Santa Rosa Emergency Information Update 10/19/17 10:19 am

UPDATED Wednesday 10/19/17 10:19 a.m .
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Bob Young Vietnam vet
KRCB/Steve Mencher

Bob Young talks to us about saving lives as a medical corpsman in Vietnam, and taking them too when threatened by enemy soldiers. Years after his combat duty, he found himself diving out of his bed -- as if he was once again under fire. With the help of his family, he's been able to move forward with his life, understanding his PTSD and getting it somewhat under control. Listen to his story below:

Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman present Company town
Allison Levenson

"Company Town," a new documentary, airs on KRCB Monday October 23 at 9 p.m. Filmmakers Alan Snitow and Deborah Kaufman chronicle a Board of Supervisors race in San Francisco -– a race that became something of a last stand for those fighting gentrification in the city.

Kaufman and Snitow spoke with KRCB news director Steve Mencher about their film. 

Watch the trailer below:

California Update for Friday, October 20, 2017

17 hours ago
AP photo

• State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones says the data surrounding the outbreak of fires in California this month is "chilling." He says more than 54-hundred homes were destroyed and nearly 42-hundred damaged.

• Hundreds of people respond to fires just as firefighters do. And, as we saw this week, their lives are in danger too.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Bob Moffitt.

Below are the latest road closures in fire affected areas in Sonoma and Napa Counties. Information courtesy of CalTrans. 

Thank your for your patience! 

Click the link below for the latest road conditions and road closures for Sonoma County.


The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa have opened a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS). The LAC is a one-stop shop where residents who have been affected by the fires can find about critical services to help you recover from the fire disaster.

 Local Assistance Center (LAC)  

 9:00 AM-7:00 daily, last entry by 6:00 PM 
Open daily from October 14-October 22 
Please note: hours and days of operation may change based upon need for services  


UPDATED Wednesday 10/19/17 10:19 a.m.



California Update for Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017

• California is asking a federal judge to immediately reinstate health care payments President Trump halted last week.

• The many thousands of people who lost their homes, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will have to find new places to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Cody Drabble.

Below are is the most recent update of road closures due to fire in Sonoma and Napa counties as of 4:00 pm. Subject to change. Information courtesy CalTrans. 


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