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What kind of community are we?

Posted on August 1, 2022

During the night a few weeks ago in Sonoma, someone with an ice pick punctured car tires up and down Andrieux and Bettencourt Streets,... Continue

Become the City Council we need

Posted on July 15, 2022

This November, three seats will be up for election for Sonoma’s City Council, those of Madolyn Agrimonti, Kelso Barnett, and Robert... Continue

Our democracy is in danger

Posted on July 1, 2022

As we celebrate the Fourth of July this year, we do so while legislative hearings in Washington, D.C. about Trump’s attempt to stage... Continue

The pride of love

Posted on June 17, 2022

With all the problems facing our world – climate change, over-population, pandemic disease, political extremism, and the like –... Continue

Yelling fire

Posted on June 8, 2022

Goodness knows these past few years have been trying. We all feel the stress and pressure, and although life appears to be closer to... Continue

Tennenbaum for Sonoma County Sheriff

Posted on May 25, 2022
Tennenbaum for Sonoma County Sheriff

In 2020, Sonoma County’s voters overwhelmingly supported Measure P, which garnered 64% of the vote. Measure P called for increased... Continue

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

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School Board has completely mismanaged bond funds

Posted on August 1, 2022 by

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District does not have directors that are ever going to improve children’s education. Members have... Continue

Confederate flag displays at Sonoma Raceway

Posted on July 25, 2022 by
Confederate flag displays at Sonoma Raceway

It has been brought to my attention by a number of members of our branch in addition to community members expressing concern around... Continue

Insurrectionists on the ballot

Posted on July 22, 2022 by
Insurrectionists on the ballot

If we’ve learned anything from the January 6th hearings so far, it’s that Trump and his allies will go to any lengths to gain... Continue

California’s budget substance is as bad as the process

Posted on July 6, 2022 by

While California’s “budget bill” is constitutionally mandated to be enacted by June 15, it only passed by that date for... Continue

County’s law enforcement unions are ‘committed to oversight and reform’

Posted on July 5, 2022 by

The Sonoma County Law Enforcement Association (“SCLEA”) and Deputy Sheriffs’ Association  (“DSA”) have never opposed strengthening... Continue

Kaniv needs us

Posted on July 3, 2022 by

Kaniv, Sonoma’s Ukrainian sister city, needs us more than ever. We were very generous in the first shock of Russia’s barbaric... Continue

It’s time to reform the Supreme Court

Posted on June 26, 2022 by
It's time to reform the Supreme Court

When Donald Trump was in office, he and Mitch McConnell made three lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court. McConnell went so far... Continue

Where did the school bond money go?

Posted on June 13, 2022 by
Where did the school bond money go?

To: Sonoma Valley Unified School District Superintendent Adrian Palazuelos. [There are] “tough  decisions” forthcoming to avoid... Continue

Sonoma, plan before you annex

Posted on June 11, 2022 by

I am writing express my opposition to the potential annexation by  Sonoma of six current County plots in and around the City of Sonoma.  I... Continue

Suburbia’s ugly legacy

Posted on June 8, 2022 by

Local residents often object to nearby high density housing development because it will change the “character” of their community.... Continue

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