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Vineyard Manager Says That Decline in Grape Harvest Tied to Millennial Drinking Habits – February 14, 2020

Crack open a bottle of wine for Valentine’s Day today. Local grape growers, faced with declining production, will thank you. David Cook, who manages vineyards for a number of local producers, was in our studios on other business this week. But we took the opportunity to ask him about a headline we’d seen – that […]


Lynda Hopkins Makes Her Case for a Second Term as Supervisor – February 13, 2020

Lynda Hopkins is defending her District 5 seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Hopkins holds a master’s degree in land-use policy from Stanford and is running for her second term as supervisor. She joined KRCB’s Steve Mencher at the end of January to talk about her accomplishments and priorities. Listen to the full-length […]


Mike Hilber Challenges Lynda Hopkins for District 5 Seat – February 12, 2020

Mike Hilber is challenging incumbent Lynda Hopkins for the District 5 seat on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. Hilber has a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford and worked in the defense industry in Southern California. In the early 1990’s he moved back to his childhood home in Roseland to care for his mother. […]


Campaign Donations For and Against SMART Tax Measure Exceed $2 Million – February 11, 2020

Marin and Sonoma County voters will soon decide whether to extend a sales tax supporting the SMART train until 2059. Campaigns on both sides of the issue have each received over a million dollars in support of their positions. Reporter Will Houston from the Marin Independent Journal has been following the issue closely. KRCB’s Adia […]


Lisa See, Author of “The Island of Sea Women”, Speaks at Sonoma Valley Regional Library (Aired: February 7, 2020)

Lisa See launched her literary career with the non-fiction book “On Gold Mountain.” The story chronicles her great-great grandfather’s journey from China to California and follows multiple generations. She’s written ten novels since then. See spoke at the Sonoma Valley Regional Library about her latest work, “The Island of Sea Women“. The book takes […]


At Fair Housing Event, Dealing with Historic Wrongs – February 6, 2020

Fair housing laws can mandate change. But they must also take into account historic discrimination in real estate and banking, and other ways people of color have been disadvantaged. Last week a group of public policy makers and advocates gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to learn about new fair housing laws […]


New Legislation Could Help Students Make Up Lost Class Time Due to Disasters During the Summer – February 5, 2020

Since 2017, some Sonoma County schools have lost more than three dozen instructional days due to wildfires, floods, power shutoffs or other disasters. New legislation being proposed by State Senator Bill Dodd, could help students make up that time during the summer. In part two of the interview, KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Ricardo Cano about […]


California Students Missing School Due to Wildfires and Other Disasters – February 4, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, over 360 schools in California had to close for at least a week due to power outages, wildfires, or other crises. That’s according to Ricardo Cano, an education reporter at the state-wide news outlet CAL Matters. Cano published a series of articles on school closures called Disaster Days. KRCB’s Adia […]


Sonoma County Plans to Clear Joe Rodota Trail By End of Friday (Aired: January 31, 2020)

Sonoma County set a goal of clearing the Joe Rodota trail by today. County officials switched their policy to enforcement mid-week and began issuing warnings and citations to those still camping there. KRCB’s Adia White talked to people camping on the trail Thursday to find out where they planned to go next. For more on […]


Annual County Homeless Count Delayed One Month; Will Help Set Policy and Priorities – January 30, 2020

Last year, Sonoma County identified nearly 3,000 homeless individuals during the annual homeless count. The early morning count was on the calendar once again this week. But because of the emergency on the Joe Rodota trail, the count has been delayed a month. KRCB’s Adia White asked the county’s homelessness manager Michael Gause about the […]


Former Director of IOLERO Works to Pass a Ballot Initiative That Would Strengthen the Office – January 29, 2020

The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach, or IOLERO, was created to strengthen transparency and trust in the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. This was in 2015, two years after a Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed 13-year-old Andy Lopez. But Former Director of IOLERO, Jerry Threet, believes the office needs more funding and independence […]


Sonoma County Prepares to Close Joe Rodota Trail This Week – January 28, 2020

The temporary homeless shelter at Los Guilicos opened on Sunday. The sanctioned encampment has room for 60 of the 250 people currently camping along the Joe Rodota Trail. All residents have been given notice to leave the trail by Wednesday. KRCB’s Adia White tells us how that effort is going. For more on homelessness visit […]


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 […]