Stories from Pete Golis


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.


Golis: Tax plans here, there, everywhere

The rush is on. With the economy growing again, local governments are eager be first in line for new revenue.


Golis: Shame in remote places

More than 18,700 Americans of Japanese descent were imprisoned here during World War II.


Golis: Letting the haves have it all

When it comes to income inequality, Americans remain terminally conflicted.


Golis: A state in search of the old mojo

In hard times, people look for someone to blame, and these are hard times in the valley.

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