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Support for Measure A – Sonoma County’s cannabis tax

Posted on February 15, 2017
Support for Measure A - Sonoma County's cannabis tax

Last year The Sun provided some perspective on the “Potconomy,” the coming of the legalization of marijuana. In that article,... Continue

In support of Sonoma Valley Hospital

Posted on February 8, 2017

Our local Sonoma Valley Hospital continues to need financial support from the public. This support comes in the form of a parcel tax,... Continue

Trump vs. the undocumented

Posted on January 25, 2017

Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Normally, we would not devote our editorial to matters of national import,... Continue

Opinion: In support of the upcoming women’s march

Posted on January 18, 2017
Opinion: In support of the upcoming women's march

On January 21st, the day after Inauguration Day, people all over America are marching in support of women’s rights, health,... Continue

Pimping Sonoma

Posted on January 4, 2017
Pimping Sonoma

We hate sounding harsh, but find it difficult to mince words when it comes to exploiting Sonoma’s charm and reputation for money.... Continue

Time for an Ethics Policy for Sonoma’s City Council?

Posted on December 28, 2016

The conduct of City Council members is a blend of law and convention. Laws define the actions that council members cannot take while... Continue

Make Sonoma Great Again

Posted on December 24, 2016

The recent Farmers Market kerfuffle, not to mention the Presidential election, inclines us to observe the vagaries of social behavior,... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 22, 2016
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

Make Sonoma Great Again

Posted on December 19, 2016

The recent Farmers Market kerfuffle, not to mention the Presidential election, inclines us to observe the vagaries of social behavior,... Continue

Measure U passed… now what?

Posted on November 30, 2016

In a pre-election editorial we took the position that Measure U — the half-cent sales tax extension — should be rejected,... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Panel demand is about politics, not justice

Posted on February 10, 2017 by

The Citizen’s Advisory Committee action demanding that the Sheriff stop cooperating with federal immigration agents is absurd.... Continue

Now is the time to take a stand

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

As many know, Woody Guthrie wrote a poem, later turned into a song, “Deportee.” The story behind that poem, as Loretta Carr retells... Continue

Time for City Council to act, lead

Posted on February 8, 2017 by

Towns and cities will play an incredibly important role in standing up to the anti-immigration, anti-environment, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ,... Continue

Developer is dismissing community concerns

Posted on January 27, 2017 by

Following my brief remarks to the City Council on Monday, January 23 opposing the First Street East (FSE) project, Bill Jasper, identifying... Continue

Water overflow poses disease threat

Posted on January 25, 2017 by

When it rains heavy in Sonoma Valley, the children love to walk through the puddles playing. The problem lies with a risk of disease... Continue

Inauguration-eve message from school superintendent

Posted on January 19, 2017 by

As the nation prepares for a peaceful, democratic transition to a new U.S. administration, our school district remains united with... Continue

Keeping our farms in the fight

Posted on January 9, 2017 by

It is during this time of year that most people reflect on where they have been and what they accomplished during the prior year, and... Continue

Thoughts on the aftermath of the election

Posted on January 8, 2017 by

At times it is good to share one’ s thoughts and feelings about the world situation. It can connect us with others, help us see what... Continue

Sonoma Valley’s impact on Standing Rock

Posted on January 7, 2017 by

It is my belief that local politics always have a role in national and international issues when they concern human rights issues that... Continue

Supports the Tuesday market

Posted on December 26, 2016 by

The markets are part of the fabric of this community. If people have concerns, then let’s talk about addressing them to the satisfaction... Continue