gets Top Grades For Clean Air, But Poor Ranking For Bay Area

Sonoma County earned a perfect score for the fifth straight year in the American Lung Association’s latest air quality report card for the state covering the three years ending in 2016 and not including last year’s wildfires that fouled the region’s air and prompted public health warnings.

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Boost Your Credit Score Regardless of Your Age

People are more conscious of their credit scores than ever before. Although more consumers are earning higher credit scores, younger consumers seem to be left in the cold.

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