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Sixteen, Chicano and trans — a life without apology

Posted on October 18, 2020
Sixteen, Chicano and trans -- a life without apology

  By Jeremy Castillo —  As a person of color and being trans, I have felt the lack of acceptance from the white community.... Continue

When police violence hits close to home: ‘The killing of one of my students by a Vallejo cop’

Posted on June 14, 2020
When police violence hits close to home: 'The killing of one of my students by a Vallejo cop'

Guy Jarreau, a Napa Community College student, was shot and killed by a Vallejo police officer in 2010. By Loretta Carr The distress... Continue

Educational social justice

Posted on September 19, 2019

As the school year begins, I’d like to pose a question: What would be a good topic for an article about education in Sonoma Valley... Continue

Terror from within and the minority divide

Posted on August 22, 2019

It’s true that as we get older, a melancholy can set in when we are faced with the loss of family and friends as well as our own... Continue

Opinion: Fighting for a fair wage for workers

Posted on June 14, 2019
Opinion: Fighting for a fair wage for workers

An activist for many years, I am always impressed by the May 1 marches organized by the farm workers union, inspired by the long-gone... Continue

A case of Pan Dulce culture shock

Posted on October 19, 2018
A case of Pan Dulce culture shock

By Loretta Carpio Carr On a recent stop for gas, I went into the adjacent convenience store to buy a bottle of water and a couple... Continue

Passing the torch

Posted on April 8, 2018
Passing the torch

In the late 1960’s the world was in turmoil, much as it is today. American’s youth propelled the anti-war movement, marched for... Continue

No papers? You still have rights

Posted on March 20, 2018

While the talk in Sonoma focuses on housing, school budget cuts and rebuilding after the wildfires, the story of roundups and attacks... Continue

I have a dream, too

Posted on January 26, 2018

Borrowing from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational declaration, I have a dream for an effective, supportive, secure, and happy... Continue

Listen to the parents

Posted on January 13, 2018

With all the holiday celebrations behind us, we know that Santa Claus did not bring the Sonoma Valley School District three million... Continue


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