Will Carruthers


New Data Shows North Bay Covid-19 Hotspots

If the numbers are to be believed, the coronavirus story is one of disproportionate impacts. Nationwide, low income people and people of color are...

Labor groups push for pandemic protections

With limited federal labor benefits, including increased unemployment benefits, set to expire—or at least be significantly reduced—in the coming days, California labor groups are...

Hairstylists Grapple With Covid-19 Orders

By Luca Evans and Will Carruthers Much like at one’s favorite bar or diner, patrons often have a long-standing relationship with their hair stylist or...

Report: Santa Rosa police violated human rights during protests

A 40-page report published by a Sonoma County commission this week offers the most comprehensive account so far of how police handled local racial...

Petaluma approves artwork and mural, dodges legal questions

As the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests continue, artwork affiliated with the movement has become a flashpoint for disagreement in cities across the country. On...

Companies Tied to Nancy Pelosi, Devin Nunes Received Covid Loans

The half-trillion-dollar loan program advertised as a lifesaver for the country’s struggling small businesses is again under fire after the Small Business Administration (SBA)...

Tenants, activists fear wave of evictions

Maria, a mother who has lived in Sonoma Valley for over a decade, lost hours at work due to Covid-19 and worries about the...

Cars honk in front of supervisors’ homes

Shortly after 8am on Monday, June 1, a caravan of approximately 50 cars unleashed a volley of honks on a peaceful, tree-lined block of...

Communication Breakdown

This week, as widespread protests against police brutality engulfed cities around the country, two North Bay Sheriffs made headlines for reasons not directly tied...

DA drops charges against Graton couple

In a brief court hearing Tuesday morning, a representative of Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch’s office dismissed all charges in a controversial case...

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