A darkly humorous author avatar and a lightly fictionalized Sonoma County city feature prominently in a new novel by a local writer who knows them both well. 

  Deadelus Howell will read from Quantum Deadline at Copperfields Books in Petaluma Friday night, August 28, at 7 pm. Find event details here.

Brown Waives Exit Exam Requirement For 5,000 High School Grads

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  ALSO: California lawmakers take another crack at raising the tax on cigarettes.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Chris Nichols.

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 What can be done when the air inside a child’s home is a hazard to his health? A team of inspectors and builders visited one such home recently, in search of answers—and found some.  KRCB’s Bruce Robinson reports.

Lawmakers Examine Study On Fracking

Aug 26, 2015

  ALSO: State officials say K-12 teachers are requesting more curriculum than ever to explain the state's water and wildfire emergencies.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton and Chris Nichols.

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  Indoor air quality problems can be a serious health concern, but they are invisible, and often hard to detect or trace.  On today’s North Bay Report, Bruce Robinson tags along as an old and heavily used building gets checked out by specialized environmental inspectors.


  ALSO: Scientists and policy-experts gathered in Sacramento Monday to discuss how to better measure, predict, and manage the effects of climate change in California.

Today's reporting by Leslie McClurg and Amy Quinton.

California Department of Fish & Wildlife

  Hunted to near-extinction, grey wolves are an endangered species that is beginning to rebound. Recent sightings and a new documentary are re-igniting interest in this apex predator which has been absent from California for nearly a century.


  ALSO: Home healthcare workers in California could receive overtime pay beginning this fall.

Today's reporting by Shahla Farzon and Katie Orr.

Reducing the energy used by buildings and appliances across California has saved consumers billions, while also creating jobs and stimulating other sectors of the economy. But there’s still more that needs to be done for the state to meet its long-term goals.

1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, and Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, received their Ranger tabs Friday, becoming the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. — a grueling course that puts a premium on physical strength and endurance.

Haver, an Apache helicopter pilot, and Griest, a military police platoon leader, completed the course to the same standards as their 94 male classmates — a point emphasized by Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony.