Tag Archive for The Press Democrat

A New, Progressive Petaluma City Council Meets & the Argus-Courier Misinformation Begins

Updated 1/12/21: This piece has been updated to clarify that the $3.2 million referred to below was a reduction in the cost of land to be sold by landowner Lomas to Danco, the Meridian developer. – RR.   If you are unwilling or unable to read beyond the headlines there is a good chance you’re…

Income of Wealthiest 1% in Sonoma County Balloons Over Past 25 Years

According to a new California Budget & Policy Center report: “Most Californians live in an area where the top 1 percent has captured most, and in some cases all, of the income gains made since 1989. The highest-income households are doing especially well in regions that have seen substantial economic gains in recent decades, such…

Press Democrat Discovers There’s a Grange War & Leaps in on Side of Big Ag

The Press Democrat this weekend discovered there’s a National vs. California Grange war going on, and – surprise surprise – leaped in on the side of Big Ag, publishing a front-page, above the fold scare piece under the headline “Granges facing loss of status, assets.” More on this article & the PD will be forthcoming.…

The $350 Million That Wasn’t: The Press Democrat Manufactures Happy Headlines

The Press Democrat (PD) manufactures a happy headline about (our) benevolent capitalists giving schoolchildren big bucks A minor quibble with the North Bay’s largest paper, perhaps, but shouldn’t we, at a minimum, expect a PD headline to be accurate, not directly contradicted by the article it accompanies? The article in question appeared on Wednesday, February…