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California Update
6:18 am
Wed March 4, 2015

California Water Conservation Rate Drops As Does Water Content in Snow

Credit capradio.org

  The water conservation rate in January dropped dramatically and the water content in the Sierra snowpack is the worst it's been in March since 1991.

Today's reporting by Amy Quinton.

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Recommendations Ready for Review
12:09 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Task Force Recommendations on Community Policing

  After 14 months, the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force convened by Sonoma County Supervisors has made public its varied policy recommendations. Today we begin a 3-part series with a look at the ideas that came out of its subcommittee on Community Policing.

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California Update
7:23 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Court Rejects Blanket Restrictions For Sex Offenders

The state Supreme Court found Jessica’s Law has hampered efforts to rehabilitate and monitor sex offenders.
Credit reportingsandiego.com

  ALSO: More water will be delivered through the State Water Project.

Today's reporting by Katie Orr and Amy Quinton.

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Trade Unions Parter with SCOE
2:45 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

A Pathway to Apprenticeships

Training at the Redwood Empire Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center in Santa Rosa offers hands-on experience with a variety of electrical installations. The Center is a joint project of the IBEW Local 551 and the local contractors association.
Credit Redwood Empire Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center

  A new partnership between local construction trades and the Sonoma County Office of Education is getting underway this week, a program that will offer at-risk youth a pathway towards a union apprenticeship.

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California Update
7:45 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Three Women In California's Big Five

In November, state Senator Jean Fuller will become Senate Minority Leader; the Senate’s first woman Republican leader.
Credit bigstory.ap.org

  When Republican state Senator Jean Fuller takes over as minority leader next fall, three of California’s “big five” legislative leaders will be women.

Today's reporting by Katie Orr.

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Teaching the Stories of Women's LIves
9:08 am
Sun March 1, 2015

The History of Women’s History Month

 It is Women’s History Month again, as it has been every March since 1988. But the roots of that national observation reach back even further, to 1977, when they first sprouted here in Sonoma County.

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Beyond Books
2:29 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Reimagining Sonoma County’s Libraries

  Public libraries everywhere are reflecting social and technical changes around them. So how can Sonoma County’s library’s plan for their future?

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California Update
7:11 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Bill Seeks Tighter Conflict Of Interest Rules For Local Elected Officials

House flippers buy a house, fix it up, then hope to sell it again for a profit.
Credit houseflippinghq.com

  ALSO: A new study finds the practice known as “house-flipping” is down in California.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler and Steve Milne.

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Learning to defeat poverty
8:08 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

10,000 Degrees Heats Up Educational Opportunities

Some 84% of the 10,000 Degrees scholarships go to students of color, many of them women.
10,000 Degrees

  A pro-active college scholarship program in the North Bay is succeeding by starting early and getting involved in their students’ lives. Not only do most of them get their degrees, but many of the graduates return to help perpetuate the upward cycle.

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California Update
6:18 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Atkins Introduces Affordable Housing Plan

State assembly speaker Toni rolled out a bundle of new laws, which, if passed, would infuse big bucks into affordable housing again.
Credit housingfinance.com

  ALSO: As technology advances, some California lawmakers want to make sure regulations keep pace

Today's reporting by Andrea Gardner and Katie Orr.

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