Farm to Table Undercover: Fact or Fraud? America's Test Kitchen, Sun. at 7 pm

This week from the Test Kitchen, we investigate the legitimacy of Farm to Table. We speak to Laura Reiley, food critic for the Tampa Bay Times. Reiley spent two months working on an investigative series on "farm to table" claims at Florida restaurants and found that some claims were misleading, and some were simply bogus. We find out what this means for the movement nationally and how you can determine which claims are real. We'll taste supermarket olive oil, and we'll learn what's hot and...
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  From genetic predisposition to flawed cultural assumptions, humankind’s history is getting in the way of preparing for a very different future. So says Nate Hagens, a writer, educator and energy analyst who will speak in Sebastopol Wednesday night.

A more rational and comprehensive way of thinking about and measuring all forms of energy consumption, Hagens suggests, would be to focus on calories, which offers a stark contrast between what is needed and what is actually used.

New Water Park Opens At Spring Lake

May 27, 2016

  As summer approaches we are drawn to water recreation as a way to cool off and to celebrate seasonal fun here in our naturally diverse Sonoma County.  

  Hopefully you’ll find yourself at either of our lifeguarded swimming areas.  The Russian River is host to the historic Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and the return of the summer dam! 

Water Supply Concerns As Drought Persists In Western U.S.

May 27, 2016
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  ALSO: Pink items marketed to women and their blue counterparts for men would have to cost the same in California, under a bill passed by the state Senate today.

Today's reporting by Ed Joyce and Ben Bradford.

Suzanne Lucas

Yoga has become so popular in the U.S. that studios are now as common as Starbucks coffee shops. But in other parts of the world, the practice is still getting its footing. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports how one Marin yoga teacher’s travels to Sierra Leone planted the seeds for that war-torn country’s first community yoga studio.

Vernonica Geretz had many lasting memories with Yoga Strength in Sierra Leone. Here she shares a phrase in Krio, the country's language, that symbolizes her mission.

Center for Biological Diversity

  A proposal to reinstate fracking for oil and natural gas in federal waters off the Southern California coast drew protesters to Camarillo earlier this week. Suzanne Potter explains why the clean water advocates are upset. 

Cap And Trade Credits Fall Well Below Target

May 26, 2016

  ALSO: Public Policy Institute of California has a new poll on the Democratic primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Amy Quinton.

  One thing that all nine Bay Area Counties have in common is a portion of the shoreline around the Bay. So they are also sharing in the electoral decision to be made on Measure AA in California’s June Primary.

There are seven members on the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority, but none are from the North Bay, which heightens the accountability concerns of Dan Drummond, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Taxpayers Association.

AAA: More Californians Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2016
Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

  ALSO: California Attorney General Kamala Harris has won the endorsement of Governor Jerry Brown in the campaign for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat – just two weeks before the June 7th primary.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ben Adler.

More than a decade after the divisive and expensive political battle over Measure M—which would have enacted a 10-year moratorium on growing bioengineered crops in Sonoma County—the issue will be back on the local ballot this fall.

During the lengthy public hearing, Taft Street Winery owner and former Santa Rosa City Councilman Mike Martini suggested three changes he said would make for a better proposal to limit local use of GMOs.

Former President Bill Clinton Rallies In California

May 24, 2016

  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is beginning to turn her attention to the general election, but both she and Bernie Sanders consider California key to finally closing the book on the primary race.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.