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Survivors of the Camp and Tubbs Fires Look Forward and Backwards Between Their Anniversaries – October 22, 2019

Over the past two weeks, art lovers have been visiting studios throughout Sonoma County. Art Trails – which organizes the visits — was about to start two years ago, when the Tubbs fire raced through Santa Rosa. Artist Bill Gittins was ready to display several hundred of his paintings and prints but lost them all […]


Documentary Addresses Gaps in Health Insurance Access for Undocumented Adults – October 18, 2019

California is the first state to expand healthcare access to low-income, undocumented residents under the age of 25. But what happens to those over that age? Monday night at 9 KRCB TV 22 presents Coverage, a story about California activists fighting to expand healthcare access to undocumented adults. The film follows Emma, an undocumented caretaker […]


Women’s Suffrage Celebrations in Sonoma County Come with Asterisk – October 17, 2019

The coming year will bring a presidential election, and on the hundredth anniversary of women’s suffrage, women voters may again decide who becomes president. Leslie Graves is busy preparing for 2020. That’s when local and national events will mark the anniversary. She talked with KRCB News Director Steve Mencher about the complexity behind the celebrations. […]


Local Author Writes a Guidebook for Immigrant Parents – October 16, 2019

For many students, traumatic experiences may hinder their ability to do well in school. Santa Rosa Author Rafael Vazquez published a book this Fall to help migrant parents raise their kids in a country they didn’t grow up in. “Achieving your dreams” is only available in Spanish and focuses on the trauma many immigrant families […]


Fire Survivors Express Frustration After Planned Power Shutoff – October 15, 2019

Nearly two million in the state lost power last week in PG&E’s public safety power shutoff. But in one Northern California town, residents have not had access to power for nearly a year. The utility shut off power last week as a way to help prevent wildfires from starting during dangerous conditions. As part of […]


Two Women Mourn Mothers, Seek Community Help – October 11, 2019

The pain of losing a loved one doesn’t ever go away. It just changes and becomes a part of daily living. Meet two women who lost their mothers two years ago in the wildfires. Tuesday, October 8th at 5 pm – Santa Rosa Courthouse Square. A small group gathers to commemorate lives lost two years […]


Residents Observe 2-Year Anniversary of the Sonoma Complex Fires – October 10, 2019

Community members gathered on Tuesday evening to observe the anniversary of the Sonoma Complex Fires. At the end of the service, organizers rang a bell 44 times in memory of those who lost their lives in the fires. After the ceremony, KRCB’s Steve Mencher talked with assembly-member Jim Wood and former Santa Rosa mayor Chris […]


Sonoma County Ridesharing Service Aims to Help Women Feel Safer – October 9, 2019

When Renee Cooper was driving for Lift and Uber, countless women told her they were relieved to have a female drive. That’s why she decided to start her own company here in Sonoma County. “Women Driving Women” is based in Healdsburg and serves customers in both Sonoma and San Diego County. KRCB’s Steve Mencher spoke […]


Three Years After The Tubbs Fire, Less Than Half of Santa Rosa Homes Have Been Rebuilt – October 8, 2019

Two years ago today, the Tubbs fire swept through Santa Rosa and destroyed more than 5,000 homes overnight. One year and one month later, the Camp Fire leveled an entire town, surpassing the Tubbs as the most destructive wildfire in California history. This story is the first in a five-part series dedicated to the anniversaries […]


The City of Santa Rosa Unveils New Emergency Warning Sirens – October 4, 2019

The City of Santa Rosa unveiled a new emergency planning toolkit during Tuesday’s city council meeting. The star of the new program is a European style siren that will be attached to all city police cars and sounded during an emergency evacuation. KRCB’s Adia White tells us how the sirens will work along with the […]


Behind the Scenes at One of the Nation’s Largest Cannabis Manufacturing Facilities, Part 2 – October 3, 2019

Regulations in the marijuana industry are constantly changing both in California and in Sonoma County. But despite the instability, one Santa Rosa company has managed to grow into one of the largest cannabis manufacturing businesses in the Country. KRCB’s Adia White took a tour of the Canna Craft facility and has more on how this […]


Smoky the Bear Has Affected Forest Management Practices for Decades – October 2, 2019

Smokey Bear was the most successful advertising campaign of all time. And the success of his message “Only YOU can prevent Forest Fires” might be a big reason why California and the west coast have been experiencing catastrophic wildfires. Fire season in California has been getting longer and more intense. One major reason for the […]


Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Ability Affect Performance – October 1, 2019

The start of the school year can bring excitement or anxiety. On the North Bay Report, we talk with a psychologist about how teachers’ perceptions about student ability can affect what happens in the classroom. As students in Sonoma County settle into the school year, the fear of failure can hinder the ability to learn […]


Julian Castro Addresses Top Issues Facing Californians – September 27, 2019

One of the democratic presidential candidates stopped by our studio to talk about affordable housing, student debt and other issues being discussed on the national stage. Julian Castro served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama. He spoke with KRCB’s Adia White and Steve Mencher about how the policies he’s […]


Santa Rosa City Council Votes to Bar Landlords from Discriminating Against Tenants Based on Source of Income – September 26, 2019

Renting in the City of Santa Rosa could soon become easier for tenants who receive rental assistance from the federal government. The Santa Rosa City Council voted Tuesday to bar landlords from discriminating against tenants based on their sources of income. The fight is about Section 8 housing assistance – which provides funds to low […]


Behind the Scenes at one of the Nation’s Largest Cannabis Manufacturing Facilities – September 25, 2019

Ever wonder how vape oil or cannabis candies are made? On the North Bay Report, we take a tour inside one of the nation’s largest cannabis manufacturing facilities. One of the nation’s largest cannabis manufacturing facilities is right here in Santa Rosa. KRCB’s Adia White took a tour inside and tells us what happens behind […]


Jobs with Justice Fights for $15 in Santa Rosa – September 24, 2019

The state of California is planning for a minimum wage hike to 15-dollars an hour. But it won’t fully take effect until 2023. Marty Bennett has been organizing workers and teaching history in Sonoma County for decades. His current fight? Accelerating the minimum wage hike in Sonoma County to take effect sooner than the state’s […]


District Firm in Teacher Negotiations – September 20, 2019

School is in full swing. Meanwhile, the West Sonoma County Teachers Association is currently in negotiations with the West County Union High School District over salaries and benefits. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher talked with Paul Nicholas Boylan, special legal counsel for the district, about the state of negotiations and the district’s current offer. You’ll […]


Teachers Union in Fight for Its Life – September 19, 2019

Kids are back in school now. But in at least one district, the teachers’ union is still battling over salaries and benefits, as administrators offer what amounts to a pay cut. The school year is fully underway, but the West Sonoma County Teachers Association is still in negotiations with the West County Union High School […]


School Administrators Work to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism After Wildfires – September 18, 2019

Studies show that dropping out of high school can shorten your life expectancy. Disruptions to daily life caused by recent wildfires have made getting to school harder. On the North Bay Report, find out how far some school administrators will go to keep kids in the classroom. Following a disaster, students tend to miss more […]