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Distance learning isn’t perfect – but it’s working

Posted on September 11, 2020

When the pandemic flipped the education system upside down six months ago, people had concerns about how kids would finish the year.... Continue

A new vision for local governance

Posted on August 20, 2020

This pandemic has proven that many of our assumptions about social structures are wrong. Conventional truths about working, economic... Continue

Monumental decisions

Posted on July 30, 2020

At each major turning of the wheel of history, the symbols of the formerly powerful are destroyed. These iconoclastic urgings result... Continue

Facing the facts about masks

Posted on June 29, 2020

Every legitimate epidemiologist agrees that by wearing face masks the public can greatly reduce the transmission of Covid-19, yet... Continue

It’s time to change the culture of policing

Posted on June 12, 2020

The behavior and accountability of law enforcement has emerged as a huge issue. The murder of George Floyd set off ongoing nationwide... Continue

Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

Posted on June 3, 2020
Editorial: Boarded windows send the wrong message

  The protests roiling our nation have but lightly touched Sonoma Valley, but all of us here feel the tension and despair that’s... Continue

Thinking outside a brand-new box

Posted on May 28, 2020

People don’t change long-standing habits easily; where we shop, what we eat, how we speak, ways we dress, and so forth, become... Continue

The Sun is a struggling small business. You can help.

Posted on May 9, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is killing a horrifying number of people; it’s also finishing off America’s local newspapers,... Continue

Protection, not promotion: How the hospitality industry can help its workers right now

Posted on April 17, 2020
Protection, not promotion: How the hospitality industry can help its workers right now

Sonoma’s Tourism Improvement District (TID), a non-profit organization operated by representatives from the hospitality industry,... Continue

Our world has turned upside down

Posted on March 20, 2020

Everything we believed was true has become subject to question or even reversal; everything we relied upon has shifted. On a larger... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Trump’s COVID denial is unconscionable

Posted on September 14, 2020 by

It has become clear that the deniers of the severity of COVID-19 are ignoring the science of educated specialists that have studied... Continue

The bright promise of Sonoma High’s new athletic fields

Posted on September 14, 2020 by
The bright promise of Sonoma High's new athletic fields

We would like to express our gratitude and positive spirit around the current construction taking place for the redevelopment of the... Continue

Why I boycott Mattson

Posted on September 13, 2020 by
Why I boycott Mattson

I have always held the belief that people should be educated and informed on topics as much as possible in order to make a decision... Continue

Sonoma’s new empire builders hold objectionable views

Posted on September 10, 2020 by

Sonoma’s Best Hospitality Group, a.k.a Ken and Stacey Mattson, have purchased yet another prominent property in our community,... Continue

School District prioritized sports over education

Posted on August 29, 2020 by

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees decided to pour the money that we voted to go to the educational needs... Continue

State Republicans mock Newsom’s latest Covid plan

Posted on August 29, 2020 by

  Governor Newsom recently announced another reopening plan, different from the July county watch list and the four phases... Continue

A big win for California taxpayers

Posted on August 25, 2020 by

Last Thursday, the Fair Political Practices Commission imposed one of the largest fines ever against Los Angeles County for using taxpayer... Continue

Stop the trauma, ICE

Posted on August 24, 2020 by
Stop the trauma, ICE

Why are we continually traumatizing human beings? My name is Nicole Abate Ducarroz and I am a 21-year resident of Glen Ellen, as well... Continue

Best use of County’s PG&E settlement money

Posted on August 21, 2020 by

Just as our community is facing an unprecedented housing, health, and economic perfect storm, the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County... Continue

Sonoma’s homeless agency shares some good news

Posted on August 16, 2020 by

I thought I would share some good news with you. Sonoma Overnight Support has placed three homeless clients into Los Guilicos Village,... Continue

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