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  • PRSC: Film Benefit: Children of the Vine - July 12thPRSC: Film Benefit: Children of the Vine – July 12th
    Filmmaker and director Brian Lillia, award winner for his “Patagonia Rising” documentary has spent over 2 years in production documenting glyphosate in our vineyards. Don’t miss this opportunity to find out why so many community minded people have grave concerns of the rampant use in wine country.  Proceeds go to help Preserve Rural Sonoma County ...
  • Sonoma County Supervisors reviewing Permit Sonoma
    Our government in action, please participate if you want to be the change. Here is your chance to send concerns on how Permit Sonoma is conducting business. Supervisors have hired a third party review in hopes of addressing problems in the department. Permit Sonoma seems to favor wine and real estate interests over the public. If ...
  • New Opportunities in District 3 of Sonoma CountyNew Opportunities in District 3 of Sonoma County
    County of Sonoma News The Office of Supervisor Chris Coursey is Seeking District 3 Community Members for Active Roles in Local Government Do you have a passion for service? Do you seek opportunities give back to your community while implementing and building upon your skills? Apply for the open public service opportunities listed below! Openings:  Agricultural Preservation and Open Space Advisory ...
  • Advocates express concern that the newly released draft Scoping Plan prioritizes corporate interests over meaningful climate action and environmental justice, especially in the agricultural sector.
    For Immediate Release – May 10, 2022 Sacramento, CA – Today, the California state government released a draft of the Scoping Plan – the roadmap for how the state will become carbon neutral by mid-century. For the first time, the Scoping Plan acknowledges the role that organic agriculture and reductions in chemical pesticide use could play ...
  • Poor Living Conditions for Vineyard Workers
    A letter to the Editor of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat calls out the substandard housing for vineyard workers in Sonoma county’s fabled wine industry. EDITOR: Seeing the horrible housing conditions lower income people face in Sonoma County was an eye-opener (“Stuck in slumlike housing,” Nov. 21). It took me back 79 years to the forced ...
  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH: Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers for Thousands of Years Could Be Released By Climate Crisis: StudyCLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH: Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers for Thousands of Years Could Be Released By Climate Crisis: Study
    Another reason climate change needs to be tackled now: “The researchers warn that, “in a worst case scenario,” these and possibly other pathogens could be released as the climate crisis melts glaciers around the world. Ancient Viruses Trapped in Glaciers for Thousands of Years Could Be Released By Climate Crisis: Study | Common Dreams News “We’ve opened ...
  • MEGA HOTEL SLATED FOR LOWER RUSSIAN RIVERMEGA HOTEL SLATED FOR LOWER RUSSIAN RIVER
    Lesson for the Coast, from nearby…..we’re in the crosshairs of industrial tourism. https://www.monteriocentral.com/lok_group.html?fbclid=IwAR1FHt7iAXTqErD9xRGLKCn3eCNmobe5_dU__csGIDFHZGx8_mtM4meBg00 STOP THIS MEGA 120 UNIT HOTEL/RESORT IN GUERNEVILLE! 17155 Hwy 116, Guerneville APNs 072-130-005, -007 and -009 Link to Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration documents.   Aug 27, 2021 Legal Notice: Comments on this IS/MND must be received by September 27, 2021 at 5:00PM  Please review our concerns and submit your own directly ...
  • Fires, loss and thoughts from local poetsFires, loss and thoughts from local poets
    Remembering / Re Membering / Bringing back the whole from the broken pieces “Do not forget that the ashes falling from the sky are all that remains of the pine and grass and thistle and bear and coyote and deer and mouse that could not escape. Gather some up in a sacred manner. Take it to ...
  • CALIFORNIA COASTKEEPER ALLIANCE LAWSUIT CHALLENGES THE COUNTY OF SONOMA TO PROTECT PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCESCALIFORNIA COASTKEEPER ALLIANCE LAWSUIT CHALLENGES THE COUNTY OF SONOMA TO PROTECT PUBLIC TRUST RESOURCES
    As well companies are on overtime to dig new wells for wine and residents truck in water…..“California Coastkeeper Alliance’s lawsuit aims to protect Russian River public trust resources by requiring the County of Sonoma to comply with its nondiscretionary duties as an administrator of the public trust when issuing new water well construction permits for ...