Sonoma’s water woes

Posted on October 15, 2021

A recent report revealed that the City of Sonoma’s water use reduction is the worst in Sonoma County, at only 3.8% as compared with... Continue

Sandra Lowe for City Council

Posted on October 1, 2021

Sonoma’s City Council has been in a rather confused state of late, and now has a majority of members either appointed or placed in... Continue

It’s called Broadway, not Narroway 

Posted on September 10, 2021
It’s called Broadway, not Narroway 

For a century and a half the entrance to Sonoma has been a broad boulevard. It once led to an eight-acre fenced meadow where livestock... Continue

The art of living

Posted on September 1, 2021

Life is about much more than politics, business and consumption. Our Valley is blessed with vital and energetic arts organizations... Continue

Let’s not return to normal

Posted on July 29, 2021

This pandemic forced everything and everyone to change. Normal life and all its habits have been overturned, and we’ve been forced... Continue

Election by Facebook

Posted on July 9, 2021

Politics has changed in the 21st century. What used to be an intensely personal, relationship-based electoral process has become disembodied,... Continue

Editorial: Sonoma City Council is not a side gig

Posted on June 25, 2021
Editorial: Sonoma City Council is not a side gig

Three members of Sonoma’s City Council have resigned during the past six months, all for personal reasons. From citing displeasure... Continue

Time for re-start at the school district office

Posted on June 17, 2021

The opportunity to hit the reset button for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District is here. The hiring of a new Superintendent is... Continue

Pacaso: A vacation rental by any other name

Posted on May 27, 2021

In 1999, Sonoma’s City Council enacted a ban on vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods. This was well before AirBnB began... Continue

 Parklets and Plaza parking

Posted on May 4, 2021

The areas set up by local restaurants in street-side parking spaces around Sonoma Plaza have dramatically changed the appearance of... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Support Sonoma Valley Hospital — Vote yes on Measure F

Posted on October 15, 2021 by
Support Sonoma Valley Hospital -- Vote yes on Measure F

Support the future of our community hospital by voting Yes on Measure F by November 2 Opinion by Bill Boeurum For over 70 years Sonoma... Continue

Wake up and smell the cannabis, Sonoma County

Posted on October 11, 2021 by
Wake up and smell the cannabis, Sonoma County

Sonoma County swung and missed three times in its effort to establish a successful cannabis ordinance. The board of supervisors (BOS)... Continue

High school pool is the last thing we need

Posted on October 5, 2021 by

Building a 16-lane swimming pool during the worst drought since the 1930s Dust Bowl illustrates just how disconnected SVUSD’s school... Continue

A vote for Sonoma Valley Hospital

Posted on October 2, 2021 by

Towards the end of a 30 year career as a management consultant and CEO, I joined the board of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District... Continue

Extend the hospital parcel tax

Posted on September 18, 2021 by
Extend the hospital parcel tax

Support Measure F. Small town community hospitals all over California risk closure, as happened in Sebastopol some years back.  Let’s... Continue

Housing Group endorses candidates for Sonoma Council

Posted on September 16, 2021 by

The Sonoma Valley Housing Group finds there are two good candidates for city council in the November 2 election: James Cribb and Sandra... Continue

What’s a state highway doing in Sonoma?

Posted on September 15, 2021 by
What's a state highway doing in Sonoma?

At some point – like four decades ago – we need to move the state highway OUT of Sonoma. (How many California state highways... Continue

Reject revenge, reject the DA recall

Posted on September 14, 2021 by

After the Tubbs Fire in 2017, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch led the investigation into the abandonment of disabled... Continue

Letter to a non-vaxxer

Posted on September 11, 2021 by

Let’s talk about rights! Non-vaxers, you say you have the right to choose NOT to get vaccinated. Well, what about my rights?... Continue

The Sebastiani Theatre is vital to the community

Posted on September 10, 2021 by

Today, I write to ask you to support an indispensable local institution which has once again proven itself a vital part of the interconnected... Continue

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