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  • Live on Giving Tuesday at Redwood Gospel Mission

    Live on Giving Tuesday at Redwood Gospel Mission

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                On Giving Tuesday, we talk with Chris Keys of the Redwood Gospel Mission about ways to pitch in across Sonoma County, by volunteering or […]

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  • Armory Shelter Opens for the Winter

    Armory Shelter Opens for the Winter

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    As winter rains arrive, another safe harbor has opened for Sonoma County’s homeless population. The National Guard Armory will provide overnight shelter for 100 or more people. Karl Van Amburg […]

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  • Thanksgiving Feast Draws Thousands

    Thanksgiving Feast Draws Thousands

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    Sonoma County showed its true heart this Thanksgiving holiday, as hundreds of volunteers braved rain and wind to deliver a hot meal to thousands in need.  As Karl Van Amburg […]

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  • Veterans’ Tiny Homes Nearing Completion

    Veterans’ Tiny Homes Nearing Completion

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    A unique collaboration of government and private industry is turning an empty Santa Rosa field, into a supportive housing community for homeless vets.  As Karl Van Amburg reports, the tiny […]

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  • Schools and Smoke

    Schools and Smoke

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    When do you close Sonoma County’s schools due to bad air quality?  That’s the question being faced these days by dozens of Sonoma County school districts, and thousands of parents.  […]

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  • Trader Joe’s Grand Reopening

    Trader Joe’s Grand Reopening

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    The mood was festive today, as Santa Rosa’s Cleveland Avenue Trader Joe’s reopened it’s doors after a long Firestorm closure. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the grocery chain’s fans were […]

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  • 2018 California Economic Summit

    2018 California Economic Summit

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    The resilience of Sonoma County was on display this week, as some of the brightest minds in the state gathered in the North Bay for the annual California Economic Summit.  […]

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  • Drone Video over Camp Fire

    Drone Video over Camp Fire

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    This drone video, courtesy of the Sacramento Bee, shows the devastation of the Camp Fire at Paradise, California.  The 135 thousand acre blaze continues to burn to the Northeast, and […]

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  • Live Update -Air Quality and Schools

    Live Update -Air Quality and Schools

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  • Air Quality Update

    Air Quality Update

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    First map shows North Bay and Bay Area air quality by hour. Unhealthful air across the North Bay caused by the Camp Fire can be tracked using this tool.  Red […]

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  • Camp Fire Interactive Map

    Camp Fire Interactive Map

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    Use this map to zoom in on the Camp Fire near Chico and the Hill and Woolsey Fires in Southern California for current information and fire perimeters.

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  • Camp Fire Update

    Camp Fire Update

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    The Camp Fire near Chico has now grown to more than 70,000 acres, with 5 percent containment as of Friday morning.  These photos show the extent of the blaze, which […]

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  • Hopper Wall Coming Down

    Hopper Wall Coming Down

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    In an emotional milestone, community leaders gathered in Coffey Park to mark the start of demolition and replacement of the fire-ravaged Hopper wall. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the new […]

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  • Live update on Smoky North Bay Skies

    Live update on Smoky North Bay Skies

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    Live update on the Camp Fire, causing smoky skies and unhealthful air quality across the North Bay region.  

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  • Midterm Election Update

    Midterm Election Update

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    A minute and a half update on midterm election results in Sonoma County.

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  • Election Live – Registrar of Voters

    Election Live – Registrar of Voters

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    Live with the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

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  • Thompson Town Hall

    Thompson Town Hall

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    With the crucial midterm election just around the corner, U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson hosted a Sonoma Valley town hall. As Karl Van Amburg reports, Thompson is determined to find ways […]

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  • Measures in a Minute – Santa Rosa Measure N

    Measures in a Minute – Santa Rosa Measure N

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    Will Santa Rosa voters approve a new tax to support affordable housing?  That’s the question posed by Measure N, a ballot measure to be decided on November 6th. Here is […]

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  • Science Discovery Day

    Science Discovery Day

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    Thousands of young people, parents in tow, converged on the Sonoma County Fairgrounds this weekend to do hands-on science. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the annual North Bay Science Discovery […]

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  • Measures in a Minute – Sonoma County Measure M

    Measures in a Minute – Sonoma County Measure M

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    To help Sonoma County voters better understand the issues, News of the North Bay is posting a series of short, one-minute videos, explaining key measures on the November 6th ballot. […]

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  • Measures in a Minute – Santa Rosa Measure O

    Measures in a Minute – Santa Rosa Measure O

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    To help Sonoma County voters better understand the issues, News of the North Bay is posting a series of short, one-minute videos, explaining key measures on the November 6th ballot. […]

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  • Culinary Talent Nurtured at SRJC

    Culinary Talent Nurtured at SRJC

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    Sonoma County has long been famous for its world-class wines and fine dining.  But it takes an army of culinary talent to keep the region’s restaurants among the nation’s best. […]

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  • Russian River Brewhouse Opens

    Russian River Brewhouse Opens

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    The North Bay beer landscape changed in a big way this week, as Russian River Brewing unveiled their long-awaited Windsor brewhouse. The expansive new brewery and restaurant is sure to […]

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  • Angel is Home

    Angel is Home

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    The beloved Sonoma County longhorn named Angel is back home.  And that’s good news for her owners, and for thousands of her fans.

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  • Life after the Firestorm – How we’ve Changed

    Life after the Firestorm – How we’ve Changed

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    Sonoma County has changed in fundamental ways since the October 2017 Firestorm. But have those changes helped to prepare us for the next major catastrophe? In part one of a two […]

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  • Fountaingrove Anniversary Gathering

    Fountaingrove Anniversary Gathering

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    Former residents of Santa Rosa’s Fountaingrove neighborhood gathered on the first anniversary of the October 2017 Firestorm to greet neighbors, and look to the future. Karl Van Amburg has more.

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  • Coffey Park Remembrance

    Coffey Park Remembrance

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    On the one year anniversary of the October 2017 Firestorm, residents of the Coffey Park neighborhood of Santa Rosa gathered for remembrance and celebration, in an event that lit up […]

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  • Firestorm Anniversary Gatherings

    Firestorm Anniversary Gatherings

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    On the first anniversary of the October 2017 Firestorm, Santa Rosa and Sonoma County gathered at events large and small, to remember those lost, and look to the future. Karl […]

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  • Glen Ellen Kids Create Stars of Hope

    Glen Ellen Kids Create Stars of Hope

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    In the midst of disaster, small gestures can make a big difference. On the first anniversary of the North Bay Firestorms, students and teachers in Glen Ellen gathered to send […]

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  • Live at Stars of Hope in Glen Ellen

    Live at Stars of Hope in Glen Ellen

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    On this one year anniversary of the October Firestorm, children at the Dunbar School in Glen Ellen painted stars of hope, to prove that healing, and love can come from […]

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