Connecting the Dots

Fred Allebach


Treat the causes of homelessness

Posted on March 6, 2020

Preventative measures are good and save a lot of time and money. It’s easy to apply preventative concepts to our own health and... Continue

Cancel culture

Posted on February 28, 2020

Cancel culture is a phrase that denotes the active ignoring of a person who for various reasons, has gotten on your shit list. In... Continue

Death by gentrification

Posted on February 24, 2020
Death by gentrification

We hear a lot of talk about and reference to the area median income (AMI), median home price, and median rent. What’s the median?... Continue

The subjectivity of ‘local control’

Posted on February 17, 2020

California Senate Bill 330 took effect on January 1 of this year, and established a statewide housing emergency for five years. The... Continue

A philanthropic approach to affordable housing

Posted on February 7, 2020

I’ve got a great idea. Twenty top-tier wealthy locals each donate $1 million to the city’s affordable housing fund – this would... Continue

Climate justice conundrum

Posted on January 31, 2020
Climate justice conundrum

First World wealthy consumers are the prime drivers of the climate crisis. Even average Americans are at the top of the list of causing... Continue

Sonoma’s green checkmate

Posted on January 24, 2020

The Joe Rodota trail homeless situation has revealed an ugly truth: everyone professes sympathy but no one wants the homeless anywhere... Continue

Faustian Bargain musings

Posted on December 20, 2019

Not long ago, NBA General Manager Daryl Morey of the Houston Rockets made a comment on Twitter supporting the Hong Kong demonstrators.... Continue

Donald Street neighbors feel left out of Springs planning

Posted on December 14, 2019

It’s no secret that the Donald Street neighborhood group, Friends of North Sonoma (FoNS), is not satisfied with zoning alternatives... Continue

Speaking truth to power

Posted on December 6, 2019

Those in power, the “haves,” don’t like to be called names or be spoken to disrespectfully by the “have nots.” If the... Continue

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