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A rare look inside the SDC

Posted on December 8, 2021
A rare look inside the SDC

Just before the County released its controversial plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center, it invited local media members to the campus... Continue

Bright spots

Posted on December 8, 2021
Bright spots

A trio of battery-powered pixies add their special energy to the Sonoma Plaza Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 20. Steve Meloan... Continue

Enkindling light at the Kayakalpa Center of Glen Ellen

Posted on December 7, 2021
Enkindling light at the Kayakalpa Center of Glen Ellen

The lighting of candles and other festive activities signify a triumph over darkness, joy over sadness and health over sickness. By... Continue

A ‘Resilience Playbook’ to deal with climate change

Posted on December 6, 2021
A 'Resilience Playbook' to deal with climate change

The region’s adaptation to climate risks in equitable and innovative ways demands, says the Greenbelt Alliance, a new approach. A... Continue

What guns do

Posted on December 6, 2021
What guns do

From a very young age I knew guns kill. That is the purpose of a gun, to kill animals or other humans. A 17-year-old brings a gun... Continue

Home for the holidays in ‘The Snow Maiden’

Posted on December 6, 2021
Home for the holidays in ‘The Snow Maiden'

Jamie Mellendy and Viridiana Martinez Brazier, the original Snow Maiden This holiday season, Sonoma Conservatory of Dance is back onstage... Continue

Safe haven: the power of ‘social cohesion’

Posted on December 5, 2021
Safe haven: the power of 'social cohesion'

Richard Heinberg, a recognized authority on energy, has just published a new book called Power, which he defines as, well, energy. He... Continue

Sonoma County cannabis: industry will tank without tax breaks

Posted on December 4, 2021
Sonoma County cannabis: industry will tank without tax breaks

Two Sonoma County cannabis industry groups say that without tax reform at the state and county levels, their faltering industry could... Continue

Ed Foundation expands Classroom Grants program

Posted on December 4, 2021
Ed Foundation expands Classroom Grants program

The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) has upgraded its Classroom Grants program, including increasing the amount teachers... Continue

In de-fence of Sonoma Valley wildlife

Posted on December 4, 2021
In de-fence of Sonoma Valley wildlife

Old, decrepit fences on Sonoma Developmental Center land pose a hazard for creatures passing through the area’s important wildlife... Continue


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