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Transformation of Springs could be national news

Posted on July 27, 2015
Transformation of Springs could be national news

Rico Martin’s designs for The Springs’ business facades are worthy to be featured in any public planning, design or architecture... Continue

Lesson from the Golden Gate?

Posted on July 27, 2015
Lesson from the Golden Gate?

A thought on the kerfluffle about the colorful building facades in the Springs: I suppose painting a bridge between Marin and San... Continue

SDC is a sacred place

Posted on July 27, 2015
SDC is a sacred place

The Sonoma Developmental Center is a sacred place. For decades, the dedicated, caring, highly trained staff have been caring for and... Continue

Ban it all!

Posted on July 27, 2015
Ban it all!

I would like to share my displeasure with the City Council planning to go along with some folks to ban leaf blowers in the city of... Continue

Springs colors ‘brighten my day’

Posted on July 27, 2015
Springs colors 'brighten my day'

I am sorry to hear that there is controversy around the colorful murals in the Springs. Their whimsical liveliness and vibrancy brighten... Continue

How ‘Sustainable is the wine industry?

Posted on July 22, 2015

Last week’s expensive Winegrowers ad on sustainability (“Press Democrat” and elsewhere) offers no proof and no third party verification.... Continue

Reflections on leaf blowers

Posted on July 22, 2015
Reflections on leaf blowers

After watching the televised City Council meeting on July 20, I would like to share some thoughts before the Council approves any ordinance... Continue

Call to wine industry: do the right thing

Posted on July 9, 2015

I was at a meeting in Occidental when employees of California Department of Fish and Wildlife tried to get property owners along important... Continue

Bad roads, Mon Dieu!

Posted on July 9, 2015
Bad roads, Mon Dieu!

One of the most common complaints your readers have is the potholed state of our roads, and what to do about them. Unfortunately, their... Continue

Sonoma residents use too much water

Posted on June 29, 2015
Sonoma residents use too much water

April water use for City of Sonoma residents averages 121 gallons, while the nearby Valley of the Moon Water District residents each... Continue