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  • Museums of Sonoma County

    From the Fire – At Museums of Sonoma County

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    On the one year anniversary of the October 2017 Firestorms, the Museums of Sonoma County unveiled a groundbreaking new exhibition designed to capture the experience of the disaster, from an […]

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  • Coffey Park Neighbors – One Year Later

    Coffey Park Neighbors – One Year Later

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    A group of Coffey Park neighbors and friends reflect on their lives one year after being separated by the October 2017 Firestorm.

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  • Sonoma Vita Event, downtown Santa Rosa

    Sonoma Vita, Food, Fun, Cycling Downtown

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  • Christine Blasey Ford

    Kavanaugh Impact on North Bay Women

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    The emotionally charged confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has triggered a surge in the number of women calling Sonoma County crisis counselors. Karl Van Amburg reports on […]

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  • SMART Headed to Windsor

    SMART Headed to Windsor

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    SMART rail service is headed north, after the train system’s board of directors approved money to begin the long-awaited extension to Windsor. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the city of […]

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  • Safari West Rally for Parks

    Safari West Rally for Parks

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    Backers of Measure M, a Sonoma County tax to support parks, turned out at Safari West to rally support and energize supporters. As Karl Van Amburg reports, park advocates need […]

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  • New Teachers Priced Out

    New Teachers Priced Out

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    In the face of skyrocketing housing costs, Sonoma County is struggling to find ways to attract and keep quality teachers. One plan being proposed, is to build subsidized housing for young […]

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  • Dry Creek Restoration Showcased

    Dry Creek Restoration Showcased

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    Sonoma County’s work to protect the land and water was the theme that brought a group of delegates from the Global Climate Summit up to the Dry Creek Valley this […]

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  • Sustainable Vineyards Showcased

    Sustainable Vineyards Showcased

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    Sonoma County’s vineyards don’t just produce world-class wine.  Many are also leaders in sustainable agriculture and adaptation to climate change. Sonoma County winegrowers took that message to those attending this […]

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  • County Showcases Climate Adaptation

    County Showcases Climate Adaptation

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    As part of the Global Climate Action Summit, Sonoma County water and power officials showcased sustainability initiatives now underway, designed to adapt to the challenges of climate change. Karl Van […]

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  • Emergency Warning System Tested

    Emergency Warning System Tested

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    As the one year anniversary of the devastating October Firestorm approaches, Sonoma County emergency officials launched the first-ever test of a new emergency warning system. As Karl Van Amburg reports, […]

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  • Amazing View of Hurricane’s Approach

    Amazing View of Hurricane’s Approach

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    If you have friends and family along the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S., you are probably watching the progress of Hurricane Florence. This Geo Color satellite loop combines visual image […]

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  • Dolphins at Monterey

    Dolphins at Monterey

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    Fall whale migration season is coming to the Sonoma Coast. Check out this amazing video of a pod of hundreds of dolphins swimming together off the Monterey Coast, provided by […]

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  • Vehicle encampment

    Charity Steps Up

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    The St. Vincent de Paul Society is stepping up to assist those living in their vehicles in Sonoma County.  As Karl Van Amburg reports, the effort is in a race […]

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  • St. Vincent de Paul assistance

    Help for Homeless in Vehicles

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    A Sonoma County nonprofit is working to make a tangible and immediate difference in the lives of those living in their vehicles in Santa Rosa. As Karl Van Amburg reports, […]

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  • Pepperwood Fire Recovery

    Pepperwood Fire Recovery

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    At Sonoma County’s Pepperwood Preserve, cutting-edge research now underway is helping scientists gauge the impact of fire, and climate change, on California’s landscapes. As Karl Van Amburg reports, what’s being […]

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  • A Walk with a Fire Ecologist

    A Walk with a Fire Ecologist

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    More than 10 months after the Northern California firestorms of 2017, Sonoma County’s forests are rebounding in ways that are surprising, even to those who study fire. This week, News […]

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  • Home Sales Slump

    Home Sales Slump

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    The overheated Sonoma County real estate market cooled off in July, leaving experts speculating on what caused the downturn, and how long it will last. Karl Van Amburg has the […]

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  • Mark West Regional Park

    Mark West Regional Park

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    A longtime dream of open space and park lovers is becoming a reality in northeast Santa Rosa.   In the watershed of Mark West Creek, a huge new regional park is […]

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  • Shelter Animals Find Homes

    Shelter Animals Find Homes

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    Thousands of shelter animals have found new homes and new families thanks to a nationwide adoption event. Sonoma County shelters were among hundreds across the country participating in an event […]

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  • SMART First Anniversary

    SMART First Anniversary

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    The Sonoma Marin Rail Line is celebrating its first year anniversary this weekend, offering free rides to the public. As Karl Van Amburg reports, the first 12 months of service […]

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  • Striking Space Images – Mendocino Fires

    Striking Space Images – Mendocino Fires

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    Even as Cal Fire announced that containment on the 329 thousand acre Ranch fire had increased to 76 percent, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released stunning new […]

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  • Tahoe Looking Good

    Tahoe Looking Good

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    Looking to visit Lake Tahoe this weekend?  The smoke from regional fires has cleared, as Karl Van Amburg reports.

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  • Sights & Sounds of the Gravenstein Apple Fair

    Sights & Sounds of the Gravenstein Apple Fair

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    Come along with News of the North Bay to experience the sights and sounds of Sebastopol’s Gravenstein Apple Fair 2018 in just 2 minutes!

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  • Fire Excavation Causing Headaches

    Fire Excavation Causing Headaches

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    Hundreds of Sonoma County residents are crying foul, claiming that federal contractors over-excavated their fire damaged lots, making it impossible to rebuild. Now local elected officials are entering the fray, […]

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  • Fire Camera Network Moves Forward

    Fire Camera Network Moves Forward

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    Firefighters across the North Bay will soon have a new high tech tool to detect and battle wildfires.  An ambitious plan to install fire detection cameras on Sonoma County mountaintops […]

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  • Spectacular Space Images – Smokey Skies this Week

    Spectacular Space Images – Smokey Skies this Week

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    The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued an air quality advisory, saying the North Bay Area will be under smokey skies for much of the next week.  The […]

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  • Mountaintop Fire Cameras on the Way

    Mountaintop Fire Cameras on the Way

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    Coming up on News of the North Bay….new high definition, high tech cameras mounted on Sonoma County peaks could soon help North Bay agencies spot fires before they get out […]

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  • Erin Brockovich brings PG&E Case to Santa Rosa

    Erin Brockovich brings PG&E Case to Santa Rosa

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    Well-know consumer advocate Erin Brockovich appeared before a packed house in Santa Rosa to lend her support to a lawsuit blaming PG&E for the 2017 Northern California fires. She recently […]

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  • Sheep help restore Laguna de Santa Rosa

    Sheep help restore Laguna de Santa Rosa

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    Scientists have turned to an old but trusted tool to help restore ecological balance to Sonoma County’s Laguna de Santa Rosa wetlands. Karl Van Amburg reports.

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