060119 rustyhicks pCalifornia progressives saw the vote for a new state party chair as a chance to push the party to the left—and increase diversity in leadership.

Story by Scott Rodd.







Becerra PerdueCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses the lawsuit his office has filed to Purdue Pharma for its painkiller Oxycontin, during a news conference, Monday, June 3, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / AP Photo / via CapradioCalifornia's attorney general sued Purdue Pharma saying its sales and marketing of OxyContin helped fuel the opioid crisis.

Story by Drew Sandsor.










The governor said at the California Democratic Party Convention that decisions about vaccines should be made between parents and their doctors. A new bill would give state health officers the final say on which kids can skip vaccines.

Story by Sammy Caiola.

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California Update

  • Jul 07, 2019

    California Update for Monday, July 8, 2019

    Physicians and health advocates want the state to broaden guidelines for adverse childhood experiences screenings. Story by Sammy Caiola. (Photo…
  • Jul 04, 2019

    California Update for Friday, July 5, 2019

    Harmful algae blooms have been discovered across the state from Shasta to the Central Valley to San Diego. The neon-green or white scum is often…
  • Jul 04, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, July 4, 2019

    The California Dream used to be a car and a house. But for some people, today, the dream is a car that IS your house. These are not people pushed by…
  • Jul 02, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Governor Gavin Newsom wanted the Legislature to approve his plan for a wildfire fund by the end of next week. Now, he’s saying it's open-ended. Story…
  • Jul 01, 2019

    California Update for Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    California Sen. Kamala Harris claimed at the Democratic debate that she “disagreed” with President Obama’s immigration policy that partnered local…
  • Jun 28, 2019

    California Update for Monday, July 1, 2019

    With passionate claims on civil rights and immigration, California Sen. Kamala Harris captured the attention of many Thursday during the second night…
  • Jun 27, 2019

    California Update for Friday, June 28, 2019

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has reached an agreement with Democratic legislative leaders on how to incentivize local governments to build more housing — with a…
  • Jun 26, 2019

    California Update for Thursday, June 27, 2019

    Starting Monday people who want to purchase ammunition for their guns will have to pass a background check. Story by Scott Rodd. (Photo: In this June…
  • Jun 25, 2019

    California Update for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    Mountain lions in Southern California could go extinct in just over a decade according to recent research. That's why a group of environmentalists…

NorCal News

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    July 19, 2019

    Food for Thought to Close Forestville Store but Retain Focus

    A Sonoma County group that supplies food and services to those experiencing homelessness or suffering from severe illnesses has announced the closing of its gift shop in Sebastopol. Founded in 1988 as a response to the AIDS epidemic, nonprofit Food for Thought announced Wednesday that its shop will…
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    July 18, 2019

    Sonoma County Library Eliminates Overdue Fines

    Paying your library fines might not seem like a big deal. It usually adds up to spare change. But earlier this month, the Sonoma County Library decided to remove that burden from its patrons in the name of fairness. Rushing quietly into the Sonoma County Library, a mother heaves a bag filled with…
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    July 18, 2019

    Museum of Sonoma County Opens Exhibition on History of Cannabis

    The Museum of Sonoma County opened a new exhibition in June. It’s called Grass Roots: Cannabis from Prohibition to Prescription. KRCB’s Adia White talked with Eric Stanley, the museum’s curator of history, about why the story of cannabis is important to share now. (Image: Mary Jane Rathbun,…
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    July 15, 2019

    California HOPE Crisis Counseling Ends

    The California HOPE crisis counseling program ended on June 30th. The program was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help survivors cope with trauma after the October wildfires. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with California HOPE project manager Wendy Wheelwright about the work…
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    Jul 09, 2019

    Host of KPCC's The Big One Podcast Shares Earthquake Tips

    Southern California was hit by two large earthquakes last week. One was a magnitude 7.1; the largest recorded in the state in twenty years. It’s a…
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    Jul 09, 2019

    'Hairspray': The Perfect Musical for this Moment

    It’s a time capsule of a time capsule, looking back to the 1988 John Waters film, the 2002 Tony-winning Broadway musical and the 2007 film starring…
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    Jul 03, 2019

    California on Independence Day in 1776

    This Fourth of July, we take a look at what California was like on Independence Day in 1776. From our partners at North State Public Radio, we’re…
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    Jul 03, 2019

    Book Tells Stories of Refugees Exiled 'Home' to Cambodia

    Exiled is author Katya Cengel’s recent book about Cambodian refugees in California. In the light of current refugee policies, it’s instructive to…
  • Supervisor David Rabbitt at his desk
    Jul 03, 2019

    Sonoma County Struggles With Property Tax Loss from 2017 Fires

    Mid-June, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted a 1.78-billion-dollar budget for the next fiscal year. The new budget resulted in 14 million…
  • Donner Lofts
    Jul 02, 2019

    State Bill to Boost Housing Density Stalls in the Legislature

    This spring, there was strong support in the state legislature for senate bill 50. SB 50 would have rewritten zoning laws to allow for more housing…
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    Jun 29, 2019

    Teenage Vaping on the Rise in Sonoma County

    In 2018 the U.S. surgeon general declared teenage vaping a national epidemic. Local publisher Sonoma West published an investigation into the growing…
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    Jun 28, 2019

    Sonoma County Interfaith Council Denounces Hate

    Hate crimes are on the rise across the nation and here in the North Bay. In response, The Interfaith Council of Sonoma County started a campaign to…
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    Jun 27, 2019

    Experts Showcase Fire Resistant Building Materials

    As we head into summer, homeowners are looking for ways to protect their properties from wildfire. KRCB's Adia White attended an event at the Santa…

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