Some Spanish Speakers Disappointed in Sonoma County’s Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Framework – October 30, 2018

Sonoma County is finalizing a plan on how to respond to and recover from natural disasters. But does the plan go far enough to include everyone in the community? Sonoma County Officials are now working on finalizing their recovery and resiliency framework. The plan is a set of guidelines and goals that will determine how […]

Who Gets to Decide About Roseland Creek Park? Part 3 – October 26, 2018

It’s not easy gaining community buy-in for a local park – especially if cultural issues separate two factions in the neighborhood. We’re finishing our series about Roseland Creek Community Park today. News Director Steve Mencher is joined on the 20-acre site by resident Sandra Valencia, who works for a local nonprofit. We asked Valencia what […]

Who Gets to Decide About Roseland Creek Park? Part 2 – October 25, 2018

There’s a quiet tug of war happening these days over a planned park in Roseland. The city is trying to bring together community members to agree on a vision for the 20 acre gem. Yesterday, we heard from Santa Rosa’s deputy parks director about plans for a new community park in Roseland. The 20-acre site […]

Who Gets to Decide About Roseland Creek Park? – October 24, 2018

When we asked nonprofits active in Roseland about issues connected to the health of the community, they drew our attention to a small proposed park on a creek. It has become a controversial neighborhood dispute. Today we begin a series of reports about a city park planned for Roseland in Santa Rosa. In this first […]

Hemp-Crete Used For Building – October 23, 2018

The fibrous hemp plant–a botanical cousin of cannabis–has long been used for making paper, textiles and many other products. A local builder from Sebastopol, has found another unique use for this plant. A small building site southwest of Sebastopol is the region’s first experiment in using the modern version of an ancient building material, a […]

Sonoma County Gets 12 Million Dollar Boost for Homeless Services – October 19, 2018

You know that joke about a place becoming so popular, nobody goes there any more – well, a new book looks into the successes of the Bay Area, and talks candidly about who is being hurt by the region’s apparent prosperity. Richard Walker taught geography at the University of California, Berkeley for nearly 40 years. […]

Pictures of a Gone City Shows Bay Area, Warts and All – October 18, 2018

You know that joke about a place becoming so popular, nobody goes there any more – well, a new book looks into the successes of the Bay Area, and talks candidly about who is being hurt by the region’s apparent prosperity. Richard Walker taught geography at the University of California, Berkeley for nearly 40 years. […]

Sonoma County releases results of Wireless Emergency Alert Test – October 17, 2018

You may remember the countywide emergency alert test last month. Sonoma County performed the first Wireless Emergency Alert test of its kind on the West Coast last month. It also tested the subscription based warning system, SoCo Alert. The results of those tests have recently been released. Reporter Adia White went over them with the […]

Huffman Opponent Dale Mensing Supports Trump, DACA – October 16, 2018

Who says that the best background for political office is law or business? Meet a supermarket cashier running for a seat in the House of Representatives. Perhaps the third time will be the charm for candidate Dale Mensing, running for the House seat of Representative Jared Huffman. Mensing lost his challenges in 2014 and 2016. […]