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

On motherhood

Posted on May 10, 2018

The most essential biological difference between men and women is the womb, and the harboring of life that a womb provides. For most... Continue

A positive partnership for SV Hospital

Posted on April 26, 2018

Sonoma Valley Hospital lost no time in adding “An affiliate of UCSF Health” to its logo, and why not? This new relationship is... Continue

Editorial: Sonoma’s downtown parking puzzle

Posted on April 6, 2018
Editorial: Sonoma's downtown parking puzzle

The streets surrounding Sonoma Plaza have long functioned like alleyways in a parking lot, but that “parking lot” is now... Continue

Appeal hearings and due process

Posted on March 22, 2018

Several public comments made recently at Planning Commission and City Council meetings, brought our attention to the fact that not... Continue

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