Stories from Pete Golis
Golis: Finding ourselves in books
A decade ago, I asked readers to recommend books to revive my interest in serious novels.
Golis: Santa Rosa council does what's right
The Santa Rosa City Council has made a decision that affirms a belief in its future.
Golis: Santa Rosa grabs for your cellphone
Who out there is excited about the Santa Rosa City Council's plan to tax your cellphone?
Golis: Reagan, Nixon and me
The Reagan library is worth seeing just for its hilltop setting and the glossy production.
Golis: For Santa Rosa, urgency, as defined
Santa Rosa's plan for Roseland annexation: Four more years of talking.
Golis: Facing drought facts
Without a deluge (or two or three or four), we're going to be in a world of trouble.
Golis: Privacy? What privacy?
Until last week, I tried to pretend that my thermostat wasn't spying on me.
Golis: Calling our better angels
It would be sad to think it took death of 13-year-old boy to teach us there is work to do.
Golis: 50 years of memory and myth
Our judgments of JFK are forever clouded by thoughts of what might have been.
Golis: Hometown progress on parks
The past week won't be remembered for its feel-good stories about government.
Golis: Common sense, please
The middle class is shrinking, and the gulf between the haves and have-nots is growing.
Golis: Honoring our Latino history
In Sonoma County, about one in four residents today is Latino, and the number is growing.
Golis: Hard times in rural counties
Siskiyou County supervisors declared their intention to secede and form the 51st state.
Golis: Public spaces, livable cities
Big-box stores may be an economic necessity, but they could be anywhere.
Golis: A changing landscape for news
The news industry didn't need to be reminded that technology is changing everything.
Golis: Are the suburbs in decline?
There is evidence that a new generation of Americans may be turning away from suburbia.
GOLIS: Race and the story of America
Race and the politics of race continue to cast a long shadow over the American story.
GOLIS: When news and politics go viral
It was right before midnight and 183,000 of us were watching the Texas state Senate fall apart.
GOLIS: Dads in this time and place
I feel lucky to have come along when fathers were more engaged with their children, and I'll bet most of my peers feel the same.
GOLIS: Notes to the class of 2013
In many ways, the Class of 2013 has an understanding of how to deal with a rapidly changing world. The same can't be said for their elders.
GOLIS: Standing by Boston - even as we leave
BOSTON - On Monday afternoon, we were sitting in an airplane about to leave the gate at Boston's Logan airport when my cellphone buzzed.
GOLIS: Protesters taking a bough
As with every protest of civil disobedience, whether you approve of the tactics probably depends on whether you think the Willits bypass is a good idea.
GOLIS: See the inevitable shrinking government
In fits and starts, local governments in Sonoma County and elsewhere are trying to make sense of the unhappy but inexorable change in their fortunes.
GOLIS: Can local Republicans come back?
As leaders of the California GOP last week tried to explain the decline of their fortunes, what was most surprising is that they seemed surprised.
GOLIS: The bumpy road to smaller government
While other groups complain about the decline of government services, the people involved with SOSRoads organized to do something about it.
GOLIS: Movies for this time and place
Having watched many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies, I'm less nostalgic for what came before.