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

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