The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and
Outreach, or IOLERO, was created to strengthen transparency and trust in the
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. This was
in 2015, two years after a Sheriff’s Deputy shot and killed 13-year-old Andy
Lopez. But Former Director of IOLERO, Jerry Threet, believes the office needs
more funding and independence to do its job well. Threet is now collecting signatures
to get an initiative on the November Ballot that would strengthen IOLERO.
KRCB’s Adia White spoke with him about the details.
We reached out to the Sheriff’s Office and expect to have
them in our studio within the next week. Listen to the full-length interview
with Threet at norcalpublicmedia.org.
(Photo: Former Director of IOLERO, Jerry Threet – Courtesy
of the Law Office of Jerry Threet Facebook page.)
The temporary homeless shelter at Los Guilicos opened on
Sunday. The sanctioned encampment has room for 60 of the 250 people currently
camping along the Joe Rodota Trail. All residents have been given notice to
leave the trail by Wednesday. KRCB’s Adia White tells us how that effort is
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Sonoma County officials plan to close the Joe Rodota tail by the end of the month.
However, officials delayed efforts to relocate around 60 people living along the Joe Rodota Trail to a sanctioned camp at the Los Guilicos Juvenile Justice Center. Local non-profit, St. Vincent de Paul will manage services there. KRCB’s Adia White visited the site with the executive director, Jack Tibbetts. She asked him what the camp will look like once it’s finished.
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(Photo: Builders put up shelters at the sanctioned camp –
You can get books at the library. You can borrow DVDs and
But, the library might not be the first place you’d expect
to learn how to make tamales. That’s exactly what happened last December in
Santa Rosa. KRCB’s Camille Escovedo attended one of seventeen free bilingual
cooking classes at Sonoma County libraries. From the Northwest Santa Rosa
Library she has this report.
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The start of the new year means a new mayor for the City of
Healdsburg. Vice Mayor Leah Gold was selected to take the reins from David
Hagele in a unanimous vote by the city council mid-December. She started her
year-long term at the beginning of this month.
KRCB’s Adia White spoke with her about what she hopes to accomplish.
Contractors have started setting up the sanctioned homeless
encampment near Oakmont.
Sonoma County is contracting with Washington based company Pallet,
to set up temporary units to house the homeless on the Los Guilicos Juvenile
Justice Campus. A demo unit of the same type was on public display in Roseland
yesterday. KRCB’s Adia White took a look
inside with C.E.O. of the company, Amanda King.
You can see photos of the shelter at norcalpublicmedia.org
(Photo: A sample Pallet shelter unit set up in Roseland –
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to
build a temporary homeless shelter on County property in Sonoma Valley. The
temporary shelter will house up to 60 people currently camping along the Joe
Rodota Trail. KRCB’s Adia White has more.
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(Photo: The Joe Rodota trail before the current
encampment – Wikimedia)
The fourth annual Women’s March is happening this Saturday
in downtown Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square. Organizers estimate that between 3
and 5 thousand people will attend the event. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with lead
organizer, Leslie Graves to find out what issues will define this year’s march.
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(Photo: The 2019 women’s march in downtown Santa Rosa – Adia
It’s hard not to think about disasters during fire-season,
but during the winter months, emergency officials worry that we don’t think
carefully enough about planning for other scenarios. The Sonoma County Library
is working to change this by hosting a series of classes on emergency
preparedness. As part of our continuing
coverage on that series, KRCB’s Adia White reports on what attendees of the
first-class learned about packing emergency kits.
To find what you should pack in your emergency kit visit
norcalpublicmedia.org. We’ll also have a link to the complete schedule of
emergency preparedness classes.
This year, Sonoma County was hit with a devastating
wildfire, rolling blackouts, and historic flooding.
Starting this month, The Sonoma County Library is hosting a
series of classes to teach residents how to prepare for disasters. Twelve
library branches across the County will host the entire series, consisting of
three classes. KRCB’s Adia White attended the first class at the Petaluma
branch that kicked off the entire project.