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Join Friends of Library

The Sonoma Valley Library’s Nov. 1, 2014 celebration of the Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos 2014 was delightful.


Worst noise pollution since Rush Limbaugh

Yes, please! Pass a leaf blower ban. I cannot agree more with the letter in your Friday issue asking the Sonoma City Council to reconsider a ban on leaf blowers in the city.

Work was halted months ago on these two homes on Highway 12 and Moon Mountain Road. The county's PRMD red-tagged the project after numerous violations were discovered. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Debacle at Moon Mountain

The vivid blue sign at the corner of Highway 12 and Moon Mountain Road hasn’t changed in months, and neither have the half-built structures behind it.

Work on Highway 116/121 intersection years off

Like a string of angry, blinking red Christmas lights, the line of cars on Highway 121 between Bonneau Road and Highway 12 can often stretch to the Schell-Vista Fire Station and beyond during evening commutes.

New water bills encourage conservation

The monthly water bill Sonoma residents receive is going to look different next month. The new bills will include a breakdown of their monthly water service charges, showing where they use water, how many gallons per month and what changes they can make to save both water and money.

David Bush opened Oso Lounge on East Napa Street last month. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Oso Lounge features eclectic menu

When you decide to name your lounge after the California state bear, you are telling the world California is a separate animal altogether.

Jim Lamb fill out some paperwork Saturday prior to getting his flu shot at Vintage House senior center. Bill Hoban/Index-Tribune

Last minute paperwork

Jim Lamb fills out some paperwork Saturday prior to getting his flu shot at Vintage House senior center.

Sheila Reilly

Misconceptions about Woodland Star Charter School

There is some confusion in the community about who and what Woodland Star Charter School is and our relationship with the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. To that end, I thought that I would take this opportunity to address some of the most common themes that I hear: What is a charter school? Charter schools… Continue Reading >>

Rod Mahoney measures a door at his space next door to the Bon Marche Thrift Shop. Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune

Bon Marche fire ruled accidental

The three-alarm fire that destroyed Bon Marche Thrift Store on Riverside Drive last Thursday was ruled an accident by Sonoma Valley Fire officials.

David B. Dixon

David B. Dixon

David B. Dixon, 76, died at peace November 1st, 2014, at home in Sonoma, CA with his entire family at his side.

Barbara Brady

Barbara Rose (Horan) Brady

Barbara was born in 1923 and left us on October 29, 2014. She was born and raised with her three sisters in The City’s Richmond district by her loving parents William and Katherine (Sheeran) Horan.

Valley Forum

Valley forum: Fears for future of Sonoma Developmental Center

Generations of Sonoma Valley residents have been dedicated employees who have performed excellent work at Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) yet because of one bad-apple employee, and the indifference of legislators, SDC’s future seems bleak.


Editorial: Good news at our hospital

In an era when tight budgets bring more grim news than good, there is a lot to be thankful for at Sonoma Valley Hospital, which has become one of the best in the country.


Panetta’s yes and no to torture

So, former CIA director Leon Panetta, says “yes” and “no” to torture. A position even an accomplished yogi would find difficult: keeping one’s head within inches of one’s rear while still standing.


Proud to be independent

Again, good having you back on the editorial desk! I agree, the majority of the time, with your editorials – no doubt this is because we are both native born Sonomans and are rooted.

A sword thrower will be among the acts in "Le Cirque de Boheme"  at Cornerstone Sonoma with shows in late November and late December.

Cornerstone hosts ‘Le Cirque de Boheme’

Cornerstone Sonoma again hosts “Bring Your Holidays to Cornerstone” as it kicks off the season with an authentic 1920s-style French Circus by the troop “Le Cirque de Boheme.” Back by popular demand following last year’s debut 12 sold-out shows, Le Cirque de Boheme has an all new show and cast.