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Crabbing Groups Oppose Legislation Requiring ‘Ropeless’ Gear

"As we move into the future, we can have both productive crabbing operations and oceans that are safe for whales and sea turtles," the bill's author says.
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Ravitch Presses Criminal Charges Against PG&E for Role in Kincade Fire

The complaint charges PG&E with 5 felonies and 28 misdemeanors, including unlawfully causing a fire that resulted in great bodily injury.
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California Sets June 15 Goal for Full Reopening

The move would eliminate the complex web of county-by-county tiers and replace it with a statewide reopening of businesses.
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Open Mic: School Districts Must Support LGBTQIA+ Community

"White supremacy and hatred toward LGBTQIA+ people are alive in Sonoma County," a group of local leaders writes.

Turn the Page with New Books by Local Writers

Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” This spring, several North Bay writers look back at the past with fiction, historical fiction, memoir and non-fiction literary works that tell stories of where we’ve been and where we are...

Spotlight on Sonoma: Art, Film and Fashion Return to Town

Sonoma looks different this April than it did 12 months ago. While the town’s historic plaza remained a fixture for socially-distant outings in 2020, many of Sonoma’s businesses and venues went dark as indoor gatherings were halted in the wake of Covid-19. Now—as vaccines stream into the North Bay—Sonoma is reopening,...

Live Music Slowly Makes Its Way Back in the North Bay

Thirteen months into the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccines are rolling in, restrictions are lifting on social gatherings and one of the North Bay’s most popular past times, live music, is returning to stages throughout the North Bay. The town of Healdsburg welcomes local bands and artists to perform this weekend with...

J.Lately’s ‘Winnebago’ Is the Hip-Hop Road Trip You Need Right Now

Pairing a laid-back flow and a relentless drive, Sebastopol native J.Lately has crafted relatable and engaging hip-hop since his days at Analy High School. Now 10 years into his music career, Lately just dropped his latest album, Winnebago, and he’s inviting North Bay audiences to join him on his journey. “For...
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