Local Activist Barry Latham-Ponneck Passes Away

A Sonoma County peace and anti-nuclear power activist has passed away. The Press Democrat reports that Barry Latham-Ponneck died on September 15th at the age of 71 due to complications from Parkinson’s. He had been battling the disease for over 30 years. Latham-Ponneck grew up in a blue collar, Jewish family in West Hollywood before leaving for Northern California. Over the years, he spoke against nuclear expansion, Palestine’s treatment in the middle east, the Iraq War, and the US Support of Contra rebels. He was even a founding member of the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center. He is survived by his former wife, Robin Latham, their two children, a sister, and two grandsons.