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Officials Address Safety Along SMART Train Corridor

Five people have been killed by the SMART train since June, three are believed to have died by suicide. County leaders are now looking for ways to improve safety for a complicated problem. Sonoma County Supervisor Shirlee Zane has served on the SMART train board for ten years. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with her about possible solutions. The National Association of Mental Illness suicide prevention hotline for the North Bay is 855-587-6373. NAMI also offers free support groups and classes. (Image…

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Grand Jury Commends Sonoma County Jail Mental Health Program

In Sonoma County, as elsewhere, jails increasingly serve as mental health facilities. In its yearly report, the Sonoma County Grand Jury commended a county jail program that has gained national attention for positive effects on prisoners’ mental health. Sonoma West Editor Laura Hagar Rush spoke…

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Summer of Space!

NorCal Public Media brings you the universe with SUMMER OF SPACE, a multiplatform experience that includes a month full of science and history programs, all commemorating America’s journey into space. Check out as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for exciting…

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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…

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