To market, to market

Posted on October 1, 2023

There are no fat pigs to buy at our two local farmer’s markets, but there’s plenty else to sing about. For nearly 30 years we’ve... Continue

The roads well traveled

Posted on September 15, 2023

By now, finding oneself inching forward on a clogged road is becoming normal. At times, Highway 12 from Siesta Way past Verano Avenue,... Continue

Getting back to school

Posted on August 15, 2023

It’s back to school, and we’re wondering what the new school year will bring. The disruptions of the Covid-19 pandemic still reverberate;... Continue

Where there’s smoke

Posted on August 1, 2023

As the air was filled with the acrid smell of smoke recently and the sight of the hills was obscured by grayness, we were all reminded... Continue

Affordable Housing starts with higher wages

Posted on July 15, 2023
Affordable Housing starts with higher wages

State and local jurisdictions are spending gobs of time and money on accelerating the pace of creation of affordable housing. While... Continue

Why is Sonoma in the cemetery business?

Posted on July 1, 2023

Government is not a business, and generally that’s a good thing. Business in America is about earning a profit, accumulating wealth,... Continue

False transparency

Posted on June 15, 2023

Transparent this, transparent that; it seems as if labeling the public process as transparent is government’s order of the day. The... Continue

The changing face of housing in Sonoma

Posted on June 1, 2023

For the first time in its history, the City of Sonoma has enacted land-use legislation that mandates the construction of housing when... Continue

Local administrative leadership…finally?

Posted on May 17, 2023

Two major institutions – the Sonoma Valley School District and the City of Sonoma – have finally hired new administrative leadership;... Continue

Celebrating the Overlook Trail

Posted on May 1, 2023
Celebrating the Overlook Trail

Nearly a hundred people recently gathered for the 20-year celebration of the Overlook Trail, the popular and picturesque hiking trail... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Change of course needed at SDC

Posted on October 1, 2023 by
Change of course needed at SDC

By Teri Shore — In response to the large-scale development recently proposed by the State of California and its chosen developer... Continue

War on Prop. 13

Posted on September 16, 2023 by

Unicorns don’t exist in the real world and taxpayer heroes do not exist in the majority in the California Assembly. Despite warnings... Continue

The wrong spot for new housing

Posted on September 8, 2023 by

Magical Thinking! The Arnold Drive corridor and unincorporated Sonoma County lack infrastructure, resources and opportunities to support... Continue

Trailer parks last resort to homelessness 

Posted on August 27, 2023 by

With more frequency we are hearing about trailer parks that are in jeopardy and thus putting their residents at risk for homelessness.... Continue

Say no to Sonoma water rate hike

Posted on August 22, 2023 by

Most of us, within the Sonoma city limits, have recently received a letter advising of a Public Hearing to consider water rate increases.... Continue

Should we knowingly allow more wildfire deaths?

Posted on August 15, 2023 by

Should we allow family and friends to be trapped during lethal wildfire evacuations in trade for builder profits, increased county... Continue

Don’t shoot the messenger

Posted on August 3, 2023 by

When one of our most prophetic local truth-tellers, my pal Fred Allebach, who has consistently correctly decoded regional land-use... Continue

SV Housing Group to school board: focus and collaborate

Posted on August 2, 2023 by
SV Housing Group to school board: focus and collaborate

Focus on students should be the most important part of school board issues. Regrettably, the focus on the kids of Sonoma Valley was... Continue

Nonprofit collaborative weighs in on Sonoma County master housing plan

Posted on July 19, 2023 by
Nonprofit collaborative weighs in on Sonoma County master housing plan

Sonoma County’s Planning Commission will deliberate Thursday, July 20, 1:30-3pm, over the County’s Housing Element. The Sonoma... Continue

The Supreme Court needs an overhaul

Posted on June 30, 2023 by

Americans are losing faith in our Supreme Court, and it’s easy to see why. In the year since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health... Continue

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