Film Can Help First Responders and Caregivers Deal with ‘Secondary Trauma’ – Dec 8, 2017

Free meals, friendly signs. The North Bay poured out love to its first responders in October. But what help will be available when the stress and trauma catches up to them? Monday night at 9 KRCB TV 22 will present a documentary about the stresses caregivers and first responders suffer as part of their jobs. […]

UnDocuFund Organizer Describes Genesis of Group and Plans to Aid Fire Survivors – Dec 7, 2017

A local group is raising money to help undocumented members of the community get back on their feet after the North Bay fires. Susan Shaw of the North Bay Organizing Project realized early on that help from insurance companies and government agencies would likely bypass undocumented community members. What resulted was the UnDocuFund. Shaw began […]

Darius Anderson of Rebuild Northbay Talks Long Term Recovery – Dec 6, 2017

At last week’s meeting of nonprofits and funders raising money for the recovery, one organization reintroduced itself to the public. Rebuild Northbay wants to make sure our region gets every dollar coming to it from government sources. We reported last week on a meeting here in Rohnert Park that brought together funders, government representatives and […]

Cartoonists Gets Serious for Fire Relief at Schulz Museum, While Keeping Sense of Humor – Dec 5, 2017

Laughter through tears – that often happens when things are at their worst. There is a fire relief fundraiser scheduled for Saturday at the Charles Schulz Museum. Author Dave Eggers, and Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis, head an all-star cast talking about how humor and creativity can help the North Bay recover. Pastis and […]

Protecting Renters and the Homeless After the Fires – Dec 1, 2017

Rents have soared 36 percent; a new homeless encampment is active off Sebastopol Road in Santa Rosa. What was a housing crisis before the fires is getting worse. Today, we’re returning to a meeting held earlier this week that focused on two issues: rental housing and homelessness after the North Bay fires. We’ll hear from […]