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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

Disneyland for drunks

Posted on June 24, 2015

Try living in a community in decline due to the conversion of housing to these short-term tourist rental businesses! Glen Ellen’s... Continue

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is tool of the capitalist elite

Posted on June 23, 2015
Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is tool of the capitalist elite

The Op-Ed published in The Press Democrat June 16, “Congress Undermines U.S.’s Global Standing,” is misleading propaganda in... Continue

Kudos for SV Hospital care

Posted on June 22, 2015
Kudos for SV Hospital care

Dear Editor,  I would like to express yet again appreciation to the citizens of Sonoma for a service I received at the Sonoma Valley... Continue

Leaf blowers and the Peter Principle

Posted on June 15, 2015
Leaf blowers and the Peter Principle

Dear Editor, In college I was introduced to the “Peter Principle,” where a person is promoted to their level of incompetence.... Continue

SV Hospital expense account is out of line

Posted on June 12, 2015
SV Hospital expense account is out of line

(These comments were initially made to the Sonoma Valley Health District Board of Directors at its recent public meeting).  My name... Continue