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Tobacco retail licenses, vacation rentals updates

Posted on April 28, 2016
Tobacco retail licenses, vacation rentals updates

Today’s column closes the loop on two issues I’ve been following the past year. Plus, my observations on how the more things... Continue

70 years on Happy Lane

Posted on March 16, 2016

I love looking at old photographs of the Springs to imagine how it was in the heyday of its resort era. But nothing tops talking to... Continue

El Verano School’s strategy for student success

Posted on March 2, 2016
El Verano School’s strategy for student success

By Gina Cuclis A special concept in public education called “a community school” has been underway at El Verano Elementary School... Continue

Republic of Thrift: Not a typical thrift store

Posted on January 21, 2016

Sonoma Valley’s 11 public schools each recently received a $750 check from Republic of Thrift, a fun second-hand store on Highway... Continue

Sheriff’s Office heading for hiring crisis; Proposed vacation rental rules for Springs

Posted on November 18, 2015
Sheriff’s Office heading for hiring crisis; Proposed vacation rental rules for Springs

A recent announcement from Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas is cause for concern for Springs residents. The sheriff announced on... Continue

Getting Highway 12 sidewalks hasn’t been easy

Posted on October 15, 2015

It’s been 30 years since the need to construct sidewalks along Highway 12 was first identified in the Springs’ redevelopment plan.... Continue

Shaping our destiny

Posted on September 15, 2015

The editorial in the August 28 Sonoma Valley Sun, “The City of Boyes Hot Springs?” touched on what has become a topic of discussion... Continue

Updates on issues impacting the Springs

Posted on August 20, 2015

Today’s column includes updates on two county ordinances that will impact the Springs — the vacation rental and tobacco retail... Continue

Façade improvements ignite Springs controversy

Posted on July 23, 2015
Façade improvements ignite Springs controversy

The hottest controversy in the Springs right now is Sebastopol designer Rico Martin’s façade improvements on commercial buildings... Continue

Project updates and County spending

Posted on June 30, 2015

Today’s column begins with several updates on Springs projects. The creation of the Central Sonoma Valley Bike Path took an important... Continue