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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

Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

Posted on February 19, 2016
Under the influence? How the wine industry dominates Sonoma County election campaigns

A Sun exclusive by by Will Parrish For at least two decades, Sonoma County officials have sided with the wine industry in nearly every... Continue

Why Jack London Still Matters

Posted on February 4, 2016
Why Jack London Still Matters

By Cecelia Tichi / Special to The Sun “Jack London Catches Fish with Diamond!” “Jack London Will Report Great Prize Fight for... Continue

The Soil Pioneers: Local farmers dig for climate change solutions

Posted on January 8, 2016
The Soil Pioneers: Local farmers dig for climate change solutions

(By Stephanie Hiller) — Progress on climate change has been painfully, frighteningly slow, and as a result we are already grappling... Continue

Can grassroots actions change the world?

Posted on November 24, 2015
Can grassroots actions change the world?

By Stephanie Hiller Here in Sonoma County, many people have embraced localization to lighten our carbon footprint while becoming less... Continue

Going local — can Sonoma return to Main Street?

Posted on October 19, 2015
Going local -- can Sonoma return to Main Street?

(By Stephanie Hiller) “Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who... Continue

What the future used to look like

Posted on October 15, 2015
What the future used to look like

General Plans have become a routine part of planning; California state law requires, for example, a housing element that is reviewed... Continue

Building community through family

Posted on October 5, 2015
Building community through family

Maite Iturri and Mario Castillo of the Family Resource Center at El Verano School. By Anna Pier Just where you might not expect it,... Continue