March 2017 Archives

Mendocino Group supports timber harvest lawsuit in Albion

“…. the war never ends. It just takes on different forms.” https://sierraclub.org/redwood/blog/2017/02/mendocino-group-supports-timber-harvest-lawsuit-albion By Shoshana Hebshi, Redwood Chapter Communications Coordinator Being an environmentalist on the North Coast can feel like standing in front of an armed tank in peaceful protest during a…

 

Water & Power: A California Heist

In Paso Robles, financiers are buying up vineyards for the unfettered water rights and selling it back to residents. Paso Robles had a vineyard explosion that led to dry wells and drilling over 1,200 feet into ancient aquifers. This is…

 

Got Asthma?

This just in from Napa Vision 2050: “Last week we shot these photos of vineyard burning, a threat to health in our Napa Valley. Just look at the particles flowing up-valley from this burn going to the California Veteran’s Home….

 

UPDATE: TAX ON WINE GRAPES AS WELL AS ON CANNABIS?

MARCH 26, 2017 UPDATE: The reaction of residents to the idea of taxing the wine industry for grapes in the same way cannabis growers are being taxed on marijuana crops is growing, as evidenced by another letter in yesterday’s Santa…

 

List of California Wines Containing Arsenic

http://deadstate.org/heres-a-complete-list-of-the-wine-brands-that-have-been-poisoning-you-with-arsenic/  Sky Palma, DeadState.org, March 21, 2015 In previous posts on this website, we discussed the class-action lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that took Big Wine to task for high levels of inorganic arsenic found in 83 wines…

 

Custom winery coming to Windsor

Europeans realized many, many years ago that to keep quality of life for rural residents that tourism activities should be in centralized locales. This new crush/tasting venue is off Hwy 101 and will give the smaller producers a chance to…

 

BINGE TOURISM

Just in case you have not noticed, the tourism board, wine association and Farm Bureau are now at the local Santa Rosa airport. We are in a rush to get even more tourists and consequentially lose even more housing to…