Editor: Sonoma is at risk of becoming what I call “Anywhere USA”. Start with Staples and then open the doors to Petco, Applebee’s, Costco, WalMart, Target, Olive Garden and the myriad of other big box/chain/formula stores and restuarants which are common in communities surrounding us. Say goodbye to the charm and special destination ambiance of our lovely Valley of the Moon. We will lose many local businesses and then the “bigs” will leave us with blight when they close their doors because their profit expectations weren’t met. Enact a permit moratorium now to stop this madness.