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  • Spring Turns on the Heat!

    Spring Turns on the Heat!

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    A spring cold front swooped through the North Bay early Saturday, giving us breezy, cool and partly sunny skies.  Here is the frontal passage on satellite. The cold front produced […]

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  • Public to Weigh In on Santa Rosa Downtown

    Public to Weigh In on Santa Rosa Downtown

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    The city of Santa Rosa is kicking off an aggressive push to gather public input on sweeping changes planned for the city’s downtown core. Starting May 1st, city officials will […]

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  • Caritas Project Attacks Homelessness

    Caritas Project Attacks Homelessness

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    Homelessness is a tough, multilayered problem, and one that needs an aggressive response. That’s the message Catholic Charities has brought to Santa Rosa with it’s new Caritas Village project. If […]

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  • Monday Soaking, Then Hottest Temperatures of the Year

    Monday Soaking, Then Hottest Temperatures of the Year

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    Our exciting, wet winter is sending us one last shot of storminess on Monday, a disturbance that will arrive in the afternoon as a nice soaking rain before quickly clearing […]

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  • Judge’s Decision Huge for North Bay Commuters

    Judge’s Decision Huge for North Bay Commuters

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    When a San Francisco judge this past week threw out a challenge to Regional Measure 3, the North Bay’s transportation leaders let out a collective sigh of relief. If the […]

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  • Rebirth for Coffey Neighborhood Park

    Rebirth for Coffey Neighborhood Park

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    Eighteen months after it was scorched in the October 2017 Firestorm, the community park that anchors Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park neighborhood, is about to be reborn. Reporter Karl Van Amburg […]

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  • Council Puts Brakes on Controversial Cannabis Location

    Council Puts Brakes on Controversial Cannabis Location

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    In a landmark test of its new cannabis law, the Santa Rosa City Council sided with the popular Trailhouse taproom and other established businesses, voting to halt the contruction of […]

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  • The Sun Will Return! Eventually….

    The Sun Will Return! Eventually….

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    If you live in the North Bay, you’re probably wondering if the sun will ever return.  The good news is that we WILL see some nice sun breaks this week, […]

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  • 24th Battle of the Brews Draws Thousands

    24th Battle of the Brews Draws Thousands

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    Huge crowds, great beers, and a good cause.  The 24th annual Battle of the Brews drew more than 3 thousand beer lovers to Santa Rosa for a good time.  News […]

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  • Infrastructure Bill May be Key to Highway 37 Future

    Infrastructure Bill May be Key to Highway 37 Future

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    As the rainy season winds down across the North Bay, the hard work of recovery from the storms of the past winter continues.  And nowhere is the vulnerability of the […]

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  • Update: Friday’s Atmospheric River Fading

    Update: Friday’s Atmospheric River Fading

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    Things can change pretty quickly in the spring. For the last few days, forecast trends have shown weakening in the expected atmospheric river event for Friday.   In fact, the storm […]

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  • Quick Atmospheric River Arrives Friday

    Quick Atmospheric River Arrives Friday

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    In a winter chocked full of atmospheric river events, what could be the last of the season is taking aim at the North Bay, and will arrive on Friday with […]

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  • Whale Watchers Gather Along Sonoma Coast

    Whale Watchers Gather Along Sonoma Coast

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    They crowd onto bluffs and spectacular overlooks along the Sonoma Coast each spring weekend, hundreds of nature lovers…eager for a glimpse of the northward migration of the California Gray Whale. […]

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  • Vietnam Veterans Wall Draws Thousands

    Vietnam Veterans Wall Draws Thousands

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    Memories of a war some 40 years in the past were fresh once again this weekend, as Vietnam Veterans and those who honor them journeyed to Windsor for a special […]

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  • Thunderstorms, Lightning Hit Sonoma County

    Thunderstorms, Lightning Hit Sonoma County

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    A line of strong thunderstorms passed through Sonoma and Napa counties around noon on Thursday, unleashing lightning, thunder, high winds, hail and heavy rain. Here is how the line looked […]

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  • Thunderstorms, High 70s, then Atmospheric River?

    Thunderstorms, High 70s, then Atmospheric River?

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    We know, it’s been a crazy winter.  And although it’s not something that most of us want to hear, forecast models are coming into agreement that in a week’s time […]

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  • Secret Sauce for Small Business

    Secret Sauce for Small Business

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    Virtual networks and high tech tools can help small businesses reach their customers, and goals.  That’s the message that business acceleration firms Hello Alice and Salesforce brought to a North […]

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  • Assistance for Flooding Homeless

    Assistance for Flooding Homeless

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    How has recent flooding on the Russian River affected homelessness in lower river communities?  That’s the question that county officials are trying to determine.  County supervisors have allocated 150 thousand […]

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  • Debris Dumping Warnings

    Debris Dumping Warnings

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    The Sonoma County Sheriffs department is vowing to crack down on illegal dumping in the flood ravaged areas of West County. As curbside flood debris pickup enters into its last […]

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  • Next Stormy Blast Headed In

    Next Stormy Blast Headed In

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    Our first round of late March rain blew through Sunday night and Monday, dropping anywhere from a quarter to one and a half inches of rain across Sonoma County. If […]

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  • Winter’s Wet Curtain Call

    Winter’s Wet Curtain Call

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    The long arm of winter is not quite ready to let California out of its grasp, and that means more rain is headed our way here in the North Bay.  […]

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  • Cheese, Bites and Booze

    Cheese, Bites and Booze

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    A delicious spring bounty of cheese and other delicacies was on display as the 13th California Artisan Cheese Festival brought hundreds to Santa Rosa for an event called Cheese, Bites […]

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  • Volunteers Attack Sonoma Coast Debris

    Volunteers Attack Sonoma Coast Debris

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    On a spectacular weekend, scores of volunteers fanned out across Sonoma County’s beaches, in a push to clear the coast of debris brought downstream by Russian River flooding. Karl Van […]

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  • Roseland Rebirth Moving Ahead

    Roseland Rebirth Moving Ahead

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    The look of Santa Rosa’s long-neglected Roseland neighborhood will soon be changing, thanks to a project designed to bring new services, and renewed pride to the community. Karl Van Amburg […]

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  • Sharing Lessons in Fire Recovery

    Sharing Lessons in Fire Recovery

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    A unique gathering in Sonoma County brought the North Bay’s leaders in fire recovery together with recent victims from Paradise and Malibu, to share lessons for moving forward after disaster. […]

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  • St. Paddy’s Day on the Square

    St. Paddy’s Day on the Square

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    The Irish and the Irish at heart turned out under warm sunny spring skies to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Santa Rosa’s Courthouse Square. News of the North Bay captured […]

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  • Storm Door Reopens Late Tuesday

    Storm Door Reopens Late Tuesday

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    After a glorious weekend with temperatures in the 70’s across the North Bay, rain and cooler weather is headed back our way. Initially, rainfall will be light to moderate…but it […]

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  • Near 80 Degrees on Sunday?

    Near 80 Degrees on Sunday?

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    Our short but gorgeous flirtation with spring will continue through the weekend, and it looks like the warmest places in Sonoma County could push up close to 80 degrees by […]

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  • Cannabis Shop Gets Green Light

    Cannabis Shop Gets Green Light

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    In the latest major challenge to Santa Rosa’s cannabis ordinance, Sonoma County’s largest school district appealed a decision to allow a cannabis dispensary near a Santa Rosa charter school. Karl […]

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  • Curbside Debris Pickup Begins

    Curbside Debris Pickup Begins

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    Almost two weeks after the worst Russian River floods in a quarter century, the county began curbside pickup of flood debris. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the effort will scour […]

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