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Free Market hogwash

Posted on March 13, 2019

Elections have consequences, and the most recent election in Sonoma has resulted in a progressive City Council which, in turn, has... Continue

The regional housing CASA Compact

Posted on February 28, 2019

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) recently announced the release... Continue

It’s time to get serious about a housing plan

Posted on February 19, 2019

For many years, the Sonoma City Council has talked about addressing the need for more affordable housing, while preserving city character.... Continue

Safeguarding the public’s money

Posted on February 14, 2019

Mayor Amy Harrington recently raised questions about staff’s failure to provide city financial reports monthly to the City Council,... Continue

Why local democracy?

Posted on January 30, 2019

Like every city in Sonoma County, the City of Sonoma utilizes the City Manager form of government. City managers hold the top administrative... Continue

Sonoma’s new City Council majority

Posted on January 19, 2019
Sonoma's new City Council majority

The addition of Logan Harvey to Sonoma’s City Council has shifted the council’s center of gravity to a more pro-government... Continue

Closing the minimum wage gap

Posted on December 31, 2018

The minimum wage in Sonoma, and Sonoma County, needs to rise faster and considerably higher than it is on track to do. The California... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 21, 2018
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s... Continue

Representing the Springs

Posted on November 27, 2018

There will be representation for the Springs, and soon. First District Supervisor Susan Gorin is determined to bring to the Board of... Continue

Election aftermath

Posted on November 7, 2018

With the re-election of Rachel Hundley (coming in first) and Logan Harvey’s victory (coming in second), a potentially powerful... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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School pageant should be gender neutral, more inclusive

Posted on March 14, 2019 by

When I was a freshman at Sonoma Valley High School, I told my sister, who was a senior at the time, that I was going to compete in... Continue

Corporate donations undermine our political system

Posted on March 13, 2019 by

What happened to our political system that officials drag their feet on such issues as opposing war, single payer health care... Continue

Hospital Board report: home care, nursing task force and more

Posted on March 12, 2019 by
Hospital Board report: home care, nursing task force and more

By Joshua Rymer, Chair of the Sonoma Valley Hospital District Board of Directors Last week’s board meeting provided updates on several... Continue

Who benefits most from a higher minimum wage? It’s not who you think

Posted on March 4, 2019 by

For years, opponents of raising the federal minimum wage have argued that we don’t need to raise the minimum wage because most... Continue

Save the horse farm!

Posted on February 27, 2019 by

Like so many others, I grew up in Sonoma.  Although we will never get back what Sonoma once had, we have an opportunity to preserve... Continue

Goodbye, Maxwell Park

Posted on February 26, 2019 by

Farewell to Maxwell Park as we’ve known it for decades. On Feb 26, 2019 the supervisors will vote on the master plan which will forever... Continue

Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires

Posted on February 15, 2019 by
Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires

Reader opinion by Deborah A. Eppstein and Craig S. Harrison Last November, the world watched with horror as residents of Paradise... Continue

For fair tax policy

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

Elizabeth Warren has proposed a tax on wealth, something that is long overdue. There has been no effective way of limiting the tendency... Continue

Stop roadside dumping!

Posted on February 13, 2019 by

My wife and I enjoy drives and walks on scenic country roads in our area. Sadly, there are some who dump garbage and debris alongside... Continue

Are toxic herbicides polluting our baylands?

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

Does any one care that year after year for a few short days in January and February those who are observant may see a cute yellow... Continue