Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lagunitas Brewery to Install the Third Largest Brewery Solar System in the World at its Petaluma Facility

The Lagunitas Brewing Company is planning on installing the third largest solar panel system at a brewery in the world, near its Petaluma facility. The North Bay Business Journal reported on the project in April. You can read that report by Cynthia Sweeney here. The full pdf of the project filing with the County of Sonoma…

Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock & the Rebirth of the United Sioux Nation

Leonard Peltier has written a letter in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and their effort to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. The letter was published by CounterPunch four days after Peltier’s 72nd birthday, over 40 years after he was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. – RR Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I…

Obama Admin Temporarily Blocks Dakota Access Construction Under Missouri River

JUSTICE NEWS Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 9, 2016 Joint Statement from the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and the Department of the Interior Regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers The Department of Justice, the Department of the Army and…

Local Screenings of Seed: The Untold Story Tonight & Tomorrow

Buy tickets to the Tuesday, September 6 or Wednesday, September 7 screenings of Seed: The Untold Story here. Both screenings are at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa.

Write the filmmakers: “On Sept  6th and 7th SEED: The Untold Story will have two special screenings for its Santa Rosa Premiere! Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John and Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? will return to the Bay Area for a Q&A following both screenings. Also joining both nights will be Emigdio Ballon, featured in SEED: The Untold Story. Emigdio is a Bolivian seed saver and  one of the most prominent driving forces behind the Tesuque Pueblo’s seed bank, which was built to house disappearing Native American seed varieties across the American Southwest. On Sept 6th Rowen White, also featured in SEED, will make a special appearance. Rowen is a Grass Valley seed saver, farmer and educator. Rowen is of Mohawk descent, and has developed the Sierra Seed Co-operative. She was recently elected the Board of Directors of Seed Savers Exchange, the world’s largest grassroots seed saving exchange in the US. Screening are playing in conjunction with the Heirloom Exposition which runs Sept 6-8.”

Kayaker Records Worrisome New Fish Die-Off on the Petaluma River

Petaluma kayaker Bruce Cohn has been documenting a growing and worrisome fish die-off on the upper Petaluma River.
Cohn created a YouTube channel recently and posted this video on Saturday, September 3 in an effort to raise awareness of the occurrence.
He writes:
“I have reported this situation over a month ago to the Mayor of Petaluma; David Glass, no help there, so I went to the “hot line” for fish kills in Calif and several agencies contacted me, I was told the city of Petaluma water Dept went out and took samples of the water and determined the fish died from the lack of oxygen in the water, I filmed that fish kill a few weeks ago, today it is several times worse and the dead fish are now located 1/4-1/2 mile downstream, I am not a professional in this field; however after paddling this area for over 7 years I have never seen this, as a foot note we pulled an empty 30 gallon container of Armor All paint sealant about 1/2 a mile from the main fish kill and Petaluma Auto Row is located just up stream.. that’s all the detective stuff I am going to reveal”