Do local elections matter?

Posted on September 20, 2018

Submerged under the daily tidal wave of national and international news about politics, climate change, jobs, trade and so forth, it’s... Continue

The challenge of keeping ‘love in the air’

Posted on September 6, 2018

You still see a few of the signs around the valley, “The love in the air…” And there are many tangible signs of this.  Sonoma’s... Continue

The new 3Rs

Posted on August 23, 2018

Many of us grew up under the banner of the 3Rs, “Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic.” Underlying this quaint phrase sat... Continue

Guest Editorial: Journalists are not ‘the enemy of the people’

Posted on August 15, 2018
Guest Editorial: Journalists are not 'the enemy of the people'

Answering a call last week from The Boston Globe, we join hundreds of newspapers, from large metro-area dailies to small local weeklies,... Continue

Is 80 the new 60?

Posted on August 9, 2018

The graying of America is changing everything. Seventy-five million baby boomers, the largest demographic in U.S. history, are rolling... Continue

Kicking democracy down the road

Posted on July 27, 2018

At its recent meeting, The City Council majority of Edwards, Cook and Agrimonti effectively blocked the workings of democracy in Sonoma... Continue

Celebrating the 4th of July

Posted on July 5, 2018

On the Fourth of July, Sonoma joined the rest of America celebrating the Declaration of Independence, and, by extension, Democracy.... Continue

Constructing the future

Posted on June 21, 2018

Business-as-usual practices in housing construction, land and water use, as well as how we define community and what we are working... Continue

The city of make believe

Posted on June 7, 2018

For the past decade the leadership of the City of Sonoma has been living in the land of make believe, largely ignoring the inevitable... Continue

In town/out of town

Posted on May 24, 2018

The City of Sonoma has a challenging problem; specifically, the city’s population is technically about 10,000 citizens, but its... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Save the hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility

Posted on September 21, 2018 by

The task force charged by the Sonoma Valley Hospital to evaluate the closure of the Skilled Nursing Facility, has scheduled a meeting... Continue

Loves The Sun!

Posted on September 19, 2018 by

  It is long overdue that I write you of my gratitude for The Sonoma Sun. I have had the pleasure of reading for many years. There... Continue

No on Proposition 6

Posted on September 6, 2018 by

Proposition 6 has us heading in the wrong direction. Look around you and it is obvious that much of our infrastructure is in a shamble,... Continue

Urge state lawmakers to protect the SDC

Posted on August 31, 2018 by

The Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) is preparing for final closure after 127 years of operation. The State of California has acknowledged... Continue

Taxpayer’s interests in the fire liability fight

Posted on August 23, 2018 by

One of the most contentious political battles currently being waged in Sacramento during the final two weeks of the legislative session... Continue

Reader opinion: Trump’s day of reckoning is coming

Posted on August 19, 2018 by

Trump. The very name sounds martial and victorious. Probably why it was changed from Drumph, its not-long-ago immigrant origin. By... Continue

Letter: student says High School homework is an ‘unbearable load’

Posted on August 12, 2018 by
Letter: student says High School homework is an 'unbearable load'

Editor: The excessive homework load at Sonoma Valley High School (SVHS) contributes to sleep deprivation, impacts mental health and... Continue

Gorin not true to campaign promise

Posted on August 8, 2018 by

Prior to the last election for First District Supervisor, I was on a committee of five from the Sonoma County Democratic Club. We interviewed... Continue

Developer’s lawsuit — is that all you got?

Posted on August 2, 2018 by
Developer's lawsuit -- is that all you got?

Reader Opinion: (The advocate group) Protect Sonoma is disappointed, but not surprised, that Bill Jasper is suing our City of Sonoma... Continue

The case for a Glen Ellen cannabis dispensary

Posted on July 30, 2018 by

As the proprietor of Apothevert, which has applied for a permit to operate a medical cannabis dispensary near the Village of Glen Ellen,... Continue