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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

Capitalism’s failure: homelessness

Posted on February 16, 2020
Capitalism's failure: homelessness

The essence of capitalism is the accumulation of profits and assets. This accumulation is enabled by the exploitation of labor, which... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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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

Changes to Urban Growth Boundary would make more affordable housing nearly impossible

Posted on June 20, 2020 by

Now that the low pay and insufficient income of the Valley’s most essential workers has become painfully clear, it would be tragic... Continue

Trump — WTF?

Posted on June 19, 2020 by

Well, it’s been three-and-a-half long, embarrassing years since our last election, and another one is coming up real soon. I’m... Continue

Reparations now!

Posted on June 16, 2020 by
Reparations now!

No more talk. Let’s see some action. Reparations NOW—it’s long overdue. Establish a program, a workable process, and let’s... Continue

Don’t let Amazon warehouse sidestep traffic improvement requirements

Posted on June 14, 2020 by

It is imperative that the issue of repurposing the Victory Station wine-storage warehouse on Hwy. 121 to a 24 hour Amazon retail delivery... Continue

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