Ethan Varian, sonoma news

Ethan Varian

sonoma news

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • sonoma news
Past:
  • Petaluma Argus
  • L.A. Daily News
  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Daily Breeze
  • Pasadena Star News
  • The Union-Tribune

Recent articles by Ethan:

Travelers compete for Sonoma County vacation rentals as restrictions ease

Local property managers say that most visitors booking stays are Bay Area residents seeking an easy escape → Read More

Sonoma County sees widespread ban of carotid chokehold at local police departments

At least six Sonoma County police chiefs and Sheriff Mark Essick have banned the use of the carotid restraint. → Read More

Mendocino County poised to issue loosest stay-at-home order in the region

The proposal is based upon updates to the statewide stay-at-home orders and local changes that could come as soon as Friday. → Read More

How Sonoma County residents are managing financial pain during coronavirus shutdowns

As Sonoma County residents grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, those of all economic backgrounds are being forced to make tough financial decisions. → Read More

Millennial workers in Sonoma County are feeling financial sting caused by the pandemic

Many are scrambling to cover rent, make student loan payments and support their families — and appear largely unprepared to withstand prolonged downturn. → Read More

Sonoma County shoppers should expect less variety of foods at grocers months beyond pandemic

With most people stuck at home, shopping habits have changed dramatically. That’s put a strain on food supply chain ill-equipped to handle rapid fluctuations in demand of homebound consumers. → Read More

Home gardeners in Sonoma County opting to grow produce during pandemic

“We’re selling more veggies and seeds in April than we’ve ever sold,” said Fred King, an owner of King’s Nursery in Santa Rosa. → Read More

Home energy use is spiking in Sonoma County during the coronavirus pandemic, likely impacting utility bills

Home electricity use spiked 15 percent in the weeks after local governments ordered that most residents stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Home energy use is spiking in Sonoma County during the coronavirus pandemic, likely impacting utility bills

Home electricity use spiked 15 percent in the weeks after local governments ordered that most residents stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus. → Read More

Sonoma County volunteers sew surgical masks for nurses

The homemade masks are meant to be used as last resort in the event of a severe shortage of N95 medical masks. → Read More

After writing first articles to impeach Trump, Brad Sherman hopes ‘ears will open’ – Daily News

Nationwide, San Fernando Valley Rep. Brad Sherman is perhaps best known as the first congressmen to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. In that filing, introduced in J… → Read More

Four Hours: Exploring Hollywood Boulevard, like a local

Along the easternmost stretch of the iconic Hollywood Boulevard thoroughfare — past the tourists and the tourist attractions — sits a diverse neighborhood that’s a must-visit for those looking to explore a less-heralded part of Los Angeles. → Read More

From Chatsworth to the moon, Apollo 11 astronauts wore this local company’s product – Daily News

Valley’s Cicoli Corp. made ‘bio-harnesses’ that astronauts wore on the lunar surface. → Read More

Life, etc.: The music of the Grateful Dead lives on. So does its fashion influence

As the reboot band Dead & Company tours the country, so does a small army of fashion entrepreneurs, bringing the tie-dye look to a new generation of fans. → Read More

Moon mission countdown begins for Aerojet Rocketdyne, 50 years after Canoga Park firm powered Apollo 11

NASA has tapped the company, which still has several employees in the San Fernando Valley, to play a vital role in propelling people to the lunar surface and then to Mars. → Read More

Classic Tarzana guitar shop finds new life online as guitar market shifts

On a given day at Norman’s Rare Guitars in Tarzana, customers might expect to see the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl trying out a 1958 Epiphone Texan or blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa trading in his personal… → Read More

LAUSD looks to revive cursive in the classroom. Here’s what that looks like in one classroom

The LAUSD board wants cursive taught at all elementary schools in the district. → Read More

At 90, the Hollywood Burbank Airport terminal is showing its age. But a new one is in the works.

A planned new terminal would be over 100,000 square feet larger than the current airport but have the same number of 14 gates. The number of parking spots — around 6,600 — would also stay the same.… → Read More

Overheard LA — the Instagram account that has L.A. talking (and eavesdropping)

The Instagram account Overheard LA has become an almost addictive habit for its more than 1 million followers. Meet Jesse Margolis, the somewhat shadowy character behind its rise. → Read More

Cannabis and Barneys: High times meets high-end style

With the High End, its newly opened store-within-a-store, Barneys New York is bringing cannabis paraphernalia to the high-end shopping mecca of Beverly Hills. (A three-chamber sterling silver grinder for $1,575 anyone?) Customers on opening weekend were a mix of the curious and the intrigued. → Read More