Stories For Boonville and the Anderson Valley


A vineyard worker in the Anderson Valley is also in a local mariachi band.

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Deb Cahn of Navarro Vineyards on the distrust of big vintners, and the need for community participation.

Deborah Cahn at Navarro Vineyards

Deb Cahn of Navarro Vineyards, say old timers, back-to-the-landers, and immigrants all agree on one thing in the Anderson Valley.

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For outsiders, Mendocino County’s Boonville used to be a “blink-and-you-miss-it” spot along Highway 128. Through the years it’s been home to sheep ranchers, apple farmers and marijuana growers. But recently, Pinot Noir grapes have put Boonville and the Anderson Valley on the map — and that has some residents worried. (aired on The California Report Dec 2010)


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Anderson Valley Immigrants Quilt Their Stories

In the grape-growing region of California’s Anderson Valley, a group of Latina immigrants turn stories of hardship into beautiful quilts as part of a group called “Los Hilos de la Vida” or Threads of Life.