Community Rights

July 14th Assembly member Marc Levine, Fraud Resources and Homelessness townhall

SAVE THE DATE! On Wednesday, July 14 at 3 p.m., I will be hosting a virtual town hall on homelessness in California. Sonoma County has the third highest rates of homelessness in the entire country!  ICYMI: Protect Yourself from Fraud Dear friend, Thank you to everyone who joined our recent town hall regarding fraud prevention. …

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Sustainable Pulse: EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers 

Wine industry, stop using glyphosate….you’re polluting what little water you have left us…. EU Trade Unions Call for Immediate Ban on Glyphosate Herbicides to Protect Workers The European Federation of Food, Agriculture and Tourism Trade Unions (EFFAT)  has called for an immediate ban on glyphosate-based herbicides and other harmful pesticides. In a press release on …

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Attack on UGB and Community Separators: AB 1322 authorizes city councils and county boards of supervisors to unilaterally decline to enforce an adopted ballot initiative

Undermining the will of the voters is bad government….. Attack on UGB and Community Separators: AB 1322 authorizes city councils and county boards of supervisors to unilaterally decline to enforce an adopted ballot initiative…… Greenbelt Alliance and other concerned groups/individuals, and we really need your help to defeat AB 1322, which would set a dangerous …

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PD EDITORIAL Place some limits on disruptive winery events

And as food producers suffer, wine industry uses 60% of ag water in a typical year….save the water for food! Finally some sanity: PD EDITORIAL Place some limits on disruptive winery events Excerpt: One commenter summed up residents’ frustration and what they thought the county should do about it, writing, “Please STOP permitting winery events …

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WWW Board member beautifully nails our current state of life in Sonoma County

DEPLETION Plunging into light, the day begins with sweat. Chopping wood, digging earth, hauling compost. Wheelbarrow overflows with wood chips raked between vegetable beds. I plant veggie starts and seeds, marigolds and lobelia. Rest in the garden, daffodils’ promising yellows touch my head. In the distance, tractors eat soil. Chain saws murder ancient redwoods, now …

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WATER AND THE PUBLIC

PD Letters to the Editor: Growth and water EDITOR: Regarding the drought, Staff Writer Mary Callahan wrote: “Supervisors also sought to put consumers and other water users on notice that it’s time to get real about the severity of the water shortage and the shared sacrifices that will be needed …” (“County declares drought a …

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