Letters to the Editor, Aug. 28 - 30
Chevy loyalty ‘runs deep’
EDITOR: I guess you could definitely call me a Chevy man (“Sonoma Chevrolet Sold,” Aug. 17). I have lived in Sonoma for 48 years and throughout that time purchased my cars and trucks, new and used at Sonoma Chevy from Dick St. Laurent to Bob Nobles and on to Dan Roseland. Owners and men who have all become friends and provided fair, honest and often beyond-the-call-of-duty service for my car buying history totaling eight pickups, three SUVs, two sedans and one corvette. These vehicles have all served us well: work time, school time, play time and just plain driving time. As one could expect with such a complex machine there have been a few problems here and there but Sonoma Chevy has always stood by their products and given me and my family valuable return on these purchases. Sonoma Chevy has a proud and generous history in our beautiful Valley and a great deal of that comes from men like Dan Roseland. Dan is an exceptional human being - dedicated, personable, giving and it might be said, old-fashioned in his way of standing up for his product, service and devotion to his community through hard work and relentless but humble honesty. I am proud to call him my friend and wish him a wonderful and well-deserved retirement although, knowing Dan, he will not be far from his beloved Chevys. Take a long and leisurely drive Dan, but be sure and come back home to Sonoma.
‘Heartening’ home-health news
EDITOR: It is heartening to read Hospice by the Bay will assume management of the home-healthcare activities presently housed with the Sonoma Valley Hospital. Without knowing anything of the details, nonetheless, a nonprofit venue seems assuredly a better environment for this necessary and really critical function in our Valley. Our hospital in its profit-seeking function in the maw of today’s crazy financial health-care world seemingly must seek ever fewer service deliveries that may burden its bottom lines.
Ned Hoke, OMD
Voters need to be ‘sensitive to the sleaze’
I paid very close attention to your important and timely editorial last week (“The Low Road to Sonoma,” Aug. 21) regarding Sonoma‘s current political environment.
Starting with Jon Early and his cannabis initiative and then moving to the sleazy attack on Rachel Hundley, it should alert Sonoma voters to be sensitive to any additional sleaze, bullying or manipulation that arises during our current city council election season.
EDITOR: I have not met David Cook or Rachel Hundley, and don’t agree with some of their recent opinions. However, I plan to vote for each of them whenever they next run for local office, to discourage the type of people who have recently threatened Mr. Cook by email (“Bullseye Email Raises Alarm at City Hall,” Aug. 7) and attacked Ms. Hundley via website (“Councilwoman Responds to Campaign Attack,” Aug. 24).
Sonoma’s City Council and numerous commissions are populated by our citizens and neighbors who want to be involved in our town’s life and welfare, they don’t get rich from their salaries or corporate contributions. It’s fine to vote against officeholders with whom one disagrees, but we can’t allow violence or vitriol discourage ordinary Sonomans from engaging in public service. My hope is to show that such tactics actually backfire, so they do not become part of every election cycle in our community.