Wrapping Up Our Conversation with Capt. Mark Essick, Candidate for Sheriff of Sonoma County – May 30, 2018

Today, we conclude our interview with candidate for Sonoma County Sheriff, Capt. Mark Essick. He’s the only candidate who’s currently part of the Sheriff’s office. In two dozen years with the department, he’s held a variety of positions – and he has been endorsed by the current sheriff, Rob Giordano. News Director Steve Mencher asked […]

Eviction Looms at Joe Rodota Trail, Homeless Residents and Advocates Claim There’s Nowhere Left to Go – May 29, 2018

Nobody thinks Santa Rosa can arrest or bulldoze its way out of the homeless problem. But there are plans to once more evict the homeless from a large encampment. An estimated 100 homeless residents camping on the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa are getting ready for yet another mass eviction. Officials cite the recent […]

Capt. Mark Essick Says He Will Be a Strong Supporter of California’s Sanctuary State Law) – May 25, 2018

Like the current sheriff, Rob Giordano, Capt. Mark Essick will adhere to the letter of California’s Sanctuary State law if he’s elected sheriff. Yesterday, we met candidate for Sonoma County Sheriff Capt. Mark Essick. He’s a veteran of two dozen years in the department he hopes to lead. He tells news director Steve Mencher why […]

Captain Mark Essick Plans to Build on his Long Tenure With Sheriff’s Office to Make Changes – May 24, 2018

Endorsed by the current sheriff. Two dozen years on the force – Capt. Mark Essick is running for sheriff as both an insider and a reformer. The closest thing to an incumbent running in the Sonoma County sheriff’s race, Captain Essick told KRCB news director Steve Mencher what his current responsibilities are in the sheriff’s […]

Neighborhood Residents Banding Together Will Be a Potent Force Against Threat of Fire – May 23, 2018

Groups of neighbors are banding together to take collective action against fires. A few weeks back, we covered a meeting on the Sonoma State campus about our October wildfires and lessons to be learned. Among the presenters in early May was Caerleon Safford, of Fire Safe Sonoma. Her slides included not only burned areas but […]

Mother’s Story Reminds Sonoma County Sheriff Candidate John Mutz Why He’s Running – May 22, 2018

As election day approaches, we’re talking with candidates for Sheriff of Sonoma County. On the campaign trail, John Mutz frequently cites his experience as a station commander in Los Angeles. Today we conclude our conversation by learning more about how he plans to use that experience to transform the sheriff’s office into a responsive and […]

Sheriff Candidate John Mutz Details Deficits in Sheriff’s Office and His Plans for Change – May 18, 2018

If John Mutz is elected sheriff of Sonoma County, he plans to start his tenure by having honest conversations with his deputies and with the community. After Mutz left the Los Angeles Police Department, he became a consultant and coach – working both with law enforcement and with private business clients to improve their leadership […]

Sheriff Candidate John Mutz Wants to Take Lessons Learned in LA and Apply Them to Sonoma County – May 17, 2018

Today, we meet John Mutz, a candidate for sheriff of Sonoma County. Mutz is running as an outsider, who can change the culture of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s office. He served for 25 years on the Los Angeles Police Department. There he says he worked to change the culture of several station houses after the […]

New Film Interviews Those Between 75 and 100, for Whom Glass is ‘Half Full’ – May 16, 2018

A new documentary about elders who maintain meaningful and rich lives is playing around town. Lives Well Lived director Sky Bergman told KRCB news director Steve Mencher what inspired her to make her first film. Find show times and locations at krcb.org/news. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can […]