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Stories from Pete Golis

Golis: The long road from Reagan to Trump

Donald Trump may be many things, but a genial optimist isn’t one of them.

Golis: State government of, by and for (some of) the people

Once upon a time, state government was dedicated to the proposition that life should be better for all Californians. Now the state wants to charge admission to publicly-owned, Sonoma County beaches — an arrangement sure to punish people who don’t have a lot of money.

Golis: Remembering the Running Fence

Forty years ago this summer, the Running Fence came to Sonoma County. Thousands of people came to see it because it was like nothing that came before.

Golis: Is Santa Rosa City Hall's housing effort finally on track?

In recent months, the city has signaled its determination to respond to a housing shortage that has driven up rents by 40 percent in three years.

Golis: Voters yearn for a candidate who acknowledges their anger

Watching the dispiriting burlesque that is the 2016 presidential campaign, I think about our travels last year on the back roads of California. The explanation for Donald Trump’s popularity might be found in these hardscrabble places.

Golis: The economic divide comes to Sonoma County

Here in the kingdom of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and world-class wines, we like to believe that everyone can prosper.

Golis: Marin’s footprint problem

After all these years of touting its environmental credentials, a new study says Marin County has one of the largest carbon footprints in the Bay Area.

Golis: Brown’s historic 2nd act

In his second time around, the guy they used to call Gov. Moonbeam became the grown-up in the room.

Golis: Say hello to the millennials

The year now coming to a close marked a milestone for baby boomers. For the first time, they are no longer the largest generation.

Golis: Grateful for the season

This year, I’ve noticed many more people seeking out opportunities to be thankful for what they have.

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