RogersLeading the race in Santa Rosa’s District 7 is marriage and family therapist, Natalie Rogers. Rogers is still waiting until the election is certified before celebrating results, but in all likelihood, she will be joining the Santa Rosa City Council in January. KRCB News Director Adia White recently spoke with her, first asking what her priorities are.  

BeatriceLocal tenants' rights organizers say that current county protections against evictions are no longer enough. Sonoma County law allows for evictions to proceed if they are not related to pandemic related financial hardship. But advocates say some landlords are finding loopholes.  KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Beatrice Camacho, an organizer with the North Bay Organizing Project, to learn more. 
(Image: Beatrice Camacho, Tenants' Rights Organizer with the North Bay Organzing Project. Credit: North Bay Organizing Project) 

Eddie AlvarezThis week we’ve been talking with the new representatives elected to city council. One of them is businessman Eddie Alvarez who will be the first representative for District 1 and the second Latino council member. KRCB News Director recently spoke with Alvarez to learn more about his priorities. 



(Image: Businessman and new councilmember Eddie Alvarez. Credit: City of Santa Rosa)

police car 480On Tuesday, November 10, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved $5.5 million to expand the behavioral health crisis Mobile Support Team. With the additional funding, the team is now considering responding to some crises without assistance from law enforcement. It will also now service additional areas in North County. KRCB’s Adia White recently spoke with Karin Sellite, Client Care Manager for the Mobile Support Team, to learn more. 
In part two of this story, KRCB's Adia White looks at one of the longest-running mobile crisis-intervention programs in the nation to learn more about how the model could work in Sonoma County. She spoke with Ben Adam Climer, a program consultant for Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets (CAHOOTS), which was founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1989. 
This story was supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems. More information at
law justice court judge previewWhile the election won’t officially be certified until December, preliminary results have come in for Sonoma County and show Measure P has passed. It will give more funding to the County's law enforcement watchdog agency - called the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, or IOLERO. To learn more about what the passage of this measure means, KRCB News Director Adia White spoke with former IOLERO director and Measure P proponent, Jerry Threet yesterday.

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