Sonoma County Takes Steps to Protect Immigrant Families – Mar 30, 2018

Last week in Novato, a father was picked up by immigration officers as he was dropping off his child at school. Events like this rattle the immigrant community which has had to deal with changing policies and more federal activity. But Sonoma County is making its own efforts to help protect families. J. Mateo Baker […]

Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights Presents Human Trafficking Film to Schools – Mar 29, 2018

High School students are in the news these days for their increasing activism. And Sonoma County provides a forum for those students to take a role in promoting human rights. We recently brought you the story of how the Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights had created a survey showing that bullying and racial […]

A Different Way To Fight Parkinson’s Disease – Mar 28, 2018

An unlikely form of high-intensity exercise is helping people with Parkinson’s Disease to keep their symptoms at bay. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s Disease, but there are things than can be done to slow down its progress. One of them is a specialized fitness program called Rock Steady Boxing. Yes, boxing. Bruce Robinson […]

North Bay Organizing Project – Mar 23, 2018

In an earlier North Bay Report, we looked at county efforts to protect undocumented immigrants from new federal immigration policies and the fallout of the October fires. Today we look at the North Bay Organizing Project, a collection of private organizations working together toward the same goals. KRCB reporter J. Mateo Baker has more. More […]

Mighty Oaks Will Follow Little Acorns at Fire-Scarred Mendocino Vineyard – Mar 22, 2018

Volunteers were out in force recently, planting acorns which a pair of nonprofits hopes will grow into mighty oaks. When the October firestorms swept through Redwood Valley in Mendocino County, the innovative Frey family winery on Tomki Road lost vehicles, equipment, homes, and a barn full of goats. Last month, reporter Sarah Reith watched Katrina […]

EPA Official Explains Handling of Toxic Material as Cleanup Nears End – Mar 21, 2018

With most lots cleared of fire debris, parades of trucks still clog local roads. If you’re wondering which toxic materials are still a threat, we’ll hear from the EPA on the North Bay Report at 6:18 and 8:18 am and 5:30 pm. With the removal of fire debris moving quickly toward a conclusion, we checked […]

Sonoma County Takes Steps to Protect Immigrant Families – Mar 20, 2018

Last week in Novato, a father was picked up by immigration officers as he was dropping off his child at school. Events like this rattle the immigrant community which has had to deal with changing policies and more federal activity. But Sonoma County is making its own efforts to help protect families. J. Mateo Baker […]

Microloan Program at La Luz Center Benefits Local Entrepreneurs Who Have Big Ideas – Mar 16, 2018

A new food truck appearing off the Sonoma Highway offers tasty meals. The truck is also an example of a local organization supporting small business with a special kind of investment. La Luz Center in Boyes Hot Springs offers a variety of programs to help local immigrants. They’re seeking to expand one that shows great […]

Country Sifting Through New Composting Proposals – Mar 15, 2018

These days our household waste goes in all different directions. And some of the most re-usable material – like the green waste that can be composted – turns into something valuable. For the past two and a half years, Sonoma County has been trucking roughly 80 tons of compostable materials to landfills in neighboring counties, […]