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Hitting the Fan

Monte Rio during it's annual flooding: Venice in the Redwoods?

The Politics of Poop? Not just mere politics, because everything in Northern California reaches a cosmic level at some point in the debate.

"Ultimately, this is not an argument about our fecal matter but a clash of world views."

Well, it's also a conflict about where all our fabulous artisanal food goes: public sewer systems and riparian rights, zoning and land use. In the area known as Russian River, a diverse collection of weekend cottages, hipppie hideaways, big private ranches and the Bohemian Grove. A few very good wineries. Oh, and meth labs.

? The Real Poop [SF Chronicle]