Planning For A Much Closer Future

Posted on July 17, 2024
Planning For A Much Closer Future

Is Sonoma’s new 20-year General Plan already obsolete? If you feel as if things are changing so quickly you can’t keep up, you’re... Continue

Patriotism in 2024

Posted on July 4, 2024
Patriotism in 2024

Things are pretty crazy in America right now. Talk of civil war is bubbling up on the internet, the upcoming election feels daunting,... Continue

There’s no place like home

Posted on June 20, 2024
There's no place like home

People have lived here for a very long time. Western and Asian cultures are recent arrivals; for countless centuries America’s indigenous... Continue

Mission Impossible?

Posted on June 3, 2024
Mission Impossible?

Small town newspapers are failing all across America. The proliferation of online media has irrevocably altered the newspaper business,... Continue

The Sun also rises…in June

Posted on April 16, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Sonoma Valley Sun will continue to be published and printed twice monthly, beginning June 1, 2024. With... Continue

The Sun will come out…tomorrow

Posted on March 9, 2024
The Sun will come out...tomorrow

Since the untimely death of Sun publisher Val Robichaud, we at The Sun have been been considering how to go forward. Our website SonomaSun.com... Continue

The creeping dominance of jargon

Posted on February 23, 2024

We don’t know precisely when human language developed, but given our inclination to communicate it probably emerged quite early in... Continue

Editorial: Government as a business enterprise

Posted on February 4, 2024
Editorial: Government as a business enterprise

Government is not a business; its purpose is not to make a profit, but to further the aim of creating a good society. What constitutes... Continue

With a wink and a nod

Posted on January 3, 2024

The City of Sonoma recently adopted a new policy requiring the disclosure of Ex Parte communications with “interested parties”... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 16, 2023
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

September, 1897 –– DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says,... Continue

Letters to the Editor

It is the City Council’s job to listen

Posted on July 19, 2024 by

A Gaza ceasefire resolution was on the agenda of the June 5 city council meeting.  At prior city council meetings, dozens spoke during... Continue

Why the Sonoma City Council Should Pass a Ceasefire Resolution

Posted on July 5, 2024 by

Since January, members of the Sonoma Valley Ceasefire Coalition have attended many City Council meetings, requesting that Council members... Continue

Averting irreversible global warming

Posted on June 20, 2024 by

Dear Editor, I must take issue with Caitlin Cornwall’s article stating that “progress IS happening” regarding climate change.... Continue

City Council: Build the Ting in Depot Park

Posted on May 12, 2024 by

Friends on City Council : I am pleased to see that at its Wednesday meeting Council will issue a proclamation of May, 2024 as Asian... Continue

Government let us down on SDC

Posted on May 8, 2024 by

Dear Editor: Our local and state politicians really fell down on protecting our community from a massive invasion. The Sonoma Valley... Continue

Sonoma ceasefire resolution

Posted on May 1, 2024 by

Today, over 100 US cities and villages nationwide have formally called for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza by approving... Continue

Pools over teachers?

Posted on February 14, 2024 by

Pools are important. A good education is more important. But that’s not the way SVUSD has managed for many years.  Appearances over... Continue

Red flags on Measure H

Posted on February 13, 2024 by
Red flags on Measure H

We all want to be safe from fire and we all respect, appreciate and want to support our dedicated and courageous firefighters for their... Continue

Incompetence and delay from State Parks

Posted on February 5, 2024 by
Incompetence and delay from State Parks

As a lifelong resident of the Sonoma Valley and a volunteer docent at the Jack London State Historic Park, I am deeply disappointed... Continue

Let’s get going on Annexation

Posted on February 4, 2024 by

The latest iteration of the discussion about annexation of the Springs Community by the City of Sonoma is going around again. Please... Continue

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