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What’s with the chaos in Sonoma’s Planning Department?

Posted on October 5, 2018
What's with the chaos in Sonoma's Planning Department?

The city is smack in the middle of processing several major project applications — the Napa Street hotel, the Cheese Factory... Continue

How the state — and you — will help PG&E pay for the fires

Posted on October 4, 2018
How the state -- and you -- will help PG&E pay for the fires

By Dan de la Torre At the one-year anniversary of the fires which burned nearly 200,000 acres and claimed the lives of over 40 people... Continue

Water fight: Chris Petlock battles city hall

Posted on July 6, 2018
Water fight: Chris Petlock battles city hall

By Jonah Raskin Chris Petlock calls himself a “progressive guy.” He’s also a populist and a reformer who doesn’t believe the... Continue

Latino Leadership brings new vision to Sonoma Valley

Posted on June 9, 2018
Latino Leadership brings new vision to Sonoma Valley

By Anna Pier | Sonoma Valley Sun A remarkable collaboration is developing and supporting a new generation of leaders for nonprofits... Continue


Government employee pensions: Sonoma’s ticking time bomb

Posted on May 25, 2018

Government employee pensions: Sonoma's ticking time bomb

By Larry Barnett | Sonoma Valley Sun Over the next six to seven years pension costs to the City of Sonoma may balloon by well over... Continue

Pipe dreams: Will Sonoma miss out on the marijuana boom?

Posted on February 23, 2018
Pipe dreams: Will Sonoma miss out on the marijuana boom?

    Though plans for a cannabis dispensary in the back of the building are on hold, Jon Early proceeds with the remodel of... Continue

Cannabis Capitalism takes California

Posted on January 11, 2018
Cannabis Capitalism takes California

Along with the promise of huge tax revenues, legal weed promises to bring unprecedented economic and social changes. Are we ready? – By... Continue

In-Depth Report: School District confronts history of buried budget woes

Posted on December 7, 2017
In-Depth Report: School District confronts history of buried budget woes

In October, a concerned parent filed a records request for September communications between the Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)... Continue

After the inferno, undocumented workers find themselves without federal help

Posted on November 22, 2017
After the inferno, undocumented workers find themselves without federal help

By Jerry Manrique for Capital & Main | Special to The Sun By 11 o’clock in the morning, as smoke billowed down a nearby hillside,... Continue

Sun In-Depth: Drowning in plastic

Posted on June 15, 2017
Sun In-Depth:  Drowning in plastic

By Larry Barnett — An ordinary trip to the grocery store quickly demonstrates that single-use plastic now dominates food packaging.... Continue