IMG 0992Environmental activists and concerned community members rallied at a town hall last week to discuss options for confronting climate change. The event was hosted by several local non-profits and focused on encouraging attendees to become more engaged in Sonoma County politics. KRCB’s Adia White has the story.

(Image: Non-profit organizations share volunteer information with attendees. Credit: Adia White)

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    June 13, 2019

    Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Finalizes Budget

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors finalized the county’s budget on Friday. In their final vote, they determined how the county’s $1.78 billion budget will be spent during the 2019-2020 fiscal year. Supervisors initially recommended cuts across nearly all departments, with the Department of…
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    June 12, 2019

    Teenage Vaping on the Rise in Sonoma County

    In 2018 the U.S. surgeon general declared teenage vaping a national epidemic. Local publisher Sonoma West published an investigation into the growing problem here in the North Bay. KRCB news partnered with Sonoma West to host a panel discussion at Analy High on May 22nd, to share some of that…
  • June 11, 2019

    A Statewide Flex Alert Calls for Energy Conservation on Tuesday, June 11

    FOLSOM, Calif. – Due to high temperatures and high energy demand, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Homes and businesses are urged to conserve electricity,…
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    June 11, 2019

    Petaluma Business Leaders Work to Prevent Opioid Deaths

    On average, there are 44 deaths related to drug overdose in Sonoma County per year. That’s according to the County Department of Health Services. Some Petaluma businesses have a plan to reduce those numbers. KRCB’s Adia White has the story. (Image left: Nick Harris at Petaluma Coffee and Tea.…
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    June 10, 2019

    Report Warns 2020 Census Could Undercount Millions

    A report by the research center, Urban Institute warns that the 2020 census could fail to count up to 4-million people nationwide. Groups at the highest risk of being undercounted include kids under five and communities of color. Leaders in North Bay are starting outreach efforts to keep this from…
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    June 09, 2019

    Yolo County's Sand Fire Forces Evacuations Near Guinda

    Smoke seen in parts of the North Bay is from the Sand Fire, burning in Yolo County. The fire started in the Capay Valley near the town of Guinda at 2:50 p.m. on Saturday, June 8th. As of Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., the fire is at 2,512 acres and 80% contained. For Cal Fire updates on the Sand Fire and a…
  • Jun 07, 2019

    Against All Odds, Paradise Students Graduate on Home Campus

    Around two hundred graduates walked across the Paradise High football field on Thursday night. They were all smiles and laughter, proving that the…
  • San Bernadino
    Jun 04, 2019

    Grist Finds Link Between Pollution and Infant Death in San Bernardino

    The online shopping economy appears to be having a deadly impact on children’s health in San Bernardino County. A new investigation by Grist Magazine…
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    May 31, 2019

    Santa Rosa High School Lockdown Lifted, Suspect in Custody

    Update: 4:00 pm: On Friday afternoon, the Santa Rosa Police issued the following press release: On May 31st, 2019 at 10:41 a.m., Santa Rosa High…
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    May 30, 2019

    Citizen Input Sought for Santa Rosa's Future

    In 2009, Santa Rosa created a state-mandated plan that looked ahead to the year 2035. The plan made certain assumptions, and was created to optimize…
  • elder care
    May 30, 2019

    Reveal Finds Rampant Wage Theft in the Caregiving Industry

    A recent investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting found that wage theft is an unchecked problem in senior care homes…
  • Defensible Space
    May 29, 2019

    Sonoma County to Inspect Properties for Fire Safety

    Sonoma County will be inspecting homes and properties starting on June 1st to make sure that owners have cleared weeds and cut overgrown grass. This…
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    May 24, 2019

    KRCB TV Highlights the Wine Industry’s Unsung Heroes

    From the history of the region to the people behind the scenes, there are many untold stories about winemaking in the North Bay. In the Independent…
  • Cap Radio
    May 21, 2019

    Capital Public Radio Announces Move to Downtown Sacramento

    Capital Public Radio has been broadcasting from the Sacramento State University campus for the past forty years, but not for much longer. A few weeks…
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    May 21, 2019

    Mormon Temple in Oakland Open to Public for Limited Time

    The iconic Mormon temple visible from Highway 13 in Oakland is open to the public for a limited time through early June. According to the website of…
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    May 17, 2019

    Activist Group Sues County Over Andy Lopez Records

    Under a state that took effect at the beginning of this year, law enforcement agencies are now required to release documents connected to misconduct…

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