Sonoma County Plans to Clear Joe Rodota Trail By End of Friday (Aired: January 31, 2020)

Sonoma County set a goal of clearing the Joe Rodota trail by today. County officials switched their policy to enforcement mid-week and began issuing warnings and citations to those still camping there. KRCB’s Adia White talked to people camping on the trail Thursday to find out where they planned to go next.

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(Photo: The Joe Rodota Trail as of Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Adia White/NorCal Public Media)

Annual County Homeless Count Delayed One Month; Will Help Set Policy and Priorities – January 30, 2020

Last year, Sonoma County identified nearly 3,000 homeless individuals during the annual homeless count. The early morning count was on the calendar once again this week. But because of the emergency on the Joe Rodota trail, the count has been delayed a month.  KRCB’s Adia White asked the county’s homelessness manager Michael Gause about the delay and what to expect in February.

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Former Director of IOLERO Works to Pass a Ballot Initiative That Would Strengthen the Office – January 29, 2020

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.)

Sonoma County Prepares to Close Joe Rodota Trail This Week – January 28, 2020

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 going.

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County Officials Delay Sanctioned Camp at Los Guilicos – January 24, 2020

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 – Adia White)

Making Tamales at the Library? You Bet! (Aired: January 23, 2020)

You can get books at the library. You can borrow DVDs and even cameras.

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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Meet Leah Gold, Healdsburg’s New Mayor for 2020 – January 22, 2020

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.

(Photo: Healdsburg Mayor Leah Gold – Adia White)

Washington-Based Company, Pallet, Begins Constructing Temporary Shelters Near Oakmont – January 17, 2020

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 – Adia White)

County Supervisors Vote to Put Temporary Homeless Shelter Near Oakmont – January 16, 2020

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)

Sonoma County Women’s March to Take Place Saturday (Aired: January 15, 2020)

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 White)