Sun Columnist, Blogs & In-Depth Reports

Sonoma Valley’s close proximity to eight-million people is a physical reality. That our valley happens to be exceptionally beautiful,... Continue

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company will soon release three of its locally-made beers in 16oz cans for wholesale and retail customers: award-winning... Continue

Upon a good friend’s recommendation I recently read the book “The Language of Flowers: A Novel” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The novel... Continue

The ongoing political destabilization provoked by the unlikely election of Donald Trump has now escalated to what may be a constitutional... Continue

Not all tax scam are instigated by outsiders. Some normally honest folks succumb to the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or... Continue

We note that City Council is entertaining whether to declare Sonoma a Sanctuary City, or some such thing. The idea is to demonstrate... Continue

The set of heavy rainstorms the last few months have had a bruising impact on our roads in the Springs. If your neighborhood is like... Continue

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District was created by the visionary Sonoma County voters in 1990 to... Continue

Trump’s White House victory has already started shaking up the nonprofit world. As a result of the immigration executive order... Continue

A lot of us are on edge, crabby and discombobulated. These are unsettling times. It rained all winter and (whether you’re right... Continue

To the surprise of most of us, Republican Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote. Some of us were depressed, Cher wanted to leave... Continue

By a recent 5 to 4 vote, the Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC) approved a new 40,000-square-foot, 150,000-case wine-production... Continue

Oh Facebook, how I love thee. Dropbox, you make my life so simple. iTunes, what would I do without your constant stream of music and... Continue

Dear Reader of this small but important Latino corner, I am very pleased to be able once again to share with you my perceptions, in... Continue

Communication is paramount in education. In the past, before technology such as cell phones, computers, and the internet, communication... Continue

Dear Emily, Our house has a large family room, one end is a kitchen, where I cook (and love doing it). The other end has comfortable... Continue

From time to time the Brown Act is mentioned in reference to the actions of a public legislative body, such as the Sonoma City Council.... Continue

Writing about my past is one thing, having others read about it another; it’s akin to posing as a nude model in art class. However,... Continue