Stories from Paul Gullixson

Gullixson: A heartless and reckless closure plan

As I listen to the stories of those with loved ones among the 400 or so residents remaining at the soon-to-be-shuttered Sonoma Developmental Center, I keep coming back to one thought: What’s the rush?

Gullixson: Stories from the Valley fire's front (food) line

What stood out about the hundreds of individuals who passed through the food line at the evacuation center in Calistoga Sunday evening was not their appearance or their appetite.

Gullixson: Huffman’s vote and a prisoner in Iran

It’s been something of a curiosity that while just about all the rest of his Democratic brethren from the Bay Area have come out in support of the deal, Rep.

Gullixson: Will teacher shortage be an ongoing problem?

Collectively, we say how much we need teachers but then, year after year, we give them every reason to go find another occupation. Which is why so many have.

Gullixson: How swiftly the tide of public opinion changes

It seems like ancient history now. But it was just 10 years ago that Americans were so opposed to gay marriage that pundits were pointing to ballot initiatives banning same-sex marriage — similar to Proposition 8 in California — as keys to the re-election of President George W.

Gullixson: Kardashian does the Commonwealth Club? Really?

After much talked about honors for Kim Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner this week, Paul Gullixson says it's time to finally lose track of the TV family.

Gullixson: Church massacres are horrid in reel life, too

When I first heard about the massive shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, my thoughts went to the movie “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

Gullixson: All the things they cannot see

We need to find better ways of communicating with teens that there’s more to life than getting top grades and getting into top colleges — and that there’s always a way out of the dark holes.

Gullixson: The five biggest myths about Measure A

How much do residents of Sonoma County really care about the condition of their roads? Some would say we’re about to find out as voters decide on Measure A, a quarter-cent sales tax on the June 2 ballot.

Gullixson: What’s with Santa Rosa’s school board?

The Santa Rosa school board seems to have cornered the market on government dysfunction.

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