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May 30, 2023

Tick Talk: Blood-sucking arachnids spread disease in Northern California

What the heck is that thing in the photo? A hazelnut? A small dumpling with eight legs? Perhaps an odd seed pod? Nope. Behold the engorged tick, swollen with blood stolen from its host. Not only do the little suckers feast on our vital red fluid, but they can also...
Apr 18, 2023

Petaluma-based mobile crisis intervention program expands to San Rafael

The “subject down” call came into the San Rafael police dispatcher on Thursday morning at 10:22 a.m. A passerby...
Maria Carrillo - Puma Prensa - Will Carruthers
Apr 11, 2023

Maria Carrillo High School journalists cover protests, campus gun scares

Adults might imagine the work of a high school journalist as relatively frivolous, with time spent covering school dances,...
Caritas Homes - Santa Rosa 2023 - Photo by Will Carruthers
Mar 24, 2023

North Bay affordable housing developers were Silicon Valley Bank clients

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Sunday, March 26, North Carolina-based First Citizens Bank announced that it reached an agreement to purchase...
Chevron Gas Station - Santa Rosa, California
Mar 24, 2023

Sonoma County bans new retail gas stations

Sonoma County is taking another step towards a gas-free future. On March 14, the county’s board of supervisors approved a...
Mar 21, 2023

Freshman assemblymember pushing hard for constituents’ concerns

Assemblymember Damon Connolly listened carefully to voters while on the campaign trail last year for a seat in the...
Santa Rosa School Board - Will Carruthers
Mar 15, 2023

Fatal stabbing of Montgomery High student reveals underlying issues

Nearly two weeks after tragedy struck Montgomery High School, thousands of students and community members have raised concerns about...
Heron Shadow reserve - Photo by Chelsea Kurnick
Mar 7, 2023

Indigenous groups and allies push for greater acceptance of planned burns

In the last weekend of February, as another rain storm soaked Sonoma County, over 40 people from around California...
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