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After The Grapes Are Gone by David Keller

After the grapes are gone By DAVID KELLER Our succession of boom crops in Sonoma County provides an interesting history — and a cautionary tale. The county’s world-class wine grapes occupy more than 60,000 acres, with vineyard acreage expanding 80…

 

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…

 

Sierra Club action alert: Protect the Pacific

“One hearing is proposed in each coastal state — all sited in state capitals, and away from the coastal communities where massive attendance from an outraged public would be likely. California’s hearing will be held on Feb. 8 from 3 to…

 

California needs smart solutions to dead trees

California needs smart solutions to dead trees by Daniel Barad Sacramento Bee OPINION January 17, 2018 Last month the U.S. Forest Service released astonishing estimates that the number of trees killed by drought and pine beetles in California has risen…

 

For a living wage

It has been well documented that low wage industries are subsidized by our government which costs taxpayers and takes away services and quality of life to help the poverty wage workers. In wine country, low wages have many families working…

 

SB 834 Protecting our coast from off shore drilling

Definition to “Zinke”: verb, to destroy the environment needlessly for rich political donors.  What a great idea to stop this nonsense and as same legal defense has been upheld in court, the current administrations attempt to give federal leases to an…