It’s time to get serious about a housing plan

Posted on February 19, 2019

For many years, the Sonoma City Council has talked about addressing the need for more affordable housing, while preserving city character.... Continue

Safeguarding the public’s money

Posted on February 14, 2019

Mayor Amy Harrington recently raised questions about staff’s failure to provide city financial reports monthly to the City Council,... Continue

Why local democracy?

Posted on January 30, 2019

Like every city in Sonoma County, the City of Sonoma utilizes the City Manager form of government. City managers hold the top administrative... Continue

Sonoma’s new City Council majority

Posted on January 19, 2019
Sonoma's new City Council majority

The addition of Logan Harvey to Sonoma’s City Council has shifted the council’s center of gravity to a more pro-government... Continue

Closing the minimum wage gap

Posted on December 31, 2018

The minimum wage in Sonoma, and Sonoma County, needs to rise faster and considerably higher than it is on track to do. The California... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 21, 2018
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s... Continue

Representing the Springs

Posted on November 27, 2018

There will be representation for the Springs, and soon. First District Supervisor Susan Gorin is determined to bring to the Board of... Continue

Election aftermath

Posted on November 7, 2018

With the re-election of Rachel Hundley (coming in first) and Logan Harvey’s victory (coming in second), a potentially powerful... Continue

Redirecting tourism dollars

Posted on October 18, 2018

An increase in Sonoma’s Transit Occupancy Tax (TOT – commonly called the Hotel Tax) is on the ballot this November, an... Continue

Do local elections matter?

Posted on September 20, 2018

Submerged under the daily tidal wave of national and international news about politics, climate change, jobs, trade and so forth, it’s... Continue

Letters to the Editor

Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires

Posted on February 15, 2019 by
Sonoma County can do more to protect rural residents from fires

Reader opinion by Deborah A. Eppstein and Craig S. Harrison Last November, the world watched with horror as residents of Paradise... Continue

For fair tax policy

Posted on February 14, 2019 by

Elizabeth Warren has proposed a tax on wealth, something that is long overdue. There has been no effective way of limiting the tendency... Continue

Stop roadside dumping!

Posted on February 13, 2019 by

My wife and I enjoy drives and walks on scenic country roads in our area. Sadly, there are some who dump garbage and debris alongside... Continue

Are toxic herbicides polluting our baylands?

Posted on January 28, 2019 by

Does any one care that year after year for a few short days in January and February those who are observant may see a cute yellow... Continue

Dear Mr. Thompson

Posted on January 18, 2019 by

I challenge you, Rep. Mike Thompson, to a debate — again. I ran against you in 2018, and challenged you then, but you must not... Continue

Don’t break up PG&E. Nationalize it.

Posted on January 16, 2019 by

Deadly blazes are the new normal for our state, and this has reinvigorated discussion over how to address climate change. But besides... Continue

Support the Winter Shelter for Sonoma’s homeless

Posted on January 8, 2019 by

Haven or Heaven? English is my second language and I really didn’t know. I had been confused and thought “Haven”... Continue

On the issue of minimum wage

Posted on December 20, 2018 by

I am perplexed by the assertion made by Mr Potter that workers with higher skill levels are needed in our area — Sonoma Valley. ... Continue

Investing in SV Hospital benefits the entire community

Posted on December 17, 2018 by
Investing in SV Hospital benefits the entire community

We deserve a 21st century, small hospital that meets our community’s needs. I am convinced our SVH leadership team has created a... Continue

An outpouring of love and support

Posted on December 13, 2018 by

When our 15 year old family business, Illusions Lighting Design, went up in flames on November 13, there was no way that we could imagine... Continue