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Regional Parks Class 1 Trail Systems are Designated as Linear Parks with Protections

Regional Parks Class 1 Trail Systems are Designated as Linear Parks with Protections

At the December 11th public hearing and meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted to include the all Class 1 trails - such as West County and Joe Radota Trails - as Regional Parks to afford them the 1,000-foot setback protections from Cannabis operations. 

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Senator McGuire and Assemblywoman Burke prepared to tackle massive Supreme Court Ruling

Senator McGuire and Assemblywoman Burke prepared to tackle massive Supreme Court Ruling

Sacramento, CA – Senator Mike McGuire, Chair of the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance and Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation, announced plans today to work together and implement the recent United States Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. This decision authorizes states to begin collecting sales and use tax from online and out-of-state retailers without a physical presence in California.

 

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This Winter, Watch Out for Suicide Triggers and Learn Prevention Techniques

This Winter, Watch Out for Suicide Triggers and Learn Prevention Techniques

As a 21-year-old Army wife, a local therapist attempted to kill herself. "Until that time, my husband hadn’t believed me when I said I was suicidal. Even the Army psychiatrists, whom I begged for help, rejected me," Gail Raborn writes, in her article about spotting the signs of a suicidal thoughts and prevention resources.

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Sonoma County Homeless Human Rights Crisis Worsens

Sonoma County Homeless Human Rights Crisis Worsens

In the last several months, advocates' fervent pleas for city and county officials to act quickly to protect unsheltered people from the winter cold and rains have been ignored. At the same time, a series of findings by several independent bodies have shown clearly that the city and county's homeless policies are not only inadequate but worsening the situation. 

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Small Shops of Sonoma County 2018

Small Shops of Sonoma County 2018

Small Shops of Sonoma County is an annual TRADITION that goes back 16 years. Like all traditions, we like to be consistent - that’s part of what makes it a real tradition. The consistency here is supporting locally-owned businesses who support our local economy by keeping your money right here at home.

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Growing Cannabis - Are Park Trail Systems Considered Parks?

Growing Cannabis - Are Park Trail Systems Considered Parks?

A proposal to build a cannabis grow and processing facility near the West County Trail in Graton has raised questions about the county's land use laws for the fledgling industry. At its December 11 meeting, the Board of Supervisors are expected to decide if the West County Trail and the Joe Rodota Trail should be included in the setback requirement and if the Graton applicant must place its cannabis plants and structures at least 1,000 feet from the trail.

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For the Planet by Tish Levee - December 2018

For the Planet by Tish Levee - December 2018

I don’t have to tell you about climate change—you can see it in the air! The smoke from the Camp Fire in Paradise has kept schools closed, canceled sporting events, covered cars with ash, and meant we all stayed inside or walked around with N95 masks

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Jackalope Gardens Proposed Cannabis Operation in Graton FAQ

Jackalope Gardens Proposed Cannabis Operation in Graton FAQ

Jackalope Gardens plans to grow primarily CBD strains that are intended for medical use. These cultivars are targeting medical users such as pain relief, seizure disorders and sleeping aids. We are building our business on the medical benefits of Cannabis. 

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