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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

The theatre of life

Posted on June 6, 2019

We’re far from the first to note that “all the world’s a stage,” but we can’t resist bringing attention... Continue

Haven’t you heard? The war on pot is over

Posted on May 23, 2019
Haven't you heard? The war on pot is over

The use of cannabis – pot, weed, Mary Jane, reefer, or whatever you want to call it – is now legal in California, but here in... Continue

Sonoma’s Department of Parks and Recreation

Posted on May 9, 2019
Sonoma's Department of Parks and Recreation

First of all, there isn’t one. Though it’s been talked about for years, the City of Sonoma still has no Parks and Rec... Continue

Sonoma — The board game

Posted on April 27, 2019
Sonoma — The board game

Properties in the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley are being bought, sold, and accumulated in unprecedented ways. Recent reports of... Continue

Engaging local talent and expertise

Posted on April 11, 2019

The problems facing our community are significant. Regrettably, government is constantly short of funds for activities such as basic... Continue

Take a walk

Posted on March 27, 2019
Take a walk

To say we are a car culture is an understatement; we use our cars so frequently that many people walk less than half a mile each day.... Continue

Free Market hogwash

Posted on March 13, 2019

Elections have consequences, and the most recent election in Sonoma has resulted in a progressive City Council which, in turn, has... Continue

The regional housing CASA Compact

Posted on February 28, 2019

 The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) recently announced the release... Continue

It’s time to get serious about a housing plan

Posted on February 19, 2019

For many years, the Sonoma City Council has talked about addressing the need for more affordable housing, while preserving city character.... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Healthcare tax for citizens, free healthcare for noncitizen

Posted on June 17, 2019 by

If there was any question whatsoever as to whether California has gone completely off the rails, proposals in the new state budget... Continue

Demanding equity: When do we stand up?

Posted on June 5, 2019 by
Demanding equity: When do we stand up?

Reader opinion by D’mitra Smith  I moved to Sonoma Valley in 2001, a month after 9/11. I was called the N-word within three... Continue

County must act on fire warning system

Posted on June 1, 2019 by

It has now been 20 months since the deadly wildfires of October 2017. As another fire season gets underway, it is still not clear what... Continue

Open letter from departing SVHS principal

Posted on May 28, 2019 by
Open letter from departing SVHS principal

As has been shared by the district, I am moving on next year to become the Principal at my alma mater, Petaluma High School. It was... Continue

SV Cannabis Group responds to Sun pot editorial

Posted on May 28, 2019 by
SV Cannabis Group responds to Sun pot editorial

Gil Latimer, of the Sonoma Valley Cannabis Group, responds to The Sun editorial ‘Haven’t you heard? The war on pot is over.... Continue

Don’t ignore aging issues

Posted on May 23, 2019 by

What a brilliant and poignant article Mr. Maddox has written (Is Aging in Anyone’s Sight?). Aging issues facing more than a quarter... Continue

School Board stadium funding was a ‘betrayal’

Posted on May 13, 2019 by

Socorro Shiels, your article in the Sonoma Valley Sun, “Dude, Be Nice,” prompted me to write and wish you great success... Continue

Inflammatory comments demand explanation, response

Posted on May 9, 2019 by

We still don’t know what the Mattsons think or if they have changed their opinions since the social media posts. And more importantly... Continue

There’s no good reason not to pay a fair wage

Posted on May 7, 2019 by

I’ve been alive long enough now to have seen every argument raised by businesses against raising the minimum wage, repeatedly,... Continue

Sonoma mayor rebuts defamatory letter

Posted on May 5, 2019 by
Sonoma mayor rebuts defamatory letter

I apologize in advance for the length of this post, but I want to share my thoughts about a defamatory letter published in the Index-Tribune. [Last... Continue

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