Santa Rosa Sends Love, and Advice to Fire Survivors Up North and Down South – November 30, 2018

The smoke and masks of autumn are gone now. But local residents, still recovering from our 2017 fires, are thinking about ways to help 2018 survivors. Earlier this month, with the Camp Fire still raging, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish spoke with Santa Rosa Assistant City Manager David Guhin. They talked about the status […]

Santa Rosa City Council Members Vote to Extend Rental Housing Price Gouging Ordinance – November 29, 2018

Good news for renters in the city of Santa Rosa! The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to extend the city’s prohibition on rental housing price gouging. The ordinance will now remain in effect until October of 2019. As part of the ordinance, landlords will be barred from raising the rent by more […]

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Offers 124 Million Dollars for Housing Recovery – November 28, 2018

The City of Santa Rosa could soon be eligible for more fire recovery funds. Representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development came to Santa Rosa Monday night to present their draft plan for how to spend 124 million dollars in Federal Disaster Funds to be used statewide. KRCB Reporter Adia White has […]

Santa Rosa Hosts 2018 California Economic Summit – November 23, 2018

Santa Rosa hosted the 2018 California Economic Summit on Nov. 15th and 16th. Policy makers, business leaders and others came from across California to talk about how to improve the state’s economy and residents’ quality of life. KRCB reporter Adia White has more on the ideas shared during the summit. For more on the summit, […]

Hopland Research Center Hosts 7th Annual Sheep Dog Trials – November 22, 2018

A tradition dating back to the 1800’s is now popular in Mendocino County. Every year the Hopland Research Extension Center hosts an annual sheep dog trial. Contestants and their dogs travel to Mendocino county, in hopes of earning points that will help them qualify for the national sheep herding competition. That will take place in […]

Music Spurs Action at Climate Summit – November 21, 2018

Concerned about climate change? Don’t give up. The Global Climate Action Summit in September brought leaders from around the world to San Francisco. Their mission: continue the international work of fighting climate change. Music was a big part of the event – KRCB News Director Steve Mencher listened as the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir kicked […]

Climate Summit Rewards Company With New Ideas About Solid Human Waste – November 20, 2018

When you gather your family around the table this week – if that’s your thing – think about whether the earth will be warmer as the little ones grow up. In mid-September, organizers of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco presented several days of panels and presentations with a hopeful spin. Under the […]

The Road to Recovery Begins for Camp Fire Survivors – November 16, 2018

The Camp Fire continues to burn in Butte County and more than a hundred people are still missing. On the North Bay Report we talk to evacuees as they wait to hear from loved ones and consider how to move forward. At least 63 people have been killed in the Camp Fire burning in Butte […]

Camp Fire Evacuees Take Shelter in the Wal-Mart Parking Lot – November 15, 2018

The Camp Fire continues to burn in Butte County and thousands remain displaced. Cal Fire officials are making progress; with now140,000 acres burned, the fire is 40 percent contained. The more than 50,000 people evacuated from the area are now wondering when they will be able to return and what they’ll find when they do. […]

Cannabis Commentary: First Year of Adult Use Full of Ups and Downs – November 14, 2018

Nobody said it would be easy. But the first full year of cannabis legalization for adults in California has brought challenges and successes. California voters approved adult use or “recreational” sales of cannabis in 2016. Commentator David Downs is California editor for, and has this view of the first year of implementation. Listen to […]