WWW in the News

Graton Land Use Forum

WWW Annual Sonoma County Land Use Policy Meeting

On February 16, 2019 the community came together for an open, fact filled discussion on land use policies. Sonoma County planners are rewriting the General Plan for 2020, still tweaking cannabis regulations, winery event regulations (postponed) and the Local Coastal Plan due this spring. These policies will affect the county for generations to come. Speakers included Laura […]

WWW Annual Sonoma County Land Use Policy Meeting Read More »

Winery Backlash in Sonoma County – KQED Forum

The number of Sonoma County wineries has more than doubled since 2005 and the industry has become the backbone of the region’s economy. But some neighborhood groups say escalating winery tourism from tasting rooms and events brings unwanted traffic and noise and threatens their rural quality of life. In response, county supervisors and planning officials

Winery Backlash in Sonoma County – KQED Forum Read More »

Glyphosate Found in 10 of 10 Wines Tested

UPDATED 5/3/2016: Ten wines from the prime growing regions of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties were just tested at Microbe Inotech Labs in St. Louis, Mo. All ten samples were found to contain glyphosate, the active ingredient in an herbicide sold as Roundup®, a chemical classified a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization. This

Glyphosate Found in 10 of 10 Wines Tested Read More »

Fumbles and Follies……Napa County Board of Supervisors do you hear me yet?

  As printed in the St. Helena Star and the Weekly Calistogan on Feb. 4, 2016.   Fumbles and Follies by Donald Williams   Sunday’s Super Bowl, the year’s premier sporting event, could hardly have been bigger. It succeeded because of the high quality of performance, the marketing, and the public satisfaction intrinsic in experiencing

Fumbles and Follies……Napa County Board of Supervisors do you hear me yet? Read More »

Napa County has highest cancer rates for children…..Sonoma not far behind…

Napa County has highest cancer rates for children Napa County has the highest cancer rate for children in California according to statistics.  Childhood deaths from cancer are 22.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Sonoma doesn’t fare much better at 20.6 childhood deaths per 100,000 children. For adults, normal cancer rates are 424.94 deaths statewide per 100,000

Napa County has highest cancer rates for children…..Sonoma not far behind… Read More »

Glyphosate: “Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds.”

Monsanto’s Roundup Kills  And Damages More than Weeds By Shepherd Bliss (Sebastopol, California)  Protests against Monsanto’s Roundup, with its poisonous, weed-killing glyphosate, have spread around the globe. An arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a probable cause of cancer in 2015. California’s Environmental Protection Agency (CA EPA) recently decided to label it

Glyphosate: “Monsanto’s Roundup Kills and Damages More Than Weeds.” Read More »