Tourism

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma WIneries

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries © Go California | Sonoma’s growing reputation hasn’t all been plain sailing. County residents request a moratorium on new winery spaces. By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Friday, 17-Aug-2018 While many wine country…

 

Lawsuit Challenges Zinke’s Thrill-kill Council

“Zinke’s thrill-kill council is unethical and illegal, and apparently that’s just fine with him,” said Tanya Sanerib with the Center — which has now sued Trump more than 80 times. “These people kill imperiled animals for fun. They have no…

 

Booze industry on steriods

You think traffic is already gridlocked in this area? You haven’t seen anything yet! With Tennis Wick (Sonoma county head Permit Sonoma) already admitting the county is letting the wineries write their own event/tasting room ordinance (Northbay Biz Journal), neighborhoods are…

 

Sonoma County Climate Plan Lawsuit Explained

A case study of last year’s landmark lawsuit challenging Sonoma County’s Climate Action 2020 Plan was presented last week at the 2018 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon. The Public Interest Environmental Law Conference is the premier annual…

 

Vacation rentals could face ban

Thank you Supervisor Gorin for being the only supervisor to stand up to the special interests (tourism & real estate) and represent the communities where families are being priced out of the market by investors and neighborhoods are collateral damage to…

 

All Aboard the Cannabis Bus???

This week’s Bohemian cover article, it is yet one more example that cannabis growing throughout Sonoma County leads to the opening line: “Look out, wine tours. Make way, brewery crawl.”  The PD also gives lots of coverage of the growing…

 

Tasting Rooms Battle Heats Up in Sonoma

Influential wine writer Liza B. Zimmerman asks a question that Wine and Water Watch has been trying to find an answer to for several years: “How many tasting rooms are too many? “ “Is Sonoma overdoing the number of tasting…