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I started writing for The Sun in 2005, while I was Mayor of Sonoma. I’d write a “Mayor’s” column once a month, and thereafter... Continue

The mainstream media will not cover deeply political issues like immigration as a journalistic search for truth but as a debate in... Continue

These days The News is certainly bad if not downright terrible and terrifying. To cheer our spirits, it might help to apply the adage... Continue

In the wake of our most recent round of storms, in which steady downpours and fierce winds resulted in flooded roads, swollen creeks... Continue

Lately everything sounds like it’s about pointy things, guns, rockets, or bullet points.  Is it just me? I’m avoiding it all like... Continue

  Our economy is contingent on continuous growth, consumerism, and monetary policy that facilitates such growth. Growth is a highly-loaded... Continue

By Loretta Carr | For The Sun —  I had been looking forward to this trip to Palm Springs for years. Every winter my husband... Continue

Chapter 69: November 1950 • Sonora Larry’s diary (age 16) Nov 1  New springs for horn. Got up at 3:30. Cop stopped me in Escalon,... Continue

Congress will be continue to pass numerous tax law changes. Below are tidbits that that you might find useful: IRS Online Account enhancements.... Continue

What’s fresh, and a delicious recipe for sauteed escarole Winter, if we can call it that in the amazing Sonoma Valley, does slow... Continue

When Ken Mattson and his Sonoma Cheese Factory (one of his some 80+ real estate holdings in Sonoma Valley) threw an open house schmoozer... Continue

If your economy requires people to consume things they don’t need or even want, and to do more of it each year than the year before,... Continue

Now that the rain is here and the ground is muddy, it is the best time of year for animal tracking in Sonoma Valley. While our local... Continue

By Marissa La Brecque | For The Sun — In a world that has become increasingly isolated and disconnected, it’s crucial... Continue

Why do you teach the arts, I asked the visual and performing arts teachers in SVUSD recently. Their answers revealed the transformational... Continue

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