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State Senate Bill Would Streamline Solar Permits

Installing solar panels such as these should not be a regulatory obstacle course, says Torrance Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi.
Credit NASA

  A balky permitting process is deterring homeowners from installing solar systems, according to a California legislator.

So he's proposed a measure to ease the process. Lori Abbott reports.

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Aug 30

Enjoy Kid-Friendly Hikes In Your Regional Parks

This week, John Ryan presents some parks that offer kid-friendly hikes. Places where the whole family can get outside and enjoy a great time, that won’t devolve into cries of, “I’m so tired. Can you…
Aug 28

Fictionalized Petaluma Featured in new Sci-Fi Novel Series

A darkly humorous author avatar and a lightly fictionalized Sonoma County city feature prominently in a new novel by a local writer who knows them both well. Listen:…
Aug 27

When the Inside Air is a Health Hazard

The indoor air quality inspections of the Redwood Gospel Mission properties in Santa Rosa (see the North Bay Report for August 26) , and the Sanchez family’s home, were a joint donation by the Green…
Aug 26

Assessing Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality problems can be a serious health concern, but they are invisible, and often hard to detect or trace. On today’s North Bay Report, Bruce Robinson tags along as anold and heavily…
Aug 25

Grey Wolves Begin to Reappear in California

Hunted to near-extinction, grey wolves are an endangered species that is beginning to rebound. Recent sightings and a new documentary are re-igniting interest in this apex predator which has been…