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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…

 

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.  …