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A Growing Sonoma Bursts at its Seams

Wine tourism: booming. Mass transit: zooming. Big cannabis: looming. For a once-quiet agricultural region, Sonoma is suddenly an economic engine. And not everybody’s loving the noise. By Patrick Hoge 9/25/17 https://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/the-new-sonoma-crush-0/ Liza Hinman lives in two Sonoma County worlds on the same continuum. In one, she is cofounder and chef of the Spinster Sisters, a …

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Preserve Rural Sonoma County

“How the Redwood Empire became Wine Country” by Preserve Rural Sonoma County

From our friends at Preserve Rural Sonoma County: Friends, Happy 4th weekend! As many of you may recall, we have been working on the production of some video clips to help spread our message. Many have already been completed and the first one we are releasing is below, featuring Ernie Carpenter. (Ernie did an amazing …

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Healdsburg again ponders restricting the number of tasting rooms in town

Comment from article: Food + Wine = More Wine, please. Reality is: Sonoma and Napa counties no longer engage in “Wine Tasting” … wineries make far more revenue from “long duration drinking” paired with food.  Sit tourists down in your tasting room or serve them “wine and food pairings” at a table.  In addition to revenue …

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Richard Charter Senior Fellow, The Ocean Foundation on the Coastal Plan

From Richard Charter, Senior Fellow The Ocean Foundation on the proposed LCP September 28, 2015 Permit & Resource Management Department County of Sonoma 2550 Ventura Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Attention: Lisa Posternak Submitted via email at: PRMD-LCP-Update@sonoma-county.org Re: Comments on the draft proposed Sonoma County Local Coastal Plan (LCP). Dear Ms. Posternak: Thank you …

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