Discarded Wood Becomes Works of Art in the Hands of Nicasio Woodworking Couple – Aug 31, 2017

A Marin County couple scavenges for discarded wood to create unique pieces of art. When a tree falls it’s often chopped up and hauled away. Some might use it as firewood or it could end up in a wood chipper. But for one woodworking couple in Marin County, a fallen tree offers artistic inspiration. KRCB’s […]

Experts Testify at Congressional Forum on Harm to Coast if Protections Are Lifted – Aug 30, 2017

Today, we continue our coverage of the threat to local Marine Sanctuaries. Last week, we visited a Congressional forum convened by Representative Jared Huffman to consider President Donald Trump’s executive order on Marine Sanctuaries. Today, we hear from some of the experts who spoke against downsizing the protected areas. Steve Mencher has more… Find all […]

“Thirteen Reasons Why” Author Jay Asher to Appear in Santa Rosa, Discusses His Controversial Young Adult Novel and Season Two of the Netflix Series Based on It. – Aug 29, 2017

Jay Asher’s young adult bestseller “Thirteen Reasons Why” is a hit on Netflix, despite some concerns about its subject matter. This summer, actors and crew members returned to Sebastopol’s Analy High School to film scenes for Season Two of “13 Reasons Why.” – It’s a Netflix drama about high schoolers based on the popular young […]

Sonoma County Immigration Initiative Kicks-Off Series of Town Halls – Aug 28, 2017

A series of town halls focusing on immigration issues begins tonight in Sonoma County. According to Sonoma County officials, fear and anxiety among its immigrant communities are at an all-time high. But the county is working to make these communities feel safe and secure. As KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports…the county-sponsored Immigration Initiative kicks off tonight […]

‘Concessionistas’ Offer Coffee with a Conscience as SMART Train Begins Service – Aug 25, 2017

A local nonprofit will be serving locally-sourced goodies on the new SMART trains as they begin service today. Regularly scheduled SMART Train service kicks off today after a Grand Opening ceremony in Santa Rosa. You can ride for free today – and half price until Labor Day. Reporter Steve Mencher talked with the CEO of […]

Congressional Forum Asserts Value of Local Marine Sanctuaries, Threatened by Trump – Aug 24, 2017

Part teach-in, part rally, politicians and ocean activists met yesterday to challenge President Trump’s executive order, which could shrink local marine sanctuaries. Yesterday in Sausalito, Representative Jared Huffman convened a packed meeting that had the look and feel of a Congressional hearing. Several hundred people listened to politicians and ocean activists discuss President Trump’s threat […]

College of Marin Leads Sustainability Efforts with Switch to Renewable Energy – Aug 23, 2017

The College of Marin is moving towards becoming a zero emissions school. This week students at College of Marin headed back to the classroom to start a new school year. And one thing they might not have noticed is a change in what kind electricity the college is using. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports. Learn more […]

At Sonoma State University Convocation: Commitment to Outreach and Inclusion – Aug 22, 2017

Sonoma State University kicked off its academic year yesterday with a convocation at the Green Music Center. Find out some of the school’s priorities, on the next North Bay Report, airing at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. Or find it online at KRCB.org Last week, we talked about Sonoma State’s new approach to […]

Santa Rosa Trash Rates to Rise, New Operator Promises Improved Service – Aug 21, 2017

Trash rates are going up in Santa Rosa. But service improvements may lessen the bite. No city official wants to wake up to a headline in the paper about rates for trash and recycling soaring 60 percent. But although Santa Rosa’s rates are very likely to rise that much next year, people may be more […]

Electric Vehicle Report Imagines a Time, Soon, When EVs Rule County Roads – Aug 18, 2017

By 2030, a new report suggests, there’ll be no reason to buy an internal combustion vehicle in Sonoma County. Earlier this month, a report from the Center for Climate Protection in Santa Rosa made a startling prediction: if the current rate of adoption of electric vehicles in Sonoma County continues, the sale of internal combustion […]