SONOMA INDEX-TRIBUNE -- “Lack of affordable housing is killing us,” he said. “When I was growing up, working class people could afford to live here. It’s hard now for young families to stay in Sonoma. I’ve seen a lot of my friends leave.”
He left, too, for a while, living in San Francisco while earning an English/language arts degree at San Francisco State, originally intending to become a teacher. Then he was off to South Korea, where he was an English-as-a-second-language teacher at an elementary school followed by a three-year stint as an English professor at Jinju National University.