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News, gossip, and bullshit

Posted on December 4, 2019
News, gossip, and bullshit

It’s not easy knowing what to believe in this “post truth” era. Between news, gossip, and just plain bullshit circulating... Continue

Fires and power shutdowns: what have we learned?

Posted on November 7, 2019

That PG&E is ill-prepared to cope with periods of hot, windy weather is now painfully obvious. That the utility has spent its profits... Continue

Aliases and alter-egos running amok

Posted on October 23, 2019
Aliases and alter-egos running amok

With the popularity of the Internet came the rise of the use of aliases, and anonymous attacks using online comment systems and other... Continue

Homeless in Sonoma

Posted on October 12, 2019

Sonoma is a lovely little town that attracts visitors from around the world. They come here to enjoy our fine weather, pleasant parks,... Continue

A shameful City audit

Posted on September 26, 2019

The recently released audit of the City of Sonoma by the auditing firm of Richardson & Co. is nothing the City should be proud... Continue

What, we worry?

Posted on September 3, 2019
What, we worry?

PG&E is planning to shut down electricity to the Sonoma Valley to prevent wildfires in the event of a major wind event that might... Continue

Does banning colors in schools actually prevent gang activity?

Posted on August 22, 2019

Guest editorial by Dean Szanyi | Student Reporter It is no secret that a certain number of young people attending Sonoma Valley High... Continue

Venture philanthropy

Posted on August 8, 2019

Building a big business requires venture capital, an infusion of wealth that is used to fund a business while it grows. Unlike loans,... Continue

Solving housing by solving parking

Posted on July 25, 2019

Solving the housing problem – too little housing for lower-income residents – requires solving the parking problem – too much... Continue

Preserving Democracy

Posted on July 14, 2019
Preserving Democracy

Democracy is under assault all over the globe, suffering at the hands of a combination of authoritarian, nativist, and fundamentalist... Continue


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