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Don’t squander a generational opportunity 

Posted on December 1, 2021

We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the fate of our Valley, throwing our support behind a creative, future-looking proposal... Continue

SDC: Speak up now or forever hold your peace

Posted on November 22, 2021
SDC: Speak up now or forever hold your peace

We have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the fate of our Valley. We can support a creative, future-looking proposal for the development... Continue

Playing the patsy

Posted on November 1, 2021

Cities like Sonoma have a variety of regulatory tools available to ensure that as major development occurs, not just the developer... Continue

Sonoma’s water woes

Posted on October 15, 2021

A recent report revealed that the City of Sonoma’s water use reduction is the worst in Sonoma County, at only 3.8% as compared with... Continue

Sandra Lowe for City Council

Posted on October 1, 2021

Sonoma’s City Council has been in a rather confused state of late, and now has a majority of members either appointed or placed in... Continue

It’s called Broadway, not Narroway 

Posted on September 10, 2021
It’s called Broadway, not Narroway 

For a century and a half the entrance to Sonoma has been a broad boulevard. It once led to an eight-acre fenced meadow where livestock... Continue

The art of living

Posted on September 1, 2021

Life is about much more than politics, business and consumption. Our Valley is blessed with vital and energetic arts organizations... Continue

Let’s not return to normal

Posted on July 29, 2021

This pandemic forced everything and everyone to change. Normal life and all its habits have been overturned, and we’ve been forced... Continue

Election by Facebook

Posted on July 9, 2021

Politics has changed in the 21st century. What used to be an intensely personal, relationship-based electoral process has become disembodied,... Continue

Editorial: Sonoma City Council is not a side gig

Posted on June 25, 2021
Editorial: Sonoma City Council is not a side gig

Three members of Sonoma’s City Council have resigned during the past six months, all for personal reasons. From citing displeasure... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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County Human Rights Commission stands with NAACP in Sheriff flap

Posted on December 1, 2021 by

As founding director of Sonoma County’s Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach as well as Chair of the Commission... Continue

The danger of storing LPG rail cars along Sonoma’s 8th Street East

Posted on November 15, 2021 by

To: Director Mansourian, Director Rabbitt, Director Gorrin, Director Fudge and Senator McGuire Thank you for taking up the important... Continue

SDC plan is shallow and unimaginative

Posted on November 13, 2021 by
SDC plan is shallow and unimaginative

The following are my comments about the draft SDC plan. Overall, there seems to be little evidence that the local community’s concerns... Continue

SV Hospital CEO on Covid: ‘not out of the woods yet’

Posted on November 5, 2021 by

I would first like to thank our community for your support of Measure F. The funding the parcel tax provides the hospital is critical... Continue

The importance of supporting Veterans

Posted on November 3, 2021 by

Now more than ever, Veterans need the support of their communities. From the close-knit groups of families and friends who can be there... Continue

DeNova Homes and the ‘affordable housing’ dilemma

Posted on October 28, 2021 by
DeNova Homes and the 'affordable housing' dilemma

We notice with displeasure (but no surprise) that, as part of the city requirement to provide affordable housing in their developments,... Continue

Sandra Lowe is ready for the Sonoma City Council

Posted on October 27, 2021 by

All votes in the November 2 election have yet to be cast and tallied, so it will be a while before Sandra Lowe can be seated as City... Continue

Support Sonoma Valley Hospital — Vote yes on Measure F

Posted on October 15, 2021 by
Support Sonoma Valley Hospital -- Vote yes on Measure F

Support the future of our community hospital by voting Yes on Measure F by November 2 Opinion by Bill Boeurum For over 70 years Sonoma... Continue

Wake up and smell the cannabis, Sonoma County

Posted on October 11, 2021 by
Wake up and smell the cannabis, Sonoma County

Sonoma County swung and missed three times in its effort to establish a successful cannabis ordinance. The board of supervisors (BOS)... Continue

High school pool is the last thing we need

Posted on October 5, 2021 by

Building a 16-lane swimming pool during the worst drought since the 1930s Dust Bowl illustrates just how disconnected SVUSD’s school... Continue

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