Monumental decisions

Posted on July 30, 2020

At each major turning of the wheel of history, the symbols of the formerly powerful are destroyed. These iconoclastic urgings result... Continue

Facing the facts about masks

Posted on June 29, 2020

Every legitimate epidemiologist agrees that by wearing face masks the public can greatly reduce the transmission of Covid-19, yet... Continue

It’s time to change the culture of policing

Posted on June 12, 2020

The behavior and accountability of law enforcement has emerged as a huge issue. The murder of George Floyd set off ongoing nationwide... Continue

Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

Posted on June 3, 2020
Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

  The protests roiling our nation have but lightly touched Sonoma Valley, but all of us here feel the tension and despair that’s... Continue

Thinking outside a brand-new box

Posted on May 28, 2020

People don’t change long-standing habits easily; where we shop, what we eat, how we speak, ways we dress, and so forth, become... Continue

The Sun is a struggling small business. You can help.

Posted on May 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is killing a horrifying number of people; it’s also finishing off America’s local newspapers,... Continue

Protection, not promotion: How the hospitality industry can help its workers right now

Posted on April 17, 2020
Protection, not promotion: How the hospitality industry can help its workers right now

Sonoma’s Tourism Improvement District (TID), a non-profit organization operated by representatives from the hospitality industry,... Continue

Our world has turned upside down

Posted on March 20, 2020

Everything we believed was true has become subject to question or even reversal; everything we relied upon has shifted. On a larger... Continue

Green burials

Posted on March 12, 2020
Green burials

The City of Sonoma maintains a number of cemeteries, including the historic Mountain Cemetery containing the tombs and graves of many... Continue

Felling trees

Posted on February 27, 2020

The consensus of climate scientists is that climate change threatens to cause an irrevocable alteration of life on planet earth. The... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Roundup of wasted taxpayer money

Posted on July 27, 2020 by

Anyone who’s ever managed a household knows that it’s not only how much money you make that matters. It’s also how much you... Continue

Opposed to paying reparations

Posted on July 22, 2020 by

I am writing to respectfully disagree with Ms. Rowntree’s letter (July 9, 2020) “Reparations Now”. While I agree there have... Continue

Generational PTSD, explained

Posted on July 15, 2020 by

In my short (and long) lifetime, I and others of my ilk have endured….. Surviving an unknowing womb of drink and smoke Crawling... Continue

A chance for public input on Sonoma’s Amazon warehouse project

Posted on July 14, 2020 by
A chance for public input on Sonoma's Amazon warehouse project

The July 22 online meeting of the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Committee (SVCAC) may be your last and only chance to express your... Continue

Shocking example of how Sonoma County devalues human rights

Posted on July 6, 2020 by
Shocking example of how Sonoma County devalues human rights

The killing of George Floyd has unleashed a much-needed reckoning with our nation’s long history of systemic racism.  Right here... Continue

Souring on Trump? What took you so long?

Posted on July 3, 2020 by

So suddenly,  former Bush staffers, middle-of-the-road Republicans and some of the religious right are upset with Donald Trump, against... Continue

I’m calling on my lawmakers to fund vote-by-mail

Posted on July 1, 2020 by

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on our families, our economy, and our elections. But Congress has the power to intervene right now. In response... Continue

Another corrupted, harmful budget from Sacramento

Posted on June 29, 2020 by
Another corrupted, harmful budget from Sacramento

California’s budget process has become so warped it would make even Niccolò Machiavelli blush. The annual spending plan was never... Continue

Urban Growth Boundary is a critical November ballot issue

Posted on June 23, 2020 by

The Citizens to Renew the City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary supports the revised draft of the UGB ballot measure to renew... Continue

Mass evictions are the next crisis

Posted on June 22, 2020 by
Mass evictions are the next crisis

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the nation, America’s renters face another threat, as critical relief benefits of the CARES Act... Continue

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