Padi Selwyn

February 29th, Presentation from local activists’, humantarian crisis at our border

Dear Friends, As some of you may know, I spent 10 days at the Texas/Mexican border in October with two other colleagues — working with local NGO’s, and witnessing the humanitarian crisis unfolding as a result of our administration’s dismantling of the immigration system.  On Saturday, Feb. 29, from 7-9 pm, at Congregation Shomrei Torah, I’ll […]

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A glut of events

A glut of events EDITOR: Saturday’s article about wine industry impacts on rural areas (“Studies fault wine industry”) noted that “county leaders have long put off key decisions and passed work on to citizen groups,” even after the 2016 Board of Supervisors’ vote to create a winery event ordinance to address over-concentration. Despite promising to

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Forbes: Sonoma Locals Continue to Struggle with New Winery Construction

Sonoma Locals Continue to Struggle with New Winery Construction By Liza B. Zimmerman What has long set Sonoma County apart from Napa has also made it special: a combination of the low-key, rural feeling, smaller wineries and lower—or sometimes non-existent—tasting fees. However, in the last few years, this bucolic region has been forced to deal

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Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma WIneries

Locals Continue to Clash with Sonoma Wineries © Go California | Sonoma’s growing reputation hasn’t all been plain sailing. County residents request a moratorium on new winery spaces. By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Friday, 17-Aug-2018 While many wine country regions have welcomed revenue from new businesses, the somewhat-still-rural hamlet of Sonoma County clearly has

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Petition calls on Sonoma County to stop new winery permits until events ordinance is passed

If you want to comment here is the link: It would be helpful for some of you to write letters to the editor of the PD ( letters@pressdemocrat.com) not to exceed 200 words, supporting our position. Petition calls on Sonoma County to stop new winery permits until events ordinance is passed J.D. MORRIS THE PRESS

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COMMENTARY: County health concerns should be call to action

These toxic chemicals are being used by the Sonoma County “Sustainable” certified wine growers. Disease continues to rise with application of poisons in our environment and our children are paying the price. “Mancozeb, an old-fashioned fungicide that has been largely phasedout in California because of carcinogenic and human developmental toxic effects, is still used in

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