Simply Sonoma

Adios

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jul, 2015 Issue

Mike celebrates differences of opinion in his last monthly column.


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Adios

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jun, 2015 Issue

Mike celebrates differences of opinion in his last monthly column.


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You Can't Fix Stupid

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jun, 2015 Issue

Open flames and streetlights—are they related when it comes to regulation?


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Sonoma County's Gordian Knot

Columnist: Mike Martini
May, 2015 Issue

It’s time to truly address Sonoma County’s housing needs.


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Rites of Spring

Columnist: Mike Martini
Apr, 2015 Issue

It’s tax time—are you prepared?


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Happy Anniversary

Columnist: Mike Martini
Mar, 2015 Issue

Mike checks out what was happening in Sonoma County 40 years ago and compares it to modern times.


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Talk It Out

Columnist: Mike Martini
Feb, 2015 Issue

Dialogue is needed for true change to occur.


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Killing the Goose

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jan, 2015 Issue

Let’s get real about rural Wine Country living.


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Where Does the Money Go?

Columnist: Mike Martini
Dec, 2014 Issue

Mike investigates how the county budget has changed in the past 40 years.


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A Living Wage

Columnist: Mike Martini
Nov, 2014 Issue

What does a “living wage” really mean for the community?


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Life on the Farm

Columnist: Mike Martini
Oct, 2014 Issue

Agriculture: Latin for “Oh God, You Screwed Me Again”


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Choice

Columnist: Mike Martini
Sep, 2014 Issue

It’s time to get out and vote—but not before doing your homework.


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On Civility Rights

Columnist: Mike Martini
Aug, 2014 Issue

Let’s stop pointing fingers and get back to work.


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Unusual Behavior

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jul, 2014 Issue

Say goodbye to Palm Drive Hospital.


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Annexation of Roseland

Columnist: Mike Martini
Jun, 2014 Issue

It’s up to area residents whether annexation should occur.


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This Special Place

Columnist: Mike Martini
May, 2014 Issue

Mike Martini introduces his new column: Simply Sonoma.


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A Passion for Perfection

David Stare, founder of Dry Creek Vineyard, is sitting across from me at his vineyard garden. His demeanor is considerate and responsible, stable and kind. But, if it were not for his passion, this ...

Wine and Weather

There’s no argument that the wine in your glass showcases the skill of the winemaker. Yet it was Mother Nature who engineered the growing season that made it all possible. Rain at the right ti...

Napa vs. Sonoma

Napa and Sonoma counties are remarkably similar on paper. They appear as next-door neighbors sharing a mountain range on the map, and rivers, valleys and fertile agricultural areas define the topogr...

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