Hotel Azura - Santa Rosa, California

Foppoli-Backed Security Company Comes to Sudden End

Whitestar Security Group's clients dropped contracts after sexual assault allegations against Dominic Foppoli, an investor, became public.
Gavin Newsom California Drought

Newsom Announces Water Infrastructure Funding, Adds Counties to Drought Declaration

Gavin Newsom signed the initial proclamation last month, declaring a drought emergency in Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
Theresa Harlan - Laird's Landing, Point Reyes National Seashore

Tamál Húye: Coast Miwoks Fight for Recognition of Point Reyes’ Indigenous History

Point Reyes National Seashore's managers honor the park's 150-year history of agriculture but ignore the local history of the Coast Miwok.

Saved the Farm

Local farming makes a comeback Rooted All across the U.S., Americans of every shape, size and skin color are taking up farming and growing vegetables in the spirit of Joy Harjo, the Native American poet who writes: Remember the earth whose skin you are: red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth, brown...
Ryeson and Shana Bull - Blue Spider

Hang Eight: Five-Year-Old Co-Authors Book About Surfboarding Spider

Ryeson Bull and his mom, Shana Bull, are already hard at work outlining 10 new stories for Randall the Blue Spider and his friend.

Culture Crush: Virtual Events This Week Feature Music and Art

As the North Bay inches towards the reopening, several groups keep the distancing going with virtual event offerings this weekend. Here’s a sample of what’s coming up online. Virtual Reception Under the supervision of art instructor Ginny Geoghegan, Tomales High School’s art program remained a bedrock of creativity for students navigating...

Piano Art Exhibit Raises Funds for Downtown Petaluma Project

Before the Covid-19 pandemic swept into the North Bay in March of 2020, one of the most trustworthy sights in Sonoma County was Petaluma Pete, a.k.a. John Maher, playing on one of the town’s many street pianos. Over the last year, the pianos came off the streets amid the social-distancing...

Locally-Made Film ‘What Lies West’ Matches Familiar Sights With Engaging Drama

Filmmaker Jessica Ellis grew up surrounded by Sonoma County’s natural beauty. Now, she returns to those picturesque locales for her debut feature film, What Lies West, available to rent or purchase on several digital platforms and DVD. “When I was a teenager, we moved right across the street from Howarth...
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