The vicious cycle

Posted on May 19, 2022

Despite a booming economy, real wage growth, historically low unemployment, and the proliferation of mega-billionaires, government... Continue

Changing Sonoma’s campaign donation limits

Posted on May 1, 2022

At its regular meeting on April 20, the City Council discussed the topic of Sonoma’s campaign contribution limits, and whether or... Continue

Where’s all the money?

Posted on April 15, 2022

Despite decades of robust, tourist-based growth, the City of Sonoma is, inexplicably and perennially, short of money. No major civic... Continue

The future of community collaboration

Posted on April 2, 2022

When the Portrait of Sonoma County report was published in 2014, it presented an unvarnished analysis of the dire circumstances which... Continue

On Plaza parklets

Posted on March 14, 2022

Sonoma’s Plaza is a treasure, a nationally recognized historical landmark. It’s not just the tree-studded, eight acres of green... Continue

Running a city

Posted on March 1, 2022

As if the past several years have not been tough enough  – dealing with a global pandemic, three City Council resignations, staffing... Continue

Gorin is on the right side in SDC fight

Posted on February 14, 2022

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin, in her advocacy for a specific site plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) that reflects... Continue

Coping with Covid chaos

Posted on February 2, 2022

America is among the most technologically advanced countries in the world. The computer revolution began here, and the US continues... Continue

Acknowledging complexity

Posted on January 15, 2022

We all prefer simple solutions and explanations for serious problems, but our world is increasingly complex, and so are its problems... Continue

What makes The Sun different

Posted on December 16, 2021

All across America newspapers are struggling. Those that remain independent have turned to digital media to boost revenues, but user... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Tax the rich. Exhibit A: Elon Musk

Posted on May 18, 2022 by

Elon Musk has contracted to buy Twitter for $44 billion. That’s an astronomical amount, but clearly within the reach of the world’s... Continue

Tennenbaum for Sheriff

Posted on May 14, 2022 by

Unlike his opponents, Carl Tennenbaum is the only man running for Sheriff who hasn’t been part of the nationally... Continue

Press Democrat’s endorsement for Sheriff is misguided

Posted on May 7, 2022 by
Press Democrat's endorsement for Sheriff is misguided

Regarding the Press Democrat’s endorsed candidate for Sheriff: Any suggestion that Assistant Sheriff Engram can or will implement... Continue

Why is the Sheriff’s election important and why should we care?

Posted on May 6, 2022 by
Why is the Sheriff's election important and why should we care?

Why is the Sheriff’s election important and why should we care? In my view it’s the most important office next to choosing... Continue

Those fleeing Ukraine deserve full refugee status

Posted on April 26, 2022 by

We are very much interested in becoming sponsors of Ukrainian refugees, however, we just learned that so far, the U.S. is only planning... Continue

Tennenbaum for Sheriff

Posted on April 16, 2022 by

In 2020, county voters overwhelmingly enacted Measure P, expanding the oversight authority and independence of the Independent Office... Continue

Sonoma needs affordable, not ‘market rate’, housing

Posted on April 14, 2022 by

Sonoma’s projected $1.9 million city budget surplus is a reflection of our vibrant economy, which is based largely on tourism. However... Continue

Why I’m running for Congress

Posted on April 10, 2022 by
Why I’m running for Congress

By Jason Kishineff I’m running for Congress as an independent in District 4 [against incumbent Mike Thompson] because business as... Continue

Sonoma Grange #407 — welcome back

Posted on April 4, 2022 by
Sonoma Grange #407 -- welcome back

You may have heard the recent news, if not — the Springs Hall building is once again a Grange Hall!   After years of working... Continue

Kudos for Katy

Posted on March 27, 2022 by

Katy Byrne’s recent piece, Make it stop!, was brilliant. As a psychotherapist myself, I appreciate her clarity — that... Continue

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