About Us


The Sonoma Index-Tribune is a 5,300-circulation newspaper covering all of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley. Founded in 1879, the paper is now published twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and also produces a website at www.sonomanews.com, a news bulletin emailed to subscribers seven days a week, and several social media feeds.

Located 40 miles north of San Francisco in Northern California’s premier Wine Country, Sonoma Valley — Jack London’s famous “Valley of the Moon” — is 18 miles long, extending from the San Pablo Bay north to Kenwood. The City of Sonoma — built around a green, tree-filled plaza designed by Sonoma’s founder, General Mariano Vallejo — is the Valley’s cultural and business center.

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

The Index-Tribune is now owned by Sonoma Media Investments, Inc., which also owns the Press Democrat, the Petaluma Argus-Courier, the North Bay Business Journal and 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.


  • http://www.ScottBrownMBA.com Scott Brown

    Where do you distribute/sell/deliver your newspapers and how much are they?