Letters to the Editor ~ What our readers have to say


Addressing concerns about Sonoma’s 4th of July fireworks show

Posted on June 9, 2021
Addressing concerns about Sonoma's 4th of July fireworks show

The Sonoma Volunteer Firefighters‘ Association distributed this letter last month: Dear fellow Sonoma Valley Residents:  This... Continue

Get rid of the filibuster

Posted on June 3, 2021

Year after year, we see politicians in Congress make promises about what they can do for constituents like me. And year after year,... Continue

Selling out the neighborhood

Posted on May 29, 2021

Are we willing to sell out our neighborhoods to the highest bidder? That’s indeed the question that Pacaso raises for the residents... Continue

Against Pacaso’s ‘fractional ownership’ scheme

Posted on May 28, 2021
Against Pacaso’s ‘fractional ownership’ scheme

We worked hard to block Vacation Rentals in our residential area. It took two-plus years to obtain an “X over layment” Zoning... Continue

School Board trustee’s ‘unequivocal support’ of new superintendent

Posted on May 26, 2021

I wanted to enter into the public record the rationale for my unequivocal support of Dr. Adrian Palazuelos as the next superintendent... Continue

A letter from John Hennelly, new Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO

Posted on May 10, 2021
A letter from John Hennelly, new Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO

I’m deeply honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading Sonoma Valley Hospital and becoming part of this wonderful... Continue

Reject Amazon’s proposed Sonoma distribution center

Posted on May 4, 2021

Recently, Sonoma County officials had put a temporary halt to the proposed Amazon “Distribution Center” on Eighth Street and the... Continue

Real estate disclosure and Sonoma County cannabis 

Posted on May 4, 2021

If the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approves the draft cannabis ordinance, some permits will be ministerial with no notice given... Continue

Strange bedfellows behind Sonoma County’s cannabis push

Posted on May 3, 2021

The North Bay Leadership Council endorsed an extreme cannabis ordinance that invites massive outdoor cultivation in Sonoma County.... Continue

The great gas tax ripoff continues

Posted on April 21, 2021

“State needs billions to fix highways despite gas tax,” was just one headline in reaction to a report issued by Caltrans last week.... Continue

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