Preserving and Sharing Rancho Mark West

Dec 5, 2016
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

For 50 years, Jim Doerkson has managed and maintained a small mountainside covered in fir and redwood, and narrow footpaths. His Rancho Mark West is becoming an increasingly popular place for nature education and family outings.

Building a New Life in America

Dec 22, 2015
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  Amidst all the political rhetoric, it’s easy to forget that every new immigrant, from Syria or elsewhere, is a unique individual. This is the story of one such young man, who enjoyed his first Thanksgiving here in Sonoma County last month, with the extended family of his American sponsor. From Eugene, Oregon, Rachel McDonald reports.

AIDS Memorial Quilts on Display in Santa Rosa

Jun 11, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  A small sample of the thousands of AIDS quilts made to memorialize those who died of the disease will be on display at a temple in Santa Rosa on Sunday, along with three newly made local additions to the collection.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt display at Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Road in Santa Rosa will be open to the public, free of charge, on Sunday June 14, 10 am to 6 pm.

  Seeing the quilts on display is one kind of experience; making one is quite another. Sue Smith describes the process as she and her family did it.

Kaiser Announces Large-scale Autism Study

Apr 13, 2015

Kaiser Permanente is launching a large-scale genetic study of children on the autism spectrum and their parents, in hopes of unraveling the factors causing the disorder, and recent increases in the rate of diagnoses. 

   The new study, getting underway this summer, will collect genetic information from approximately 5000 individuals with autism, plus both their parents, Lead researcher, Dr. Lisa Croen, says the scale of this effort will enable them to seek correlations among the patient population being studied.