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  • Whew! One More Storm to Go…

    Whew! One More Storm to Go…

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    Saturday’s storm blew through the North Bay with mid-winter fury, dropping anywhere from one half to 3 inches of rain.  Santa Rosa recorded almost an inch and a half, while […]

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  • 125th Rose Parade Wet and Wonderful

    125th Rose Parade Wet and Wonderful

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    It was a wet but wonderful Luther Burbank Rose Parade that hit the streets of Santa Rosa on the event’s 125th anniversary. As Karl Van Amburg and producer Michon Sardella […]

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  • Saturday Washout as Another Storm Arrives for the Weekend

    Saturday Washout as Another Storm Arrives for the Weekend

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    Enjoy Friday’s party sunny skies, as the break will be short-lived with another unusually powerful May storm lining up to dump winter-like rain on Sonoma County and the North Bay. […]

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  • $10 Million Award Fuels Airport Expansion, More Sought

    $10 Million Award Fuels Airport Expansion, More Sought

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    Although they had asked for $20 Million, Thursday’s announcement of an initial $10 million dollar FAA grant for the Sonoma County Airport means big terminal expansion plans can now move […]

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  • Record May Rains and More on the Way

    Record May Rains and More on the Way

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    As advertised, the unusually strong and wet late season storm that began Tuesday night dropped record 24 hour rains by late Wednesday in spots all across the North Bay.  Here’s […]

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  • Author Explores Living in Flow

    Author Explores Living in Flow

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    A Bay Area physicist and author brought his research into the science of synchronicity, and life flow, to a receptive Santa Rosa bookstore audience this week. Karl Van Amburg and […]

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  • Very Wet and Powerful May Storm Approaching

    Very Wet and Powerful May Storm Approaching

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    If you’ve placed the fancy patio furniture outside, you might want to cover it for a few days as an unusually large and wet late spring storm system is headed […]

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  • The Barlow Shines at Block Party

    The Barlow Shines at Block Party

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    The sun broke out over Sebastopol’s Barlow shopping district on Saturday, as dozens of merchants and hundreds of shoppers gathered to celebrate the center’s ongoing recovery from February’s devastating floods. […]

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  • New Fire District Showcased at Resiliency Day

    New Fire District Showcased at Resiliency Day

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    A year and a half after the October firestorms, a community came together this weekend to celebrate moving forward. The Luther Burbank Center was host to the first Community Resiliency […]

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  • Female Entrepreneurs Hosted in Sonoma County

    Female Entrepreneurs Hosted in Sonoma County

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    Some 400 female entrepreneurs and company founders from across the U.S. descended on Sonoma County this week, here to network, share advice and attend workshops focused on succeeding in business. […]

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  • Fire Victims Voice Anger and Frustration

    Fire Victims Voice Anger and Frustration

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    Plagued by construction delays and missed deadlines, a group of Sonoma County fire victims are voicing frustration over their dealings with an out-of-town contractor, who they claim has left a […]

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  • Who Knew?  Late Spring Rain Coming Next Week!

    Who Knew? Late Spring Rain Coming Next Week!

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    It may not surprise anyone after our wet winter that spring would turn out cool and showery. However, a pattern setting up for next week is a bit unusual, and […]

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  • Teachers Push Back on Superintendent Pay

    Teachers Push Back on Superintendent Pay

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    The issue wasn’t on the agenda, but that didn’t stop dozens of teachers from descending on the Santa Rosa School Board meeting on Wednesday night, to once again speak out […]

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  • Healdsburg Gets Aggressive on Affordable Housing

    Healdsburg Gets Aggressive on Affordable Housing

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    As cities throughout the North Bay struggle to find and build affordable housing, Healdsburg has embarked on a bold plan…designed to get results fast. Just this week, the city voted […]

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  • Huge Fog Push Clearing, Warmer Ahead

    Huge Fog Push Clearing, Warmer Ahead

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    The pesky cutoff low that gave us lots of clouds and a few showers has headed south, leaving us in the midst of a slow warming trend across the North […]

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  • Special Welcome Home for Coffey Neighbors

    Special Welcome Home for Coffey Neighbors

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    In Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park, neighbors are reaching out with small gestures this spring, to make sure those returning to their new, rebuilt homes, feel loved, and valued. Karl Van […]

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  • Airport’s Big Expansion Awaits Federal Dollars

    Airport’s Big Expansion Awaits Federal Dollars

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    With exciting new flights and burgeoning passenger volume, Sonoma County Airport is banking on a 20 million dollar federal grant to help it grow into the future. But although the […]

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  • Public Weighs In on Downtown Future

    Public Weighs In on Downtown Future

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    What should downtown Santa Rosa look like five or ten years from now? That was the question the city of Santa Rosa took directly to the people on Wednesday night, […]

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  • Topsy-Turvy Spring Continues

    Topsy-Turvy Spring Continues

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    After a cool and cloudy beginning to the week, a moderate warming tend is in store for the North Bay starting midweek, and continuing through Friday.  We may see highs […]

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  • Wildfire Cottages Rise with Volunteer Help

    Wildfire Cottages Rise with Volunteer Help

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    A small home community now taking shape in Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood is testing how new, innovative construction techniques can get affordable houses built cheaply, and efficiently. But this Habitat […]

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  • New Voting Technology Rolled Out for Sonoma County

    New Voting Technology Rolled Out for Sonoma County

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    With interest in the 2020 general election beginning to heat up, Sonoma County is rolling out a new,  high tech voting system that will be used for the first time, […]

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  • Stakeholders Join Forces on Highway 37 Future

    Stakeholders Join Forces on Highway 37 Future

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    Its repair and redesign will take years, and likely cost more than a billion dollars. But the future of flood-prone Highway 37 and the sensitive wetlands it crosses is a […]

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  • Motel Purchase Could Shelter Homeless

    Motel Purchase Could Shelter Homeless

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    A real estate purchase quietly moving forward could have a dramatic impact on the availability of housing for Santa Rosa’s homeless population. The project would turn an aging Mendocino Avenue […]

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  • UPDATE: Heat Peaks Today. Cooler Next Week!

    UPDATE: Heat Peaks Today. Cooler Next Week!

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    Our current heat spell is reaching a peak today, with numerous high 80s and even low 90s across Sonoma County and the North Bay.  Santa Rosa is forecast to top […]

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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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