Opinion

California needs smart solutions to dead trees

California needs smart solutions to dead trees by Daniel Barad Sacramento Bee OPINION January 17, 2018 Last month the U.S. Forest Service released astonishing estimates that the number of trees killed by drought and pine beetles in California has risen…

 

For a living wage

It has been well documented that low wage industries are subsidized by our government which costs taxpayers and takes away services and quality of life to help the poverty wage workers. In wine country, low wages have many families working…

 

Commentary: We are in this together

Commentary: We are in this together http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/opinion/editorials/commentary-we-are-in-this-together/article_67a7e152-f637-11e7-9c0e-c71a0bd63da9.html by Reuben Weinzveg The week after the fires, when the full catastrophe was evident, I remarked to friends that this event was a game changer and that for our remaining lives, we would…

 

Slow Down After the fires, the wine industry needs to change

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/slow-down/Content?oid=4549980 Slow Down After the fires, the wine industry needs to change by Pamela Singer Since the October fires, I have read periodicals and listened to the news regarding accounts of the catastrophic fires and the tragic aftermath, but nowhere…

 

In California, the whole state is Wine Country

“California has privileged wine to a degree that might embarrass your local aristocrat. Our state is famous for its high taxes, but makes an exception for wine. Our taxes on alcohol, a legacy of a powerful 20th-century liquor lobby, are…

 

Commercialism Prevails in Knights Valley

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/7372900-181/mondays-letters-to-the-editor Commercialism prevails   EDITOR: In the aftermath of the denial of the Knights Bridge Winery appeal, Sonoma County must already deal with this applicant’s trail of carelessness (“Supervisors back Knights Valley winery,” Aug. 23). The Knights Valley hillside is…

 

Insult to injury by Craig Enyart on Sonoma County Supervisors decision to accept “paper water” for Knights Bridge Winery

http://www.sonomawest.com/the_healdsburg_tribune/opinion/letters/healdsburg-letters-to-the-editor/article_e27ecb00-8857-11e7-a521-13009230614e.html Insult to injury EDITOR: Regarding the Knights Bridge Winery project, Sonoma County has failed to look at the whole project, and in doing so has ignored the cumulative impacts, including negative effects to neighbor’s wells. Instead the developer’s fake…

 

Binge Tourism

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6935735-181/close-to-home-the-time?artslide=0 Close to Home: The time has come to create ‘sustainable tourism’ standards JANIS WATKINS JANIS WATKINS IS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF CONSERVATION ACTION. | April 30, 2017, 12:07AM | Updated 1 hour ago. Sonoma County’s…

 

Wild Diamond Vineyards and Hidden Valley Lake impacts

http://www.record-bee.com/opinion/20170406/letters-to-the-editor-april-7 Wild Diamond and HVL This is in response to Mr. Ron Rose’s rebuttal to my editorial commentary regarding the negative impacts of the Wild Diamond Vineyard which I asserted previously. Yes, Mr. Rose I do not live in Hidden…