Tag Archives: Sonoma County

Napa’s Worker Squeeze Tightens

Great reason to stop the growth in tourism, event centers, water mining by big wine, industrialization of our rural neighborhoods, living wages and treatment of laborers.   https://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2017/05/napas-worker-squeeze-tightens Tougher rules around immigrant labor could see a hike in wine prices in California’s…

 

Sustainable tourism?

If you want to voice your concerns about the economic, environmental and community impacts of uncontrolled tourism, here is your chance. Following the article are notes from the NapaVision 2050 economic summit on tourism impacts to the community. Tourism based economies are…

 

GSA public meetings notice from County of Sonoma

April Update!  Important Information on Upcoming Boards and Council Meetings Thank you to everyone who attended one of the recent community meetings. In total, about 400 people came to one of the three meetings held in Petaluma, Sonoma and Santa…

 

Fearing pesticides reach

The wine industry admits to their over 2 million pounds of chemicals in Sonoma County they use yearly in the following article. Napa is number one in childhood cancer rates and Sonoma is not far behind. The Dept. of Pesticide Regulations…

 

Don’t Add Water by Ari Levaux

North Bay Bohemian has done it again, another great article by journalist Ari Levaux exposing the fact that dry farmed wines taste better and don’t ruin OUR aquifers. Paul Bernier is a devout dry farmer of wine grapes and inventor of machinery…

 

Knights Bridge Winery appeal hearing postponed

Press Release from Maacama Watershed Alliance: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > CONTROVERSIAL KNIGHTS VALLEY WINERY > > Public Hearing for Nov. 1st cancelled until further notice by County Counsel. > > Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA – October 23, 2013…

 

“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962,…

 

Outdoor recreation is big business in Sonoma County

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5764324-181/outdoor-recreation-is-a-green?artslide=0 The above article from Bill Swindell of the Press Democrat in June 26th  “….official’s look for ways to attract active tourists to Sonoma County”.  With massive traffic jams in and around the county and the Sonoma County Supervisors still budgeting big…

 

PD Letter to the Editor nails lax enforcement by county

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/opinion/5131577-181/saturdays-letters-to-the-editor Lax enforcement EDITOR: The majority of the Board of Supervisors abandoning a meaningful vacation rental policy exposes a countywide failure: increasing land-use conflicts plus the total absence of code enforcement (“Blanket ban on vacation rentals rejected,” Jan. 27). The…

 

County grape growers lauded, Press Democrat

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/5109492-181/sonoma-county-winegrowers-get-californias?artslide=0 Sonoma County Winegrowers get California’s highest environmental honor BILL SWINDELL THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | January 21, 2016, 3:43PM The Sonoma County Winegrowers trade group has been awarded the state’s highest environmental honor for its work to make all of the…