Community Rights

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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Supervisors Gore & Hopkins, who are you representing? Local Groups on Cannabis Issue

Note: Supervisors Gore & Hopkins were the “chairs” of the committee who allowed this terrible ordinance to be written favoring industry over residents for a water thirsty crop during a megadrought. Is this good judgement? They were the “over sight”. Who are they working for?    Local Group makes it easy way for action:  Hi, …

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A Win for Petaluma! Amid resident-led lawsuit, Safeway abandons gas station plans in Petaluma

“You just have to give credit where credit is due to the people that decided to fight this,” FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CONGAS: Amid resident-led lawsuit, Safeway abandons gas station plans in Petaluma I am overjoyed to share some wonderful news with you… Safeway has ended their effort to build their gas station in Washington Square …

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Calling on Supporters of Good Government: Who will run against Gore in District 4?

Calling on Supporters of Good Government: Who will run against Gore in District 4?   Filing dates to run in District 4 Supervisor race is in June. Do you want more lack of transparency, conflict of interests and corporations setting regulations? Don’t expect anything to change for the better, take action!  Running for Something is …

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Killing the Golden Goose for wine & cannabis

Fencing the countryside EDITOR: When I think of Sonoma County, I think of a picturesque drive through the countryside, through fields with cattle, orchards and wine grapes, trees and mountains surrounding me. The vistas are so wonderful and are the attraction for a dynamic tourism industry. All of this is in jeopardy if our supervisors vote for …

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