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|2018-12-12Dec 12, 2018
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.
|2018-06-28Jun 28, 2018
Please be on the alert. Small Fires. Recently, someone noticed the Graton Fire Dept. investigating a series of small fires along the Joe Rodota Trail between Bowers St. and Occidental Road that appear to have been set intentionally. Please keep your eyes open and report this activity immediately.
|2018-06-22Jun 22, 2018
The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) has developed a proposal to reduce flooding on Green Valley Road west of Graton by removing sediment from the adjacent Green Valley Creek and restoring the creek banks with native vegetation. Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Water Agency released a Draft Initial Study and Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for the project on June 22. The public is invited to provide comment on the project before July 24.
|2018-12-03Dec 3, 2018
A recent application for a large commercial cannabis grow and processing facility adjacent to Graton homes and the West County Trail has put a spotlight on the county’s evolving cannabis regulations.
|2018-11-30Nov 30, 2018
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.
|2018-11-29Nov 29, 2018
|2018-11-03Nov 3, 2018
Many concerns have been shared by the community in regards to the harmonious setting of the two properties recently sold along theWest County Trail. This space is currently zoned for agriculture and for myself, as a naturalist, is where my concern resides
|2018-10-30Oct 30, 2018
I am writing this portion in response to Freeman Young’s (Jackalope Gardens) letter to the residence of Graton stating his intentions and purpose for developing a large INDUSTRIAL CANNABIS MANUFACTURING PLANT in the little Village of Graton along the West County Trail.
|2018-10-01Oct 1, 2018
Homeless is Graton continued…As I suspected this is a huge and complicated topic. As one person wrote “The working poor are not the same as the lazy poor, disabled poor, mentally unstable poor, and drug/alcohol addicted poor. It’s a very broad range of reasons why people end up homeless.”
|2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018
In the last publication, I asked for readers to send me their suggestions, concerns or questions regarding the expanding homeless population in Graton. I received a lot of feedback. Some from e-mails, some calls and then some just passing conversations on the street.
|2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018
Graton has been a bustle of summer activity. The Graton Green Village housing is coming along and downtown is looking different. I am so excited to see the blackberries starting to ripen. Looking forward to making pies, jams and syrup! I hope that everyone is feeling well and enjoying all the bounty of local fruits and vegetables.
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