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Making up the rules

Posted on June 25, 2015
Making up the rules

People have a love-hate relationship with rules; they love them when they apply to others, but hate them when they apply to themselves.... Continue

Good intentions + poor execution = no new affordable housing

Posted on June 11, 2015

When Governor Brown and the California legislature eliminated redevelopment agencies across the state in 2012, it was the result of... Continue

Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

Posted on May 28, 2015
Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

There is a renter’s affordability crisis facing Sonoma County and Sonoma and judging from the absence of focused action, our government... Continue

After Andy

Posted on May 18, 2015
After Andy

Recommendations of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force formed after the Andy Lopez shooting reflect the thoughtful hard... Continue

Sonoma’s minimum wage is a poverty wage

Posted on May 13, 2015
Sonoma's minimum wage is a poverty wage

On September third of last year, City Council voted to direct staff to solicit proposals for a minimum wage study to look at the issues... Continue

Guest opinion: another view of the SDC

Posted on May 6, 2015
Guest opinion: another view of the SDC

By Nancy Gardner I first toured Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) over 35 years ago, just out of graduate school and eager to change... Continue

‘Sustainability’ must be more than a word

Posted on April 29, 2015
‘Sustainability’ must be more than a word

Since the Industrial Revolution humans have set in place trends resulting in excessive global warming, alarming species extinction,... Continue

Reflections on the Commons

Posted on April 28, 2015

For a species whose prime adaptation is cooperation, the Commons — lands and resources owned and shared by all — have always... Continue

Help decide what’s next for Maxwell Farms Park

Posted on April 16, 2015
Help decide what's next for Maxwell Farms Park

For reasons which often defy explanation, certain parcels of land repeatedly become focal points for community action, controversy... Continue

Reflections on the Commons

Posted on April 15, 2015
Reflections on the Commons

For a species whose prime adaptation is cooperation, the Commons — lands and resources owned and shared by all — have always... Continue