North Bay News

News for and about Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The official opening of a small new park at the site of the future Roseland Village complex offers further tangible evidence of bigger and better things to come.

    Caryl Hart, director of Sonoma County Regional Parks says that providing a free, outdoor exercise facility was a priority as they planned the new parkette.

  Sonoma County Superior Court has issued a warning of a recent telephone scam that uses a threat of missed jury duty to attempt to scare people into sending money to the caller.

According to the court’s warning, “the caller claims to be a representative of law enforcement and tells the victim that there is a warrant out for their arrest due to failure to appear for jury service. The caller indicates the only remedy to clear the warrant requires the victim to load the money into a credit card and submit it to the caller.”

  As cannabis transitions into a full-fledged industry, some of the big challenges that producers and purveyors face lie in the legal realm of intellectual property, such as trademarks and patents.

   One way in which legal uncertainly lingers around cannabis, says Santa Rosa attorney Danny Zlatnik, depends on whether it is ultimately regulated only for medicinal uses, or if recreational use become sanctioned. The latter situation would create a more relaxed environment, he explains, while categorizing cannabis as a medical compound could greatly complicate matters.

Obama to Headline Lake Tahoe Summit

Aug 30, 2016
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

  Lake Tahoe, and the state of its famed clear deep waters, will get national attention this week, as Suzanne Potter reports.

Would Transparency Bill Allow More Opaque Campaign Cash?

Aug 30, 2016

  New requirements for campaign ads on T-V could pass the California Legislature this week, after six years of attempts by open government advocates. But a state elections watchdog says it’s been compromised.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  Dining out with children who get overstimulated or impatient can present challenges for any parent; even more so for parents of children on the autism spectrum. A new program, being introduced in a few Santa Rosa area restaurants, is addressing that situation.

politifact.com

  Big Tobacco is flooding radio airwaves with the misleading claim that California's tobacco tax, Prop 56, "cheats schools out of at least $600 million a year." PolitiFact California checked the facts, and rated the statement Mostly False.

Today's reporting by Chris Nichols.

Tiffany Camhi

Have you ever gone into an art gallery and seen a particular work of art and thought...huh? For one Marin County couple that’s the exact effect they want to get at their art gallery at their art gallery. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi has more.

Find the entire McBag collection online here. And check back often as the gallery adds more "bad art" to the collection regularly.

  Most of the public access to the Russian River lies along its lower section. But this week, a group of river stakeholders, are kayaking through that upper reach, an outing organized and led by LandPaths and the Russian Riverkeeper. It was instigated by Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore, to bring attention to the river as a whole, on a larger scale. For the participants, today has been a day off the water in Hopland, filled with “tributary” events about that portion of the watershed.

Trails Challenge Continues Through Summer

Aug 26, 2016

  In celebration a County full of access to parks and wild places, the 3rd annual Trails Challenge continues through the remainder of this summer.

  

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