North Bay News

News for and about Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties

AAA: More Californians Traveling Memorial Day Weekend

3 hours ago
Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

  ALSO: California Attorney General Kamala Harris has won the endorsement of Governor Jerry Brown in the campaign for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat – just two weeks before the June 7th primary.

Today's reporting by Steve Milne and Ben Adler.

More than a decade after the divisive and expensive political battle over Measure M—which would have enacted a 10-year moratorium on growing bioengineered crops in Sonoma County—the issue will be back on the local ballot this fall.

During the lengthy public hearing, Taft Street Winery owner and former Santa Rosa City Councilman Mike Martini suggested three changes he said would make for a better proposal to limit local use of GMOs.

Former President Bill Clinton Rallies In California

May 24, 2016

  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is beginning to turn her attention to the general election, but both she and Bernie Sanders consider California key to finally closing the book on the primary race.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford.

Tiffany Camhi

Once a year visitors to Jack London State Historical Park can experience how the famed adventurer and writer lived as a farmer in the Valley of the Moon. This year the event, known as Plowing Play Day, was part of a summer-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of London’s death. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi was there.

Find a list of the park's upcoming events here.

Health Access California

  Sonoma, Napa and Marin are among a majority of California counties that have expanded theie health care coverage to undocumented adults. Suzanne Potter has more.

Sanders, Bill Clinton Spend Weekend In Southern California

May 23, 2016

  ALSO: Today is the last day to register to vote in California before the June 7th primary.

Register to vote at

You can check the status of your California voter registration.

Today's reporting by Matt Bowler (KPBS,) and Ben Bradford.

John Namkung

Millions of Americans have seen and heard about the millions of refugee refugees who are flooding into Europe to escape the ongoing violence in Syria, Afghanistan and other Middle East war zones. Today we hear from one man who went to Greece to do what he could to help them.

John Namkung was far from  the only volunteer to arrive in Greece without a clear plan for how he wanted to help the refugees there. He discovered there were dozens of ad hoc groups who had organized themselves to address specific needs.

Sonoma County PRMD

Long overlooked by the rest of Sonoma County, the south end of the Valley of the Moon is now charting a revitalized future. But the extensive community input process will eventually have to reconcile their sometimes conflicting desires.

  At the first community planning meeting, held Feb. 29, a lengthy wish list was developed for the future of the Springs area, recounts Sonoma County staff land use planner Yolanda Solano.

Marine Mammal Strandings

May 20, 2016

  The Sonoma Coast is as beautiful as it is abundant with breath taking vistas that are home to many forms of wild animals. Depending on the time of year, visitors to the coastline can observe a great marine mammal migration; particularly that of the California Gray whale. Many marine mammals, including seals, sea lions, blue whales, and dolphins can be seen at different times of the year right from shore. 

CA Senate Passes Package Of Gun, Ammo Restrictions

May 20, 2016

  ALSO: The battle over whether California should ban single-use plastic bags is already headed to voters this fall. Now, it looks like they’ll also be asked where proceeds from bag fees charged to consumers should be spent.

Today's reporting by Ben Bradford and Ben Adler.