Opinion

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Normally we don’t post comments from our readers on our front page however, this commenter expresses how most feel eloquently. Thank you commenter Steph! Your post would be a great letter to the editor. There is something wrong when we…

 

Public Opinion on cannabis rules

“Suddenly, their quality of life is being compromised by the hazards of commercial cannabis cultivation: significant loss of property value, crime, noise, glare, traffic, noxious odors, massive water use.” CANNABIS: How Close is Too Close? AN OPEN LETTER TO THE…

 

The time has come for a ‘localist’ revolution

“Localism is also thriving these days because many cities have more coherent identities than the nation as a whole. It is thriving because while national politics takes place through the filter of the media circus, local politics by and large…

 

Earth to Supervisors, locals speak out

Septic system rules EDITOR: Our local politicians have again avoided their responsibilities on the issue of Russian River water quality by delaying regulation of septic systems within 600 feet of our waterways (“Delay sought for septic system rules,” May 23)….

 

Vacation Rentals

Earth to Sonoma County Supervisors: we have a negative vacancy rate, people living in trailers waiting for housing, and you are touting 30,000 new homes to be built while allowing vacation rentals to take even more chances for housing from our…

 

Measure C Napa County

Measure C Napa County EDITOR: Napa County’s water future will be decided on June 5. A yes vote on Measure C, the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland Protection Initiative, would protect that future. Measure C is a well-written initiative, based…

 

Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger

Our Federal Science Agencies Are in Mortal Danger Whether by strategy or ineptitude or both, the Trump administration is starving them of the expertise they need to fulfill their essential functions  Andrew A. Rosenberg, Kathleen Rest Our national political landscape…

 

California needs smart solutions to dead trees

California needs smart solutions to dead trees by Daniel Barad Sacramento Bee OPINION January 17, 2018 Last month the U.S. Forest Service released astonishing estimates that the number of trees killed by drought and pine beetles in California has risen…

 

For a living wage

It has been well documented that low wage industries are subsidized by our government which costs taxpayers and takes away services and quality of life to help the poverty wage workers. In wine country, low wages have many families working…