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Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules

Appearing online now and in print August 1.  9/27 PRSC’s story in the Bohemian appears. http://www.sonomacountygazette.com/cms/pages/sonoma-county-news-article-5458.html Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules Sonoma County Winery Events facing Changes in Rules By Padi Selwyn and Judith Olney, Co-chairs, Preserve…

 

Paso Robles winery boycotted over oak axing

The LA Times (link below) also reports that this is NOT the first time for these owners. Wouldn’t it be great if other restaurant owners in Sonoma and Napa had the same response? Hopefully this will catch on. Remember this is…

 

Help us Prevent GMO Contamination in Sonoma County. ……..

Help protect our Local Farms, Pastures, Dairies, Livestock, Vineyards, Native Plants, Wildlife and Families.   VOLUNTEER – DONATE -ENDORSE www.GMOFreeSonomaCounty.com. Help us join Marin, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt and Santa Cruz in prohibiting  the cultivation, propagation, raising, and growing of genetically engineered organisms in our county.  …

 

SOURED ON GRAPES, locals speak out on impacts

With 31,000 trees being scheduled for clear cutting in Napa alone, locals ask when does the insanity and greed stop? http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/letters-to-the-editor-june-14-2016/Content?oid=2966561 Soured on Grapes Great article (“Of Water and Wine,” June 15). Thank you for writing it and for publishing…

 

Lopez and the Coast: Letter to the editor

Lopez and the coast EDITOR: Please keep running the columns by Steve Lopez of the Los Angeles Times on the corrupt, back-room dealings of the California Coastal Commission. He understands thoroughly the scope and nature of this corruption. His well-researched…

 

Outdoor recreation is big business in Sonoma County

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5764324-181/outdoor-recreation-is-a-green?artslide=0 The above article from Bill Swindell of the Press Democrat in June 26th  “….official’s look for ways to attract active tourists to Sonoma County”.  With massive traffic jams in and around the county and the Sonoma County Supervisors still budgeting big…

 

Of Water and Wine

31,000 trees to be cut in Napa for more “1%’er” resort & vineyards……“The billionaires are driving the millionaires out.” New vineyards and resorts rising above the Napa Valley threaten the region’s water BY STETT HOLBROOK http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/of-water-and-wine/Content?oid=2966570 In the winter of 2015, a…

 

Crude Awakening – Tar Wars at BAAQMD

The Bay Area’s air district is considering a rule that could prevent increased Bay Area refining of dirty Canadian tar sands by Will Parrish In recent years, oil corporations have intensified their push to make the San Francisco Bay Area…

 

EU Moves Closer to Banning Glyphosate

REUTERS- Monday Jun 6, 2016 7:34pm EDT EU countries refuse to back new license for glyphosate weed-killer BRUSSELS | By Alissa de Carbonnel EU nations refused to back a limited extension of the herbicide glyphosate’s use on Monday, threatening withdrawal…