Letters to the Editor: October 14, 2015


Just read “Trump Up the Volume” (Oct. 7), and, of course, it’s par for the course for anyone who wants to restrict immigration, though unfortunately Trump is a buffoon, but one who actually speaks to concerns of poor and working class native-born Americans, which most Republicans and all Democrats, except maybe Jim Webb and possibly, on some levels, Sanders, ignore. It’s rather amusing to see Mr. Gogola print the remarks of those in our local area who made their fortunes off cheap immigrant labor, like the Sebastiani clan, who certainly care about social justice, a living wage and decent living standards for all.

Via Facebook.com

The most erudite and comprehensive look at Mr. Trump that one could hope for. Better than anything one would find in major newspapers.

Boyes Hot Springs

Inquiring Mind

Yes, we are aware that the Supreme Court jesters ruled that corporations are people (“Let the People Vote,” Sept. 30). That would mean, therefore, that shareholders of corporations own people. And owning people is expressly forbidden by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. So why have none of these shareholders been charged with committing this heinous crime? My inquiring mind wants to know.

Santa Rosa

Sustainable Winegrowing

In case you missed it, Thursday night’s Speakers Series, presented by the Leadership Institute for Ecology and Economy (LIfEE) and sponsored by the Sonoma County Water Agency, was filmed and should be available online soon at www.ecoleader.org. The event, Harvest Today, Harvest Tomorrow, highlighted sustainability concerns and efforts toward addressing them, primarily within the winegrowing sector of Sonoma County. Nick Caston moderated a discussion among Valerie Minton (Sonoma County Resource Conservation District and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board), Robert LaVine (sustainability manager for Sonoma County Wine Grape Commission) and Julian Gervreau (senior sustainability manager at Jackson Family Wines).

Innovation, evolving best practices and disruptive technology advancements can be combined with generational wisdom, skill and data to unravel the unsustainable practices that drive climate change and social and economic inequality. If we all pause to remember that there are no enemies, just allies and potential allies, we just may find a way to collaboratively create a sustainable world for many generations to come.

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