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School Board stadium funding was a ‘betrayal’

Posted on May 13, 2019

Socorro Shiels, your article in the Sonoma Valley Sun, “Dude, Be Nice,” prompted me to write and wish you great success... Continue

Inflammatory comments demand explanation, response

Posted on May 9, 2019

We still don’t know what the Mattsons think or if they have changed their opinions since the social media posts. And more importantly... Continue

There’s no good reason not to pay a fair wage

Posted on May 7, 2019

I’ve been alive long enough now to have seen every argument raised by businesses against raising the minimum wage, repeatedly,... Continue

Sonoma mayor rebuts defamatory letter

Posted on May 5, 2019
Sonoma mayor rebuts defamatory letter

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but I want to share my thoughts about a defamatory letter published in the Index-Tribune. [Last... Continue

Troubled by political opinions of Sonoma developer

Posted on April 17, 2019
Troubled by political opinions of Sonoma developer

I recently learned about Ken and Stacy Mattson, who have bought many businesses and properties in Sonoma recently. I, and many others,... Continue

Sonoma businessman fears socialism, moves to Idaho

Posted on April 10, 2019
Sonoma businessman fears socialism, moves to Idaho

EDITOR: This letter is a rebuttal to Will Shonbrun’s letter. Mr. Shonbrun is, as usual, promoting a socialist utopia by expressing... Continue

Taxes — where will it end?

Posted on April 8, 2019

Every day it seems like the California Legislature careens further off the rails, and we’re not just talking about the state’s... Continue

The short sightedness of ‘hands-off’ government

Posted on March 30, 2019
The short sightedness of ‘hands-off’ government

There are those who believe there should be no government regulations imposed on business because in their view it’s none of their... Continue

Mystery ‘Citizens’ make a mockery of democratic process

Posted on March 28, 2019
Mystery ‘Citizens’ make a mockery of democratic process

The two large “Paid Political Advertising” ads in the Index-Tribune not only got my attention, but made me angry for the lack of... Continue

It’s a time for solutions, not foot stomping

Posted on March 27, 2019

We are committed to being part of the conversation about how Sonoma can continue to be a great city and community, while dealing with... Continue