Radio Reports

Information about the North By Area fires.

On Monday night, The City of Santa Rosa invited the community to attend a ceremony and express themselves with chalk art in Courthouse Square.

KRCB reporter Adia White met the Terrazas family there. She listened to the stories of 15-year-old Isabella and younger brother Jesse.Their family was separated after they lost their  home in the Tubb’s fire. They are now living apart with friends and other family members. Terrazas Family Courthouse SquareThe Terrazas family, with 15-year-old Isabella on the left and 12-year-old Jesse in the middle. Credit: Adia White

sonoma county civil grand jury better part 2Yesterday we heard about the report of the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury –- a report that found serious shortcomings in the county’s emergency preparedness. One part of the jury’s report concerns the evacuation and sheltering of animals displaced in the wildfires.
 
The report makes recommendations regarding this issue and foreperson Gina Nellor explains why this is so important.
 
 
Special thanks to Corey Hudson for conducting and editing this interview.
 
Listen to part one of the interview.
This week we are remembering the night the wildfires ripped through our community. In observance of the anniversary of the fires, the City of Santa Rosa invited members of the community to illustrate their experiences with chalk in Courthouse Square. In this audio postcard, KRCB reporter Adia White listens to Lisa Mast as she writes messages of hope on the sidewalk with her friends. Lisa MastCoffey Park resident Lisa Mast (right) with friend. Credit: Adia White
 
sonoma county civil grand jury betterThe anniversary of the October wildfires is coming next month. Even now, some aspect of the disaster is in the headlines nearly every day.
 
After investigating the county’s response to the fires, the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury issued its findings earlier this summer in a 55-page report (pdf). Gina Nellor, foreperson of the grand jury, visited KRCB to offer some insight into the jury’s recommendations.
 
 
Special thanks to volunteer Corey Hudson for conducting this interview.
 
Tomorrow, part two of his interview.

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