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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

Our endorsements for Sonoma City Council

Posted on October 4, 2018
Our endorsements for Sonoma City Council

Historically, members of Sonoma’s City Council have been older, retired folks. Given that the job pays only $300/month plus... 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

Kicking democracy down the road

Posted on July 27, 2018

At its recent meeting, The City Council majority of Edwards, Cook and Agrimonti effectively blocked the workings of democracy in Sonoma... Continue

Celebrating the 4th of July

Posted on July 5, 2018

On the Fourth of July, Sonoma joined the rest of America celebrating the Declaration of Independence, and, by extension, Democracy.... Continue

Constructing the future

Posted on June 21, 2018

Business-as-usual practices in housing construction, land and water use, as well as how we define community and what we are working... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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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

Recommends for Hospital Board

Posted on October 19, 2018 by

Sonoma Valley citizens have a unique opportunity in the upcoming election to elect a duo of dynamic leaders to serve on the Sonoma... Continue

Vote Jack Ding

Posted on October 19, 2018 by

Can a man who is a moderate independent win an election in Sonoma? This endorsement of a man who has been described by a fellow Citizens... Continue

Vote for… anybody else

Posted on October 18, 2018 by

Protect Sonoma’s philosophy on this City Council race is as simple as ABC. Anybody But Cribb. This is based on our two years’... Continue

More support for Nita

Posted on October 18, 2018 by

We join with Margo Ginsburg in her letter to the Sonoma Valley Sun, published October 4, regarding the character of Nita Rothschild,... Continue

Verdict in Nita Rothschild case unfair, unjust

Posted on October 17, 2018 by

Editor’s note: Steven Rothschild was recently convicted of manslaughter after admitting to strangling his wife Nita.   Juanita... Continue

Invest in parks — Yes on M

Posted on October 5, 2018 by

Here is why I’m voting Yes on Measure M to invest in Parks for All. Since I  moved to Sonoma Valley 30 years ago, I’ve adored... Continue

Nita Rothschild was the true victim

Posted on October 4, 2018 by

A grave injustice occurred during the Rothschild murder trial. With heavy brushstrokes, Nita Rothschild, a Sonoma resident,  was painted... Continue

Water Board president refutes candidate’s claims

Posted on October 3, 2018 by

I am concerned about a flyer recently put out by Steve Rogers, a candidate for VOMWD Water Board. I am currently President of that... Continue

A letter to the grape-growing community

Posted on October 3, 2018 by

As we near the one-year anniversary of the firestorms that devastated our community last October, I wanted to reach out with a personal... Continue