Month: October 2020

Issues Impacting County Residents, Update

Neighborhood compatibility:  Neighborhood compatibility is not considered when Sonoma County reviews/approves an application for a ministerial cannabis grow.  Susan Gorin said; “…neighborhood compatibility was my very highest priority.”  There are often 20 or more homes that share the same narrow dead-end roads that access these cannabis grows.  The neighbors are subject to a degrading quality…
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Authorities seek armed group who pistol whipped, punched pair on marijuana farm

Deputies were searching Wednesday for a group of men suspected of punching and pistol whipping two people at a Willits-area marijuana grow, tying them up and then stealing 15 pounds of marijuana bud from the property. The armed robbery took place before dawn Tuesday on String Creek Road off Hearst Willits Road northeast of Willits,…
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Sonoma County defies wildfire public safety standards

Smoke from the Walbridge Fire is seen on Dry Creek Road on Aug. 20. Photo Jan Todd While many Sonoma County residents feel wildland fire fatigue, we should embrace some hard facts about the underlying factors that have contributed to the situation. California, our county, the nature of the wildland-urban interface, climate change and human…
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