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Affordable housing is a major health issue, too

Posted on February 1, 2023

The lack of affordable and missing-middle housing in Sonoma Valley is hurting your health and your security. In fact, it’s worse... Continue

Affordable housing is a major health issue, too

Posted on February 1, 2023

The lack of affordable and missing-middle housing in Sonoma Valley is hurting your health and your security. In fact, it’s worse... Continue

A Springs Plaza…?

Posted on January 15, 2023

Plans for a Springs Plaza have been brewing for several decades at least. Whether this idea originated  from the desires of Springs... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 17, 2022
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

Editorial: Last chance for the SDC?

Posted on December 13, 2022
Editorial: Last chance for the SDC?

On December 16, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will vote, for the last time, on the disposition of the Sonoma Developmental... Continue

A new council – and a chance for real change 

Posted on December 1, 2022

Sonoma’s new city council has its work cut out for it. The new majority – Gurney, Farrar Rivas, and Wellander – joins two... Continue

The Sun keeps shining

Posted on November 4, 2022

As this publication closes in on 20 years serving this community, it’s worthwhile reflecting on the state of local newspapers and... Continue

The Sun endorses Farrar Rivas, Gurney and Wellander for City Council

Posted on October 14, 2022
The Sun endorses Farrar Rivas, Gurney and Wellander for City Council

The City of Sonoma is lucky to have three exceptional candidates for City Council this election: Patricia Farrar Rivas, John Gurney,... Continue

The importance of institutional memory

Posted on October 1, 2022

The City of Sonoma’s government faces an unprecedented situation: the loss of institutional memory. Institutional memory cannot be... Continue

Curb the cost of government

Posted on September 15, 2022

After negotiations with the union representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sonoma’s City Council recently... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Sonoma Creek and the wildlife corridor remain at risk at SDC

Posted on February 1, 2023 by

Protecting the Sonoma Valley Wildlife Corridor was one of the main drivers of the push to secure the Open Space at Sonoma Developmental... Continue

Why we filed the SDC lawsuit

Posted on January 28, 2023 by
Why we filed the SDC lawsuit

Mountain lions and now black bears pad their way across Sonoma Valley via an ancient wildlife corridor that threads through the lands... Continue

SDC plan deserves legal challenge

Posted on January 23, 2023 by

Regarding the lawsuit challenging the Sonoma Developmental Center plan:  the Board of Supervisors actually reduced the amount of affordable... Continue

Sonoma needs second cannabis dispensary

Posted on January 18, 2023 by
Sonoma needs second cannabis dispensary

The Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group believes now is the time to move forward with the second dispensary process. Setting this as a high... Continue

Requiem for a mountain lion

Posted on January 16, 2023 by
Requiem for a mountain lion

I write this eulogy while looking across one of the ten-lane freeways P-22 somehow miraculously crossed in 2012, gazing at a view... Continue

Government and Big Tech are the real oppressors

Posted on December 29, 2022 by

In 2001 our government, which is run by people sworn to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic,... Continue

Say no to the utilities’ profit grab

Posted on December 6, 2022 by

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has proposed to make it much more expensive for consumers to go solar starting in... Continue

A call for action on housing, food

Posted on December 5, 2022 by

With fewer than half of us saying we are financially comfortable in these hard times, members of the Sonoma United Methodist Church... Continue

The real Issue is community power, not a plaza

Posted on December 1, 2022 by
The real Issue is community power, not a plaza

As residents of the Boyes Hot Springs, we attended both public meetings last week– one in English and the other in Spanish– addressing... Continue

 What price for a Springs Plaza?

Posted on November 9, 2022 by

Lost in the talk of a plaza being developed in/for the Springs is that an underground parking garage will first be build in the location,... Continue

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