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Opinion: The Summit of Temerity

The local Sonoma Index-Tribune paper (owned by the PD) printed this extremely well written Letter to the Editor after the Belden Barns BOS vote. The Editor also nailed the title to this published letter, “The summit of temerity” ! Note that Knights Valley appeal hearing was postponed last minute after clear violations of the General Plan, …

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A Terrible Precedent

Another flawed traffic report and another approval. Traffic reports should be conducted at peak season and peak traffic impact times. Bella Winery was approved with a low season traffic report and how many others? It is time for the Supervisors to put people and our environment before corporate profits. The Public Trust Doctrine states that the …

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Winery Waste Discharge Meeting

Knights Bridge Winery appeal hearing postponed

Press Release from Maacama Watershed Alliance: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: > > CONTROVERSIAL KNIGHTS VALLEY WINERY > > Public Hearing for Nov. 1st cancelled until further notice by County Counsel. > > Knights Valley, Sonoma County, CA – October 23, 2013 > > On Saturday morning, three days before the scheduled Appeal Public Hearing on a …

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“Birds for the booms”

The “green deserts” keep taking their toll…….nothing lives but the vines. COMMENTS FROM THE ARTICLE: Shepherd Bliss Birds are far more important to nature’s balance than the invasive wine grape. “Silent Spring” was the book by scientist Rachel Carson, l962, who initiated the modern environmental movement. It was about the tragic loss of birds. Sonoma …

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New study finds eco wines rate higher than conventionally grown wines according to experts

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160802171829.htm Do eco-friendly wines taste better? Raise a glass to organic grapes: Study finds eco-certified wine rated higher by wine publications Date: August 2, 2016 Source: University of California – Los Angeles Summary: It’s time to toast environmentally friendly grapes. A new study shows that eco-certified wine tastes better — and making the choice even …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Enough Already ……Sonoma County moves to limit winery development?

Enough Already Sonoma County moves to limit winery development By Padi Selwyn  http://www.bohemian.com/northbay/enough-already/Content?oid=2978035 The wine industry study session held by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors earlier this month was a step in the right direction, as local officials try to balance the interests of the wine industry with a growing backlash by rural residents …

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