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Past articles by Janis:

Sonoma Valley Hospital facing national, local financial challenges

Sonoma Valley Hospital is struggling with the same financial challenges facing small rural hospitals locally and nationally. → Read More

A behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in Sonoma

The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy, a 10-week program that helps citizens understand the workings of the sheriff’s office, begins March 27. → Read More

Sonoma Valley, other hospitals must post prices

Folks in the Sonoma Valley and across the country likely will have an easier time finding and comparing prices for hospital services under a new federal mandate that went into effect Jan. 1. → Read More

Rebuilding Sonoma County: Sonoma Valley moves forward in 2018

Sonoma Valley fire survivors reached several milestones in 2018, but challenges persist. → Read More

Sonoma Valley home prices to rise moderately in 2019

Real estate experts are predicting that home prices will continue to go up in the Sonoma Valley in 2019, though at a slower pace than seen this year. → Read More

Police beat: Stolen Champagne leads to unhappy holiday

Among the incidents recently reported to Sonoma Valley law enforcement: Dec. 23: As a Sonoma officer drove northbound Highway 12 near West Spain Street on Sunday, he saw a Toyota RAV 4 drifting to the right over the center line, police officials said. The deputy monitored the vehicle and the driver kept swerving over the line, so the deputy did a traffic stop. The driver of the car spoke with… → Read More

Sonoma health center adding services

A pilot medical assisting school also in works for 2019. → Read More

Sonoma Speaks: Your wish for 2019?

Residents voice their hopes for a better year. → Read More

Sonoma’s police blotter: Traffic stop yields paraphernalia

Among the incidents recently reported to Sonoma Valley law enforcement: → Read More

Fires likely slowed Sonoma tourism

Growth jumps over last five years, but shows recent slowdown, according to study from Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau → Read More

Roundup ban in Sonoma parks?

Weedkillers containing glyphosate, a substance that may be linked to cancer, could be banned in Sonoma city parks if the City Council sets the process in motion at its upcoming meeting Monday. → Read More

Man attacks teen with baseball bat

A man was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after allegedly hitting a boy with a baseball bat near Sonoma Valley High School, and another man was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to the offense. → Read More

Sonoma police thwart burglary in progress

Sonoma police thwarted a burglary in progress in El Verano and recovered the stolen goods with help from alert witnesses Monday. → Read More

Sonoma holiday workers: All part of the job

Police, fire, health care workers – Santa’s not the only one who doesn’t get Christmas off → Read More

Sonoma’s police blotter, Dec. 11

A look at some incidents recently reported to Sonoma Valley law enforcement. → Read More

Sonoma Speaks: What gift would you give our leaders in Washington?

As the season of giving unfolds, we at the Index-Tribune thought it would be interesting to find out what Christmas gift Sonomans would like to give to our leaders in Washington, D.C. → Read More

Sonoma high school graduates unprepared for college, careers

While Sonoma Valley schools have a high graduation rate, the number of graduates prepared for college and careers has fallen. → Read More

Sonoma’s police blotter: Intoxication leads to invasion

Among the incidents recently reported to Sonoma Valley law enforcement: → Read More

New Sonoma private school proposed in district with declining enrollment

New school proposed at a Sonoma farm would have ‘progressive’ approach. → Read More

About 50 homeless people expected to seek shelter this year

Designation means Sonoma Overnight Support can apply for six-figure state grant → Read More