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Busting our land use rules?

Posted on December 7, 2017
Busting our land use rules?

Urban growth boundaries, community separators, growth management ordinances, and zoning regulations, not to mention sewer plant capacity,... Continue

Appreciating community

Posted on November 23, 2017

The world seems quite chaotic lately. The government in Washington D.C. is polarized and paralyzed. The climate and weather patterns... Continue

Editorial: Luxury gun club is for the birds

Posted on November 13, 2017
Editorial: Luxury gun club is for the birds

Under the noses of citizens, a private event center in disguise is close to approval for construction in the heart of our Sonoma Baylands.... Continue

What’s the best way to spend emergency money?

Posted on November 8, 2017

Sonoma Valley residents are now experiencing a range of post-fire emotions, one of which is gratitude towards the first responders,... Continue

Where do we go from here?

Posted on October 25, 2017

It’s been a traumatic few weeks for Sonoma Valley; many now homeless, woodlands and grasslands denuded of ground-cover, unhealthy... Continue

It feels good to be home

Posted on October 17, 2017
It feels good to be home

Like many of you, we at the SUN found ourselves scattered to various locations this past week, as the fire and evacuations drove us... Continue

Tasting rooms and the free market

Posted on October 4, 2017

Discussion before the City Council and on Facebook about wine tasting rooms on the Plaza always seem to include mention of The Free... Continue

Sonoma’s planning system is broken

Posted on September 21, 2017

Despite the aspirations of its General Plan, the policies and measures of its Development Code, its Planning Commission and its Planning... Continue

Ageism, bias and society

Posted on September 7, 2017

The fastest growing population in America is that of people over 85. California is growing older too, and Sonoma Valley’s senior... Continue

Sonoma’s taxpayers are not children

Posted on August 18, 2017

Political office often breeds paternalism, an inclination to protect the public from disturbing information. Though seemingly well-intentioned,... Continue