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The importance of institutional memory

Posted on October 1, 2022

The City of Sonoma’s government faces an unprecedented situation: the loss of institutional memory. Institutional memory cannot be... Continue

Curb the cost of government

Posted on September 15, 2022

After negotiations with the union representatives of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Sonoma’s City Council recently... Continue

The Town of Sonoma

Posted on September 1, 2022

When it comes to the imagination, cities are almost magical and their names often evoke visions of romance, beauty, and intrigue.... Continue

Youthful matters

Posted on August 15, 2022

Concerns about the needs of our area’s young people get considerable attention. Schooling, recreation, and social activities all... Continue

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

Letters to the Editor
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Connolly for Assembly

Posted on October 2, 2022 by

I’m an environmentalist and I’m supporting Damon Connolly for Assembly in Sonoma and Marin (12th district). That’s... Continue

A vote for Deegan

Posted on September 30, 2022 by

I have long been concerned about the current direction of the past and current leadership in the City of Sonoma. We have three openings... Continue

Is County on the hook for massive SDC clean-up costs?

Posted on September 15, 2022 by

In spite of widespread public opposition, Sonoma County’s Specific Plan continues to call for the development of a 1,000-home subdivision... Continue

Proposition 30 is a total bait and switch

Posted on September 14, 2022 by

Before voters get too consumed with the upcoming November election and the myriad of special-interest initiatives on the ballot,... Continue

Lush golf course grass in a drought?

Posted on September 7, 2022 by

I wanted to bring your attention to the Sonoma Golf Club. As you know, we are in a serious drought and when I drive by the Sonoma Golf... Continue

Don’t squander the opportunity at SDC

Posted on September 6, 2022 by

Almost without exception, the plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center is opposed by individuals and organizations. This should be... Continue

SDC plan: no logic, no reason 

Posted on September 5, 2022 by
SDC plan: no logic, no reason 

In its official Specific Plan, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors are advocating to build 1,000 houses, plus a hotel, plus an indeterminate... Continue

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

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