Stories from Paul Gullixson

Gullixson: Did supervisor lead protesters into State of Sonoma County breakfast?

Did Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin lead union protesters into the State of the County breakfast last week, starting what was a boisterous 15-minute disruption? She says no, but it sure appeared that way.

Gullixson: The frustrating makeover of the SAT

As if life isn’t stressful enough for college-bound teens. They now have one more problem to deal with — wading through the fog of confusion surrounding the new SAT college entrance exam.

Gullixson: 5 reasons why Carrillo's selection as chairman is not so shocking

What conclusions should Sonoma County voters come to about the unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors last week to name Efren Carrillo as chairman of the board?

Quiz for news junkies

Test your knowledge of politics, people and trivia

2015 News Quiz answers:

1. C — A moveable barrier made of 3,200 steel-and-concrete segments allows crews driving “zipper trucks” to shift traffic lanes on the 1.7

Gullixson: What readers had to say about shooting solutions

After the killings in San Bernardino, we asked you all to give us your ideas on what steps should be taken to stem or stop the rising tide of gun violence in America. We’ve received dozens of letters, emails, phone calls, etc.

Gullixson: A heated debate over costly ADA Santa Rosa firehouse fix

Few stories have generated as much heat from readers this past week as that of the new Santa Rosa fire station kitchen, and other areas, having to be torn apart and rebuilt at a cost of some $183,000 in taxpayer dollars.

Gullixson: Economist says rent control is a ‘terrible idea’

Santa Rosa’s rental market has gone haywire. There’s no question about it. But is this community ready for rent control? Moreover, does it need it, or does it just cause more problems?

Gullixson: Do we need a federal registry to monitor flying toys?

I groaned when I heard last week that federal authorities will require owners of all recreational drones to register their aircraft under government rules.

Gullixson: Some hard lessons for today’s students

Without much attention, the governor lowered the value of a high school diploma in California last week by canceling the state exit exam. This allows all those who failed the exam as far back as 2004, but who otherwise meet graduation requirements, to get diplomas.

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