talk about schools close to wineries... they're putting a winery directly adjacent to apple blossom school in sebastopol! good thing SPD is serious about DUI, and drunk tourists, hopefully... no 'napanization' of sebastopol, please!
People will be wine tasting regardless of a new hotel. People will also be going to bars regardless of a new hotel. People will also be going to tasting rooms regardless of a new hotel.
People need to not drink and drive. Sebastopol lost its small town charm years ago. Sebastopol has more wine grapes being planted and tasting rooms are everywhere. I think this is not worth fighting against. The owner of French Garden is a responsible involved member of the Sebastopol community.
It may interest you to learn that Cannabis therapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the physical impacts of hard drug addiction.
If Karla or anyone else is interested in why young people may often turn away from their bright side, please let me know.
I may be able to help.
Increasing solar UV-B radiation causes immune suppression, genetic mutation, abnormal cell growth, increased global temperatures, death of indicator species, reduced crop harvests, extreme weather, hotter forest fires, increased solubility of aqueous mercury and arsenic, and increased materials degeneration.
UV-B is more intense at higher altitudes because there's less atmosphere to reduce the penetration of sunlight.
Nickel from buried batteries?....Much of the hillside area is prior steep canyons; demolition debris filled and dirt capped for grapes.......The "Dutra Hot Plant" would have kept the river clean by flushing with a deep channel....Confused environmentalist? A day late and dollar short of Federal laws requiring naming of "river" to obtain multi-million dollar costs for dredging..... To prevent Payran Street to Penngrove high tide winter flooding..People have houses in low lying areas....The chicken plant dumped nitrates into the river for years?..
Do you know if there will be a carpool from Sonoma County?
Great article Stephen - The Sonoma OFA grows stronger everyday.
OFA welcomes volunteers, there is much work left to do. We need help making phone calls to supporters in Republican districts, tabling for signature petitions, writing letters to the editor, and visiting Mike Thompson's office. If you want to make a difference email Linda Hemenway email@example.com
Blessed are the whistle-blowers, for they disclose and denounce injustice and evil in the world.
More than two thousand years ago, a whistle-blower Jewish rabbi named Yeshua from Nazareth publicly denounced the religious theocracy of his time. Seriously threatened and undermined, the then religious establishment persecuted and had the Jewish whistle-blower killed. The world did that then, it still does now.
Bring them (B. Manning and E. Snowden) home.
>and the surveillance state are one and the same
You numskull, then what does that make China?
Now that Congress has been schooled in what's really going on at the NSA, maybe they'll get off their asses and do something. That is of course the congressional body is tech savvy enough to ask the right questions. From early reports, the crash course of Domestic Spying for Dummies conducted behind closed doors was enough to piss a few folks off. Thats a start!
To Reply to Ethan:
These are great questions, which are easily answered:
"Whats is the source of renewable energy?"
It depends on what they can negotiate, but will be at least 33% renewable, and could be as high as 100% renewable if you want pay whatever that 100% renewable rate will be. RECs will be used to supplement this -- renewable energy credits from clean energy projects around the country. These are the same credits PG&E likes to brag about using, except SCP will be using them as a bridge to local renewable energy.
"How are we promoting "Go Local" by purchasing energy from out of state multi-national companies… How are we decreasing our carbon footprint through supporting companies with some of highest reported negative environmental externalities?"
The BEST part about Sonoma Clean Power is that the ratepayer money over the years will be invested to both improve local energy efficiency and create local energy projects, which is way above and beyond what any other CCA is going on around the country. PG&E definitely doesn't do this.
These local energy projects will create:
Local energy security
A buffer between us and rising and falling prices of the energy market, which is HUGE.
Do a web search for FAQ and Sonoma Clean Power to find their pdf that addresses a lot of this stuff.
The questions being asked by the people remains the same.....
Whats is the source of renewable energy?
Only 1 out of the four companies generates renewable energy - NRG
How are we promoting "Go Local" by purchasing energy from out of state multi-national companies?
How are we decreasing our carbon footprint through supporting companies with some of highest reported negative enviromental externalities? How are we going to internalize these negative externalities?
really? is the an objective piece of journalism that really discusses the issues? Sad to see such biased reporting. How many schools in the county are surrounded by vineyards? What is the positive economic impact in the community? I rather have productive businesses paying local taxes (going towards EDUCATION), than abandoned properties full of drug addicts (we all know too well that our town unfortunately has many). People of Sebastopol, why are you always so against any positive change?
This Open Mike piece is shoddy, fact-challenged bloviating.
1. DHS did not "... search people's homes". The search was conducted by Watertown Police, Boston Police, and the FBI.
2. Nowhere does any reporting state that "some guy went out for a smoke". The accounts state a couple went outside for fresh air, when the husband discovered tarp lines had been cut.
3. Colleen McMahon did NOT rule that American citizens can be executed. She ruled narrowly in the Al-Awlaki case that the government could not be compelled to publish its justification for killing Al-Awlaki in Yemen.
4. Likewise, the Supreme Court has not ruled on domestic drone.
5. That "one terrorist for every 50 civilians" trope was from a single Pakistani 2009 report that had internal political motivation. Nowhere else has this claim been made, except in reports citing the original.
Myers is entitled to his OPINIONS, however baseless, but no amount of conspiracy paranoia entitles him to his own "facts".
Mr. Gabe,......No problem...Possibly, unemployable as an engineer, surveyor, archeologist, Teamster, Carpenter, PileButt, Rod-Buster, Mud pump operator, electrician, landscaper, hot plant
employee, shipper-dreyage, concrete column, "steel concrete forms" supplier, or Operating Engineer,.... Gabe?.....Writing must be nice, while depending upon shipping and infrastructure to feed, medicate, house, transport you...
Beautifully worded Kris. If only we had of had that revolution by now! I believe it's still coming. Btw, WHERE ARE YOU???!!! Sylvana :o)
Speaking out is not the same thing as leadership. We elect people to Congress to be leaders. The elderly and other average folks who fret while trying to sleep over their future deserve a leader and a champion. They need to hear that Huffman is fighting for them. To do other is to validate the current movement of austerity falsely conncoted in the name of deficit crisis and to protect the bankers and fianciers from being penalized for collapsing the economy. Our elderly and our future generations should not have to pay for these mistakes. Raise the taxes on the elite wealth holders if you are truly worried about the solvency of these programs and are buying into the GOP drown government in the bathtub scenario. Carry the banner and get out in front and hold the line. DO SOMETHING! Don't shirk into the shadows.
Get a spine Mr. Huffman. We don't need more Jellyfish democrats in Congress. The Northcoast deserves better.
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