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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 13, 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

Closing the minimum wage gap

Posted on December 5, 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

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

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

Letters to the Editor
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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

Springs advisory council should be elected, not appointed

Posted on November 6, 2018 by

I have received an answer from the Sonoma County Counsel’s office regarding why members to the proposed Springs Municipal Advisory... Continue

Harrington on who to vote for, and not

Posted on November 1, 2018 by

I’ve been thinking a lot about the City Council election lately. I have endorsed my colleagues Rachel E. Hundley and Madolyn... Continue

Springs’ Municipal Advisory Council needs elected members

Posted on November 1, 2018 by

Since the Sonoma Sun’s last edition I have received an answer from the Sonoma County Counsel’s office regarding why members to... Continue

Rymer/Mainardi for Hospital Board

Posted on October 21, 2018 by

Joshua Rymer and Michael Mainardi are running as a team for the Sonoma Valley District Hospital Board.  They are supremely well qualified... Continue

The Springs deserve true representation

Posted on October 20, 2018 by

An update on getting the county counsel’s opinion about why Municipal Advisory Councils should be appointed and not elected.... Continue