North Bay Community Builds Its Own 'Micro-Grids' In Case Of PG&E Wildfire BlackoutThe firestorms in the North Bay have added a lot of insecurity to California’s power grid and that’s leading many to build their own tiny power systems to keep from being left in the dark.
North Bay College First In CA To Offer Degree In Hemp CultivationSanta Rosa Junior College will become the first community college in the state next year to develop a certificate and degree program in the cultivation of hemp, a strain of sativa cannabis.
Overnight Testing Begins Along SMART Train's New Larkspur ExtensionIt is a relatively short extension for SMART, but a pretty significant leap for regional transit--the North’s Bay’s commuter rail system is about to reach Larkspur, and neighbors will soon start hearing it.
Evacuation Order Due To Brush Fire In East Healdsburg LiftedThe city of Healdsburg has issued a mandatory evacuation order Tuesday due to a vegetation fire, according to officials.
Marin Officials Voice Support For Parcel Tax Aimed At Wildfire PreventionGovernment and fire officials in Marin County will soon be asking residents to support a new county-wide parcel tax for wildfire prevention, and early polling shows it may be an easy sell.
SMART Train Board Looks To Extend Sales Tax To Fund Transit SystemAt a meeting last week, the SMART transit board revealed that if it doesn’t get a long-term extension of its sales tax hike, the agency will be broke in five years.
North Bay Officials Call For Dredging Of Petaluma RiverThe Petaluma River in the North Bay is in such bad shape that on Friday, local officials were doing their best to convince the feds to do something about it.
Marin Business Owners Concerned About PG&E Power ShutoffsPG&E has not shut off power in Marin in light of extreme weather yet, but many believe it is inevitable because parts of the county are considered high risk for wildfires.
Coming Monday: Flood Watch Issued for North Bay CountiesAnother wet winter storm is setting its sights on the Bay Area as the National Weather Service anticipates a wet start to the workweek, starting Monday afternoon.
CA Wildfire Burn Zones Prepare For Possible MudslidesSonoma County officials are warning residents about the possibility of mudslides in the areas burned by the 2017 wildfires. Likewise, Butte County officials prepared for mudslides and flooding in the Camp Fire zone.
One Dead, One Seriously Injured In North Bay Boating AccidentA man died and a woman was injured when they went overboard from a small rowboat on Richardson Bay Monday afternoon.
Despite Successes, Many Santa Rosa Homeowners Face Rebuilding ChallengesThe sounds of recovery are all over the North Bay, but nowhere more than Santa Rosa's Coffey Park, where some of the heaviest damage was caused by the Wine Country Wildfires a year ago.
Sonoma County Grew Stronger Together In Aftermath Of Wine Country WildfiresThe devastating Wine Country Wildfires in 2017 affected thousands of people in Santa Rosa and other parts of the North Bay. Since then, many survivors have banded together to create community strength and gain political influence.
Red Flag Warning Issued For North Bay Mountains, East Bay HillsThe National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay mountains above 1,000 feet and East Bay hills until 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Brazilian Mastiffs Abandoned In North Bay May Be Guarding Pot FarmsAnimal shelters in the North Bay are seeing an unusual spike in abandoned Brazilian Mastiffs that rescuers say are likely being bred to guard pot farms.