Why Did Press Democrat Run Extortionist Claims Against Hospital on Front Page? Newspaper Editors Refuse to Answer Questions or Run Letters About Journalistic Ethics of Providing Megaphone for Shakedown Lawsuit

Posted by - August 14, 2017

(this article first appeared on August 14, 2016) In one of the worst breaches of journalistic ethics by a major California newspaper in recent years, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat last week used its front page to smear the Sonoma West hospital and its largest philanthropist based upon unsubstantiated, easily-disprovable allegations by a disgruntled former

Epic Earth Day Eco-Fail On Electric Vehicles Most Sonoma County Cities Fail to Walk the Talk in Greening City Fleets

Posted by - September 1, 2016

First published for the initial launch of the Sonoma Independent  April, 2015 Sonoma County has the reputation of being an environmentally conscientious community. Today, April 18th, 2015, on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the high percentage of residents who own “EVs” (both hybrids and all-electric vehicles) is a testament to the commitment of Sonoma