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Do local elections matter?

Posted on September 20, 2018

Submerged under the daily tidal wave of national and international news about politics, climate change, jobs, trade and so forth, it’s... Continue

The challenge of keeping ‘love in the air’

Posted on September 6, 2018

You still see a few of the signs around the valley, “The love in the air…” And there are many tangible signs of this.  Sonoma’s... Continue

The new 3Rs

Posted on August 23, 2018

Many of us grew up under the banner of the 3Rs, “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic.” Underlying this quaint phrase sat... Continue

Guest Editorial: Journalists are not ‘the enemy of the people’

Posted on August 15, 2018
Guest Editorial: Journalists are not 'the enemy of the people'

Answering a call last week from The Boston Globe, we join hundreds of newspapers, from large metro-area dailies to small local weeklies,... Continue

Is 80 the new 60?

Posted on August 9, 2018

The graying of America is changing everything. Seventy-five million baby boomers, the largest demographic in U.S. history, are rolling... Continue

Kicking democracy down the road

Posted on July 27, 2018

At its recent meeting, The City Council majority of Edwards, Cook and Agrimonti effectively blocked the workings of democracy in Sonoma... Continue

Celebrating the 4th of July

Posted on July 5, 2018

On the Fourth of July, Sonoma joined the rest of America celebrating the Declaration of Independence, and, by extension, Democracy.... Continue

Constructing the future

Posted on June 21, 2018

Business-as-usual practices in housing construction, land and water use, as well as how we define community and what we are working... Continue

The city of make believe

Posted on June 7, 2018

For the past decade the leadership of the City of Sonoma has been living in the land of make believe, largely ignoring the inevitable... Continue

In town/out of town

Posted on May 24, 2018

The City of Sonoma has a challenging problem; specifically, the city’s population is technically about 10,000 citizens, but its... Continue