Editorials
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Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

Posted on May 28, 2015
Government lights are on, but nobody’s home

There is a renter’s affordability crisis facing Sonoma County and Sonoma and judging from the absence of focused action, our government... Continue

After Andy

Posted on May 18, 2015
After Andy

Recommendations of the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force formed after the Andy Lopez shooting reflect the thoughtful hard... Continue

Sonoma’s minimum wage is a poverty wage

Posted on May 13, 2015
Sonoma's minimum wage is a poverty wage

On September third of last year, City Council voted to direct staff to solicit proposals for a minimum wage study to look at the issues... Continue

Guest opinion: another view of the SDC

Posted on May 6, 2015
Guest opinion: another view of the SDC

By Nancy Gardner I first toured Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) over 35 years ago, just out of graduate school and eager to change... Continue

‘Sustainability’ must be more than a word

Posted on April 29, 2015
‘Sustainability’ must be more than a word

Since the Industrial Revolution humans have set in place trends resulting in excessive global warming, alarming species extinction,... Continue

Reflections on the Commons

Posted on April 28, 2015

For a species whose prime adaptation is cooperation, the Commons — lands and resources owned and shared by all — have always... Continue

Help decide what’s next for Maxwell Farms Park

Posted on April 16, 2015
Help decide what's next for Maxwell Farms Park

For reasons which often defy explanation, certain parcels of land repeatedly become focal points for community action, controversy... Continue

Reflections on the Commons

Posted on April 15, 2015
Reflections on the Commons

For a species whose prime adaptation is cooperation, the Commons — lands and resources owned and shared by all — have always... Continue

Whither SDC?

Posted on April 6, 2015
Whither SDC?

In a public meeting about the future of the Sonoma Developmental Center, it seemed clear to the hundreds present, including elected... Continue

Film in the age of Global Harming

Posted on March 20, 2015
Film in the age of Global Harming

The creativity in this year’s Film Festival is a welcome respite from Hollywood’s adolescent fantasmagorical Doomsday epics, whose... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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PHA president: a missed opportunity to help the Developmentally Disabled.

Posted on May 29, 2015 by

Last Thursday Sonoma Developmental Center families received word that Sonoma Developmental Center would be fast tracked for closure.... Continue

Forum on Valley housing crisis

Posted on May 29, 2015 by
Forum on Valley housing crisis

Dear Editor: On June 17th, residents of the Sonoma Valley will begin engaging one another in the question of “what will we do about... Continue

Yes on ‘A’

Posted on May 19, 2015 by

After studying the condition of our roads and what Measure A claims it will do, I’ve decided I’m voting in favor of Measure A. There... Continue

Sister of SDC resident speaks out against closing

Posted on May 15, 2015 by
Sister of SDC resident speaks out against closing

It is with great sadness that I send you this response to the May 6, 2015 article by Nancy Gardner entitled Guest opinion: another... Continue

Closing Development Center puts lives at risk

Posted on May 14, 2015 by
Closing Development Center puts lives at risk

This letter is in response to Nancy Gardner’s opinion piece about the Sonoma Developmental Center that ran in the April 30 issue... Continue

Keep mobile home rents affordable

Posted on May 13, 2015 by
(Dr Zak, CC BY SA 3.0)

I trust the Sonoma City Council to find an equitable solution to bring into balance the very high returns that mobile home park owners... Continue

Cutting down Broadway trees would be ‘shameful’

Posted on May 12, 2015 by

The Sun was copied on this letter to Sonoma City Councilmember Madolyn Agrimonti In the April 30 issue of The Sun, it is noted you... Continue

Financial critic responds to hospital comments

Posted on May 11, 2015 by
Financial critic responds to hospital comments

I would like to point out a misrepresentation by Sharon Nevins, Sonoma Valley Hospital Board President, in her counterpoint to my... Continue

Hospital addresses reader’s charges of financial instability

Posted on May 1, 2015 by
Hospital addresses reader's charges of financial instability

Editor: Using the Public Information Act, Sonoma Valley Hospital financial information was requested via several requests for public... Continue

Group forms to ban leaf blowers

Posted on April 30, 2015 by
Group forms to ban leaf blowers

When a ban on gas leaf blowers narrowly missed passing in 2013, many people lost hope that anything would change. This year they had... Continue