Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


FSE hotel fog machine on at full blast

Posted on March 27, 2017

As expected the First Street East (FSE) hotel and high-end residential project has its spin machine in high gear. A coordinated plan... Continue

Know Your Rights meeting

Posted on March 26, 2017

An informational lecture by Sonoma County Public Defender Bernice Espinoza on March 23 in Windsor. Among the attendees were Windsor... Continue

Sonoma Planning Commission shake-up breakdown

Posted on March 24, 2017

Background Recently the Planning Commission has had some personnel issues. Commissioner Wellander’s term was not continued, and Commissioner... Continue

Call Today for a Strong SB-54

Posted on March 23, 2017

Fellow Sonomans, Please call State Senators Dodd and McGuire and ask them to support SB-6, and support a strong SB-54, with no further... Continue

Public safety: the critical sanctuary phrase

Posted on March 20, 2017

After months of working on this, I have finally figured it out. Most controversial issues come down to one weasel word-type phrase.... Continue

Hotels and the economic benefits argument: the appearance of morality

Posted on March 15, 2017

Leonardo da Vinci stood at the door to the modern world. He had a scientific world view, with a will to represent things as they are,... Continue

IOLERO Community Advisory Council public meeting report

Posted on March 7, 2017
IOLERO Community Advisory Council public meeting report

The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO), which came about as a result of the Andy Lopez shooting in... Continue

Nativism and immigration

Posted on March 6, 2017

Current US and California nativism focused on immigration from Mexico is reminiscent of similar nativism in the past towards Germans,... Continue

Despicable Republican hypocrisy rant

Posted on March 4, 2017

After eight years of complete obstructionism and bad faith public engagement, the chickens are coming home to roost for the Republicans.... Continue

Further investigation into Sheriff’s cooperation with ICE

Posted on March 2, 2017

Stay Out of Jail — The issue about Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office cooperation with ICE boils down to what happens at the jail.... Continue