Health

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels

Pesticide Use on California Farms at Near-Record Levels   Farmers in California, the nation’s top agricultural state, are applying near-record levels of pesticides despite the rising popularity of organic produce and concerns about the health of farmworkers and rural schoolchildren….

 

We Came, We Planned, We Were Wrong

Pete Parkinson, retired planning director for Sonoma County, just issued a sobering mea culpa ten months after the devastating Northbay wildfires. He lost his own home, as did others in his family, so we can understand why it took him…

 

Disaster Capitalism and Assembly Member Jim Woods

OPINION: Exploiting Environmentalists to Develop Land after the Fire Sep 1, 2018 by Duane Dewitt Share: Conservative environmentalists from the Italian Swiss Colony in Asti of northern Sonoma County along the Russian River may have been the earliest European immigrants…

 

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks

Pesticide Near School Poses Potential Health Risks By Megan Kaun and Nichole Warwick As our children return to school, beauty surrounds many Sonoma County campuses, with bucolic hillsides and sprawling farmland. Yet, unseen toxicity lies within and around these rural…