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Now what?

Posted on November 6, 2020

Election Day has come and gone. Candidates have won and lost and various state and local measures were affirmed or defeated. The potential... Continue

The Sun recommends

Posted on October 28, 2020
The Sun recommends

Despite the absence of an election for City Council, since Amy Harrington and Jack Ding earned seats due to a lack of other candidates,... Continue

Measure V: The permanent temporary half-cent sales tax

Posted on October 16, 2020

On this year’s ballot the City of Sonoma is asking voters to approve Measure V, the half-cent sales tax first approved in 2012... Continue

Distance learning isn’t perfect – but it’s working

Posted on September 11, 2020

When the pandemic flipped the education system upside down six months ago, people had concerns about how kids would finish the year.... Continue

A new vision for local governance

Posted on August 20, 2020

This pandemic has proven that many of our assumptions about social structures are wrong. Conventional truths about working, economic... Continue

Monumental decisions

Posted on July 30, 2020

At each major turning of the wheel of history, the symbols of the formerly powerful are destroyed. These iconoclastic urgings result... Continue

Facing the facts about masks

Posted on June 29, 2020

Every legitimate epidemiologist agrees that by wearing face masks the public can greatly reduce the transmission of Covid-19, yet... Continue

It’s time to change the culture of policing

Posted on June 12, 2020

The behavior and accountability of law enforcement has emerged as a huge issue. The murder of George Floyd set off ongoing nationwide... Continue

Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

Posted on June 3, 2020
Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

  The protests roiling our nation have but lightly touched Sonoma Valley, but all of us here feel the tension and despair that’s... Continue

Thinking outside a brand-new box

Posted on May 28, 2020

People don’t change long-standing habits easily; where we shop, what we eat, how we speak, ways we dress, and so forth, become... Continue


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