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Op-ed: Tipping Points on drugs and immigration

By Phineas Worthington Illegal immigration has become a major part of the national political debate again. It is reported that drug war violence has created the social and political conditions for people to flee from Central America, the main origin of this most recent surge. It is also reported that the cartels control human trafficking… Continue Reading >>

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Valley Forum: FISH needs more drivers and ride finders

By the FISH ride finders, Jerri Sheehan, Louise Biefelt, Carol Hanna, and Constance Winslow Each year, FISH provides about 2,500 rides to medically-related appointments. It is a service we provide for our Sonoma Valley/Glen Ellen residents. Our ride requests are for local and out of town rides, covering requests for life sustaining doctor, dental and… Continue Reading >>

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Parks reunited at veterans cemetery

Editor, Index-Tribune I just took a drive to the beautiful veterans cemetery in Sonoma to visit my husband and check on the flowers. I was surprised to see two fairly new headstone right next to the Star of Honor, each with a fairly large American flag, that I hadn’t noticed before. Going closer, I saw… Continue Reading >>

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Crowd creep danger during 4th parade

Editor, Index-Tribune: I was one of the volunteers at the Sonoma 4th of July parade. I was concerned about the safety of the spectators as “crowd creep” occurred, whereby people pushed further and further into the street. At one point, I saw a woman place three small children a full eight feet from the curb… Continue Reading >>

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Make SDC a veterans home

Editor, Index-Tribune: Help our vets turn SDC into a veterans home. You have a great model, Yountville. Figure it out, Sonoma. Marge Everidge Glen Ellen  

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Eye-for-an-eye makes whole world blind

Editor, Index-Tribune: The collective punishment against the Palestinian people in response to the tragic killing of the three Israeli boys has to stop. “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind,” Martin Luther King Jr. warned us. The killing of six Palestinians, the arrest of hundreds more and the brutal beating of an… Continue Reading >>

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Make Sonoma roundabout leader

Editor, Index-Tribune Time for a roundabout! Never a second without a third – see Tuesday, July 1, 2014, pulse of the public. We are pleased that John Camajani, Sonoma expressed his views on the subject. I cannot understand, since 121/12 at Schellville was redone not long ago. We found it ridiculous to have installed “light… Continue Reading >>

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 - 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St.

Transue exhibit opens

Artist Lia Bonagura-Transue’s Can’t Take It With You series of paintings will be on display July 19 and 20, and July 25 – 27 at The Alley Gallery, 148 E. Napa St. (alley entrance) in Sonoma. There will be a reception from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 18.

Piano concert set for July 23 at SCC

Two evenings of piano music will be presented at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, and Wednesday, Aug. 20, in Andrews Hall of the Sonoma Community Center. The concerts, billed as “A Grand Night,” are part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series.

Readers stage Lewis’ ‘Chinese Coffee’

A staged reading of “Chinese Coffee,” a play by Ira Lewis, will be presented in Andrews Hall at the Sonoma Community Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16, by Sonoma Readers’ Theatre as part of the Sonoma Theatre Alliance’s Sonoma Nights Showcase series.

Bike training class set Saturday

The City of Sonoma is sponsoring a free one-day bicycle training event from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19, featuring Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition’s Bicycling Family Workshop.

Nilda Mulas, widow of longtime Schell-Vista Fire Chief Mitch Mulas, serves up beans at her usual spot Sunday during the annual Schell-Vista Fire Protection District chicken barbecue and fundraiser. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Serving the beans

Nilda Mulas, widow of longtime Schell-Vista Fire Chief Mitch Mulas, serves up beans at her usual spot Sunday during the annual Schell-Vista Fire Protection District chicken barbecue and fundraiser.

SONOMA CITY COUNCILMEMBER Ken Brown pulled nomination papers Monday at City Hall. Brown will be running for his fifth term in the November election. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Filing for Nov. 4 general election starts

Monday, July 14, was the first day candidates could file nominating papers for the Nov. 4 general election. And Ken Brown was the first candidate to pull nominating papers for the Sonoma City Council – at 8 a.m.

Hohorst, Rymer file for hospital board

Peter Hohorst and Joshua Rymer filed Monday for the two open positions on the Sonoma Valley Health Care District board of directors. The two candidates have declared the intention to run together for the four-year positions that will be filled in the November election.

Cash card scam nails another victim

In a repeat case of a common scam, Sonoma police were alerted on July 8 that a 70-year-old man had purchased a $500 Green Dot card at a West Napa Street convenience store after receiving a phone call from a man claiming to be “Mark Rogers” with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. “Rogers” informed the man that his wife had not showed up for jury duty and that he would have to pay an immediate fine or she would be arrested.

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Terri M. Schofield

Terri M. Schofield, 57, passed away peacefully, surrounded by friends and family.

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Gun culture is hard to change

With the announcement by District Attorney Jill Ravitch that criminal charges will not be brought against Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Gelhaus, the tragedy of Andy Lopez returns to haunt us anew.

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Op-ed: The case for a $15 minimum wage

For many decades, the wages of American workers increased annually, sometimes greater and sometimes less so, but they increased. To a large degree, that’s what created and built a substantial and vibrant middle class.

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Making college dream possible for Maria Ayala

I woke up this morning thinking about Maria. She is a young Latina girl living in Sonoma who just graduated with honors from Sonoma Valley High School with a 3.5 GPA and a strong interest in math and science.

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We like dogs, not irresponsible owners

Editor, Index-Tribune I have been closely following the issues concerning dogs on the Montini Preserve. Up until now, I have been reluctant to share any of my wife’s or my experiences with unleashed dogs. Yesterday, however, we experienced a situation that we still find hard to believe. We were walking along a paved road when… Continue Reading >>

 
 

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