Moorland

Nina Subin

This week on Latino USA: Writer Junot Diaz and #MeToo. We talk to people in the Latino and literary communities about the sexual misconduct allegations against Diaz. And we try to figure out where the MeToo movement is headed from here. We also hear from author Luis Alberto Urrea about his new book, The House of Broken Angels, a Mexican-American family saga.

Andy's Unity Park
KRCB/Steve Mencher

On what would have been Andy Lopez's 18th birthday June 2, a park opened in the Moorland neighborhood  to commemorate the thirteen-year-old shot by a sheriff's deputy in 2013. KRCB news director Steve Mencher has this audio postcard.

Seeking Meaning in the Death of Andy Lopez

Jan 25, 2017

The fatal shooting of 13 year old Andy Lopez was shocking and polarizing. But documentary filmmaker Ron Rogers is more interested in what has happened in the neighborhood afterward.

When an editor comes on board to help complete the “Andy” film project, producer Ron Rogers says he or she will have plenty to work with.

Moorland Neighborhood Park Plans Take Shape

Dec 17, 2015
Sonoma County Regional Parks

  Plans for a new county park near the site of the Andy Lopez shooting have been drawn up and are heading for construction, prepared with extensive input from the neighborhood.

  There was also considerable discussion about incorporating a community center building in the small park site, but Sonoma County Regional Parks planner Scott Wilkinson says ultimately, that had to be left out.

Neighborhood Input Sought for Moorland Park

Sep 2, 2015

A series of workshops will begin in Santa Rosa’s Moorland neighborhood Thursday night, to gather ideas and priorities for designing a community park to memorialize Andy Lopez.

While it is clear that the current momentum to create a neighborhood park for Moorland is driven by the community’s response to the Andy Lopez shooting, Sonoma County Regional Parks planner Scott Wilkinson explains that the land for it has long been intended as a park site.