HOPE Counseling Program Part Two – June 13, 2018

Discover the one thing that fire survivors can do first when memories feel immediate and overwhelming. Now here’s the second part of our conversation with Wendy Wheelwright, who manages the California HOPE program locally. HOPE provides free counseling for fire survivors and other community members still healing after October’s wildfires. Wheelwright told KRCB news director […]

HOPE Counseling Program Gives Fire Survivors Someone to Talk With – June 12, 2018

Eight months after the North Bay Wildfires, our caring community is offering free counseling to survivors and others affected by the fires. Today, we talk with Wendy Wheelwright, project manager for a county-wide counseling initiative called HOPE – for Helping, Outreach, Possibilities, and Empowerment. It aims to help people suffering physical and mental effects of […]

Black Women March in Sacramento Saturday – June 8, 2018

The women’s march after Donald Trump’s inauguration made a powerful statement. But some women of color felt left out. Thousands of Black women will march to the Capitol in Sacramento tomorrow for the second annual Black Women’s March. Organizers say this march gives Black women a safe space to empower one another. Ja’Nel Johnson reports. […]

Capt. Mark Essick Wins Primary for Sonoma County Sheriff, Avoiding November Runoff – June 7, 2018

There weren’t too many surprises in local elections Tuesday night, but avoiding a runoff in the Sonoma County sheriff’s race was somewhat unexpected. Capt. Mark Essick garnered just over 57-percent of the vote for Sonoma County sheriff Tuesday night, avoiding a runoff in November. Here’s part one of our interview with Essick, conducted a few […]

City Ceremony Celebrates First Rebuilt Home in Coffey Park – June 6, 2018

The last week of May, a milestone was reached in Coffey Park – elected officials and neighbors gathered to celebrate the completion of Dan Bradford’s home – the first to gain a certificate of occupancy in the fire-devastated area. KRCB News Director Steve Mencher was there as the festivities got underway. Find more of our […]

Andy’s Unity Park Open with Anger, Sorrow and Remembrance of 13-Year-Old ‘Angel’ – June 5, 2018

On a scorching afternoon, community members from Southwest Santa Rosa and throughout the county came to remember Andy Lopez. The shooting death of the 13-year-old boy in 2013 inspired community members to build a park in his honor. It would have been Andy Lopez’s 18th birthday Saturday. To mark the occasion, a park opened in […]

Unity Park, Supreme Court Case and Film Spotlight Andy Lopez Case on His 18th Birthday – June 1, 2018

Four-and-a-half years after his death, Andy Lopez is in the news again this weekend. Tomorrow would have been the 18th birthday of Andy Lopez, who died four-and-a-half years ago in Sonoma County when a sheriff’s deputy mistook his toy gun for a real one. His life and death still hang over the county today, as […]