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...
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Nov 7, 2023

California’s ‘tripledemic’ season is off to a mild start. Here’s why

Don’t call it a tripledemic—yet. Influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and COVID-19 are circulating this fall, but not yet at...
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...
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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...
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Oct 24, 2023

California student test scores change little from last year’s low

After California invested billions to help students rebound from the pandemic, K-12 math and English language arts scores remained...
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Oct 16, 2023

Kaiser workers to vote on proposed labor agreement after historic strike

Kaiser Permanente and a coalition of unions representing 85,000 of its workers have reached a tentative contract agreement that...
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