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Our world has turned upside down

Posted on March 20, 2020

Everything we believed was true has become subject to question or even reversal; everything we relied upon has shifted. On a larger... Continue

Green burials

Posted on March 12, 2020
Green burials

The City of Sonoma maintains a number of cemeteries, including the historic Mountain Cemetery containing the tombs and graves of many... Continue

Felling trees

Posted on February 27, 2020

The consensus of climate scientists is that climate change threatens to cause an irrevocable alteration of life on planet earth. The... Continue

Capitalism’s failure: homelessness

Posted on February 16, 2020
Capitalism's failure: homelessness

The essence of capitalism is the accumulation of profits and assets. This accumulation is enabled by the exploitation of labor, which... Continue

What is historic? 

Posted on January 29, 2020

According to the office of California’s Secretary of State, in order to be declared historic a property or structure must satisfy... Continue

2020 hindsight

Posted on January 17, 2020

The impact of past decisions is frequently revealed by events in the present; mistakes and miscalculations often require time to “ripen.”... Continue

Guest editorial: Our local citizenship assistance program

Posted on December 30, 2019

Please help get the word out about a citizenship assistance program available here in Sonoma Valley to help qualified lawful permanent... Continue

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Posted on December 15, 2019
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

News, gossip, and bullshit

Posted on December 4, 2019
News, gossip, and bullshit

It’s not easy knowing what to believe in this “post truth” era. Between news, gossip, and just plain bullshit circulating... Continue

Fires and power shutdowns: what have we learned?

Posted on November 7, 2019

That PG&E is ill-prepared to cope with periods of hot, windy weather is now painfully obvious. That the utility has spent its profits... Continue

Letters to the Editor
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Renters need a bailout, too

Posted on March 29, 2020 by
Renters need a bailout, too

As the COVID-19 crisis escalates, numerous states are moving to close public gathering spaces and businesses in order to limit... Continue

Covid-19 bailout fails the 99 percent

Posted on March 29, 2020 by

Today is the third day since Congress passed a covid-19 relief bill that is supposed to actually help everyday people. The first two... Continue

Trump’s SNAP Cuts Hurt Most Vulnerable — and the Economy

Posted on March 24, 2020 by
Trump's SNAP Cuts Hurt Most Vulnerable -- and the Economy

As our nation struggles to deal with the COVID-19 emergency, congress weighs giving the country a trillion dollar bailout, including... Continue

Protecting taxpayers in a time of crisis

Posted on March 23, 2020 by
Protecting taxpayers in a time of crisis

The word “unprecedented” is fitting for the coronavirus crisis that is now savaging both the health of countless Americans as well... Continue

Landlords, please show some compassion

Posted on March 18, 2020 by

Editors and Landlords: During this crisis, I hope all landlords who rent to stores and families will give their tenants a compassionate... Continue

An election money couldn’t buy

Posted on March 16, 2020 by

Of the many conclusions that can be drawn from the March primary election in California, perhaps the most notable is that money doesn’t... Continue

Recycling: problems and solutions

Posted on March 13, 2020 by
Recycling: problems and solutions

It is likely that you are aware that trash disposal has become an enormous problem. Oceans are polluted with waste which is killing... Continue

Vote ‘No’ on Proposition 13

Posted on February 25, 2020 by

My husband and I have always supported schools in the Valley through sponsorship of school bonds, contributions and volunteering even... Continue

Don’t be confused by Prop. 13 — vote yes

Posted on February 18, 2020 by

All students deserve a safe, welcoming, and stimulating learning environment that supports personal well-being and academic success.... Continue

All in on SMART

Posted on February 17, 2020 by

The Greenbelt Alliance is urging residents of Sonoma and Marin counties to support the SMART sales tax renewal by voting yes on Measure... Continue

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