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Phil Barber

sonoma news

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Past articles by Phil:

Sonoma County’s children getting pummeled by wave of viral illness

Local parents described their children suffering through a cascade of viruses, including flu, RSV and COVID-19. → Read More

Planning Commission sends Sonoma Developmental Center plan to Board of Supervisors

The commission, in a 4-1 vote, recommended modest changes — too modest for some. → Read More

Motorcyclist who died in crash off Highway 101 in Cotati identified

The man crashed into a drainage culvert on Tuesday. → Read More

Petaluma man’s antisemitic stunt draws Gov. Newsom’s ire

Gov. Newsom issued a statement on the hate purveyor’s recent stunt in Los Angeles. → Read More

Sonoma County, Graton tribe will co-manage Tolay Lake

Tolay Lake, the county’s largest regional park, played a significant role in the lives of precolonial Native Americans. → Read More

Sonoma County DA settles with trucking company responsible for oil spill near Schellville

Rinehart Oil has agreed to pay $90,000 in costs and civil penalties to various county and state agencies. → Read More

Petaluma woman dies after getting trapped under her car

Woman died Monday of injuries sustained Friday. → Read More

‘A grief no words can touch’

A tribute to fallen veterans at Cypress Hill Memorial Park in Petaluma drew more than 200 people. → Read More

Sebastopol neighbors went extra miles to help Ukrainian refugees

Two North Bay retirees spent nearly a month driving women and children from Polish border with Ukraine to Krakow. → Read More

Hope, hot dogs and no COVID restrictions for baseball’s opening day in San Francisco

Adding to the marvel, this is the first time the Giants have opened their season at home since 2009. → Read More

Sonoma County parents eagerly awaiting COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5

The FDA is currently weighing authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for kids under the age of 5. → Read More

For North Bay parents of young children, COVID is like ‘a living jail’

The rise of the omicron variant has only increased worry and logistical complications for families. → Read More

Sonoma County moves ahead with preliminary plan for Sonoma Developmental Center, but likely with less housing

Susan Gorin requests scaling down housing proposed for the historic site from 900-1,000 units to to 450-700. → Read More

Many in Sonoma County watching Caldor fire with concern

The Sierra retreat is a popular choice for vacations and second homes among many North Bay residents. → Read More

Sonoma County reports four new COVID-19 deaths

Sonoma County’s case rate puts it among the worst in the Bay Area. → Read More

Sonoma County receives $37 million federal grant for wildfire mitigation

The FEMA grant will allow the county to expand buffer zones and help residents create defensible space. → Read More

Sonoma County hits vaccine milestones with 400,000 doses administered

As of Monday, more than 400,000 doses have gone into the arms of local residents. → Read More

Sonoma County to California officials: Send us more vaccine

The Board of Supervisors called on state health officials Monday to increase the county’s supply of the vaccine. → Read More

Sonoma County vaccination data shows disparity among income levels, geographic areas

About 23% of residents have been vaccinated in the Roseland neighborhood, compared to 55% in Kenwood. → Read More

Pandemic creates new challenges for families moving into Sonoma County

The Flynns moved from South Dakota to Sonoma County just before the shutdown. → Read More