- Sonoma voters to decide on leaf blowers in 2016
- Sebastopol to tackle chain store restrictions again
- Growth limits questioned as Healdsburg housing debate heats up
- Plans for controversial Sant Rosa apartment complex move forward
- County names new health services director
- Santa Rosa advances Old Courthouse Square reunification project
- Sonoma County supervisors delay tobacco law vote again
- Recycler fined for garbage-filled Santa Rosa centers
- How should Santa Rosa fund reunited Old Courthouse Square?
- Watchdog: Limited conflicts for Carlstrom in new PG&E job
Drive around America and you will find too many faceless cities. Their downtowns sit deserted and forlorn, while the roads on the edge of town are adorned by aging strip malls and the occasional big-box store. Drive down one of those nondescript commercial streets and you could be anywhere.
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?
The article, “Sonoma County’s Granges status in question” on Oct. 2 left out the character and work of the California State Grange, now called CSG, after a court order obtained by the National Grange made it unable to use the common word grange.