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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

Monumental decisions

Posted on July 30, 2020

At each major turning of the wheel of history, the symbols of the formerly powerful are destroyed. These iconoclastic urgings result... Continue

Facing the facts about masks

Posted on June 29, 2020

Every legitimate epidemiologist agrees that by wearing face masks the public can greatly reduce the transmission of Covid-19, yet... Continue

It’s time to change the culture of policing

Posted on June 12, 2020

The behavior and accountability of law enforcement has emerged as a huge issue. The murder of George Floyd set off ongoing nationwide... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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The seditious must be held accountable

Posted on January 18, 2021 by
The seditious must be held accountable

As a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran from Sonoma, and as someone who took an oath to serve and protect to defend our democracy, I must speak... Continue

Implement the 25th Amendment

Posted on January 11, 2021 by
Implement the 25th Amendment

The following letter was sent to Congressman Mike Thompson on behalf of the Sonoma Valley Democratic Club: Dear Congressman Thompson: The... Continue

The right to bear fireworks?

Posted on January 6, 2021 by
The right to bear fireworks?

Reader opinion by Josette Brose-Eichar — Many years ago when my niece and nephew were small children, my mom and dad were pressing... Continue

Message from SV Hospital’s outgoing CEO

Posted on December 30, 2020 by
Message from SV Hospital's outgoing CEO

It has been a pleasure serving as the CEO of Sonoma Valley Hospital for the past decade, writes Kelly Mather, who is leaving the post... Continue

2020 vision

Posted on December 29, 2020 by
2020 vision

When I mention to people that I graduated high school in 1959 I get that are-you-from-another-world? look, I think, yeah, I am. Reader... Continue

We live in an empire, not a democracy

Posted on December 29, 2020 by

A lot of people say there’s no difference between Democrats and Republicans. A lot of people point out the differences in social... Continue

Trump’s pardons have done profound damage

Posted on December 28, 2020 by

The recent pardons granted by our soon-to-be but not-soon-enough ex-president have done profound and lasting damage to our country. Trump... Continue

Sonoma is harshing my buzz

Posted on December 9, 2020 by
Sonoma is harshing my buzz

I am very unhappy with the current state of affairs within the cannabis community and local government. I am a 46-year resident of... Continue

Raising the minimum wage is a winning issue

Posted on December 3, 2020 by
Raising the minimum wage is a winning issue

The grueling 2020 Presidential election is finally over, thanks to a record-breaking number of American voters who overwhelmingly... Continue

Will tax-hikers finally get the message?

Posted on November 16, 2020 by

Although election results are not yet official, it is clear that Proposition 15, the $12 billion property tax hike also known as “split... Continue

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