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Sep 11, 2019

Sleeper Cells

The radio antennas poised to spring up on poles around the North Bay may look innocuous, but are they really? A debate over the...
Aug 8, 2018

Bye-Bye Babies

Small rural hospitals are struggling all over the country—and the North Bay is no exception. Sebastopol’s Sonoma West Medical Center, formerly Palm Drive, is up...
Jul 10, 2018

A Safe Space

Since #MeToo burst onto the stage this past fall, sexual violence against women has finally achieved the public recognition long overdue a crippling problem,...
Feb 27, 2018

Life After Fire

Every weekend since December, the Sonoma Ecology Center has been leading hikes into local wildlands to see how they are faring after the Tubbs...
Jun 28, 2017

Allied Forces

The push by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) to deport non-citizens continues unabated across the country, and while grassroots groups are...
Jun 28, 2017

Sweet on Cider

It's barely summer and already Gravenstein apples hang heavy from trees in West County orchards. The apples are early to ripen, and local fans...
Mar 29, 2017

A Climate Solution

This year, the third warmest in recorded history, spring has come a month early, with regions all across the United States experiencing May temperatures...
Dec 2, 2015

Dying Wishes

Physician-assisted death is not suicide. The new End of Life Option Act, passed in August and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 8,...