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In support of Sonoma Valley Hospital

Posted on April 25, 2017

This editorial in favor of extending the hospital parcel tax originally ran in February, but the argument, and our support, remain... Continue

Every day is Earth Day

Posted on April 20, 2017
Every day is Earth Day

Unless you’ve got a secret hide-away on Mars, this planet is all you’ve got, and all that any of us has got. Given that... Continue

Why do we plan?

Posted on April 6, 2017

One of the common refrains we hear around town is that “things are changing.” Some say this with enthusiasm, while others... Continue

The business of government

Posted on March 23, 2017

Local government was constituted to serve the interests of the citizens, interests expressed by democratically elected representatives.... Continue

The nature of NIMBYism

Posted on March 8, 2017

NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) is a pejorative term used to describe neighbors who don’t want change. In public land use policy just... Continue

Fake news in the post-truth era

Posted on February 23, 2017
Fake news in the post-truth era

The proliferation of social media – Facebook, Twitter and the like – has unleashed a torrent of opinion from tens of millions... Continue

Support for Measure A – Sonoma County’s cannabis tax

Posted on February 15, 2017
Support for Measure A - Sonoma County's cannabis tax

Last year The Sun provided some perspective on the “Potconomy,” the coming of the legalization of marijuana. In that article,... Continue

Trump vs. the undocumented

Posted on January 25, 2017

Donald Trump is now the President of the United States. Normally, we would not devote our editorial to matters of national import,... Continue

Opinion: In support of the upcoming women’s march

Posted on January 18, 2017
Opinion: In support of the upcoming women's march

On January 21st, the day after Inauguration Day, people all over America are marching in support of women’s rights, health,... Continue

Pimping Sonoma

Posted on January 4, 2017
Pimping Sonoma

We hate sounding harsh, but find it difficult to mince words when it comes to exploiting Sonoma’s charm and reputation for money.... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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The reality of the no-name hotel

Posted on April 23, 2017 by

Listening to Planning Director David Goodison, whom it’s rumored has been in the Planning Department since the days of Mariano Vallejo,... Continue

Will be marching on April 29

Posted on April 21, 2017 by

I have been angry, I have marched. Attacks on women, people of color, immigrants; yes I got mad, yes I marched and yes I gave money... Continue

Opposes hotel in downtown Sonoma

Posted on April 20, 2017 by

I want to voice opposition to a complex on the plaza that includes a 62-room hotel, parking for 115 cars, and an 80-seat restaurant.... Continue

In support of Measure E

Posted on April 19, 2017 by

As a 38-year resident of Sonoma Valley, a former Emergency Room registered nurse, and founder of a local non-profit, I know how important... Continue

Backlash against new car and gas taxes? Just wait

Posted on April 18, 2017 by

If Gov. Brown and members of the California Legislature think that the backlash against the car and gas tax increases will subside... Continue

Tripling of car tax is bad policy, bad politics

Posted on April 11, 2017 by

Writing in 2007, Los Angeles Times editorial writer Robert Greene stated, the defining issue of the 2003 recall was Gov. Gray Davis’... Continue

Sonoma for sale to the highest bidder?

Posted on April 8, 2017 by

I attended the city council meeting regarding the First Street East Project and was very interested in what the gentleman had to say... Continue

SV Hospital is a gem

Posted on April 6, 2017 by
SV Hospital is a gem

I write again to give all the people connected with Sonoma Valley Hospital sincere compliments. Recently I was there with a patient... Continue

Springs highway and traffic plan

Posted on April 5, 2017 by

After the latest center turning lane has been installed, from Encina Way to Agua Caliente Road, I think traffic flow has definitely... Continue

Fees and regulations — are farms getting their money’s worth?

Posted on April 3, 2017 by

The Farm Bureau is now celebrating its 100 year anniversary in Sonoma County, a very impressive accomplishment. The milestone has... Continue