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...
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Sonoma County Supervisors Declare Drought Emergency

Lake Mendocino is at 43 percent of target capacity and Lake Sonoma is at 62 percent of capacity, both the lowest they have been on this date.

How Much is Rent Relief Helping Californians?

Tenant and landlord groups who complained about the 11th-hour compromise worked out by Gov. Gavin Newsom say their fears are coming true.
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Members of Congress Call for Year-Round Federal Firefighters

California lawmakers are calling for the creation of a federal year-round wildland fire workforce to combat a lengthening fire season.

Sonoma-Marin Fair Adopts Hybrid Model of Online and Distanced Events

Beginning this week, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma kicks off two months of fair activities, both online and in-person, that recognizes and adapts to the changing Covid restrictions and recommendations. “It’s time to have some fun, but in a responsible way that supports the health and safety of our friends...

Culture Crush: Virtual Events Persist in May

Fourteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the North Bay remains in the Orange Tier, designated by California's "Blueprint for a Safer Economy." As venues and business slowly open up for in-person events, several groups keep the distancing going with virtual event offerings this weekend. Here’s a roundup of what’s...

SOMO Grove Dinner and Music Series Puts Local Bands Back on Stage

Fourteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, the North Bay’s restrictions are slowly, but surely, lifting on social gatherings. With that, one of the region’s most popular past times–live music–is making its way back with socially distant, outdoor concerts like the upcoming SOMO Grove Dinner & Music Series. The series is curated...

Sonoma County Pride Looks “Beyond the Rainbow” for Reimagined Event in June

Each June, Sonoma County Pride gathers in locales like the Russian River Valley and downtown Santa Rosa for massive, celebratory festivals filled with parades, dance parties and other fun. Last summer, the Covid-19 pandemic forced the Sonoma County Pride Board of Directors to cancel the 2020 Pride Festival &...
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