Stories from Pete Golis
Golis: Letting the haves have it all
When it comes to income inequality, Americans remain terminally conflicted.
Golis: On roads less traveled
We are on a road trip designed to take us to parts of California we've never seen.
Golis: A state in search of the old mojo
In hard times, people look for someone to blame, and these are hard times in the valley.
Golis: Hey, take a look around
Some days are like that. The morning news serves up one calamity after another.
Golis: All the way with LBJ?
Bryan Cranston plays Lyndon Johnson as the guy who takes up all the air in the room.
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.