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Letter to the editor in the PD by Richard Charter

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/4488885-181/thursdays-letters-to-the-editor?page=0. EDITOR: More than 100 local residents packed standing-room-only into the Timber Cove firehouse on Monday for a lively interaction with Sonoma County planning staff now rewriting our Local Coastal Plan. The plan guides new development, as well as future…

 

“Myth of The Family Winery” report by the Marin Institute

[PDF] The Myth of the Family Winery: Global Corporations – Alcohol Justice https://alcoholjustice.org/images/reports/winemythreport.pdf ‎Hiding behind a narrative of local, family-owned wineries, … While the wine industry perpetuates myths about wine as a product, it also promotes many … Note: This…

 

Local Coastal Plan Public Comment from Fred Allebach

Fred Allebach 9/14/15 Local Coastal Plan Public Comment PRMD-LCP-Update@sonoma-county.org My comment is of a general nature and has to do with how you are integrating academic/ scientific sustainability concepts into your plans. I went through your glossary looking for how…

 

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…

 

Greenwashing a Sustainable Future

This message brought to you by the Sonoma County Green Winos and the Wino Tourism Bureau – with special thanks to the surprisingly generous US taxpayers and the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Please think responsibly. Original transformed for…

 

Coho vs. Pinot

On the Russian River, grape growing and fish don’t mix BY WILL PARRISH Original Article Published in the Bohemian, Sept 2-8, 2015 In July, roughly 1,000 rural Sonoma County residents overflowed classrooms and small meeting chambers at five informational sessions convened by…

 

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…

 

Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Preserve Rural Sonoma County works to protect the rural character of Sonoma County from the industrialization of agricultural lands caused by the encroachment of wine and spirits processing complexes/event centers. PRSC educates, advocates and organizes to protect our families and…

 

Wineries and Sustainability

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/4402735-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor?page=0 Wineries and sustainability EDITOR: Gabriel Froymovich, a wine industry financial adviser, cries “mendacious hyperbole” in response to winery critics (“Keeping the grape debate in perspective,” Close to home, Aug. 22). Let’s look at some facts. Sustainability? According to him,…