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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

Why it’s so difficult to become a U.S. citizen

Posted on March 24, 2017
Why it’s so difficult to become a U.S. citizen

Sun Special Report by Anna Pier — In immigration forums offered around the Valley since election day, providing “Know Your... Continue

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