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Organizations Work to Remove Language Barriers in Disasters

In the Napa Valley, Community Organizations Active in Disaster, called COAD for short - held a conference Thursday on how to best prepare for emergencies. Reporter Adia White attended a session on eliminating language barriers in disaster response. She talked with one of the panelists Emilia Carbajal, she’s the program director of the Graton Day Labor Center. Carbajal witnessed a number of communication failures both during and after last year’s wildfires. Reporting for this story was sponsored…

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Santa Rosa Hosts Gang Prevention Training for Parents

The City of Santa Rosa is working to make our neighborhoods safer from violence. On Sept. 19, the City’s Violence Prevention Partnership hosted a training seminar for parents on how to keep their children out of gangs. Reporter Adia White went to that training and has more. Parent awareness…

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Sonoma Co. Seeks Funds for Homelessness, Mental Health

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has just approved a proposal for 1.3 million dollars in state money for mental health programs and to aid the homeless. KRCB Reporter Adia White sat down with Sonoma County Director of Human Services, Karen Fies. They talk about how big of a difference this…

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Mendocino Company Uses Goats to Reduce Wildfire Risk

To reduce wildfire risk, it is important to clear tall grasses and shrubs from your property. The Meadow Drive neighborhood of Redwood Valley was hard hit by last year’s fires. Now, scorched oaks provide shade for dry grass that has grown about four feet tall. Reporter Sarah Reith met with a…

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