Sonoma Valley Sun Newspaper

The Sonoma Valley Sun has been published for nearly twenty years. It will resume publication in June, following the sudden, unexpected death of Owner-Publisher-Editor Val Robichaud, a beloved member of the Sonoma Valley media community.

To preserve Val’s legacy, and to build on the newspaper he poured his heart and soul into, four of his friends and Sun associates have committed to carrying the paper forward while lifting it to new heights to make it bigger, better, and stronger than ever, as a community owned and community operated not-for-profit publication.

To that end, the paper has obtained fiscal sponsorship of the non-profit of Inquiring Systems Inc. and can now receive tax-deductible contribution to underwrite its efforts.

David Bolling, former editor and publisher of the Sonoma Index-Tribune, Sonoma magazine and Valley of the Moon magazine; Larry Barnett, former Sonoma Mayor and City Council member, current chair of the Sonoma City Planning Commission, 20-year sun contributor and a retired local business owner; Anna Pier, non-profit executive, bilingual teacher, journalist and civic
volunteer; and Alyssa Conder, a multi-faceted graphic designer, web developer, marketing manager, Facebook group developer and 2021 recipient of the Spirit of Sonoma Award from the Sonoma Chamber of Commerce, collectively represent more than 150 years of living in the
Sonoma Valley have joined together to pursue this task.

The re-launched Sonoma Valley Sun will be an independent, community-driven, nonprofit, bi- weekly newspaper free to the public, incorporating numerous community voices and addressing an agenda of community concerns that will help inform public policy on a wide range of key
issues and subjects of widespread interest.

For more information, email David, Larry, Anna or Alyssa @

Mailing address: 887 Sonoma Ave, #23, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Please consider making a donation to the Sonoma Valley Sun! You can donate online or make checks payable to ISI with “Sonoma Valley Sun” included in the memo. 

Mailing Address:
887 Sonoma Ave, #23
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


Posted on

May 15, 2024