Santa Rosa Gaza ceasefire protest - Oct. 29, 2023
Oct 31, 2023

Amid growing movement, Santa Rosa protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza

Joining an international upsurge in Palestinian solidarity protests in late October, roughly 150 people gathered in downtown Santa Rosa on Oct. 29 to call...
California National Guard - Santa Rosa, California - Tubbs Fire
Oct 31, 2023

‘Inflamed’ highlights some of the heroes of the Tubbs Fire

A new book provides an in-depth account of the rescue of residents of two opulent Santa Rosa retirement care homes from the rapidly-spreading Tubbs...
Rabbit Hole Portrait - Photo by Will Carruthers
Oct 17, 2023

Subjective Research: Local artists showcase a ‘Mega Toad’ in a Rabbit Hole

Last Thursday, I drove to Sebastopol to track down an emerging mystery. Word was spreading on the social media platforms TikTok and NextDoor that two...
Photo by Paul Nelson/North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Oct 3, 2023

Water Board pursues record-setting $8.6 million fine against BoDean quarry

A Sonoma County building materials company known to tout its environmentally-friendly endeavors is facing an $8.6 million fine for polluting salmon habitat. On its website,...
Sep 19, 2023

Coastal Questions: Rosanna Xia considers California’s western edge

With the financial and human costs of climate change-fueled natural disasters rising rapidly, a new book invites Californians to reimagine their relationship with the...
Greg King - Golden Gate Bridge - Photo by John Green
Sep 5, 2023

Forest Fights: A conversation with journalist Greg King

Humboldt-based journalist and activist Greg King has spent his life connected to redwood forests. Born and raised in Guerneville near Sonoma County’s few remaining redwood...
Photo by Will Carruthers
Aug 22, 2023

Crossroads: SMART gears up for existential sales tax fight

In June, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury posed an existential question for the North Bay’s passenger rail agency. “SMART at a Crossroads: Here Today,...
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Aug 22, 2023

A.I.rony: State Sen. Bill Dodd automates resolution writing

Add lawmakers to the list of workers whose jobs could be threatened by artificial intelligence. Weighing in on one of the hot topics of the...