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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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In this Issue

A Place to Call Home

Having a roof over your head is a basic human need, but finding one in Sonoma County can be a challenge. An increasing population that has steadily outpaced the number of new units available and the...

Tailored Tastings

The wine tasting excursion remained relatively unchanged for decades when consumers would drive to a winery and sally up to a bar. Depending on how busy the server was at the moment, the consumer ma...

The Gentrification Paradox

Gentrification is a mixed blessing. While the process, raising a blighted area to upper- or middle-class standards, may appeal to the affluent, the benefits are often at the expense of displacing th...

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