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California Reservoirs Are Half-Empty, Recalling Historic Drought

California’s reservoirs are half-empty and dryness has reached levels similar to 2014 and 2015, when the state suffered an historic drought. The state, known for its water-intense almond production, is facing its third driest year on record, according to a report issued by the Department of Water Resources Thursday. The last time California was this… Keep Reading

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Country Summer Music Festival Postponed Again Until 2022

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Country Summer, Northern California’s biggest country music festival and Sonoma County’s biggest party, has been postponed again until June 17 to 19, 2022. According to festival producers, the decision to postpone until 2022 was due to continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and live event guidance from local and state officials. There’s doubt whether… Keep Reading

Sonoma County Wine Month Begins April 1

SANTA ROSA, California – March 30, 2021 – With blossoming flowers, longer days and warmer temperatures – there’s a number of reasons to celebrate the spring season and this year there is one more as Sonoma County Vintners have established the first spring-time Sonoma County Wine Month in the program’s history. Beginning April 1, many of Sonoma County’s… Keep Reading

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Northern California farmers turn to ‘regenerative agriculture’ for conserving water, growing healthy crops

Sonoma County organic farmer Bob Cannard  has the dirt on what’s killing the Earth and refuses to bury his head in the sand about it. He’s part of a growing movement of farmers, vineyard tenders and conservationists who care for the soil as much as the crops. The outspoken crop whisperer of sorts studies the leaves, sprouts and buds of his herbs,… Keep Reading

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A statewide health information exchange would strengthen public health

Disrupting the health care status quo takes courage. Recently, Assemblymember Jim Wood, who chairs the Health Committee, stood up boldly for a statewide infrastructure for sharing health data to strengthen public health, improve equity, transform Medi-Cal, and improve the quality and affordability of health services. In the hearing, Wood stated firmly his support for a… Keep Reading

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Napa Valley’s Living Landscapes: Bothe is back

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park has reopened the day-use areas and the majority of the trails in March. According to Napa County Regional Park & Open Space District, part of South Fork Trail remains closed for safety and to prevent resource damage. Campgrounds, cabins, and yurts are open for reservations. An early spring walk along Bothe-Napa… Keep Reading

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