Violating the spirit of the law

Posted on March 8, 2018

It’s said there are two elements of law, the letter of the law and its spirit. The letter of the law refers to the specific meaning... Continue

The growing cost of government

Posted on February 23, 2018

When asked about the unavailability of City Council minutes a month or so ago, it was surprising to hear City Manager Cathy Capriola... Continue

The complexity of chocolate and flowers

Posted on February 8, 2018

A generation or two ago, giving your sweetheart chocolate and flowers was a guy’s way to a woman’s heart. For many men... Continue

Coping with overabundance

Posted on January 24, 2018

Studies indicate close to 50 percent of the food grown in America goes to waste, this while millions of people here go hungry each... Continue

Looking ahead to the new year

Posted on January 10, 2018

Far many, the passing of 2017 is a relief, but we’ve survived the test of fire and now look ahead to what 2018 will bring. The... Continue

Editorial: Planning Commission appointment goofiness

Posted on December 14, 2017
Editorial: Planning Commission appointment goofiness

The “out of city” seats on City of Sonoma commissions are intended to provide a way for valley residents to gain some influence... Continue

Busting our land use rules?

Posted on December 7, 2017
Busting our land use rules?

Urban growth boundaries, community separators, growth management ordinances, and zoning regulations, not to mention sewer plant capacity,... Continue

Appreciating community

Posted on November 23, 2017

The world seems quite chaotic lately. The government in Washington D.C. is polarized and paralyzed. The climate and weather patterns... Continue

Editorial: Luxury gun club is for the birds

Posted on November 13, 2017
Editorial: Luxury gun club is for the birds

Under the noses of citizens, a private event center in disguise is close to approval for construction in the heart of our Sonoma Baylands.... Continue

What’s the best way to spend emergency money?

Posted on November 8, 2017

Sonoma Valley residents are now experiencing a range of post-fire emotions, one of which is gratitude towards the first responders,... Continue