Proposed Seawall Bill Faces Backlash from Coastal Communities – May 16, 2017

Proposed legislation in Sacramento has Marin’s coastal communities fearing they’ll lose the ability to protect their homes from sea level rise. A new bill – set to be heard in the California Assembly tomorrow (Wednesday) – addresses sea level rise and aims to protect public access to shorelines up and down the state. But it […]

Will Wet Winter Change Russian River’s Summer Flows? – May 15, 2017

With ample water available this summer, how much will be flowing through the Russian River? In recent years, lower summertime flows in the Russian River have been necessary for water conservation as well as the benefit of young salmon preparing to head out to sea. But this year, with ample water available, the calculus may […]

Dodd Bill Expands Recourse for Wells Fargo Fraud Victims – May 11, 2017

A legislative response to the Wells Fargo scandal takes narrow aim at mandatory arbitration requirements. Nearly half of the 2 million Wells Fargo bank accounts that were opened without the customers’ knowledge or consent are here in California. A new, narrowly tailored bill in the state legislature would give those fraud victims some additional leverage […]

Santa Rosa’s Reunified Old Courthouse Square Opens Saturday – April 27, 2017

Santa Rosa’s reunified Old Courthouse Square aims to be the new heart of the city. Santa Rosa’s Old Courthouse Square reunification project is nearly finished. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports the new plaza – which city planners hope will revitalize and unify the city -will be dedicated this Saturday. Find out more about the Old Courthouse […]

Climbers For Peace Plan Iranian Expedition – April 25, 2017

The next international expedition for Santa Rosa’s Climbers for Peace faces challenges that are more political than geological. Santa Rosa-based Climbers For Peace organizes and leads multi-national teams in bond-building ascents of major mountains. Their next trip will take them up the highest peak in the Middle East—assuming the government of Iran allows it. There’s […]

The Role of Generic Strains in the Cannabis Market – May 10, 2017

Will genetic analysis of cannabis aid big pharma in making expensive new products? Or hold down prices by protecting generic strains. Genetic analysis of varying cannabis strains may aid in the development of narrowly targeted pharmaceutical products. But using the same tool to protect generic strains could help hold prices down. There’s more on the […]

Unraveling the Genetics of Cannabis – May 9, 2017

Marijuana has a long and colorful history. Understanding that may offer keys to understanding the modern cannabis plant in all its variations. Cannabis has been cultivated and used by humankind for centuries. Now the industry’s challenge is understanding and applying that history. There’s more on the subject on the North Bay Report webpage at KRCB […]

New Partnership to Aid Sebastopol-Area Homeless – May 8, 2017

An old and underused mobile home park in Sebastopol will become the town’s new response to local homelessness. For years, the aging Village Park campground and trailer park at the eastern edge of Sebastopol was a problem site, subject to flooding, poverty and other issues. Now it is poised to help answer to the city’s […]