Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Future of Small Town California, Part II: Boonville and the Anderson Valley

Aired on KQED Public Radio's The California Report magazine on Friday, December 3, 2010.

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. 

If you please, listen to the story, then look at the pretty photo slide show and read the reporter's notebook!