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2018-05-18May 18, 2018

On Friday, May 18th, the television show 13 Reasons Why will air its second season on Netflix. Parents/guardians should be aware that the show is an intense drama that was not designed for younger children to watch alone. This show is rated MA 17+, for mature audiences as the fictional drama takes a very serious, emotional and graphic look at the realities of bullying, depression, sexual assault, substance abuse, suicide and more.

2018-03-13Mar 13, 2018

In a time of iPads, iPhones, and xBox our local children may be suffering from “Nature Deficit Disorder.” This term, coined byDr. Richard Louv in his book,Last Child in the Woods, refers to the fact that humans especially children spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of problems.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

I don’t really like being fired up and angry so much of the time. But this is no time to cool off, let it go, and help all this slip into a “new normal” quagmire. It’s no time to relax about what is happening with our country, now in dangerous hands.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

have wanted to write to you for some time now. But, each time I begin, something else happens that makes me hesitate just to see what will come of the newest outrage, how it must impact you, and how it would again influence what I want to say to you.

2018-03-01Mar 1, 2018

It’s been a wonderfully productive few weeks. As was last reported by Lucy Hardcastle, the January 18th Board meeting was a packed house, with a lot of passion.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

Though our programming reaches beyond the North Bay, KBBF is lucky to call Santa Rosa home. This month’s column is dedicated to the groups in Santa Rosa that are organizing to support Latinos and immigrant communities.

2018-02-28Feb 28, 2018

The organic Kokopelli Farm, which I have owned for over two-dozen-years, has been my home, as well as my main work, identity, and love. Then I fell into a badger hole, covered by grass, on Jan. 15 this year.

2018-02-17Feb 17, 2018

The Dunkin’ Donuts Joy in Childhood Foundation presented a $12,500 donation with Redwood Empire Food Bank CEO, David Goodman, and Baskin-Robbin’s Northern California Operation Manager, Jeff Engelke to Redwood Empire Food Bank to help support child hunger needs in Sonoma County. The donation will support Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Every Child, Every Day program, which ensures a healthy start in life by filling the meal gap for at-risk children.

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

What does the Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway have in common with the increased popularity of bicycling in Santa Rosa? Eric Anderson, co-owner of the recently renovated Astro Motel, which caters to cyclists, had this to say: 

2018-02-16Feb 16, 2018

Ronni Sands began to teach at Summerfield almost 25 years ago at a time when there was no permaculture garden and no Sophia Hall. There was no track, there were no green houses on the farm, and no shed.

2018-02-15Feb 15, 2018

So, you’ve cut the cake, cashed your last paycheck, taken a trip (by the way, this is no longer called a vacation), tackled the closets and maybe even the garage. So now what?

2018-05-13May 13, 2018

‘Eurydice,’ performed at Main Stage West in Sebastopol, may have the reputation of tragic love, but inSarah Ruhl’s reimagined legend, the tender connection between father and daughter is what gleams beyond the Underworld’s restrictive rules that the dead should not remember or yearn for lost family.John Craven’s Father takes a central role, with childlike gentleness toward Eurydice, determined to keep her grounded and aware in a madcap world of chanting stones and creaking caverns where no one is allowed to cry.

2018-02-06Feb 6, 2018

Like wildflowers, artists can grow anywhere, under a variety of circumstances. We understand that financial challenges can be a serious barrier to accessing resources that will help your child grow and develop as an artist.

2018-02-06Feb 6, 2018

The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)’s Mobile Learning Lab, conceived by teacher-leaders and built by students, will provide a one-of-a-kind learning space for schools around Sonoma County when it is completed this February.

2018-02-05Feb 5, 2018

There are so many kinds of Love! Some, they say, are just included in the package when we are born – love for mother, for family, for food and breath and the joy that babes express!

2018-01-05Jan 5, 2018

I haven’t figured out – yet – why the January column always seems more challenging than the other months put together!

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000.

2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

There will be two community meetings addressing the evacuation needs during an emergency such as wildfire, earthquake, etc.

These meetings will be held on January 13, 2018, and January 20, 2018, at 1 PM at at the Guerneville Elementary School gymnasium, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446.

 

2017-12-20Dec 20, 2017

Though household incomes rose in 2016 for some Sonoma County families, more than 160,000 low-income households continued to be unable to afford the food needed to prepare three meals a day. For these residents, many of them children and seniors, going without lunch or missing breakfast is unavoidable even by those receiving help from local charitable and government nutrition programs.

2017-12-01Dec 1, 2017

FEMA and SBA Deadline to Register for Assistance cannot be extended. Whether people need the funding now, or in 18 months for rental assistance, child care, medical expenses, etc. there is a firm cap of $34,000  per household for renters as well as homeowners. The Small Business Administration (SBA) loan deadline for businesses impacted by the fire is the same - December 11, 2017. APPLY even if you have insurance!

2017-11-28Nov 28, 2017

From Farm Trails to Holiday Movie Night, check out our complete listing of holiday events that will entertain the entire family.

2017-11-27Nov 27, 2017

The holidays are all about gift giving, right? Buy every family member and friend something they may or may not need as a way to show them that you love them. Make sure there aren’t any empty spaces under the tree. Fill that stocking to the brim. Get your kids every single toy on their wish list. You’ll make room for it all somehow.

2018-05-11May 11, 2018

Sonoma County Department of Health Services convened a collaborative of community partners under the South Santa Rosa HEAL Zone Project, which has been funded since 2007 by grants from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program. Local organizations have joined the partnership to help improve health in underserved areas. Programs aimed at reducing sugar-sweetened beverage consumption among Southwest Santa Rosa residents ultimately work to address health risks associated with unhealthy weight.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

One of the best resources I have found for staying on top of environmental impact issues is theNew York Times Newsletter “Climate Forward:” One of its best features is the approach it takes on “What You Can Do”—from a very personal, individual perspective.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

When Greg Jacobs worked in the Sonoma County District Attorney's office, he was on a committee that reviewed all child deaths in the county every month. There were too many drownings in bathtubs, swimming pools, Lake Sonoma and the Russian River. All were preventable.  Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for kids 14 and under, nationally and worldwide. And now pediatricians are recommending swim lessons for one-year-olds.

2018-03-30Mar 30, 2018

Creative Sonoma is pleased to announce that grants are available for innovative arts education programs serving students in the County who may have limited access to arts training. 

2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018

Spring on the Sonoma Coast offers residents of the County, as well as visitors, many amazing visual delights - wildflowers everywhere, migrating Pacific Gray Whales, Pacific Harbor Seal pups, especially at the Goat Rock Beach colony, and birds in breeding plumage and sitting on nests on the rocks off the coast that are part of the California Coastal National Monument.

2018-03-28Mar 28, 2018

Though our programming reaches beyond the North Bay, KBBF is lucky to call Santa Rosa home. This month’s column is dedicated to the groups in Santa Rosa that are organizing to support Latinos and immigrant communities.

2018-03-14Mar 14, 2018

Dr. Sonkin will describe how attachment can offer insights into the causes of, and treatment for intimate partner violence. Daniel Sonkin, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in independent practice. Since 1978, his work has focused on the treatment of couples and individuals experiencing intimate partner violence.

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