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Tasting Rooms Battle Heats Up in Sonoma

Influential wine writer Liza B. Zimmerman asks a question that Wine and Water Watch has been trying to find an answer to for several years: “How many tasting rooms are too many? “ “Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting…

 

Owen’s Valley Redux? The merchandising of our water resources…..

https://www.newsdeeply.com/water/articles/2017/11/13/farm-vs-city-california-landmark-water-sharing-deal-may-be-crumbling Farm vs. City: California Landmark Water-Sharing Deal May Be Crumbling Written by Matt Weiser The state’s biggest urban supplier hopes to divert water from farms in the Palo Verde Valley by encouraging conservation. But the move may endanger an…

 

“Nature Has Rights”: Activists Call for a Legal Transformation

With no Planet B, Rights of Nature have to be acknowledged. With over 200 communities in the US passing these laws, time to do this everywhere…..we owe this to our children.  “Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission.” http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42565-nature-has-rights-activists-call-for-a-legal-transformation “Nature Has Rights”: Activists…

 

In California, the whole state is Wine Country

“California has privileged wine to a degree that might embarrass your local aristocrat. Our state is famous for its high taxes, but makes an exception for wine. Our taxes on alcohol, a legacy of a powerful 20th-century liquor lobby, are…

 

County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone

JUST SAY NO!!! Eric Koenigshofer alerted the area to the problem…… County kicks off effort to preserve rural Freestone http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/news/county-kicks-off-effort-to-preserve-rural-freestone/article_b4a67ea0-c24d-11e7-8b47-1367b8c17c02.html Process to remedy inconsistencies underway Sonoma County’s effort to correctly zone the 29 parcels in the town of Freestone kicked…