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County Officials Delay Sanctioned Camp at Los Guilicos – January 24, 2020

Sonoma County officials plan to close the Joe Rodota tail by the end of the month. However, officials delayed efforts to relocate around 60 people living along the Joe Rodota Trail to a sanctioned camp at the Los Guilicos Juvenile Justice Center. Local non-profit, St. Vincent de Paul will manage services there. KRCB’s Adia White […]


Making Tamales at the Library? You Bet! (Aired: January 23, 2020)

You can get books at the library. You can borrow DVDs and even cameras. But, the library might not be the first place you’d expect to learn how to make tamales. That’s exactly what happened last December in Santa Rosa. KRCB’s Camille Escovedo attended one of seventeen free bilingual cooking classes at Sonoma County libraries. […]


Meet Leah Gold, Healdsburg’s New Mayor for 2020 – January 22, 2020

The start of the new year means a new mayor for the City of Healdsburg. Vice Mayor Leah Gold was selected to take the reins from David Hagele in a unanimous vote by the city council mid-December. She started her year-long term at the beginning of this month. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with her about […]


Washington-Based Company, Pallet, Begins Constructing Temporary Shelters Near Oakmont – January 17, 2020

Contractors have started setting up the sanctioned homeless encampment near Oakmont. Sonoma County is contracting with Washington based company Pallet, to set up temporary units to house the homeless on the Los Guilicos Juvenile Justice Campus. A demo unit of the same type was on public display in Roseland yesterday. KRCB’s Adia White took a […]


County Supervisors Vote to Put Temporary Homeless Shelter Near Oakmont – January 16, 2020

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to build a temporary homeless shelter on County property in Sonoma Valley. The temporary shelter will house up to 60 people currently camping along the Joe Rodota Trail. KRCB’s Adia White has more. Follow updates on the Joe Rodota Trail encampment at (Photo: The Joe Rodota […]


Sonoma County Women’s March to Take Place Saturday (Aired: January 15, 2020)

The fourth annual Women’s March is happening this Saturday in downtown Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square. Organizers estimate that between 3 and 5 thousand people will attend the event. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with lead organizer, Leslie Graves to find out what issues will define this year’s march. To listen to their entire conversation visit […]


Do You Know What Should Go in Your Emergency Kit? – January 14, 2020

It’s hard not to think about disasters during fire-season, but during the winter months, emergency officials worry that we don’t think carefully enough about planning for other scenarios. The Sonoma County Library is working to change this by hosting a series of classes on emergency preparedness. As part of our continuing coverage on that series, […]


Sonoma County Library Hosts Disaster Preparedness Classes – January 10, 2020

This year, Sonoma County was hit with a devastating wildfire, rolling blackouts, and historic flooding. Starting this month, The Sonoma County Library is hosting a series of classes to teach residents how to prepare for disasters. Twelve library branches across the County will host the entire series, consisting of three classes. KRCB’s Adia White attended […]


Californians Resist Restrictions on Building in High-Risk Fire Areas – January 9, 2020

Should local governments tell people how and where to build their homes to protect communities from wildfire? In her recent article, entitled “Fire Amnesia,” Felicity Barringer, from the Bill Lane Center for the American West, argues that Californians are resistant to policies that would limit building in high-risk fire areas. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with […]


Rialto Theaters Celebrate 20th Anniversary Amid Uncertainty in Movie Business – January 8, 2020

Martin Scorsese’s film The Irishman was shut out at the Golden Globes on Sunday. That could be because Hollywood is mad at the film’s producer, Netflix. A local theater owner weighs in on streaming. Ky Boyd opened his first Rialto movie theater 20 years ago in Sonoma County. Today, there are 3 Bay Area Rialtos, […]


Santa Rosa Junior College Receives $7 Million for Disaster Recovery Workforce Training – January 7, 2019

Fewer than half of Santa Rosa homes destroyed in the Tubb’s Fire have been rebuilt, but a recent grant could help speed up construction projects. The US Department of Commerce announced Monday morning that it is investing around 7 million dollars for disaster recovery in Sonoma County. KRCB’s Adia White tells us where the money […]


Creative Sonoma Releases 2020 Goals for Expanding Arts Education, Part Two – Janauary 3, 2019

Enrollment in arts education in Sonoma County lags behind the neighboring counties of Napa, Lake and Marin. Yesterday, we reported on Creative Sonoma’s newly released plan to bolster arts education. In part two of this story, KRCB’s Adia White tells us just how far Sonoma County lags behind our neighbors and what educators are doing […]


Creative Sonoma Releases 2020 Goals for Expanding Arts Education – January 2, 2020

How important do you think arts education is for students? Nearly 80 percent of Sonoma County high schools do not offer comprehensive, arts education. That’s according to an analysis by the local non-profit, Creative Sonoma. Creative Sonoma released what it calls an “arts education framework for 2020” in early December. KRCB’s Adia White tells us […]


Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Approves Over 11 Million for Those Camped on Joe Rodota Trail – January 1, 2020

The County has come up with a comprehensive strategy to deal with homelessness along the Joe Rodota Trail. The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved over 11 million dollars last week to help shelter more than 200 residents camped along the Joe Rodota Trail. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with County Supervisors Lynda Hopkins and Susan […]


Sonoma West Publishers Plans Big Changes for 2020 – December 31, 2019

Newspapers are shuttering their doors across the nation, but local publishing company Sonoma West has a plan to keep its newspapers afloat. 2019 was a big news year for Sonoma County, with historic flooding along the Russian River, rolling PG&E blackouts, and another catastrophic fire season. In the midst of reporting on these crises, Sonoma […]


New Book Provides Background on Ukraine’s History, People and Culture – December 27, 2019

You may not have thought much about Ukraine before the impeachment, but now the country has come to play a pivotal role in U.S. politics. “From Chernobyl With Love” is author Katya Cengel’s new book about the collapse of the Soviet Union and her experience reporting from Russia and Ukraine. Cengal believes it’s crucial to […]


Award-Winning Author Ibram X. Kendi Explains the Difference Between “Not” Racist and Antiracist – December 26, 2019

With Christmas over, your thoughts may be turning to how you can be a better person in the New Year. Ibram X. Kendi, won the National Book Award in 2016 for Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He spoke at the Sonoma County Library earlier this month about his […]


One CSU-based program seeks to diversify the ranks of classroom teachers, Part 2 – December 25, 2019

Across the state, the number of teachers of color in California isn’t keeping pace with the number of black and brown students in our classrooms. One problem is that too many of these teachers leave the profession. As part of our California Dream collaboration, KQED’s Vanessa Rancaño takes us to meet a group of men […]


One CSU-based program seeks to diversify the ranks of classroom teachers, Part 1 – December 24, 2019

Having male teachers of color in the classroom improves outcomes for students of color. Fewer than 10 percent of California’s teachers are men of color. And that’s a problem…because they could play a significant role in helping to close the achievement gap for black and brown boys. As part of the California Dream collaboration, KQED’s […]


California Burning Podcast: Our Future With Fire – December 20, 2019

One company believes it can protect California towns from mega-wildfires by manufacturing cell phone cases. It was just over a year ago when President Trump made the widely mocked statement that we need to rake our forests to prevent forest fires. And while this was a great oversimplification of the problem, combustible material on the […]