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Guest Editorial: Journalists are not ‘the enemy of the people’

Posted on August 16, 2018

Answering a call last week from The Boston Globe, we join hundreds of newspapers, from large metro-area dailies to small local weeklies,... Continue

Is 80 the new 60?

Posted on August 9, 2018

The graying of America is changing everything. Seventy-five million baby boomers, the largest demographic in U.S. history, are rolling... Continue

Kicking democracy down the road

Posted on July 27, 2018

At its recent meeting, The City Council majority of Edwards, Cook and Agrimonti effectively blocked the workings of democracy in Sonoma... Continue

Celebrating the 4th of July

Posted on July 5, 2018

On the Fourth of July, Sonoma joined the rest of America celebrating the Declaration of Independence, and, by extension, Democracy.... Continue

Constructing the future

Posted on June 21, 2018

Business-as-usual practices in housing construction, land and water use, as well as how we define community and what we are working... Continue

The city of make believe

Posted on June 7, 2018

For the past decade the leadership of the City of Sonoma has been living in the land of make believe, largely ignoring the inevitable... Continue

In town/out of town

Posted on May 24, 2018

The City of Sonoma has a challenging problem; specifically, the city’s population is technically about 10,000 citizens, but its... Continue

On motherhood

Posted on May 10, 2018

The most essential biological difference between men and women is the womb, and the harboring of life that a womb provides. For most... Continue

A positive partnership for SV Hospital

Posted on April 26, 2018

Sonoma Valley Hospital lost no time in adding “An affiliate of UCSF Health” to its logo, and why not? This new relationship is... Continue

Editorial: Sonoma’s downtown parking puzzle

Posted on April 6, 2018
Editorial: Sonoma's downtown parking puzzle

The streets surrounding Sonoma Plaza have long functioned like alleyways in a parking lot, but that “parking lot” is now... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Gorin not true to campaign promise

Posted on August 8, 2018 by

Prior to the last election for First District Supervisor, I was on a committee of five from the Sonoma County Democratic Club. We interviewed... Continue

Developer’s lawsuit — is that all you got?

Posted on August 2, 2018 by
Developer's lawsuit -- is that all you got?

Reader Opinion: (The advocate group) Protect Sonoma is disappointed, but not surprised, that Bill Jasper is suing our City of Sonoma... Continue

The case for a Glen Ellen cannabis dispensary

Posted on July 30, 2018 by

As the proprietor of Apothevert, which has applied for a permit to operate a medical cannabis dispensary near the Village of Glen Ellen,... Continue

We don’t need more huge luxury homes

Posted on July 30, 2018 by

I was dismayed to learn last week that the City is being sued by developers who want to build three large homes on Shocken Hill. They... Continue

Labor movement must fight corporate power

Posted on July 28, 2018 by

Last month’s tragic Supreme Court decision, Janus v. AFSCME, is the culmination of a decades-long right-wing war on working people.... Continue

Greed and ego atop Shocken Hill

Posted on July 27, 2018 by

Greed and ego unbound seems to be the order of the day here in the time of Trump. Sonoma’s mini version of that is Bill Jasper’s... Continue

Hospital CEO makes case for closing obstetrics dept.

Posted on July 23, 2018 by
Hospital CEO makes case for closing obstetrics dept.

Sonoma Valley Hospital (Sonoma Valley Hospital) By Kelly Mather, CEO, Sonoma Valley Hospital There’s been growing speculation about... Continue

Logan Harvey announces City Council campaign

Posted on July 19, 2018 by

To me, Sonoma is one of the most sacred towns in the world and a place I care deeply about. I was born and raised in this town and... Continue

Sonoma County’s affordable housing catastrophe

Posted on July 7, 2018 by

Sonoma County’s affordable housing crisis, which was challenging prior to the Tubbs fire, is now on the verge of catastrophe.... Continue

No more Mr. Nice Guy

Posted on July 5, 2018 by

We are heading into an authoritarian dictatorship. The sooner the Democrats realize that the Trumpians do not fight fair, the better.... Continue