Venture philanthropy

Posted on August 8, 2019

Building a big business requires venture capital, an infusion of wealth that is used to fund a business while it grows. Unlike loans,... Continue

Solving housing by solving parking

Posted on July 25, 2019

Solving the housing problem – too little housing for lower-income residents – requires solving the parking problem – too much... Continue

Preserving Democracy

Posted on July 14, 2019
Preserving Democracy

Democracy is under assault all over the globe, suffering at the hands of a combination of authoritarian, nativist, and fundamentalist... Continue

Fire season is here

Posted on June 21, 2019

It’s all too easy to become complacent, and the early high temperatures and smoke from regional fires filling the valley on the... Continue

The theatre of life

Posted on June 6, 2019

We’re far from the first to note that “all the world’s a stage,” but we can’t resist bringing attention... Continue

Haven’t you heard? The war on pot is over

Posted on May 23, 2019
Haven't you heard? The war on pot is over

The use of cannabis – pot, weed, Mary Jane, reefer, or whatever you want to call it – is now legal in California, but here in... Continue

Sonoma’s Department of Parks and Recreation

Posted on May 9, 2019
Sonoma's Department of Parks and Recreation

First of all, there isn’t one. Though it’s been talked about for years, the City of Sonoma still has no Parks and Rec... Continue

Sonoma — The board game

Posted on April 27, 2019
Sonoma — The board game

Properties in the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley are being bought, sold, and accumulated in unprecedented ways. Recent reports of... Continue

Engaging local talent and expertise

Posted on April 11, 2019

The problems facing our community are significant. Regrettably, government is constantly short of funds for activities such as basic... Continue

Take a walk

Posted on March 27, 2019
Take a walk

To say we are a car culture is an understatement; we use our cars so frequently that many people walk less than half a mile each day.... Continue

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