Stories from Pete Golis

During a forum for Santa Rosa City Council candidates last week, a candidate asked a room full of teens for a show of hands: How many of you expect to come back to Santa Rosa as adults? Only four hands went up.
Sixteen years ago, Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer.
I saw a terrific short film about my hometown last week. Beginning with Maria Carrillo, who arrived by oxcart, the movie tells of the people who came to this valley and made it what it is today. The film is called “Santa Rosa: The Chosen Spot of All the Earth …”
On a picnic table, Caryl Hart spreads out a large map. She points to one location, then another and another. At each stop along the way, she reels off chapter and verse about ambitious plans for transforming Sonoma County’s system of regional parks.
Friends tell me the media are to blame for building up Donald Trump — and for tearing him down, too.
Under the governor’s 'by-right' plan, any multi-family housing project that includes low-income units and is located on a site zoned for multi-family housing could proceed to construction, free of additional hometown or neighborhood efforts to delay it.
I find myself seeking small ways to reconnect with people and push away the gloom. No doubt you have your own remedies. Here are some of mine.
We were reminded last month that the disenchantment of voters is not unique to the U.S.
When it comes to highways and streets, years of neglect have left state and local governments in a deep hole.
While the factions within the Democratic Party prepared for yet another battle, the Republican Party in Sonoma County continued to find ways to be irrelevant