Tag: Water

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

Standing Rock Benefit Draws Hundred to the Grange

(Sebastopol, California) An inspiring Standing Rock benefit to support Native Americans and others seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) happened Nov. 6 from early in the afternoon to past 10 p.m. at the Sebastopol Grange in Northern California. A steady stream of animated folks of all ages coming and going was estimated to […]

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Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Wine and Water Watch Challenges Nor. California’s Invasive Wine Empire

Activists objecting to the over-growth of the wine/hospitality industry in rural areas of four Northern California counties have met monthly for half a year. At their August 15 meeting in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, one of the wine industry’s epicenters, they agreed to name themselves Wine and Water Watch (WWW). They ratified the following mission statement: […]

Film View: “A Better Tomorrow”

Film View: “A Better Tomorrow”

“A Better Tomorrow” is a short film taking place in a future world, where water is in limited supply. Everyday the young and old most retrieve their daily ration of water. They are only able to receive a small amount. Sometimes barely filling a half gallon plastic bottle. Shin, one of our hero’s, his sister […]

Water Grab by Sonoma County, California’s Wine Empire

Water Grab by Sonoma County, California’s Wine Empire

(Santa Rosa, CA) An overflow crowd spilled into the lobby at California State Senator Mike McGuire’s August 13 promised Town Hall. Many were alarmed by an article at the top of the front-page of the prior day’s pro-wine industry local daily newspaper.  “Wine Industry’s ‘Water Grab’” headlined the Press Democrat (PD) story. It described legislation being drafted that would […]

California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

(Sonoma County, California) Sonoma County Winegrowers bought an expensive, full-page, color ad, using tax dollars, in the July 12 daily Santa Rosa Press Democratand in various weeklies, such as the North Bay Bohemian and Sonoma West. The ad ignited a firestorm of protest with angry letters to editors and online comments from the community storming […]

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition

Water or Wine? California’s Drought & Water Competition (Sonoma County, Northern California) “California Puts Mandatory Curbs on Water Use” reports the April 2 New York Times long article at the top of the front-page. “Steps to Confront Record-Setting Drought,” the sub-headline reads. The article describes Gov. Jerry Brown’s executive order—California’s first time restricting water use. A […]

The Water And The Words

The Water And The Words

“Love and Gratitude” ~ I breathe into the Glass of water that Stands before me ~ I am told that These are words Of great power ~ And I feel a tremor Of something ~ Within the glass ~ Delicate and subtle But surely there ~ I reinhale my words And the warmth of My […]

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