Articles

Farm Bureau president penalized
Mendocino’s Pauli loses pesticide permit over confrontation with inspector
By Tim Tesconi / The Press Democrat / April 2, 2003

Thompson revives wilderness land bill
Measure would preserve 300,000 acres in Northern California
By Clark Mason / The Press Democrat / April 1, 2003

Gallo to Pay Record Fine for Vineyard Damage
Tim Tesconi / The Press Democrat / March 14, 2003

Wine grape glut pushed county prices down 5 percent:
Over-planted cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir will continue to drop for years
Tim Tesconi / The Press Democrat / February 11, 2003

A Tough Call on Wastewater Awaits Council
Chris Coursey / The Press Democrat / February 10, 2003

“If You Want To Win An Election, Just Control The Voting Machines”
Thom Hartmann/ Common Dreams New Center Website/ January 31, 2003

Situations that could trigger federal or state involvement
CAROL BENFELL/ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT/ January 16, 2003

Company scales back plan for biggest vineyard on coast
Proposal calls for 5,000 acres, not 10,000, in timberland near Annapolis-Point Arena area
By Tom Chorneau / The Press Democrat / January 3, 2003

Commentary: The Forgotten Forest Product: Water
By Mike Dombeck [former chief of United States Forest Service] / New York Times / January 3, 2003

Coast panel rejects plan to tow river water:Private firm would have supplied San Diego with Mendocino County resource
PAMELA J. PODGER / San Francisco Chronicle / December 14, 2002

Alaskan dumps water bag proposal Plan to export Gualala, Albion water to Southern California drew heat on North Coast
UCILIA WANG / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT / December 14, 2002

A Commentary: “Water or Wine?”
By CHRIS POEHLMANN / Independent Coast Observer / October, 2002

Bynum Winery reports poisoning
Owners, winemaker fall ill, blame methyl bromide use at neighboring vineyard
By TIM TESCONI / The Press Democrat / September 17, 2002

Oak disease attacks redwoods, Douglas fir
By MICHAEL COIT / THE PRESS DEMOCRAT / September 5, 2002

Bill could sink water export plan
Measure effectively stalls idea of towing Gualala, Albion water down coast to San Diego
By CAROL BENFELL / The Press Democrat / September 1, 2002

Election marked by dearth of candidates
Of 23 special districts, only 5 have enough hopefuls to get on ballot By TOBIAS YOUNG/ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT/ August 31, 2002

Decades after Sonoma County enlisted farmers in the battle against urban sprawl, rural residents are now seeking relief from agriculture
By TOM CHORNEAU/ THE PRESS DEMOCRAT/August 18, 2002

Sharpshooter bugaboo
By SHEPHERD BLISS / San Francisco Chronicle / August 14, 2002

Purple Gold: Like the legendary ’49ers, wineries have come to northwestern Sonoma County looking for gold–but this time it’s small, round, and purple.
By TARA TREASUREFIELD / North Bay Bohemian / August 8-14, 2002

Water ruling sticks in Joy Road battle
Santa Rosa Press Democrat / August 8, 2002

Voter Turnout Low So Far This Year
By Will Lester / The Associated Press / July 2, 2002

Vineyard Development Fees Hiked 75%
Tom Chorneau / Press Democrat / June 19, 2002

County Creates Panel for Grading Rule
Tom Chorneau / Press Democrat / June 18, 2002

County Considers Tightening Environmental Rules for Farmers
Tom Chorneau / Press Democrat / June 17, 2002

Vintner charged again for erosion-Vineyard developer fined for damaging creek in ’98 accused of polluting tributary
By Steve Hart / The Press Democrat / April 30, 2002
Federal, State Funds Sought for U.S. 101
By Joy Lanzendorfer / North Bay Business Journal / November 24, 2001

Alerts

Help Protect Sonoma County’s Forests from Timber Conversions!
The Sonoma County General Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) is scheduled to hear the issue of Timber Conversions again at its June 5th Meeting in Santa Rosa. We need a strong showing to advocate for protection for our remaining forests. We have a chance to protect 194,000 acres in the Rural and Resource Development Zone from the permanent damage brought upon by timber conversions if the CAC recommends Option 3 of the 4 options presented. They need to hear from you today!

Sewage Outfall on Sonoma Coast A massive sewer outfall on California’s spectacular Sonoma Coast was unexpectedly added to a City of Santa Rosa wastewater plan. Please contact each of the City Council members by email and/or fax with your thoughts on their proposal.

Pesticide poisoning in Del Norte County Please call your state and federal representatives, ask them to take action on one of the most compelling cases of pesticide poisoning in California.