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Sun In-Depth: What is the Brown Act?

Posted on March 9, 2017
Sun In-Depth: What is the Brown Act?

From time to time the Brown Act is mentioned in reference to the actions of a public legislative body, such as the Sonoma City Council.... Continue

Pro/Con: Mixed-use development on Sonoma’s First Street East

Posted on February 23, 2017
Pro/Con: Mixed-use development on Sonoma’s First Street East

Sonoma-based Caymus Capital has proposed a mix-use development, with hotel, restaurant and residential units, on a 3.4-acre parcel... Continue

Sun In-Depth: Sonoma’s policy for special events

Posted on February 8, 2017
Sun In-Depth: Sonoma’s policy for special events

Events are a manifestation of civic life, and since Sonoma has a nice Plaza with lots of atmosphere and history, the public gravitates... Continue

Sun In-Depth Report: Our Sonoma Basin Groundwater

Posted on October 16, 2016
Sun In-Depth Report: Our Sonoma Basin Groundwater

By Fred Allebach | Special to The Sun A recent United States Geological Survey (USGS) presentation to the Sonoma Valley Groundwater... Continue

In-Depth Report: Sonoma County Climate Action 2020

Posted on September 21, 2016
In-Depth Report: Sonoma County Climate Action 2020

By Fred Allebach | Special to The Sun The County of Sonoma and it’s nine cities together are formulating a plan to collectively decrease... Continue

Sun In Depth: Sonoma begins to address affordable housing crisis

Posted on September 1, 2016
Sun In Depth: Sonoma begins to address affordable housing crisis

By Fred Allebach — As eligibility and demand for affordable housing grows, and workers making the County’s median income are... Continue

In-Depth Report: Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Posted on August 20, 2016
In-Depth Report: Sonoma's Urban Growth Boundary

Amid concerns of rampant development, the Urban Growth Boundary, a tool to guard against urban sprawl, was adopted by the City of Sonoma... Continue

Superfoods and Trends for Healthy Living

Posted on July 20, 2016
Superfoods and Trends for Healthy Living

Isn’t it ironic that our nation’s food was entirely organic only 100 years ago? Our consumer society and its demand for convenient,... Continue

How to shine more light on the business of government

Posted on May 12, 2016
How to shine more light on the business of government

The goal is transparency — to see your government at work and follow how decisions are made. With today’s technology, it should... Continue

Will Sonoma be part of the New Potconomy?

Posted on March 18, 2016
Will Sonoma be part of the New Potconomy?

Though advocating for a robust local economy to meet rising costs, the City of Sonoma continues to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries,... Continue