North Bay News

Meeting Neighborhood Needs
11:59 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Open Space Funding for Roseland Projects

The Roseland Shopping Center is the site for a planned new community center facility.
Mark Prell, KRCB

  Two key civic projects in Santa Rosa’s Roseland area have additional momentum behind them, with significant new funds from the Sonoma County Ag and Open Space District. The matching grants will support a community plaza and the Andy Lopez memorial park.

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The Exchange
9:28 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Latino Health Form Returns

  Plans and speakers have been announced for this year's Latino Health Forum, to be held in Santa Rosa in mid-October.  Today we hear from a founder and organizer about the history and purpose of this yearly event.

You’ll find a registration link here.

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Great Outdoors
6:54 am
Fri August 29, 2014

North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Future residence of the Sonoma Mountain Regional Park caretaker.
Credit trailhead.blogs.pressdemocrat.com

  Sonoma County Regional Parks is constantly striving to acquire, develop, and maintain open space for residents and visitors to enjoy. John Ryan tells us about the newest addition being developed on Sonoma Mountain.

http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

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California Update
6:11 am
Fri August 29, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown Praised Outgoing Legislative Leaders

Supporters of the State of Jefferson erected a banner outside the state Capitol on Thursday, August 28, 2014.
Credit Katie Orr / Capitol Public Radio

  ALSO: Supporters of the movement to separate far northern California from the rest of the state rallied at the Capitol today Thursday.

Today's reporting by Max Pringle and Katie Orr.

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Effective Sept. 1
7:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Sonoma County's Plastic Ban Ban Begins

After Sunday, this is a sight that will no longer be found in Sonoma County.

Single use plastic shopping bags will complete their disappearance from Sonoma County retailers on Monday. It’s been a gradual transition so many shoppers may not even notice a difference. But for those who do, here’s what to expect.

Henry Mikus, the Sonoma County Waste Management Agency’s Executive Director, says that the biggest benefits from the plastic bag ban are expected to be less trash, in the landfills and the environment, and somewhat decreased use of fossil fuels and release of greenhouse gases. But it is also being embraced by the retail business world.

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California Update
6:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

It's "Gut-And-Amend" Time At The Capitol

Credit abc30.com

  The California Legislature’s “gut-and-amend” process is highly criticized, but lawmakers defend it as necessary.

Today's reporting by Ben Adler.

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Napa-area Earthquake
9:40 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Assessing Napa's Damage

The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the southern edge of Napa on Sunday, Aug. 24 has caused at least $300 million in structural damage, officials said on Wednesday. 

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California Update
7:29 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Nearly 200,000 California State Employees Mistakenly Over-payed Says Auditor's Report

The report says erroneous holiday pay accounted for most of the over-payments. The state has three years to try to recover the losses.
Credit scpr.org

  ALSO: The California legislature took on a variety of measures Tuesday as it works toward the end of its session.

Today's reporting by Max Pringle and Katie Orr.

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The Exchange
6:12 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Are You Ready for the Next Quake?

  There’s nothing quite like a near-miss emergency to remind us to review our own level of readiness if another earthquake were to strike even closer to home—or stronger. Today, we get a quick check on what basic preparedness steps we should be taking.

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Community policing
6:09 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Police Tactics and Public Protests

What determines whether or not a public protest will remain peaceful or veer into violent confrontations? A new study underway at UC Berkeley suggests that police actions often make the difference.

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