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Editorials


Editorials Our Sonoma Valley family | December 19, 2014

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically times when families celebrate together. Big meals are cooked and eaten, stories... Continue


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


Letters to the Editor


No to roundabout | December 17, 2014

Please use your powerful influence to educate W-trams that the enormous installation they are proposing is unneeded and a waste of... Continue


No truth too dangerous | December 15, 2014

We’ve heard, “too big to fail,” and its correlative, “too big to jail,” and now we’re hearing the inevitable, predictable... Continue


Save the Sonoma Developmental Center | December 9, 2014

Editor: What if you knew the lives and future of 430 people in Sonoma were in jeopardy? What if you knew 900 acres of public land and... Continue


Remember Jimmy Carter? | December 9, 2014

Editor: I read Ben Boyce’s article in the Sun (10/13) recently and I have some things to point out. Why does this person even have... Continue


KUDOS TO KATY BYRNE | December 5, 2014

Editor: Kudos to Katy Bryne for her article entitled “Out of the Blue.” I distinctly recall a philosopher’s proverb that resonates... Continue


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