Now what?

Posted on November 6, 2020

Election Day has come and gone. Candidates have won and lost and various state and local measures were affirmed or defeated. The potential... Continue

The Sun recommends

Posted on October 28, 2020
The Sun recommends

Despite the absence of an election for City Council, since Amy Harrington and Jack Ding earned seats due to a lack of other candidates,... Continue

Measure V: The permanent temporary half-cent sales tax

Posted on October 16, 2020

On this year’s ballot the City of Sonoma is asking voters to approve Measure V, the half-cent sales tax first approved in 2012... Continue

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

Letters to the Editor

Will tax-hikers finally get the message?

Posted on November 16, 2020 by

Although election results are not yet official, it is clear that Proposition 15, the $12 billion property tax hike also known as “split... Continue

Farm Bureau lauds Prop. 15 defeat

Posted on November 11, 2020 by

Crediting a unified effort by California farmers, ranchers and their organizations, the California Farm Bureau Federation thanks voters... Continue

Remember Veterans Day

Posted on November 9, 2020 by

The VFW’s motto is “No One Does More For Veterans.” But this Veterans Day [Nov. 11], our work is being curtailed by the pandemic... Continue

Letter from Sonoma’s newest city councilmember 

Posted on November 5, 2020 by

With election day behind us, we’ve officially won our race for Sonoma City Council!  In the months since I launched this effort,... Continue

Vote for Johnson

Posted on November 1, 2020 by

I would vote 100 times over for Britta Johnson for School Board Area 5 Trustee. I’ve known her for 20 years through Prestwood, Adele,... Continue

Letter: Johnson for School Board

Posted on October 27, 2020 by

We are writing in support of Britta Johnson for Sonoma Valley School Board Area 5 Trustee. Britta’s 20 years of work both before... Continue

Yes on W to support city-centered growth

Posted on October 22, 2020 by

Generation Housing is pleased to endorse Yes on Measure W to renew the existing Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). Generation Housing is... Continue

Another vote for Gina 

Posted on October 20, 2020 by

LETTER: It has been an honor to serve and work with Trustee Gina Cuclis on the Sonoma County Board of Education. I have had the privilege... Continue

Vote No on Measure DD

Posted on October 20, 2020 by

Measure DD, to extend the current ¼ cent transportation tax for another 20 years, is being promoted as an expenditure plan for projects... Continue

Johnson for lasting education reform

Posted on October 19, 2020 by

I am voting to re-elect Britta Johnson for Sonoma Valley School Board because she has proven her commitment to providing public education... Continue

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