WWW in the News

Winery Backlash in Sonoma County – KQED Forum

The number of Sonoma County wineries has more than doubled since 2005 and the industry has become the backbone of the region’s economy. But some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and…

 

Glyphosate Found in 10 of 10 Wines Tested

UPDATED 5/3/2016: Ten wines from the prime growing regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties were just tested at Microbe Inotech Labs in St. Louis, Mo. All ten samples were found to contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in an herbicide…

 

“We are your neighbors….” by Padi Selwyn

Published in the Press Democrat and Sonoma West. by Padi Selwyn The overflowing crowd at the Nov.16 County Workshop on winery events illustrated how deeply the community cares about the need to preserve our agricultural landscapes and rural character of…

 

“Why Be A Food Farmer” by Shepherd Bliss

Got food security? Sonoma County brings in 96% of all food products in this agriculturally rich county. According to the Sonoma County 2014 Crop Report, published by our Agricultural Commissioner, Tony Linegar, we had a mere 539 acres in vegetables…

 

WWW at Occidental Farmer’s Market

In a day of action, WWW held educational demonstrations in Sebastopol at noon and the evening at Occidental Farmer’s Market. Hundreds of signatures were gathered and then delivered to PRMD calling for a full EIR (Environmental Impact Report) on the…

 

Proposed site of Dairyman winery center in Community Separator land

2015 dairyman BIM aerials click to view slide show Aerial photographs of the proposed site of the Dairyman Winery at Highway 12 and Llano Road. The link, courtesy of BIMPIX.com, shows a series of photographs.  http://bim.smugmug.com/Ultralight-flying/2015-dairyman/47706565_D52S8X#!i=3898634592&k=Kn37tNb  

 

James Gore – Follow the money

Gore’s financial backing came from wine, real estate, and the other usual suspects BY Dave Ransom James Gore is said to be a nice guy, and he and the rest of his family may well be. His brother Tom is…

 

Who the heck is this guy, Gore?

New Sonoma County supervisor ran as a local boy back home to serve his people. But which people? BY Dave Ransom Image credit: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors James Gore’s uncle Doug was one of the “industry leaders” who consulted…

 

LA Times – Aug 31, 2015

Sonoma County residents’ battle with wineries is about more than water By Geoffrey Mohan These days, the redwood-shaded creek by Laura and Ray Waldbaum’s house is a bone-dry path of rocks and gravel, its occasional stagnant pools a somber reminder…