rural character

Disneyland on alcohol: A sober journey into the hospitality-industrial complex

Local author Jonah Raskin talks about what some observers have dubbed “The Juggernaut” and its effect on residents, the water supply, and the struggle to preserve rural character. By Jonah Raskin Posted on April 5, 2018 by Sonoma Valley Sun By Jonah Raskin | for The Sonoma Sun Lila Weinberger, the cofounder and co-owner of […]

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“Dear Tennis…..take measures to stop unmitigated winery/vineyard growth before our beautiful home is changed beyond recognition.”

Dear Tennis; I am a 30-year resident of Sonoma county living on a formerly quiet country road in Sebastopol. Due largely to wine-related tourism, my road has become like a freeway. I oppose the roll-out of the red carpet to nearly anyone wishing to plant a vineyard or build an event center. Our narrow, pothole-ridden

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