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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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  • A Week of Sun!  And Then…

    A Week of Sun! And Then…

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    After more than a month of pretty much non-stop rain, Sonoma County and the rest of the North Bay is about to see sun.  Lots of it.  After a weak […]

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  • Hundreds Support Community Market Workers

    Hundreds Support Community Market Workers

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    Supporters of Sebastopol’s Community Market turned out Sunday night, to support dozens of workers laid off when floodwaters forced the market to close. Karl Van Amburg has more.

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  • STS Welcomes United Flights from Denver

    STS Welcomes United Flights from Denver

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    The inaugural United flight to and from Denver to Santa Rosa has begun today with great excitement. Dignitaries from Sonoma County tourism and Sonoma County Airport staff, and well as […]

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  • Barlow Small Businesses Struggle for Survival

    Barlow Small Businesses Struggle for Survival

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    Small business owners at Sebastopol’s Barlow Market District are struggling to survive recent flooding, as they face challenges including paperwork, repairs, and the loss of income. Karl Van Amburg and […]

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  • Hang in There.  The Sun is Coming!

    Hang in There. The Sun is Coming!

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    Waterlogged residents of the North Bay who feel like they have forgotten what the sun looks like can take heart.  After a few more days of off and on showers, […]

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  • $2.5 Million for Curbside Debris Cleanup

    $2.5 Million for Curbside Debris Cleanup

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    At a special Thursday meeting, Sonoma County Supervisors approved 2.5 million dollars in funding to clean up household flood debris that has been collecting curbside all across the lower Russian […]

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  • Forestville Landslide Threatens Homes

    Forestville Landslide Threatens Homes

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    A slow-moving landslide, brought on by recent heavy rains, threatens homes along a hillside road in the Hacienda neighborhood of Forestville. Karl Van Amburg has more.

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  • Crews Save Road, Hold Russian River at Bay

    Crews Save Road, Hold Russian River at Bay

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    County road crews took advantage of a break in the rain to shore up a critical embankment on the Russian River, where erosion threatens to swallow a road used by […]

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  • Giant Russian River Cleanup Begins

    Giant Russian River Cleanup Begins

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    The huge task of cleanup and moving forward has begun on the lower Russian River, where residents are struggling with thousands of tons of soggy flood debris. But, along with […]

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  • No Major Rises in Russian River Expected

    No Major Rises in Russian River Expected

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    An atmospheric river arriving in central and southern California on Tuesday and Wednesday WILL NOT cause more flooding on the Russian and Napa rivers. That’s the current word from the […]

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  • Flood Recovery Resources/Events

    Flood Recovery Resources/Events

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      If you need help recovering from flood damage across Sonoma County, the County of Sonoma has set up debris removal sites, a community information event, and is opening a […]

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  • Guerneville Flood Cleanup Begins

    Guerneville Flood Cleanup Begins

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    Just hours after emerging from near historic flooding, the Russian River town of Guerneville got back to work, and recovery.  Everywhere, the spirit of resilience was on display. Karl Van […]

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  • The Barlow Dries Out

    The Barlow Dries Out

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    Sebastopol’s popular Barlow shopping district has begun to dry out and return to normal, two days after the worst flooding in its short history. Karl Van Amburg and producer Michon […]

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  • Good News. Next Atmospheric River Headed South.

    Good News. Next Atmospheric River Headed South.

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    As Sonoma County and the North Bay begin to dry out and recover from near historic flooding caused by atmospheric river storms this week, some forecasters have warned of another […]

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  • Monte Rio Emerges From Flood

    Monte Rio Emerges From Flood

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    Tiny Monte Rio, inundated by near historic flooding of the Russian River, pulls together to ride out the storms and begin recovery.

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  • Live in Monte Rio – Russian Still High, Recovery Begins

    Live in Monte Rio – Russian Still High, Recovery Begins

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    Live report from Monte Rio, near Guerneville, where the Russian River is still raging, and cleanup and recovery is just getting underway.

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  • Live in Sebastopol – Flooded Barlow Begins Cleanup

    Live in Sebastopol – Flooded Barlow Begins Cleanup

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    As flood waters slowly receed, the Barlow shops in Sebastopol are beginning their recovery and cleanup.

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  • Russian River Receeding.  Slowly.

    Russian River Receeding. Slowly.

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    The Russian River has returned to its banks near Healdsburg, after flooding thousands of acres of farmland and towns between Cloverdale and Healdsburg. Meanwhile the river’s levels are dropping on […]

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