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Dutra at it Again

Same people who got huge fines for dumping waste at Farallon’s..… U.S. EPA fines Port of Oakland $300,000 for violating … https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/us-epa-fines-port-oakland-300000-violating-ocean-dumping-act Dutra Construction Co., Inc., the contractor hired by the Port to do the dredging project, will pay an additional $173,000 in penalties. “Protecting the health of our oceans is a priority for EPA and …

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Farm Bureau set to push back on tree ordinance update

Farm Bureau set to push back on tree ordinance update Want to bet they get more input than the rest of the residents with County’s lame workshops….? Sonoma County Farm Bureau E-News Let your voice be heard-  Join us for the  County Comprehensive Tree Ordinance Farm Bureau Town Hall Join us on  Tuesday, April 13th at 3:00 …

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BRANDS OWNED BY BIG, CORPORATE WINERIES: A MASTER LIST TO SEE IF A BRAND IS INDEPENDENT OR PART OF A BIG, HULKING WINERY — SECOND HALF 2018 UPDATE

Wine industry consolidation has continued at a rapid pace in the last 2 years. Over 80% of Sonoma and Napa wineries are now corporate entities and profits go out of our area.    BRANDS OWNED BY BIG, CORPORATE WINERIES: A MASTER LIST TO SEE IF A BRAND IS INDEPENDENT OR PART OF A BIG, HULKING …

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Can you Hear me Now? Wrong place for cannabis

Wrong place for cannabis EDITOR: We are residents of Sonoma and moved here because of the beauty of Sonoma County, including the vineyards that dot our landscape. We are concerned with the plans to ease restrictions for the cultivation of cannabis. There are at least three important concerns that must be addressed. First, the odor …

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Government for the campaign donors: Cutting out neighbors

Cutting out neighbors  EDITOR: In their 2016 ordinance, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors promised that cannabis growing “would not be detrimental to health, safety, welfare or materially injurious to properties or improvements in the vicinity.” This is being sidelined in the new draft ordinance. Gone will be any ability for neighbors to have input. …

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Sonoma West Gazette: uerneville Forest Coalition and residents lobby for more Clar Tree protections, mitigation measures for proposed logging operation

““There’s a lot of local opposition to this and a lot of local concern, not just about the Clar Tree, but about the increased fire risk that this will present, the increased landslide risk that we think this will present,” Baptie said.”   Guerneville Forest Coalition and residents lobby for more Clar Tree protections, mitigation …

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