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The pride of love

Posted on June 17, 2022

With all the problems facing our world – climate change, over-population, pandemic disease, political extremism, and the like –... Continue

Yelling fire

Posted on June 8, 2022

Goodness knows these past few years have been trying. We all feel the stress and pressure, and although life appears to be closer to... Continue

Tennenbaum for Sonoma County Sheriff

Posted on May 25, 2022
Tennenbaum for Sonoma County Sheriff

In 2020, Sonoma County’s voters overwhelmingly supported Measure P, which garnered 64% of the vote. Measure P called for increased... Continue

The vicious cycle

Posted on May 19, 2022

Despite a booming economy, real wage growth, historically low unemployment, and the proliferation of mega-billionaires, government... Continue

Changing Sonoma’s campaign donation limits

Posted on May 1, 2022

At its regular meeting on April 20, the City Council discussed the topic of Sonoma’s campaign contribution limits, and whether or... Continue

Where’s all the money?

Posted on April 15, 2022

Despite decades of robust, tourist-based growth, the City of Sonoma is, inexplicably and perennially, short of money. No major civic... Continue

The future of community collaboration

Posted on April 2, 2022

When the Portrait of Sonoma County report was published in 2014, it presented an unvarnished analysis of the dire circumstances which... Continue

On Plaza parklets

Posted on March 14, 2022

Sonoma’s Plaza is a treasure, a nationally recognized historical landmark. It’s not just the tree-studded, eight acres of green... Continue

Running a city

Posted on March 1, 2022

As if the past several years have not been tough enough  – dealing with a global pandemic, three City Council resignations, staffing... Continue

Gorin is on the right side in SDC fight

Posted on February 14, 2022

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin, in her advocacy for a specific site plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) that reflects... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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It’s time to reform the Supreme Court

Posted on June 26, 2022 by
It's time to reform the Supreme Court

When Donald Trump was in office, he and Mitch McConnell made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. McConnell went so far... Continue

Where did the school bond money go?

Posted on June 13, 2022 by
Where did the school bond money go?

To: Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent Adrian Palazuelos. [There are] “tough  decisions” forthcoming to avoid... Continue

Sonoma, plan before you annex

Posted on June 11, 2022 by

I am writing express my opposition to the potential annexation by  Sonoma of six current County plots in and around the City of Sonoma.  I... Continue

Suburbia’s ugly legacy

Posted on June 8, 2022 by

Local residents often object to nearby high density housing development because it will change the “character” of their community.... Continue

Protect SDC open space

Posted on June 7, 2022 by

The main ask from the protesters at the Sonoma Development Center (SDC) was for the state to immediately transfer all the open space... Continue

Thoughts, prayers, and dead children

Posted on June 2, 2022 by

Senators should take the thoughts and prayers time instead to voice appreciation to those sacrificing for gun laws.  Senators can... Continue

It took just one massacre

Posted on May 28, 2022 by

On April 28, 1996, a gunman with an AR-15 opened fire on crowds at a historical site in Port Arthur, Australia, killing 35 people.... Continue

Stop Congress from making money on the stock market

Posted on May 24, 2022 by

When Congress passed the STOCK Act in 2012, the law was supposed to stop congressional insider trading, improve transparency, and increase... Continue

SDC plans add to county’s mental health crisis

Posted on May 24, 2022 by

Responding to Susan Gorin’s piece “Disparity of Public Health Services” Supervisor may want to take a look at her negative... Continue

Tax the rich. Exhibit A: Elon Musk

Posted on May 18, 2022 by

Elon Musk has contracted to buy Twitter for $44 billion. That’s an astronomical amount, but clearly within the reach of the world’s... Continue

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