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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Lynch is right 
as rain

I haven’t always agreed with the esteemed Mr. Lynch, but his thoughts on voting “no” on the upcoming Measure B are right as rain, if you ask me.

Lynch “tirade” against Preserve Sonoma

Even Darius Anderson put in a large ad asking the community to be civil, so I had to respond to Bill Lynch’s “musings” (“Anti-hotel initiative is anti-Sonoma,” Bill’s Musings, Sept. 27).

McKibben’s message – redemption through change and awakening

Editor, Index-Tribune: A big thank you for the front-page reporting on Bill McKibben’s visit to Burlingame Hall, and the review and rendition of his critical messages for us and all of humanity. This strikingly-coherent, socially-active and well-gathered vision leaves us no room at all to stay fixed to our seats and stolen comforts. While our… Continue Reading >>

Can we preserve them?

Editor, Index-Tribune: Here’s my question: Montini Ranch, the Sonoma Developmental Center and the Sonoma Plaza – can we preserve them? At the center of all our conversations, like the heart of a body, should be one main intention: We, the community, deserve a place in which we co-exist with nature and are nurtured . Let’s… Continue Reading >>

West Napa hotel would be welcome addition

Editor, Index-Tribune: I find it disturbing that we are making such a big deal about a 59-room hotel. I can’t imagine anything less would make much financial sense. We have plenty of B&Bs that cater to this type of tourist. Where are a few boutique hotels that will raise the bar a bit in this… Continue Reading >>

Likes online edition

Editor, Index-Tribune: As a former resident of Sonoma and a follower of the SIT, I just wanted to say that I really like the new layout/design of the online edition.   Thank you so much. Mark Peterson Former Sonoman

Special delivery to the Patch

Editor, Index-Tribune: Within this topsy-turvy world, it is heartwarming to know about people going that extra mile to please other people. Whenever I visit one of my favorite spots in town, the Patch, I am renewed. Just to view the boxes, abundant with bright red tomatoes, is enough to send me to Oz. On my… Continue Reading >>

Send letters to support SDC

Editor, Index-Tribune People who read in the newspaper about the rally to save the Sonoma Developmental Center have been asking me what they can do to help. What is needed right now are letters to the Task Force on the Future of Developmental Centers, via the e-mail address, jim.suennen@chhs.ca.gov. Letters should be sent before Oct.… Continue Reading >>