Letters to the Editor ~ What our readers have to say


Cannabis Draft Ordinance not as promised

Posted on April 7, 2021

The Cannabis Draft Ordinance is contrary to what the public was told and promised coming out of public hearings from the first amendment... Continue

Proposed cannabis grow would overwhelm the community

Posted on April 5, 2021

We, the residents of Bloomfield, are extremely concerned about the imminent health and safety violations posed by the major revisions... Continue

County’s cannabis rules must provide for public review

Posted on April 3, 2021

Sonoma County is positioning to become a major commercial cannabis cultivation center. Napa and Marin Counties have prohibited cannabis... Continue

Where did my well water go?

Posted on April 1, 2021

Our Sonoma County supervisors are rapidly marching towards approving a cannabis ordinance that will significantly impact our wells... Continue

The right to paid sick leave

Posted on March 31, 2021

For anyone working outside the home or teleworking from home during the pandemic, needing time off work to care for ourselves or a... Continue

Just say no to the mega-grow

Posted on March 27, 2021

Sonoma County wants to be a mecca for outdoor cannabis cultivation, boasting that people prefer Sonoma County weed because... Continue

Rep. Mike Thompson on voting for American Rescue Plan

Posted on March 10, 2021

Help is on the way for the American people. This comprehensive COVID-19 relief package will address the dual health and... Continue

I am no less of a person

Posted on March 10, 2021
I am no less of a person

When I was born, there was a two percent chance of me living. I didn’t know at the time but there was a reason why, and I didn’t... Continue

California’s tax machine continues to chug along

Posted on March 8, 2021

California politicians, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and majority party legislators, practically break their arms trying to pat themselves... Continue

Demystifying homelessness

Posted on March 3, 2021

Despite lots of talk about new plans to reduce homelessness in Sonoma County, things have yet to improve for our unsheltered neighbors. A... Continue

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