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 gathered in Santa Rosa to reconnect with fire. On that Sunday morning, participants gathered at the California Indian Museum and Culture Center before heading to the Heron Shadow, a property used...
Sonoma County SEIU protest - January 2023
Feb 14, 2023

Sonoma County studies pension policy as retirement benefits lose value

With inflation eating away at their pension benefits, some Sonoma County employees and retirees are feeling the squeeze. At a...
Point Reyes National Seashore B Ranch seals - Peter Byrne
Feb 2, 2023

Ranches Poisoning Point Reyes National Seashore with Manure

January storms lashed a hilltop cattle feedlot at J Ranch in Point Reyes National Seashore. Tons of E. coli,...
Jan 31, 2023

Just one pill: fentanyl deaths on the rise in Marin and Sonoma counties

Trevor Leopold would have turned 22 on Jan. 30. Instead, he’s “forever 18,” his mother says. When Greenbrae resident Michelle...
Jan 25, 2023

Gauging aging: ‘maturity’ isn’t for amateurs

For most of my adult life, I had the good fortune of looking younger than my age. Until now. I’m...
China Camp - King tide - Chelsea Kurnick
Jan 24, 2023

King tides offer North Bay residents a preview of sea level rise

On Sunday, Jan. 22, a group of hikers stood on a hillside in China Camp State Park near San...
Jan 24, 2023

The true tale of how a fairy saved a bunny during a flood

My assignment this week was to write a piece about the monumental storms that packed a wallop in Marin...
@iliketuleelk/Twitter - Point Reyes National Seashore fence
Jan 17, 2023

Point Reyes Fence Killer Confesses in Anonymous Letter

An anonymous vandal is drawing attention to the historic plight of hundreds of Tule elk trapped behind a wire...
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