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Editorial: Sonoma’s new City Council majority

Posted on January 19, 2019
Editorial: 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

Redirecting tourism dollars

Posted on October 18, 2018

An increase in Sonoma’s Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT – commonly called the Hotel Tax) is on the ballot this November, an... Continue

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

Letters to the Editor
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Dear Mr. Thompson

Posted on January 18, 2019 by

I challenge you, Rep. Mike Thompson, to a debate — again. I ran against you in 2018, and challenged you then, but you must not... Continue

Don’t break up PG&E. Nationalize it.

Posted on January 16, 2019 by

Deadly blazes are the new normal for our state, and this has reinvigorated discussion over how to address climate change. But besides... Continue

Support the Winter Shelter for Sonoma’s homeless

Posted on January 8, 2019 by

Haven or Heaven? English is my second language and I really didn’t know. I had been confused and thought “Haven”... Continue

On the issue of minimum wage

Posted on December 20, 2018 by

I am perplexed by the assertion made by Mr Potter that workers with higher skill levels are needed in our area — Sonoma Valley. ... Continue

Investing in SV Hospital benefits the entire community

Posted on December 17, 2018 by
Investing in SV Hospital benefits the entire community

We deserve a 21st century, small hospital that meets our community’s needs. I am convinced our SVH leadership team has created a... Continue

An outpouring of love and support

Posted on December 13, 2018 by

When our 15 year old family business, Illusions Lighting Design, went up in flames on November 13, there was no way that we could imagine... Continue

Thanks for your vote!

Posted on December 10, 2018 by

I would like to thank all the voters from the Sonoma Valley District that supported me on my recent election to the Santa Rosa Junior... Continue

Head of County Republican Party looks back

Posted on December 3, 2018 by

As we come to the end of a tumultuous year it is time to reflect on the Sonoma County Republican Party and events during 2018.  This... Continue

Help those most vulnerable

Posted on December 1, 2018 by

Since 2013, The SV Unified School District and local nonprofits have invited 9,000 people, who might otherwise not have received holiday... Continue

A letter to the City Council winners

Posted on November 7, 2018 by

Rachel, Madolyn & Logan – Congratulations on your election to City Council, and for running your campaigns with skill,... Continue