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It feels good to be home

Posted on October 17, 2017
It feels good to be home

Like many of you, we at the SUN found ourselves scattered to various locations this past week, as the fire and evacuations drove us... Continue

Tasting rooms and the free market

Posted on October 4, 2017

Discussion before the City Council and on Facebook about wine tasting rooms on the Plaza always seem to include mention of The Free... Continue

Sonoma’s planning system is broken

Posted on September 21, 2017

Despite the aspirations of its General Plan, the policies and measures of its Development Code, its Planning Commission and its Planning... Continue

Ageism, bias and society

Posted on September 7, 2017

The fastest growing population in America is that of people over 85. California is growing older too, and Sonoma Valley’s senior... Continue

Sonoma’s taxpayers are not children

Posted on August 18, 2017

Political office often breeds paternalism, an inclination to protect the public from disturbing information. Though seemingly well-intentioned,... Continue

Sonoma’s water fund fiasco

Posted on August 3, 2017
Sonoma's water fund fiasco

In February of this year, we were the first to report citizen Chris Petlock’s comments and questions to the Sonoma City Council... Continue

It’s time for action on affordable housing

Posted on July 20, 2017

We’ve written about creating affordable housing regularly for the past three years. We’ve made concrete suggestions about... Continue

The meaning of education

Posted on July 6, 2017

America’s founders were highly literate and books held an important place in their lives. On a yearly, per capita basis, people... Continue

The usual garbage

Posted on June 15, 2017

The abundance of American wealth has fostered a wasteful society. Our throwaway culture and mindset has now spread globally; in a mere... Continue

Leadership in the Springs

Posted on June 1, 2017

The poor Springs. Borrowing a famous dictum about Mexico – “so far from God, so close to the United States”– we might say of... Continue