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Glyphosate is now in our children’s vaccines…..

With glyphosate in everyone’s urine, mothers breast milk, wine and now children’s vaccines, maybe we need to ban this universally. Napa is number 1 in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is tied for number 3. Common denominator is wine grape…

 

Texas winegrowers fear new herbicide will wipe out industry

 As glyphosate use soars and weeds become more resistant , new lethal herbicides are being introduced to the market. Do you know what is in your wine? https://www.texastribune.org/2017/01/02/texas-winegrowers-brace-another-wave-new-herbicide/ Competing against millions of acres of cotton, winegrowers fear federal approval of new…

 

Coastal Commission member reigns

Wendy Mitchell tied to real estate special interests and the ouster of beloved Dr. Charles Lester, has resigned this week. She was appointed by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The Sierra Club has criticized her for special interest, see the article below….

 

No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/no-story-of-wine-industry-under-fire/article_21223b42-3c7c-5510-828f-200a9707075a.html TOP 10 STORIES OF 2016: NO. 1 No. 1 story of 2016: Wine industry under fire BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Updated 1 hr ago Napa County in 2016 saw heated growth wars involving not ever expanding subdivisions threatening to pave…

 

Sierra Club files appeal on Walt Ranch

  Napa County what do you have against science and facts?   NAPA GROUP P.O. Box 5531 Napa, CA 94581 www.redwood.sierraclub.org/napa December 13, 2016 Chair Pedroza Board of Supervisors 1195 Third St., Ste. 310 Napa, CA 94559 Re: Walt Ranch…

 

Fearing pesticides reach

The wine industry admits to their over 2 million pounds of chemicals in Sonoma County they use yearly in the following article. Napa is number one in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is not far behind. The Dept. of Pesticide Regulations…

 

Don’t Add Water by Ari Levaux

North Bay Bohemian has done it again, another great article by journalist Ari Levaux exposing the fact that dry farmed wines taste better and don’t ruin OUR aquifers. Paul Bernier is a devout dry farmer of wine grapes and inventor of machinery…

 

Appeals on Walt Ranch vineyard project in Napa County denied

Once again money trumps health, welfare and safety of the citizens. Napa Board of Supervisors: your job is to protect the Public Trust.   Napa Co. denies Walt Ranch vineyard appeals http://click1.email.pdlist.com/ahthgrbdgyknmdrcnycvtnspbtnghscvkcrvpmtkkkbmt_espydzh.html CYNTHIA SWEENEY NORTH BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL | December…

 

Opinion: The Summit of Temerity

The local Sonoma Index-Tribune paper (owned by the PD) printed this extremely well written Letter to the Editor after the Belden Barns BOS vote. The Editor also nailed the title to this published letter, “The summit of temerity” ! Note that…

 

Asphalt plant request sent back

The project, approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote in 2010, has attracted resistance at seemingly every milestone. Bird habitat, children, park, the Petaluma RIver and the gateway to Sonoma County next to an asphalt plant? How…

 

A Terrible Precedent

Another flawed traffic report and another approval. Traffic reports should be conducted at peak season and peak traffic impact times. Bella Winery was approved with a low season traffic report and how many others? It is time for the Supervisors to…

 

Choked Valley by Donald Williams

Napa County (population 142,000) is a rural relief valve for the Bay Area’s 7.5 million urban residents, but its burgeoning wine and tourist industry is overwhelming the area’s limited natural resources. Residents increasingly object to the county’s seemingly endless commercialization….

 

Napa’s Walt Ranch Hearings Open with Protest

Napa Valley Register by Barry Eberling – Updated Nov 20, 2016 People waged the Walt Ranch battle in the Napa County Board of Supervisors chamber and on the street. County supervisors on Friday opened what will be a multi-day hearing…