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Stories from Pete Golis

Golis: How will people pay the rent?

It is a familiar story by now. In the age of globalization, working class Americans are being clobbered, and no one seems able or willing to help them.

Golis: Celebrating hometowns, generous hearts

A year ago at Christmas, visitors were invited to imagine what an abandoned hospital could mean for local kids living in cars and under bridges.

Golis: Addicted to our devices

If you drive to the store for a loaf of bread and forget your phone, do you feel adrift?

Golis: But can they keep their promises?

For cynics, the high point of the 2014 campaign came when a machine telephoned 22,000 local homes with the news that our lives could be in danger if Chris Coursey was elected to the City Council.

Golis: Sonoma Coast is an area worth celebrating

On the Sonoma Coast, the most spectacular days wait until October to come around, and this is one of those days. We feel lucky to be here.

Golis: Deciding to make an impact

In simple terms, efforts to integrate Latinos into the economic, political and social life of Sonoma County will soon become a matter of self-interest for all of us.

Golis: State GOP still shrinking

Let’s start with a question: Can you name a Republican running for a statewide office in November?

Golis: Hey, Sean, thanks for being here

On Saturday, Sean McGlynn, former deputy city manager of El Paso, Texas, became the new city manager of Santa Rosa.

Golis: Will Facebook make us better citizens?

We hoped new opportunities to communicate would increase our civic literacy. To date, they have only made it easier to distort reality and pretend we don’t have to get along with others.

Golis: Small towns left isolated by change

Make one lap of California — as we did — and you will rediscover that the nation's most populous state is sparsely populated in many places.

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