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Deconstructing NIMBYism

Posted on March 19, 2019
Deconstructing NIMBYism

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of mankind’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy, the search for a superior moral... Continue

My back yard

Posted on March 13, 2019
My back yard

Every year as Spring beckons, the robins return from their mysterious journeys. All of a sudden, they’re here. Harbingers of the... Continue

The Springs Specific plan comes to Donald Street 

Posted on March 10, 2019
The Springs Specific plan comes to Donald Street 

The Donald Street neighbors called a meeting and turned out a good-sized crowd that filled the library meeting room. The hot topic?... Continue

Springs Specific Plans comes into focus

Posted on March 1, 2019

After last month’s Sonoma Valley Citizen’s Advisory Commission meeting, a slew of Donald Street neighbors came to express... Continue

Checking in on the check-signing protocol at City Hall

Posted on February 15, 2019
Checking in on the check-signing protocol at City Hall

Apropos of Mayor Harrington‘s request, at the February 4 City Council meeting, to review city checks before her name would be stamped... Continue

The case for a $15 minimum wage

Posted on February 4, 2019

The cost of living in Sonoma County has risen dramatically in the last 10 years and wages have not kept pace, including the mid-range... Continue

What the Anthony Davis trade says about today’s NBA

Posted on January 30, 2019
What the Anthony Davis trade says about today's NBA

In the NBA, there’s been a trend towards players having more power over their fate. Super star players are the main league attraction:... Continue

Sonoma as Fantasy Island

Posted on January 29, 2019
Sonoma as Fantasy Island

The lower valley floor around Sonoma is a unified commercially and residentially developed area. This area is essentially the same... Continue

Cheese Factory perambulations

Posted on January 20, 2019
Cheese Factory perambulations

The appeal of the Sonoma Cheese Factory project has one point of agreement among factions in town for and against the current proposed... Continue

Tasting room moratorium: comments and suggestions

Posted on January 15, 2019
Tasting room moratorium: comments and suggestions

The Bay Area region and Sonoma Valley in particular, is a world-class, Mediterranean climate, premier wine growing area. Wine is a... Continue