Grape crop light in 2008

Mendocino County's wine makers have seen better crop numbers in past years as growers now enter the 2008 harvest's final weeks when they will be working to plant cover crops. Full Story
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#1 Oct 18, 2008
Looks like the UDJ is once again glorifying and giving free advertising for the #1 killer substance in the USA> alcohol.

ALCOHOL-ATTRIBUTABLE FRACTIONS (AAF's)
FEMALE
TOTAL DEATHS, AND ESTIMATED ALCOHOL-RELATED MORTALITY (ARM)
BY SPECIFIED AGE GROUPS, GENDER, AND DIAGNOSES
CALIFORNIA, 1995

Alcohol-Related Mortality (ARM) was calculated to show the total impact that alcohol abuse has on Californians. ARM
is a combination of the alcohol-defined diseases from Table 1 and the other diseases/injuries listed in Table 4 for which
alcohol is fractionally responsible. The Alcohol Attributable Fractions (AAFs) have a factor equal to 1.0 for alcoholdefined
diseases and a factor less than one for all other diseases/injuries involving alcohol. The alcohol-attributable
fractions shown in Table 4, were derived from research that was done for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
by Dr. James M. Shultz.2
Table 4 shows that in 1995, alcohol contributed to 12,897 of the 222,626 California deaths for that year. Stated in another
way, 1 out of every 17 California deaths was attributable to alcohol. This is significant in that if ARM was listed among
the leading causes of death in California for 1995, it would rank fourth after heart disease, cancer, and stroke.4 Of the
12,897 alcohol-related deaths in California, 8,783 (68.1%) were among males, while 4,114 (31.9%) were among females.
These data show that over twice as many males died of alcohol-related causes, than did females. Homicide accounted for
the greatest number of alcohol-related deaths among males (1,315), followed by alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver (1,187),
motor vehicle accidents (943), and suicide (833). For females, cerebrovascular disease accounted for the greatest number
of alcohol-related deaths (669), followed by alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver (441), motor vehicle accidents (437), and
pneumonia/influenza (287).
In summarizing the findings of this report, calculations of YPLL has shown that alcohol use and abuse dramatically
decreases the life expectancy of both men and women. In addition, mortality attributed to alcohol abuse is over twice as
high for males as it is for females. Because it continues to be a significant preventable cause of death, the findings clearly
support the need to continue progress towards achieving the Healthy California 2000 objectives of reducing morbidity
and mortality associated with alcohol abuse and alcohol-related injuries, especially among targeted high risk
populations.5

As shown in Table 1, over 3,000 alcohol-defined deaths occurred each year among California’s residents from 1989 to
1995. These deaths accounted for a total of 23,063 alcohol-defined deaths during this period. Of the 23,063 total deaths,
10,720 (46.5%) were due to alcoholic liver cirrhosis, followed by 4,480 (19.4%) deaths due to alcoholic liver damage
unspecified, and 4,102 (17.8%) deaths due to alcohol dependence syndrome. From 1989 to 1995, the total of all alcoholdefined
deaths increased 7.3%, alcoholic dependence syndrome increased 46.3%, alcoholic liver cirrhosis increased
7.5%, and alcoholic liver damage unspecified declined 12.3%.
See Report:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/pubsforms/Pubs/OHIRalc...

Don't let 'em fool fool you, alcohol is the #1 Killer Substance in California..

Marijuana related deaths- 0.00!
to tell the truth

United States

#2 Oct 19, 2008
Let's talk about the dangers of mono-culture. The county has learned nothing...When timber was our mono-culture we just cut and cut with no thought of future generations economy, jobs or environment.

Mendo county is described online as an "Alcohol Based Economy" It effects our fragil economy just think if grapes were our #1 ag crop. We would really be deep in economic scat.

Potter Valley Grape farmers were using our limited water to frost protect their legal drug last week.
P.V. is both too hot and too cold to grow grapes without massive amounts of water.
Alcohol is cheaper and easier for out kids to get and causes far more emotional and physical damage than MJ. Just check out our teen traffic deaths and see what is the most common, accident causing, substance in this county.

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