About Us


Sonomanews.com and Sonomamag.com are the web URLs for SONOMA, the web affiliate dedicated to all things Sonoma and published by The Sonoma Index-Tribune and its family of products and services, which include Sonomaindextribune.comsonomamag.com, SONOMA magazine, and Sonoma Job Network

Sonomanews.com/Sonoma Index-Tribune is a 132-year-old locally owned and operated media company, covering all things Sonoma in print and online. Sonoma Daily News is a daily news bulletin linked to SONOMA  and emailed to subscribers seven days a week. SONOMA is updated frequently, sometimes two or three times a day, and whenever there is a major breaking news story.

The Sonoma Index-Tribune is a twice-weekly (Tuesday and Friday), 8,000 circulation newspaper covering Sonoma Valley, Jack London’s famous “Valley of the Moon.” Located 40 miles north of San Francisco in Northern California’s premier Wine Country, Sonoma Valley is 18 miles long, extending from the San Pablo Bay north to Kenwood. The City of Sonoma, built around a green, tree-filled “Plaza” created by Sonoma’s founder General Mariano Vallejo, is the Valley’s cultural and business center.

All three products, SONOMA, Sonoma Daily News, and The Sonoma Index-Tribune  together  reach a regular monthly audience in excess of 220,000 (readers, subscribers, viewers, and visitors.) 
Our company also publishes SONOMA Magazine quarterly as an up-scale, lifestyle publication printed on magazine stock in full process color. It is circulated to paid subscribers, sold at news counters (cover price $6.95) and distributed to guests of top hotels in San Francisco and Sonoma Valley, and distributed nationally in bookstores, supermarkets and other retail magazine stand locations via Kable Distribution Services. Circulation 15,000 copies. Many articles, photos and features of SONOMA Magazine are also included as part of SONOMA, the website. And it is also available in a complete digital edition.

Volume 1, Number 1, the first issue of The Sonoma Index was published here in Sonoma April 17, 1879. In 1884, Harry Granice, great-grandfather of current I-T publishers Bill and Jim Lynch, purchased the paper and renamed it The Sonoma Index-Tribune.

The name SONOMA is magic and known world wide. It is the “real wine country,” Jack London’s mystical ‘Valley of the Moon.’ It is an international destination, rich in early California history, where visitors and residents enjoy the delicious, serene and salubrious climate that provides a lifestyle like no other. – all of it, just 40 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. This is the spirit and heart that SONOMA Magazine captures in scintillating prose and vivid photography.

Sonomanews.com is the main news website, and is constantly changing and evolving as digital-age technology changes. In addition we operate sonomamag.com, our website for SONOMA Magazine.

  • Ren Faiz

    The format of your obituary page has lately sported excessively enlarged photos. The photo is usually, if not always, poor resolution and/or out of focus, and it is that way because you present it in such a tacky format. Please return to the previous format, which had a brief, descriptive paragraph, or part of the lead-in to the obit article, along with an accompanying thumbnail photo of the deceased, which the reader, if interested, could then click on, and that would enhance the size of the picture, as well as open and enter the more detailed obituary.

    As it is with the current format, your obituary page is anything but calm and respectful. It is loud, awkward, overbearing and gauche.

    You have done much better with the obit page in the past. You can easily remedy the current annoying and clumsy format by returning the previous format you used for years.