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Film in the age of Global Harming

Posted on March 20, 2015

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

Editorial: A wage we can live with 



Posted on March 4, 2015

The Sonoma County Living Wage Coalition, a group of labor, environmental, political and religious organizations, has asked the County... Continue

Mobilizing the feminine principle

Posted on February 10, 2015

Our local leadership has clearly tilted towards the feminine, with capable and talented women now at the helm of local political offices... Continue

Goals and good intentions

Posted on January 23, 2015
Goals and good intentions

At the end of 2013, Sonoma City Council took another stab at setting goals for itself. The 2014/2015 goals can be found on the City’s... Continue

Creating affordable workforce housing

Posted on January 7, 2015
Creating affordable workforce housing

The demise of Sonoma’s Redevelopment Agency has effectively ended its creation of significant workforce housing, housing that’s... Continue

Our Sonoma Valley family

Posted on December 19, 2014

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically times when families celebrate together. Big meals are cooked and eaten, stories... Continue

Searching for community

Posted on November 17, 2014

The word community used pretty freely. We talk about the business community, or the gay community, or the Latino community and so on.... Continue

As goes water, so goes Sonoma Valley

Posted on October 31, 2014

SUN EDITORIAL Once famous for its precious metals, it’s now water that’s precious here in California. Our northern region... Continue

Dodd for AD 4

Posted on May 29, 2014

Residents in the half of Sonoma Valley running from Boyes Hot Springs through Kenwood will have a new assemblymember by the end of... Continue

Diana Conti for Assembly

Posted on May 29, 2014

In the 10th Assembly District Race, the incumbent, Marc Levine, has lined up an impressive array of supporters and almost certainly... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Decide the future of Maxwell Park

Posted on March 31, 2015 by

For thousands of years travelers going east or west across the center of Sonoma Valley have crossed Sonoma creek where it merges with... Continue

Yes to water fluoridation

Posted on March 30, 2015 by
Yes to water fluoridation

Editor: Recently, you ran a letter opposing water fluoridation. The writer said most of his friends opposed fluoridation. Well, I would... Continue

Sonoma City Council has superficial interest in climate action

Posted on March 23, 2015 by
Sonoma City Council has superficial interest in climate action

I attended the March 16 meeting of the Sonoma City Council where I heard presentations from the County’s Climate Protection Program,... Continue

Providing library services 24/7 – without staff

Posted on March 20, 2015 by

What city amenity is available to the public 24/7, 365? Naturally, most people’s first answer would be police and fire. What about... Continue

Private business shouldn’t provide public restroom

Posted on March 20, 2015 by

Editor: As local independent business owner, I would like our community and the City of Sonoma to have a dialogue regarding our public... Continue

Crossing paths

Posted on February 23, 2015 by
Crossing paths

Editor: Re: “Danger on ‘so-called’ walking path'”: I believe they are called bicycle paths, Ms. Logan! If... Continue

Our wonderful bicycle paths…

Posted on February 21, 2015 by

Editor: Re “Danger on ‘so-called’ walking path”: I believe they are called bicycle paths Ms. Logan! If you... Continue

Elite Entertainment

Posted on February 15, 2015 by

Editor:$35, $40, $95…and up to listen to classical music, go to a crab feed, go to a grown up play, participate in workshops... Continue

Sonoma's 'so-called' walking paths

Posted on February 11, 2015 by

Editor: Yes, once again I thought I’d chance walking in your lovely town and once again I was threatened with losing my life! A... Continue

Residential Raceway

Posted on February 9, 2015 by
Photo: Nomadic Lass, CC BY NC SA

Dear Sonoma, Nothing unpeaceful as another Thursday morning, fixing a bottle for my 6 month old, There is a roar in the distance, someone... Continue