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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…

 

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….

 

“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962,…

 

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.  …

 

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…