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To quote the Little Red Hen, “The sky is falling!”
To quote the Little Red Hen, “The sky is falling!”
Steve Page thinks that Measure B “subverts” the design review process of Sonoma (Op-Ed, “Measure B robs our community’s voice,” Nov. 1), when all it does is add a stipulation about the size of hotels, one of many regulations that the Planning Commission, Design Review Board and City Council must adhere to by law.
Measure B isn’t about “big” hotels vs. “small” hotels. It is about responsibly developed new hotels vs. no new hotels.
After reading all the letters and articles regarding Measure B, I have come to the conclusion that the issue is more about distrust of our public officials than it is about “protecting” Sonoma.
During this time of political turmoil and policy disagreements, when so many people in this county, state, country and throughout the world, feel that our well-being is being sacrificed financially and also our peace of mind, let us think about how we can transcend our rage, restrain our might and act with compassionate dignity.
For voters undecided about Measure B, I have a few suggestions.
Driving back from Santa Rosa recently on Highway 12 in Boyes Springs, I came upon two very large “No on B” signs that disturbed me greatly.
What do you want to see Sonoma look like 100 years from now?
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s insanely popular “Wall to Wall Art Auction” has been resurrected this year, set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Six different Dragons scored Friday night as Sonoma Valley High trounced the Elsie Allen Lobos 55-6.
Sonoma’s own Defying Gravity Gals will return to Andrews Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 5 and 6, with a new J Love Productions show, “The Stew,” a musical evening featuring spoofs on popular talk shows. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Sonoma Community Center on the Rotary Stage at Andrews Hall.
Sonoma Market and Glen Ellen Village Market will be honored with the Outstanding Business Partner award at a celebration luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 6, by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, California Wine Country Chapter. The event celebrates National Philanthropy Day, an international day of recognition that recognizes the people and organizations enriching our community and world through… Continue Reading >>
Sonoma Raceway is starting its 13th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to help those in need this holiday season. Local food banks continue to face increased demand and decreasing funds, making this year’s food drive, which spans Nov. 1-25, more important than ever. All non-perishable food items collected will be donated to Friends In Sonoma Helping… Continue Reading >>
Gold-clad bond girls, casino games and of course, an Aston Martin set the 007 scene at Buena Vista Winery on Friday, Oct. 25. While the Champagne cocktails were not shaken, guests watched classic Bond flicks projected on the winery’s stone walls while live music, fire dancers and fortune tellers entertained the crowd. Hosted by the… Continue Reading >>
Food and film collide at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, where a Sonoma chef will prepare a “signature taste” inspired by the movie. On Thursday, Nov. 7, the film will be “Julie and Julia.”
Even though Halloween was Thursday, the Tuesday farmers market celebrated a couple of days early with its annual Halloween parade. There were ghosts and goblins galore, and a plethora of princesses. Five-month-old sisters Hazel and Ruby Ashimine were dressed as, what else, nuns.
Sunday was the annual pancake breakfast and open house at the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority’s Second Street West fire station. Kids were encouraged to come in costume and most did. Besides breakfast, one of the popular attractions was getting a ride in a fire truck. Kids got a chance to play firefighter. Adults… Continue Reading >>
The annual Scouting for Food drive for FISH (Friends in Sonoma Helping) is once again underway throughout Sonoma Valley. Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts alike distribute bags and flyers onto hundreds of doorsteps, hoping to come back to find them full of food on Saturday, Nov. 9. Valley residents can fill the bag with non-perishable… Continue Reading >>
A South Lake Tahoe man found his bicycle in Sonoma, after it was stolen in San Francisco, by checking Craigslist. On Oct. 10, the man told Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies, his bike had been stolen while he was in San Francisco on Oct. 5. He had no serial number, but the bike had certain abnormalities… Continue Reading >>
Diane Bowman, with the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center, points out a shot station last Saturday during a flu shot clinic at Vintage House senior center. The health center had 200 doses of vaccine and 16 psych tech students from Napa Valley College administering the shots. After an initial burst at the 9 a.m. opening,… Continue Reading >>
Toni (Hytholt) Major, 80, passed away peacefully at home in Port Angeles, Wash., on Oct. 24, 2013, after a long illness.
In its fourth annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos, the Sonoma Community Center will present dual art installations on themes of life, loss and remembrance beginning Friday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m.
The Arts Guild of Sonoma (AGS) has a new exhibition or work by guild member artists, which can be seen at the guild’s gallery.
As a 30-plus-year Sonoma property owner, and as a board member of Greenbelt Alliance, I strongly oppose Measure B.
As chairman of the Hillside Preservation Alliance in 1999, I was pleased to work with fellow citizens in Sonoma to keep the Rosewood Hotel project off public land overlooking downtown Sonoma.