Open Mic

Open Mic: Driving Stress

By Ann Troy Driving is one of the most stressful things we do—and it brings out the worst in us....

Open Mic: Grieving Joyously

By Joy Appleby I just attended a funeral. It was not my first. At the other two services, my mind and...

Open Mic: Point Reyes National Feedlot Backed by Surprising Allies, Usual Suspects

Rep. Jared Huffman, a Green New Deal signatory, has staked out an anti-environmental position on an important issue in his own district.

Open Mic: How To Meet Rock Stars

By Greg Ceniceroz Everyone’s a rock star; it’s true. What is also true conversely, is that every “rock star” is...

Open Mic: Remembering the Californian, Gerald Haslam (1937- 2021)

He was the first real Californian that I met and got to know, back in the day when I...

Open Mic: Rep. Thompson Needs to Support a Federal Jobs Guarantee

"Not only would a federal jobs guarantee help establish economic stability and end involuntary unemployment, it would also be used to combat the unfolding climate emergency."

Open Mic: Sonoma County’s ‘Me Too’ Reckoning is Long Overdue

The recent revelations about Dominic Foppoli are the tip of a dirty and wretched iceberg that is long overdue to be destroyed.

Open Mic: Elk Deaths Mount at Point Reyes Seashore

The National Park Service has revealed that 152 Tule elk recently died under its watch. Political choices caused their deaths, writes Susan Ives.

Open Mic: School Districts Must Support LGBTQIA+ Community

"White supremacy and hatred toward LGBTQIA+ people are alive in Sonoma County," a group of local leaders writes.

Open Mic: Stop the Sweeps

"Sweeping homeless encampments is not a solution because it does not address a problem," Sonoma Acts of Kindness writes.
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