Close to Home
- Close to Home: Roads should be high budget priority for Sonoma County
- Guest Opinion: Brown should've talked to Holland before signing right-to-die bill
- Close to Home: Cap and trade or cap and cheat?
- Close to Home: Negotiations are best path forward with Lytton tribe
- Close to Home: Tranform, don’t close, the Sonoma Developmental Center
- Close to Home: Former ambassador on future of U.S.-Iranian relations
- Close to Home: Solution: high-density and mixed-use
- Close to Home: An invitation: Be a teacher
- Close to Home: Town of Windsor speaks up
- Close to Home: After the grapes are gone
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?
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.