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Appeals Court Backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute

napavalleyregister.com/news/local/appeals-court-backs Appeals court backs Napa County in Watershed Initiative Dispute BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com Barry Eberling   California’s First District Court of Appeal has issued a decision making it harder for backers of a controversial watershed and oak protection initiative to…

 

Year of the Tourist?

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/6667626-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Year of the Tourists? EDITOR: So the Board of Supervisors has declared 2017 the “Year of the Senior” (“A friendlier place to age,” Tuesday). I am well into my dotage, but I would prefer a “Year of the Residents”…

 

Year of the Tourist?

Supervisors do you hear the populace yet? Almost daily citizens are complaining about poor land use decisions made by the Supervisor’s allowing our neighborhoods to become collateral damage to big wine and binge tourism. People are complaining about lack of…

 

“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…

 

To: Letters to the Editor: More is Not Sustainable

In response to the Press Democrat’s article, Sonoma Valley Growth Sparks Debate, http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6553038-181/sonoma-valley-growth-sparks-debate?artslide=0 documenting the many impacts of tourism and winery events that are out of control. Neighborhoods should not be collateral damage in the race for profits. Communities should…

 

Bounty of the forest floor

The Magc Of The Forest Floor! The Magic of the Forest Floor. Our long awaited rains have arrived and have awakened the amazing bio-diverse life in the earth.. Hello Napa Vision 2050 supporters, With a break in our wet weather,…

 

Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/greenbelt-alliance-has-praise-and-warnings-for-napa-county/article_5f0929f5-03c7-56d3-8f24-69b33e655564.html Greenbelt Alliance has praise and warnings for Napa County BARRY EBERLING beberling@napanews.com   Feb 4, 2017 Updated 20 hrs agoAmong Bay Area counties, Napa County has the lowest amount of land at risk for what the Greenbelt Alliance calls “sprawl” development, though…