Opinion

“What did you do when……..”

A message from one of our board members: To all of us who do so much to save our world… excerpted from a poem… and revised to refer to our grandchildren, not great great grands… fear we don’t have that long: …

 

Roundup and frogs

PD Letter to the Editor: Roundup and frogs EDITOR: When I was awakened at 5 a.m. one recent morning by the sound of pesticide spraying in a vineyard, I thought of the recent news that frogs are disappearing from our…

 

California Adopts New, Welcome Wetlands Protection Rules

“The Board’s action comes none too soon.  170 years of filling and development projects have reduced California’s historic wetlands resources by 90%.  The depletion of the state’s coastal wetlands is even more alarming: fully 95% of California’s coastal wetlands have been…

 

Letters to the editor

Failures in Sebastopol EDITOR: I have lived in Sebastopol since the early ’70s and I have seen quite a few knucklehead moves, like when the local cemetery misspelled Sebastopol on their marble entrance plaque. This year there have been two…

 

Dear Coastal Commissioner

Dear Commissioner, My husband and I live near Sebastopol, and in the past have very much enjoyed hiking on Bodega Head and watching whales from the westside parking area.  When family or friends visit from other parts of the US,…

 

SB 67 – Proposed Legislation to Extend Temporary Licenses

SB 67 – Proposed Legislation to Extend Temporary Licenses California’s marijuana industry needs an intervention to … https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article227324114.html Just 52 full annual licenses have been issued by all California state agencies, McGuire said. … industry in California, said that the…

 

Rural Home Alliance on a roll

From Rural Home Alliance: The petition is attached (copied below) in MS Word format. You can print it out, sign it, and drop it off to Susan Bahl or we will figure a way to collect them. Susan’s phone number…

 

The Barlow Flood

Submitted to press: The Barlow Flood Editor- The many Sebastopol citizens who opposed The Barlow plan to build wineries, breweries, bakeries, markets and restaurants on the Laguna flood plain knew that Mr. Aldrich’s empty promises (“flood-proofing” doors and walls?) would…

 

Winery issues don’t need more committees

Kicking the can down the road again…… “It is troubling, however, that after over five years of pushing the county to complete these standards, which were required as part of the 2008 General Plan, it is now considering the formation…