Monthly Archives: July 2013

Board of supervisors meeting 7/30/2013

  Board of Supervisors Comments July 30, 2013   My name is Paul-André Schabracq, I am an urban and environmental planning consultant. I am here to express my support for the efforts of the Watertrough Children’s Alliance to obtain adequate protection from the potentially serious health impacts to the children & staff at the schools (continued)
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Posted on July 30, 2013 By Mina

Protesters demonstrate against Sebastopol winery

Press Democrat  (From left) Steve MacDonald, Ernie Carpenter and Crystal Shaw protest the Watertrough Rd. orchard conversion by picketing outside of Paul Hobbs Winery in Sebastopol on Monday, July 29, 2013. (BETH SCHLANKER/ The Press Democrat) By Matt Brown THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Monday, July 29, 2013 at 5:01 p.m. A group of about 50 protesters (continued)
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Press Democrat

Posted on July 29, 2013 By Mina

letter to the editor, Press Democrat Honora Russell

Press DemocratVineyard dispute EDITOR: Paul Hobbs (“Vineyard conversion cleanup begins,” Monday) was quoted as saying, “Some people who oppose this, there’s nothing that we can do to make them happy.” I’m sure that he can find someone he cannot please, but I’m certain that many folks would be pleased if he kept his word and (continued)
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Press Democrat

Posted on July 28, 2013 By Mina

Scientist find farm pesticides in Sierra frogs

SFGate David Perlman Dozens of pesticides widely used on Central Valley farm crops have been detected in the bodies of frogs throughout the remote High Sierra, government scientists report in a study demonstrating how pervasive the chemicals are in the mountain environment. The study published Friday was conducted by specialists with the U.S. Geological Survey who (continued)
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SFGate

Posted on July 26, 2013 By Mina

Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families from Hazardous Pesticide Drift

Pesticide Action Network North America July 24 2013 Advocates Challenge EPA’s Continuing Failure to Protect Children and Families from Hazardous Pesticide DriftPublic interest groups urge immediate pesticide protections in areas where children live, learn and play San Francisco, CA—Today, a coalition of farmworker, public health, and conservation advocates filed a challenge in the Ninth Circuit (continued)
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Pesticide Action Network North America

Posted on July 24, 2013 By Mina