Tourism

Supervisor Hopkins Strikes Out Again: “An unfair burden”

Let The Public Speak, Letter to the PD “An unfair burden” EDITOR: Regarding Measure B, Supervisor Lynda Hopkins continues to misrepresent the facts. She claims that 80% of the emergency services provided by the Bodega Bay Fire District are for tourists. The fact is the fire district considers anyone not in its ZIP code to …

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Sierra Club: Protecting ag land in Sonoma County

“There is a concern that if this project gets approved, it will open the door for any other developers and winery owners to pursue rezoning their property for resorts, further commercializing our rural and ag lands.” Protecting ag land in Sonoma County January 28, 2021 By Marc Bommersbach Sonoma Group Jackson Family Wines is proposing …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“Officials in Sonoma County, which has ranked worst in the Bay Area for the prevalence of coronavirus cases for most of the year, have taken no enforcement action on complaints that at least 15 large wedding gatherings violated coronavirus restrictions……..“Workers being forced to be in dangerous workplace situations has been the story of the county …

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As coronavirus raged, Sonoma County did little to enforce rules on weddings with as many as 100 people

“This pandemic, just as the wildfire evacuations and recovery, has made clear just how deeply wealth disparities are tied to health disparities here in our county,” said Jennifer Nicole Herman………………“This is the story of a Wine Country wedding industry disregarding the safety and survival of the workers that enable it to thrive.” SF Chronicle: As …

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UPDATE: Montage Healdsburg resort developer fined record $6.4 million for water violations

UPDATE: PD have you lost your mind? Today they just gave this environmental disaster free publicity.  Why didn’t the county monitor this? Thank you state water board. Note: Contractor has appealed…. And what about the Reimers vineyard disaster in Cloverdale DA Ravitch was supposed to prosecute almost 2 years ago? “Rooms will run between $895 …

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