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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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FOG UPDATE – Planning Commission Outcome and New Letters to the Editor

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MAY 18th FOG UPDATE – Planning Commission Outcome and New Letters to the Editor On Thursday night, Sonoma County Planning Commissioners voted 3-2 to approve the draft cannabis ordinance with the latest changes from staff. The split decision to approve the amended Chapter 38 Ordinance came despite widespread opposition and concern from neighbors,

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Let the Public Speak: Bad Medicine

Let the Public Speak: Bad Medicine LET THE PUBLIC SPEAK Bad medicine EDITOR: In spite of the city’s commitment to approving marijuana dispensaries only in industrial and commercial areas, away from residential areas, the Santa Rosa Planning Commission came perilously close to approving one in the middle of a quiet, densely populated, residential area in

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