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Annual Mochilada Backpack Giveaway Kicks off the School Year

Mochila is a Spanish word for backpack – and in Santa Rosa, the annual Mochilada is a giveaway of packs full of school supplies for kids as they start the new school year. Although families were excited to celebrate the end of summer vacation, they were also anxious over immigration raids and the recent violence targeting the Latinx community. KRCB’s Adia White has the story. (Image: A student's new backpack given away at this year's Mochilada. Credit: Adia White)


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Low-Income Students Face Food Insecurity During Summer Break

This year, our news team won three awards from the Public Media Journalists Association. Our series on Roseland health, produced in partnership with local bilingual station KBBF, won second place in its division for collaboration. For one of the reports in this series, KRCB’s Adia White visited…


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Alegría De La Cruz, Newest Schools Trustee, Aims at Equity

The newest trustee on the Santa Rosa City Schools Board, Alegría De La Cruz, was chosen April 10 by the board to fill out the term of Evelyn Anderson, who resigned to take the job of interim co-principal at the French-American Charter School. In a freewheeling conversation, De La Cruz, the chief…

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