Preserve Rural Sonoma County

Time to ban glyphosate use in Sonoma County

Forestville Hardware took the challenge and now features non toxic “herbicide”  alternatives. Non Toxic Irvine has tool kits and alternatives to get this cancer causing chemical out of the environment. Dear Editor: The guilty verdict in the Monsanto case is a heads up for Sonoma County where thirty-seven tons of glyphosate were used on Sonoma County …

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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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Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, stop letting the wine industry write their own regulations

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, stop letting the wine industry write their own regulations. We reported earlier that Tennis Wick, head of Permit Sonoma was quoted as saying the county is letting the wine industry write their own winery event and tasting rooms regulations (https://winewaterwatch.org/2018/04/winery-event-center-petition/) . The Supervisors has postponed this long enough. Please consider …

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Commentary: We are in this together

Commentary: We are in this together http://www.sonomawest.com/sonoma_west_times_and_news/opinion/editorials/commentary-we-are-in-this-together/article_67a7e152-f637-11e7-9c0e-c71a0bd63da9.html by Reuben Weinzveg The week after the fires, when the full catastrophe was evident, I remarked to friends that this event was a game changer and that for our remaining lives, we would mark life in Sonoma County, “before the fire, and after the fire.”   A few …

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