North Bay News

News for and about Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties

  Sooner or later, clean electricity will have to power our future. But that future world will be significantly different than the one we live in now. In this first of a three-part series, KRCB explores the projections of two local energy industry analysts.

Transportation is a huge consumer of oil and gas, and converting that to renewably-sourced electricity will be one of the biggest challenges we face, says Richard Heinberg. Because moving people around is just the tip of the melting iceberg.

Playing It Safe On The Russian River

Jul 22, 2016

Summer on the Russian River.

It's an iconic Sonoma County experience, and each year thousands of residents and visitors look forward to swimming, paddling, and tubing on this beautiful warm-weather playground.

However, playing in the river is not without risk. Yes, the water looks calm and inviting on a hot summer day, but there are unseen hazards beneath the surface, including sudden drop offs, changing currents, snags and boulders. So at the risk of sounding like your mom, we ask you to please be safe out there. 

Delegates Mixed On How To Make GOP More Competitive In California

Jul 22, 2016
Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

  After a week of speeches and parties with fellow Donald Trump loyalists, California delegates to the Republican National Convention are returning home to one of the bluest states in the nation.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Next week, look for our coverage of the delegation to the Democratic National Convention from Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford.

Rhian Miller, KRCB

  Life is often more complicated for kids who have had an organ transplant. But a special camp in the hills of western Sonoma County brings them together for a few days each summer. Reporter Rhian Miller visited their annual session this week.

The Annual Solid Organ Transplant Camp by Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford –its official name—wraps up this year’s session on Saturday.

California Delegation Full Of Fun Faces, Interesting Stories

Jul 21, 2016

  The hundreds of California delegates, alternates and guests at the Republican national convention include plenty of colorful characters. We meet a couple of them.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

You can follow Ben all week in Cleveland on Twitter @AdlerBen.

True Grass Farms

  Self-sufficiency is a cornerstone of sustainability, and it can even be applied to raising prime grass-fed beef. On today’s report, we hear from a young farmer who is doing just that.

The best time of year for butchering beef cattle is usually late summer, explains True Grass Farms’ Guido Frosini. But exactly when is determined by the growth cycle of the grasses that the cattle feed on.

Beyond his own farming practices, Frosini is also determined to build new bridges between consumers and food producers.

Can Trump Win California? His Delegates Think So

Jul 20, 2016

  Donald Trump has said he thinks he can win California in the November election. And the state's Republican National Convention delegates think so, too -- even though he trails by 30 points.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  The Hall of Flowers is always a powerful attraction at the Sonoma County Fair, and this year’s exhibit has been dedicated to Greg Duncan, the man who has been creating the floral spectacles for the past two decades.  We profiled him on the North Bay Report two summers ago, and here, from our archives, is that story.

  California's delegation may be stuck in a hotel an hour away from the Republican National Convention, but it's got a prime spot on the convention floor.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

Guide Dogs for the Blind is planning to build a new puppy training center at its national headquarters in San Rafael. The goal is to have more puppies graduate into certified guide dogs. KRCB's Tiffany Camhi reports.


The organization is currently accepting donations for its new puppy center through its "Puppies with a Purpose" campaign.