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Housing Insecurity Is Taking a Toll on Youth’s Health

Miranda Hernandez and her mom, Adelina, stand inside their new home. Credit: Adia White Standing in the Fountaingrove neighborhood, you can see the scar of the Tubb’s fire stretch across the hillside. Two years later, the trees are still charred and the sounds of reconstruction are constant. Among the buildings under construction are the Sonoma Wildfire Cottages. These nine homes, built by Habitat for Humanity, provide immediate relief to families still living in temporary housing after losing…

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October 2017 Wildfires Are Affecting Crucial Health Programs

Image: Ashley Vejar and son Angel. Photo courtesy of the subject “It just chokes me up every single time,” says Kemberly Mahiri, the supervisor for Sonoma County’s Teen Parent Connections Program. She’s showing me one of the hundreds of thank you cards she and other counselors for the program have…

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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…

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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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