Stories from Paul Gullixson

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.

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.

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