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 visited the site with the executive director, Jack Tibbetts. She asked him what the camp will look like once it’s finished.

Find more stories on housing and homelessness at norcalpublicmedia.org

(Photo: Builders put up shelters at the sanctioned camp – 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. From the Northwest Santa Rosa Library she has this report.

Find more stories about local food culture at norcalpublicmedia.org.

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 what she hopes to accomplish.

(Photo: Healdsburg Mayor Leah Gold – Adia White)

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 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 – Adia White)

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 norcalpublicmedia.org.

(Photo: The Joe Rodota trail before the current encampment – Wikimedia)

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 norcalpublicmedia.org

(Photo: The 2019 women’s march in downtown Santa Rosa – Adia White)

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, 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.

(Photo: Sample emergency kit – Wikipedia)

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 the first class at the Petaluma branch that kicked off the entire project.

Find the complete schedule of emergency preparedness classes.

Catch the next North Bay Report on Tuesday to find out what should go in your emergency kit. 

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 Barringer about the role of local government in protecting communities from fire.

You can read her complete article “Fire Amnesia Hurts Efforts to Make Wildland Housing More Resilient.”

(Photo:  Remains of a home in Paradise, CA – Courtesy of the California National Guard)

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, 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.