A new council – and a chance for real change 

Posted on December 1, 2022

Sonoma’s new city council has its work cut out for it. The new majority – Gurney, Farrar Rivas, and Wellander – joins two... Continue

The Sun keeps shining

Posted on November 4, 2022

As this publication closes in on 20 years serving this community, it’s worthwhile reflecting on the state of local newspapers and... Continue

The Sun endorses Farrar Rivas, Gurney and Wellander for City Council

Posted on October 14, 2022
The Sun endorses Farrar Rivas, Gurney and Wellander for City Council

The City of Sonoma is lucky to have three exceptional candidates for City Council this election: Patricia Farrar Rivas, John Gurney,... Continue

The importance of institutional memory

Posted on October 1, 2022

The City of Sonoma’s government faces an unprecedented situation: the loss of institutional memory. Institutional memory cannot be... Continue

Curb the cost of government

Posted on September 15, 2022

After negotiations with the union representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sonoma’s City Council recently... Continue

The Town of Sonoma

Posted on September 1, 2022

When it comes to the imagination, cities are almost magical and their names often evoke visions of romance, beauty, and intrigue.... Continue

Youthful matters

Posted on August 15, 2022

Concerns about the needs of our area’s young people get considerable attention. Schooling, recreation, and social activities all... Continue

What kind of community are we?

Posted on August 1, 2022

During the night a few weeks ago in Sonoma, someone with an ice pick punctured car tires up and down Andrieux and Bettencourt Streets,... Continue

Become the City Council we need

Posted on July 15, 2022

This November, three seats will be up for election for Sonoma’s City Council, those of Madolyn Agrimonti, Kelso Barnett, and Robert... Continue

Our democracy is in danger

Posted on July 1, 2022

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we do so while legislative hearings in Washington, D.C. about Trump’s attempt to stage... Continue

Letters to the Editor

The real Issue is community power, not a plaza

Posted on December 1, 2022 by
The real Issue is community power, not a plaza

As residents of the Boyes Hot Springs, we attended both public meetings last week– one in English and the other in Spanish– addressing... Continue

 What price for a Springs Plaza?

Posted on November 9, 2022 by

Lost in the talk of a plaza being developed in/for the Springs is that an underground parking garage will first be build in the location,... Continue

Thanks from Mike Thompson, re-elected to Congress

Posted on November 9, 2022 by

Thank you to everyone who voted in the Midterm Election yesterday, and especially to those who voted to re-elect me. Serving the people... Continue

The importance of Veterans Day

Posted on November 7, 2022 by

Veterans Day, recognized on November 11, represents a time for Americans to come together to celebrate and commemorate the bravery... Continue

SDC 1,000 units is a good deal

Posted on November 5, 2022 by

I’m writing to encourage members of the County Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors to support the Eldridge, SDC Specific... Continue

Joe Lemas for School Board

Posted on November 1, 2022 by

I’m writing today to express my strong endorsement for Joe Lemas for School Board Trustee Area 2. As a parent of a recent SVHS graduate,... Continue

SDC should be in public hands

Posted on October 31, 2022 by
SDC should be in public hands

The Sonoma Valley Democrats recently voted to urge the county and state to keep the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) property in... Continue

SDC plan is ludicrous

Posted on October 26, 2022 by

Supervisor Gorin: I’m still strongly opposed to the revised [Sonoma Developmental Center] Environmental Impact Report produced by... Continue

Recommendations for Education posts

Posted on October 17, 2022 by

I want to share some recommendations with respect to the November 8 election that involves educational positions.  Sonoma County Superintendent... Continue

Patricia for City Council

Posted on October 13, 2022 by

Evidence based decision making focuses on using facts and data to make decisions, rather than opinion. Having visited each candidates’... Continue

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