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The ‘year of housing’ in Sonoma?

Posted on March 25, 2021

We are pleased to see Mayor Logan Harvey’s efforts to direct the attention of the City Council to the continuing crisis of affordable... Continue

When the creeks run dry

Posted on March 5, 2021

A walk around the Valley reveals just how dry it’s been this year. All the major creeks are running low, and unless things change... Continue

Digital division   

Posted on February 11, 2021

Here we are in the midst of political, economic, health, and climate crises, yet some people are making a big deal about small problems,... Continue

The to-do list of wishful thinking

Posted on January 21, 2021

In the spirit of positive thinking, good vibes, and sheer dumb luck, we offer this list of hopes and dreams for the coming year. That... Continue

2021 — a fresh start… please?

Posted on December 21, 2020

A new city manager and two new City Council members face tough times ahead as 2020 draws to a close. The City of Sonoma, like the rest... Continue

Now what?

Posted on November 6, 2020

Election Day has come and gone. Candidates have won and lost and various state and local measures were affirmed or defeated. The potential... Continue

The Sun recommends

Posted on October 28, 2020
The Sun recommends

Despite the absence of an election for City Council, since Amy Harrington and Jack Ding earned seats due to a lack of other candidates,... Continue

Measure V: The permanent temporary half-cent sales tax

Posted on October 16, 2020

On this year’s ballot the City of Sonoma is asking voters to approve Measure V, the half-cent sales tax first approved in 2012... Continue

Distance learning isn’t perfect – but it’s working

Posted on September 11, 2020

When the pandemic flipped the education system upside down six months ago, people had concerns about how kids would finish the year.... Continue

A new vision for local governance

Posted on August 20, 2020

This pandemic has proven that many of our assumptions about social structures are wrong. Conventional truths about working, economic... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Cannabis and the economy — at what future cost?

Posted on April 8, 2021 by

This year our Sonoma County is, once again, heading into drought. We need to take a longer view when making choices that impact... Continue

Cannabis Draft Ordinance not as promised

Posted on April 7, 2021 by

The Cannabis Draft Ordinance is contrary to what the public was told and promised coming out of public hearings from the first amendment... Continue

Proposed cannabis grow would overwhelm the community

Posted on April 5, 2021 by

We, the residents of Bloomfield, are extremely concerned about the imminent health and safety violations posed by the major revisions... Continue

County’s cannabis rules must provide for public review

Posted on April 3, 2021 by

Sonoma County is positioning to become a major commercial cannabis cultivation center. Napa and Marin Counties have prohibited cannabis... Continue

Where did my well water go?

Posted on April 1, 2021 by

Our Sonoma County supervisors are rapidly marching towards approving a cannabis ordinance that will significantly impact our wells... Continue

The right to paid sick leave

Posted on March 31, 2021 by

For anyone working outside the home or teleworking from home during the pandemic, needing time off work to care for ourselves or a... Continue

Just say no to the mega-grow

Posted on March 27, 2021 by

Sonoma County wants to be a mecca for outdoor cannabis cultivation, boasting that people prefer Sonoma County weed because... Continue

Rep. Mike Thompson on voting for American Rescue Plan

Posted on March 10, 2021 by

Help is on the way for the American people. This comprehensive COVID-19 relief package will address the dual health and... Continue

I am no less of a person

Posted on March 10, 2021 by
I am no less of a person

When I was born, there was a two percent chance of me living. I didn’t know at the time but there was a reason why, and I didn’t... Continue

California’s tax machine continues to chug along

Posted on March 8, 2021 by

California politicians, including Gov. Gavin Newsom and majority party legislators, practically break their arms trying to pat themselves... Continue

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