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Letter to the Editor

Hotel? What about Spain Street developments?

It is interesting to me that there has been all this hoopla about the proposed hotel on Napa Street, that, if allowed after several revisions, promises to be a lovely addition to Sonoma.

Letter to the Editor

Here we go again

The GOP’s last threat to shut down the government was about paying its bills, holding citizens hostage to defund unemployment insurance.


Measure B says there will be no room at the inn

While not every issue the Sonoma City Council has voted on has met with universal approval, most citizens would agree that the myriad issues managed by our thoughtful elected City Council and appointed Planning Commission is preferable to the uncontrolled chaos of initiative style legislation like Measure B.

Valley Forum

Anticipating change is not anti-Sonoma

Opponents of the Hotel Limitation Measure say we don’t have a “hotel problem” in Sonoma, that few hotels have been built in the last 10 years and the measure is not needed.

Letter to the Editor

Another honest Sonoman

I want to thank the person who found my billfold in the parking lot of Sonoma Market and turned it in to the police station on Oct. 2.

Letter to the Editor

If hotel is blocked, consider the alternatives

The proposed West Napa Street hotel soon faces a Measure B reverse yea or nay vote. A hotel is the best use of the property, and a good opportunity for the town in my view. Several items have been missing from the discussion.

Letter to the Editor

It’s dangerous on the streets

I am a walker because I no longer drive (and do I miss it), but I do not cross Fifth Street West at the Safeway crossing.

Letter to the Editor

Why not a 10-story hotel?

It seems like Bill Lynch (in his Musings column, Sept. 27) is saying that if you own something you can do whatever you like. So, why not a 10-story hotel?

Letter to the Editor

How to stop jihadists?

History has shown us how to stop Islamic fanatics from mowing down masses of innocent non-Islamics so they can get a quick passage to the Great Oasis In The Sky, promised to all who kill unbelievers, where they will enjoy a non-stop party with beautiful woman, great food and music, and a river of wine that doesn’t give hangovers or beget fighting.

Beer variety

Octoberfest for Teen Services Oct. 13

The fall fundraiser for Sonoma Valley Teen Services will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Carneros Brewing Company, where the theme will be “Octoberfest Bier Garten and Marketplatz.”

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Movie under the stars at Jack London

Jack London State Historic Park offers up another movie night under the stars, this time on Sunday, Oct. 6, with a screening of “The Fighter.”


Ragtime Festival hits Wine Country

The sweet sound of fiddles will float through Wine Country on the weekend of Oct. 19 and 20, when Ragtime performers from around the country will converge on the North Bay for two days of music.