Joshua Mellars
Pedro Cota uncovers a story at the intersection of immigration and environmental health. Long lines of cars and trucks queue up awaiting permission to pass through the busy Tijuana/San Diego border crossing. The significant number of carbon emitting vehicles is having serious adverse health effects...
2:40
Grow Rules
Pedro Cota and Kristen Hwang explore the dark side of some marijuana cultivation. Illegal growers are diverting water and using banned pesticides, leading to the environmental destruction of our land and waterways. As regulation squeezes legal farmers, illegal growers are increasingly polluting our...
12:09
The Last Straw
Julian Jordan presents a jarring short film that expresses the problems, causes, and effects of plastic pollution in our oceans. We explore the complex issues behind ocean pollution through the views of both young people and scientists. This film offers the unique perspective of teens who will soon...
On this edition of BAY AREA BOUNTIFUL, we present a student environmental film festival. First, we learn about the crisis of plastic in the world’s oceans, then we explore how increasing regulation and illegal marijuana growing are putting a strain on legal growers. Finally, we look at coyotes in Sa...
Are you worried about getting priced out of Sonoma County? During this year’s Cinco de Mayo festivities, residents in Santa Rosa’s Roseland expressed their hopes and fears for the neighborhood to La Prensa Sonoma editor Ricardo Ibarra. (Producer-Director: Joshua Dylan Mellars)
The high cost of real estate in the Bay Area has made buying a home out of reach for many Sonoma County residents. Nonprofit Habitat for Humanity is starting to employ pre-fab building techniques on its local projects in an effort to reduce building costs and increase the availability of affordable...

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