North Bay News

News for and about Sonoma, Marin and Napa Counties

On 12/15/2012, Joel Thomas Theiss, 30 years old, a resident of Rohnert Park, was arrested at the Rohnert Park Budget Inn for two outstanding arrest warrants. Theiss's warrants were for violation of probation from a previous drug paraphernalia conviction and a theft / drug possession arrest where he did not show up for his scheduled court appearance.

• UC Bows to heavy criticism from students and alumi.

• New Law: Workers' Compensation Reform

• The 9th U-S Circuit Court of Appeals says California can cut Medi-Cal reimbursement rates by 10 percent.

• Walgreens pays millions for disposal violations.

• California saw a big year-over-year drop in November foreclosures, according to numbers out Thursday

• Brown's Form of Prostate Cancer has High Survival Rate

Landscape Painting

Dec 13, 2012
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

19th century American landscape master Thomas Cole wove a preservationist perspective into his art. First grade students liked seeing it, but enjoyed making their own pictures even more.

DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Rohnert Park

Dec 12, 2012

Rohnert Park DPS Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 12/21/12, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

• Facebook's lower than expected share price amounted to a 626-million dollar decline in expected revenue.

• “Improper governmental activities”  reported Tuesday have cost the state more than 600-thousand dollars combined.

• Eliminating the Enterprise Zone program could save California $700 million in tax credits.

• California's flu season off to a slow start, but remains unpredictable.

Andrew Nixon / CPR

• Just one week in to the new legislative session, three California Democrats "test the waters" for adjusting Proposition 13

• New Realty-Trac Numbers Out Thursday.

• California Lawmaker Wants to Expand Roles of Health Workforce.

Jeff Hansen /

Housing market momentum could be at risk if the nation goes over the “fiscal cliff."

Two Judges offer conflicting rulings on gay therapy ban.

Amy Quinton / CCN

  • Assembly Speaker John Pérez Welcomes the Voice of GOP Lawmakers.

• Republican Freshman Assemblyman Frank Bigelow Says He's Encouraged. /

• Parents Claim the Therapy Helped Their Teenage Sons.

• Can Final Election Results Unseat A Sworn-in Lawmaker?

California's Budget Worries Aren't Over

Nov 29, 2012

Governor Brown is pleased that Proposition 30 passed, but cautions that it will not cure all the state’s budgetary woes. And he’s warning the leadership of the University of California to be more restrained in their top administrative salaries.

North Bay Report

Nov 29, 2012

Listen to KRCB's North Bay Report at 6:06 or 8:06 am, or at 5:30 pm, weekdays. Or see it online here.

The surprising fate of compostable plastic

Nov 27, 2012

Where do compostable plastic forks and knives go to die? It’s not where you’d think. In past few years compostable plastics, synthesized from plants, have exploded on to the market. But are they are not as green as they seem. KRCB’s Danielle Venton reports.

Project Censored Releases 2013 Anthology

Nov 26, 2012
Project Censored

Before the rest of the news media unfurl their end-of-the-year lists of the biggest stories of the past 12 months, Project Censored is out with their Top 25 list of the biggest subjects that got the least coverage.

A book release party for the new Project Censored anthology, with many of the contributors speaking, will be held this coming Saturday evening, Dec. 1,  at 7 pm in the Arlene Francis Center, 99 Sixth Street in Santa Rosa.

Sex Surrogate Therapy

Nov 21, 2012
(Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images North America)


NorthBay News Post

Nov 20, 2012


Unemployment and the "fiscal cliff"

Nov 20, 2012

The federal budget’s “fiscal cliff” holds immediate impacts for Californians who are receiving unemployment benefits. Also, updating the “I” in DUI.

University students catch a fiscal break

Nov 14, 2012
CSU Fresno

On today's California Update, the state's university students catch a break, as fee increases are delayed. Also, a statewide goal for improved health.

Proposition 37

Nov 1, 2012

New polling shows a widening gap in support for rival Propositions 30 and 38. Also, youth crime declines in California.