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Editorials Searching for community | November 17, 2014

The word community used pretty freely. We talk about the business community, or the gay community, or the Latino community and so on.... Continue


Editorials As goes water, so goes Sonoma Valley | October 31, 2014

SUN EDITORIAL Once famous for its precious metals, it’s now water that’s precious here in California. Our northern region... Continue


Editorials Dodd for AD 4 | May 29, 2014

Residents in the half of Sonoma Valley running from Boyes Hot Springs through Kenwood will have a new assemblymember by the end of... Continue


Editorials Diana Conti for Assembly | May 29, 2014

In the 10th Assembly District Race, the incumbent, Marc Levine, has lined up an impressive array of supporters and almost certainly... Continue


Editorials On Measure B | November 14, 2013

The best argument for The Measure B electionis the weakness of the arguments against it. Like stale mints under the hotel pillow, they... Continue


Editorials Opinions Count | November 1, 2012

Not ours, necessarily… but the collective opinion of our neighbors here in Sonoma Valley – that counts very high, in our estimation.... Continue


Editorials Cook, Agrimonti, and Sawyer | October 25, 2012

The Sonoma Valley community is fortunate to have several citizens offering to serve as our elected representatives. We thank them,... Continue


Guest Editorial “Sonoma….we have a problem” | March 9, 2012

Steven L. Pease “Houston……we have a problem.”   Who can ever forget those words, delivered at the head end of a radio message... Continue


Editorials Depressing | January 19, 2012

That’s what Tuesday night’s school board meeting was.  It started out well with two exceptional Sassarini students – Marrina... Continue


Editorials Poop – more on the subject | January 11, 2012

Hard to believe I’m writing about this, but here I am nonetheless. Slow news week? Perhaps. But the topic shows no sign of going... Continue


Letters to the Editor


Shop local… if you can | November 26, 2014

(Reader opinion by Fred Allebach) I’d love to buy local, but ordinary staples of life are simply not sold in Sonoma at prices that... Continue


A matter of life or death | November 14, 2014

(Reader opinion by Will Shonbrun.) His blue eyes and engaging 13-year-old-I’m-hip smile stare back at you. It’s the now too familiar... Continue


Ebola fantasy and reality | November 3, 2014

Once upon a time, I believed in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Then, in second grade, I asked my parents if they really existed.... Continue


Who I’m voting for | October 31, 2014

Editor: After hearing the candidates speak and reading interviews with them in both local newspapers, I have finally decided on the... Continue


Rate hike? Wait for new council | October 27, 2014

Editor: I have requested that the City Council postpone any pending decision regarding water rates for the City of Sonoma until the... Continue


Letter: Water rate hike is unfair | October 27, 2014

Editor: After reading the city’s 2014 Water Rate Study, I must again call on Sonoma’s water service customers to join me in protesting... Continue


Supervisors should stay neutral | October 25, 2014

Editor: Over the last few election cycles I’ve seen a trend that I think is a mistake and is adding to the divisiveness in local... Continue


Vote for Brown | October 25, 2014

Editor: I am dissatisfied with our governments in Washington, California, and Sonoma, therefore I won’t be voting for any of the... Continue


A brief commercial announcement | October 25, 2014

Editor: The Sonoma Valley Sun’s last issue was one of the best ever! The new format and publishing schedule is working. I enjoyed... Continue


Failure to respect residents | October 24, 2014

Any Sonoma Resident who has ever wanted to bypass Highway 12 Traffic, has surely used Verano Ave, between 5th West and Highway 12.... Continue