Join us for Winterblast! 2017 in Santa Rosa's SOFA Arts District


Join KRCB-FM for the SOFA Arts District's annual street festival: Winterblast ! There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is FREE .
KRCB-FM will be in the garden at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, serving beer and wine - with proceeds going to KRCB North Bay Public Media.

Winterblast!
WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 5: 00 pm - 9: 00 pm
COST: FREE!
WHERE: Santa...

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A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the locally led assistance center that opened in the early days of the fire response. 

The center is in the Press Democrat Building at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95410, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. 

Rainbow Girls new release "American Dream"

Nov 14, 2017

Local singer/songwriters Rainbow Girls have just released a new CD "American Dream". They will join Brian in Studio A Thursday morning to chat about the making of the record and their recent touring adventures.

The band was formed in Santa Barbara but moved to Sonoma County a few years ago. They have performed locally at the Railroad Square Music Festival and the Petaluma Music Festival, as well as many local live music venues.

A KRCB favorite, Rainbow Girls' sweet harmonies will brighten your morning.

Chelene Lopez

The Community Club of Roseland (CCR) is made up of a group of mothers in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa dedicated to empowering Latino residents who live in this neighborhood in the southwest quadrant of the city.

In 2013, CCR, which was originally known as the Parents Club of Roseland, served as a resource for people seeking to provide a healthier lifestyle to their families at the Roseland Village Neighborhood Center through nutrition and Zumba classes.

Efren Carrillo
Center for Climate Protection

Earlier this month, a significant event occurred in the history of Santa Rosa completely unrelated to the recent fires. The Roseland neighborhood finally became an official part of the city. News director Steve Mencher talked with former supervisor Efren Carrillo, who played a large part in bringing together politicians and citizens to build consensus for annexation.

Long Tall Marcia Ball plays the Mystic

Nov 13, 2017

Marcia Ball is bringing her roadhouse rhythm and blues back to Sonoma county, with a show at the Mystic theater Wednesday, November 15.  She'll join Doug in Studio A that afternoon. Her funky New Orleans boogie, soulful ballads and rocking blues make for a great party wherever she goes. A member of both the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame and the Louisana Music Hall of Fame, the Texas born-Louisana bred pianist has received six Living Blues Awards and has been nominated for five Grammys.

Outbeat Radio News for Monday, November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
Illustration by Lyne Lucien / The Daily Beast

• Voters in Virginia and Pennsylvania elect the first transgender candidates to seats in public office.

• LGBT candidates win 11 different races across Ohio.

• In Louisiana, an applicant for a local sheriff’s department has filed suit alleging he was denied employment because he is HIV positive

• The Gay Mens’ Chorus of San Francisco comes home for the holidays on December 2.

Outbeat Radio News is a service of KRCB North Bay Public Media and can be heard Sunday nights at 8 as part of Outbeat Radio.

California Update for Monday, November 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
supervisorbrucemcpherson.org

• A year ago, California became the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. Environmental groups say early data shows a significant dip in plastic trash.

Today's reporting by Julia Mitric.

This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal.

Residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government-operated Fire Debris Removal Program to ensure their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris; the deadline to apply for the program is November 13, 2017.

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017. The LACs will close at 7:00pm Saturday, November 11th and re-open at 9:00am on Sunday, November 12th as DRCs.

California Update for Friday, November 10, 2017

Nov 10, 2017
Sen. Mendoza's website

• An attorney for a California legislative staffer says state Senator Tony Mendoza fired her client and two other staffers for reporting his inappropriate behavior towards a young woman in the Senate Fellows Program.

Find the full story HERE.

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