(1 of ) Local teens wish there was more for them to do in town. And in particular, bowling. Adam and Jenny Kovacs plan to bring bowling back to Sonoma. The have signed a lease on the old bowling alley space behind their Sonoma Fit gym and they plan to begin demolition in early 2018.
(Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
(2 of ) Broadway will look much better when something is built on the former Sonoma Truck & Auto Center site at Broadway at East Macarthur. Past plans floated have included a pool, a rock climbing wall, a hotel and affordable housing. 2018 should be the year when some plan gets finalized. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
(3 of ) Food wishes - Sonoma Valley residents say that what is most needed next in town is a top-notch Chinese restaurant.
(4 of ) Sonoma wishes for more housing available in 2018. Perhaps the restrictions on vacation rentals will help, as will some new housing starts. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
(5 of ) Locals are wishing for a good winter of rain to regenerate the burned terrain of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat)
(6 of ) Sonomans who need to rebuild are wishing for a fast permitting process in 2018.
(7 of ) Sonomans who lost their houses in the fires are hoping that plenty of construction workers will be available when they are ready to rebuild in 2018.
(8 of ) Sonoma families with kids in school are wishing for a terrific new permanent superintendent to lead the Sonoma Valley Unified School District in 2018. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
(9 of ) With Sonoma Developmental Center due to close soon, Sonomans are wishing for a fantastic repurposing idea for the beautiful property.
(10 of ) The vision is getting closer each year to becoming a reality. Sonomas really, really want to be able to bike all the way from Sonoma to Santa Rosa (without risking death).
(11 of ) Anyone who has ever driven up Highway 12 to get to Highway 101 has wished for a straight shot, high speed roadway. Maybe 2018 will be the year those wishes come true.
(12 of ) Top of many people's wish list? A community pool in Sonoma Valley.
(13 of ) Or better yet, a swim and tennis club.
(14 of ) Many locals wish there was a cannabis dispensary planned for Sonoma Valley. Almost as many, however, hope there won't be one in town, so it will be interesting to see what happens in 2018.
(15 of ) Golfers would love to see a public course reopen in Sonoma. Ever since the nine-hole Los Arroyos course on Arnold and Watmaugh closed, golfers have had to travel out of town for public access golf.
(16 of ) Almost everyone in town is wishing for the local theaters to sell beer, wine and dinner. The concession stand in the Sonoma 9 Cinemas on Siesta Way is supposed to be remodeled soon so this is one 2018 wish that may actually come true. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
(17 of ) Every time a large empty storefront become available, there is an outcry for a Trader Joes in town. Without any possibilities apparent so far in 2018, perhaps Eighth Street East?
(18 of ) Springs residents say that would like more food options. One spot they are eagerly awaiting is Nicole Benjamin and Garrett Sathre's West Handmade Burgers at 18375 Sonoma Highway, due to open soon.
(19 of ) A universal wish -- for the kindness and generosity in Sonoma Valley that was so evident during the fires to continue on through 2018.