Janus Matthes

Monday, July 26 at 1:00 pm: Local Coastal Plan Update: Revised Public Review Plan and Planning Commission Hearing

Please pay attention to the language. Many groups worked on comments close to a year to make this a better plan. The draft has major loopholes and “weasel” words that allow many different definitions allowing investors and wine industry latitude. Example: tasting rooms moved into ag processing for easier approval, protected areas greatly diminished. If …

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July 17th: Help restore salmon habitat with SPAWN

We need your help restoring salmon habitat on the Lagunitas Creek Watershed, the most important habitat for recovering endangered coho salmon on the central California coast. Please join us next Saturday, July 17 to remove invasive plants at our Tocaloma project site in Lagunitas, California. We will be pulling and cutting back invasive plants such as wild …

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PD: Displacement of Guerneville homeless camp divides community

Social Equality Opinion: Sonoma County is now #3 in homeless population for the entire nation behind Honolulu and Orange County. Recent PD article on the removal of the ever growing homeless encampment in Guerneville highlights the disconnect of supervisors not addressing the problems of inequality and the policies that have turned Sonoma County into the …

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THIS JUST IN … CALIFORNIA 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 …

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Apples are dry farmed: August 14th benefit 2022 Gravenstein Apple Fair

Buy Your Benefit Concert Tickets Today & Help Us Bring Back the Gravenstein Apple Fair in 2022! What’s your favorite memory of the Gravenstein Apple Fair? Delighting in your kids enjoying a country-fair experience petting farm animals, catching bubbles, and roaming through the straw bale maze? Cheering on the piglet races at the Ag Games? …

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