.Peter Byrne

Northern California-based journalist Peter Byrne combines investigative reporting with science writing. He has received national, regional, and local recognition for investigative work, writing style, and in-depth profiles of politicians, grifters, grafters, and… artists. Read his past work at www.peterbyrne.info.
Dec. 5, 1920 - Sonoma County Jail
Mar 16, 2022

The Shame of Santa Rosa: Whiteness, and the Culture of Lynching

In early March, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors honored retiring Press Democrat reporter Gaye LeBaron for “chronicling the people, culture and history of...
Richard C. Blum
Mar 2, 2022

Richard C. Blum is Dead, but not (yet) Forgotten

Every day in the fog-caressed city of San Francisco, a half dozen souls are overwhelmed by the Big Sleep. But on Feb. 28, 2022...
Jocelyn Knight Marin County Point Reyes National Seashore signs
Mar 18, 2021

Marin County Posts, Then Removes, Fecal Bacteria Warning Signs at Point Reyes Beaches

Who's in charge of warning the public of unsafe conditions at Point Reyes National Seashore? Not us, says one Marin County agency.
Aug 3, 2020

Are you medically exempt from wearing a mask?

On Sunday, about thirty people gathered in a small mid-town park in Petaluma to stage a political protest march. They were protesting against a...
Jul 1, 2020

Petaluma Police Say They Can’t Charge Man Who Removed Artwork

On June 20, a man tore down Black Lives Matter artwork on a fence in Petaluma’s Leghorns Park....
Oct 30, 2019

Pull the Plug

Since being incorporated in 1905, Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation has booked $1 billion a year in profits (adjusted for inflation). That...