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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

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

Letters to the Editor
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Extend growth plan to allow for broader conversation

Posted on August 23, 2019 by

Since an Urban Growth Boundary sets the stage for a comprehensive land-use plan, the Sonoma Valley Housing Group calls for a two-year... Continue

Rep. Thompson: ‘Sick and tired of indifference’ on gun control

Posted on August 21, 2019 by

I’ve heard from many constituents about how outraged you are at this latest round of gun violence. I share your outrage and I’m... Continue

Council must allow donor recognition on city property

Posted on August 19, 2019 by

The Sonoma City Council will be considering a proposal to eliminate donor recognition at city property. The issue has come before the... Continue

Dangerous traffic, crosswalk on Broadway

Posted on August 14, 2019 by

Another semi truck goes blasting by doing 40 mph and picking up speed, pedal to the metal. Leaving downtown Sonoma, West Napa St. and... Continue

Renew Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Posted on August 8, 2019 by

I am a volunteer with the campaign committee Citizens to Renew City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary. The committee was recently... Continue

Proposed resolution of support to disband internment camps for refugees

Posted on August 6, 2019 by

The proposed resolution below objecting to the operation of internment camps for refugee-seekers will be presented to the Sonoma... Continue

Dangers of artificial turf fields at SV schools

Posted on August 6, 2019 by

The artificial turf fields at Adelle Harrison Middle School and Altimira Middle School (currently under construction) present a serious... Continue

Why SVH needs to buy updated imaging equipment

Posted on July 24, 2019 by

By Kelly Mather, Sonoma Valley Hospital CEO Some in our community have asked why we need to invest in new imaging technology when changing... Continue

Beware of cell towers

Posted on July 22, 2019 by

Beware of cell tower invasion Beware, residents of Sonoma County. Verizon is trying to fill your neighborhoods with 4G cell towers... Continue

Kudos to legislators on police Use of Force bill

Posted on July 15, 2019 by

The bill AB 392 Police Use of Force just passed the California Assembly and Senate, and the 5,200-member-strong Sonoma County Chapter... Continue

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