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Fires and power shutdowns: what have we learned?

Posted on November 7, 2019

That PG&E is ill-prepared to cope with periods of hot, windy weather is now painfully obvious. That the utility has spent its profits... Continue

Aliases and alter-egos running amok

Posted on October 23, 2019
Aliases and alter-egos running amok

With the popularity of the Internet came the rise of the use of aliases, and anonymous attacks using online comment systems and other... Continue

Homeless in Sonoma

Posted on October 12, 2019

Sonoma is a lovely little town that attracts visitors from around the world. They come here to enjoy our fine weather, pleasant parks,... Continue

A shameful City audit

Posted on September 26, 2019

The recently released audit of the City of Sonoma by the auditing firm of Richardson & Co. is nothing the City should be proud... Continue

What, we worry?

Posted on September 3, 2019
What, we worry?

PG&E is planning to shut down electricity to the Sonoma Valley to prevent wildfires in the event of a major wind event that might... Continue

Does banning colors in schools actually prevent gang activity?

Posted on August 22, 2019

Guest editorial by Dean Szanyi | Student Reporter It is no secret that a certain number of young people attending Sonoma Valley High... Continue

Venture philanthropy

Posted on August 8, 2019

Building a big business requires venture capital, an infusion of wealth that is used to fund a business while it grows. Unlike loans,... Continue

Solving housing by solving parking

Posted on July 25, 2019

Solving the housing problem – too little housing for lower-income residents – requires solving the parking problem – too much... Continue

Preserving Democracy

Posted on July 14, 2019
Preserving Democracy

Democracy is under assault all over the globe, suffering at the hands of a combination of authoritarian, nativist, and fundamentalist... Continue

Fire season is here

Posted on June 21, 2019

It’s all too easy to become complacent, and the early high temperatures and smoke from regional fires filling the valley on the... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Is undergrounding the answer?

Posted on November 8, 2019 by

I would like an objective and comprehensive study to determine if in the long run, undergrounding power lines is cost effective. If... Continue

Honoring the forgotten and nameless people who helped to build Sonoma

Posted on November 6, 2019 by

October 22, was a big day for The Ting Project!  The Sonoma City Council approved the donor recognition bricks, which will allow us... Continue

Parking? Cars are the real problem

Posted on October 26, 2019 by

The issue of parking has come up recently; folks are concerned about providing parking for higher density housing on Donald Street,... Continue

Gas-filled railroad cars pose constant danger

Posted on October 24, 2019 by

The cause of last week’s explosion and fire at the NuStar Energy refinery in Crockett (Contra Costa County) has not been revealed.... Continue

PG&E is greedy, negligent

Posted on October 23, 2019 by

Here we go again. PG&E is negligent in upgrading and maintaining their power grid. Instead they got greedy and gave their shareholders... Continue

The gas tax bait-and-switch

Posted on October 14, 2019 by

Cassandra of Greek mythology was blessed with the gift of prophecy and doomed by the curse that no one would ever believe her. Conservatives... Continue

Build a tourist wall, and make Napa pay for it

Posted on October 12, 2019 by

Many people are saying there are too many tourists coming into Sonoma, and they are not the best. They are grapists. They’re... Continue

Climate action: Sonoma youth are on the case

Posted on September 25, 2019 by

One sign summed it up, “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change, I am changing the things I CANNOT accept.” Sonoma’s... Continue

Climate rally was a critical teaching moment, wasted

Posted on September 25, 2019 by

It’s stating the obvious to say the overwhelming and all-pervasive issue of our time is global warming/climate change. It’s repercussions... Continue

Donor recognition at Sonoma monument is inappropriate 

Posted on September 11, 2019 by

I respect the concerns of City Councilmembers and agree that it is inappropriate to include donor recognition at the Ting Memorial.... Continue

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