Palm Drive Board Candidate Jim Horn’s Campaign of Deception to Close Our Hospital Candidate Klich-Heartt Joins Effort to Divert Hospital Tax Dollars to West County Health Centers

Posted by - October 28, 2018

(This article first appeared on October 28, 2016) With the election less than two weeks away, anti-hospital activist Jim Horn is running for election to the Palm Drive District Health Board on the shocking platform of ending the dedicated parcel tax subsidy to the Sonoma West Medical Center (SWMC), selling or leasing the building to

Five 2016 Election Victories that Prove Sonoma County is ALREADY Great! Historic Local Victories for Women, Library, Hospital & Organic Ag as Voters Reject the New Normal

Posted by - November 16, 2016

During these bewildering post-election days, a number of friends have told me that they are sorry I did not win my race for Sebastopol City Council. I appreciate their support. But I do not feel sad, or even disappointed, about the friendly race that we just ran in Peacetown, USA. In truth, I feel that

Behind Palm Drive Hospital’s Closing: Wells Fargo Bank & the Shutdown Playbook Decision to close made before single hearing; attorney for bond holders misleads public

Posted by - April 15, 2018

(This article first appeared at on May 21, 2014; it has been slightly updated to add additional documentation).  The decision last month by Palm Drive’s Board of Directors to reject the doctor-led Foundation Plan that would have kept the hospital open was the moment of truth in the contentious struggle to retain a life-saving emergency