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Letter to the Editor

Spare the air eco-fatigue

Editor, Index-Tribune:

I want to thank Roger Hartley for his Jan. 7 Op-Ed stating that the BAAQMD deserves closer scrutiny and analysis – even if his point makes me grudgingly accept that my husband may have been “right.”

Letter to the Editor

Charge cars more on spare-the-air days

Editor, Index-Tribune:
Thank you for the excellent op-ed piece by Mr. Hartley about the spare-the-air politics (“Our air does not need to be spared,” Jan. 7).

Letter to the Editor

Brown’s perquisites of office?

Editor, Index-Tribune:

One of the city attorney’s duties is verifying that what Ken Brown does is legal. He might take a look at Brown’s two jobs as a newspaper columnist and a radio personality. Isn’t it a law that journalists who run for public office must resign from their positions because their media forums give them an unfair advantage, or do we just believe it should be?

Black & White Jazz takes SCC stage

The Sonoma Community Center is hosting Black & White Jazz, a three-concert series on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall that begins Saturday, Jan. 18.

The Guangzhou Opera House, designed by Zaha Hadid is one of the buildings Ann Wicklund will talk about in her two-part lecture series at the Sonoma Valley 
Museum of Art. Submitted photo

SVMA lectures focus on architecture exhibit

Complementing its current exhibition, “Site & Sense: The Architecture of Aidlin Darling Design,” the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents Icons of Modern Architecture Lecture Series from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Bronze exhibit debuts at New Leaf Gallery

A New Leaf Gallery/Sculpturesite at Cornerstone Sonoma will host the exhibition “In Bronze,” on view from Jan. 12 to March 30. And the gallery will be hosting a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12.

Chorale seeks new voices

There is still time to join the Sonoma Valley Chorale and be a part of its upcoming mid-March Antonin Dvorak concerts in Santa Rosa and Sonoma.

Gonzalo ‘Moto’ Monarque

Gonzalo ‘Moto’ Monarque

Gonzalo ‘Moto’ Monarque, who resided in Salinas, was born in 1926 and was raised in Sonoma. He was the son of Raul and Olimpia Monarque. He attended Flowery Grammar School and Sonoma Valley High School, graduating in 1945. He was a competitive athlete, participating in baseball, track, basketball and the first football team for the… Continue Reading >>

Frederick ‘Fred’ Eugene Aikens

Frederick ‘Fred’ Eugene Aikens

Frederick “Fred” Eugene Aikens, 72, of Sutter Creek, Ca., passed away quickly and peacefully at home on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in the arms of Marsha and Doreen with his loving dog, Lola, by his side. Fred loved life and enjoyed it to the fullest in every aspect. His love of family, friends, and his… Continue Reading >>

Delmer ‘Del’ Sparrowe

Delmer ‘Del’ Sparrowe

Delmer (Del) Sparrowe, 91, a 26-year resident of Sonoma and World War II veteran, passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at Sonoma Valley Hospital. He is the beloved husband for 71 years of Eleanor (Ellie) Sparrowe; loving father of Janis Gottlieb, Beverly Springer, and Thomas Sparrowe; proud grandfather of Kristin Atkinson, Stephen Springer, Cherie Gottlieb, and… Continue Reading >>

Herb Golenpaul

Herb Golenpaul

Herb Golenpaul passed away at his home in Sonoma on Dec. 13, 2013. He was born on Aug. 16, 1921, in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he spent his early years until leaving home to become a signal corps inspector for the U.S. government at about age 20. At the onset of World War II, Herb enlisted… Continue Reading >>

Herbert Werner Malchow

Herbert Werner Malchow

Our dear father, Herbert Werner Malchow, passed at his home on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, with his daughter and son at his side. He left us to rejoin his beloved wife, Delberta; his brothers, William and Bruno; as well as many family and friends awaiting his arrival. Herb was a veteran of the Korean Conflict,… Continue Reading >>

Marjorie Louise ‘Marge’ Colbert

Marjorie Louise “Marge” Colbert, 90, passed away peacefully in Sonoma, surrounded by her loving family, on Jan. 7, 2014. She was born on Oct. 4, 1923 in Richmond to Earl and Edith Brown. She married Clovis W. Colbert in 1946 and they lived in Sonoma until 1978 when they retired to Siloam Springs, Alaska. Clovis… Continue Reading >>

Daniel L. Sullivan, DDS

Daniel L. Sullivan, DDS, 83, of Sonoma, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 23, 2012, at Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. If he were to have a headstone, it would read “I Feel Fine.” Dan was born in Norfolk, Va., on Sept. 18, 1929. He graduated from Burlingame (CA) High School in 1948. After… Continue Reading >>

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Legal child abuse

In 1995, before the violent and bloody Bryan Singer film, “The Usual Suspects” had won two Academy Awards, I sat in a theater in San Francisco waiting for the lights to go down when a family of five – comprised of what appeared to be grandparents, parents and a young girl about 5 years old – walked down the aisle and took seats several rows down and directly in front of me.

OpEd

Our air does not need to be ‘spared’

The Index-Tribune’s Jan. 3, front page story about the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and wood burning rules deserves some closer scrutiny and more objective analysis.

Darwin Awards and scientific literacy

As much as I enjoy the “Can you believe that?” nature and humor of the Darwin Awards, I was more than a little dismayed by the description of evolution in the article titled, “Sonoma Valley Darwin Awards 2013” published in the Jan. 3 edition of the Index-Tribune.

To flaunt or to flout, that is the question

I love the Index-Tribune, I read it every week and find that, on the whole, it has a good standard of writing. So I was taken aback to see the lead headline on the front page of the Jan. 3 paper (“Sonomans flaunt wood-burn rules”).

Correction from a hidebound linguistic fossil?

Surely the headline in the Jan. 3 edition of the Index-Tribune should read, “Sonomans flout wood-burn rules.” To flaunt is “to exhibit ostentatiously; show off.” To flout is “to show contempt for; scoff at; scorn.”

Who is responsible for crossing lights?

Editor, Index-Tribune: The pedestrian crossing lights on Broadway at France/Andrieux crossing, have been out of order for many months and now the pedestrian lights at Patton are also out of order. Broadway is busy at all hours and the street is wide, so crossing is dangerous. My grandchildren have been taught to dismount bikes, press… Continue Reading >>