Section: Editorials

Governor Moonbeam – Basta Ya

By Mike Smith This poem is in reaction to the Governor’s recent unexpected veto of legislation that would help reduce retaliation... Continue

Protect your noggin

It’s summertime and the living is easy.  Warm weather means being outside, taking walks in the sunshine and glorious bike rides... Continue

The right to choose cannabis

Jewel Mathieson The word is Cannabis not cannibal. I am not a danger to your children and neither are my patients. I am a Sonoma Valley... Continue

Global Grandmothers dedicated to giving

Although the origin of the slogan “think globally act locally” is contested, the notion of caring for the entire planet but acting... Continue

Speaking out about foreclosure in Sonoma

Sonomans facing foreclosure and eviction from homes they’ve lived in for decades are beginning to speak out. One such homeowner... Continue

Pay it forward

Recently I was made aware of a random act of kindness in our Valley. Nothing newsworthy that would warrant a story in the paper but... Continue

Celebrating our Earth

Earth Day is Friday, April 22. Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was held in 1970 as an environmental... Continue

America is not broke

 In the fall of 2008 a giant mud ball – created by Wall Street financial schemers and irresponsible big bank mortgage lenders, hit... Continue

Spending in Sonoma

Closer to home, Sonoma is feeling the economic pinch that has steadily crept across the country. Everywhere, people are cutting back,... Continue

Thompson addresses budget cuts

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan calls for more than $6 trillion in spending cuts at the expense of American... Continue