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Feb 20, 2024

North Bay nonprofit removes deadly ghost nets from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Mary Crowley prefers not to use the term “garbage patch” when referring to the tons of plastic littering the Pacific Ocean and killing marine life. “Patch sounds small,” Crowley said. “People mistakenly think of it as a big clump of garbage.” Small, it’s not. There are 79,000 metric tons (87,100 U.S....
Dec 26, 2023

Together for Peace: The Experience of Sonoma County Activist

It has been nearly three months since the bombs started falling on my people in Gaza. Palestinians love life...
Nov 14, 2023

Loneliness Epidemic: Help for Seniors Just a Call Away

The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 82-page advisory about an epidemic that’s not talked about much—loneliness.  Approximately half the...
Nov 7, 2023

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin opens at four Novato schools

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma-Marin opened four new locations in Novato on Oct. 10 to provide comprehensive after-school...
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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...
Aug 8, 2023

Smashed: Petaluma PD arrests suspect DUI driver

Petaluma police arrested a man suspected of driving under the influence after getting involved in a four-vehicle crash and...
Jul 7, 2023

(Un)welcoming Waters: Sea otters poised for comeback to Marin and Sonoma counties

Flippers down, sea otters win the blue ribbon in the cutest critters contest. And to think, in the 18th...
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Jun 6, 2023

State lawmaker proposes security deposit cap

Most renters know securing housing isn't as simple as finding the perfect place. California's renters must save up thousands of...
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