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 visited the site with the executive director, Jack Tibbetts. She asked him what the camp will look like once it’s finished.
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(Photo: Builders put up shelters at the sanctioned camp –
You can get books at the library. You can borrow DVDs and
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. From the Northwest Santa Rosa
Library she has this report.
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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 what she hopes to accomplish.
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 look
inside with C.E.O. of the company, Amanda King.
You can see photos of the shelter at norcalpublicmedia.org
(Photo: A sample Pallet shelter unit set up in Roseland –
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.
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(Photo: The Joe Rodota trail before the current
encampment – Wikimedia)
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
(Photo: The 2019 women’s march in downtown Santa Rosa – Adia
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, KRCB’s Adia White reports on what attendees of the
first-class learned about packing emergency kits.
To find what you should pack in your emergency kit visit
norcalpublicmedia.org. We’ll also have a link to the complete schedule of
emergency preparedness classes.
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 the first class at the Petaluma
branch that kicked off the entire project.
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 Barringer about the role of local government
in protecting communities from fire.
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, including one in Sebastopol. At those theaters, live and taped opera, ballet, and drama mix with Hollywood blockbusters and art-house flicks. News director Steve Mencher talked with Ky Boyd about his lifelong love of movies and the future of the business.
Keep an eye open for special 20th-anniversary events later this month.