CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2001 |
A vineyard management company has agreed to pay $67,000 to settle a case that arose after 400 birds died from pesticide poisoning in the Alexander Valley last fall. Sonoma County prosecutors negotiated the settlement with Lodi-based Vino Farms Inc., which managed the vineyard. Under the settlement--filed Thursday in county Superior Court--Vino Farms will give $15,000 to the Santa Rosa Bird Rescue Center and will cover costs incurred by state and local water and wildlife officials.