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Kevin Fixler

sonoma news

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

Sonoma County bus operators chart uncertain future as pandemic wears on

Amid ridership declines of 80% or more and deep funding setbacks, transit operators are plotting how they restore service and exploring potential mergers. → Read More

$19M for Schellville roundabout

The frustrating intersection at Bonneau Road is a natural for a roundabout - all it takes is time, and money. → Read More

SMART weighs eliminating weekend service, 40% of weekday trains to cut $6 million from budget

The North Bay’s passenger rail system needs to find $6 million in savings next year after the failure of the agency’s sales tax extension, and staff layoffs factor into likely decisions ahead. → Read More

Construction of affordable housing in Sonoma County impacted by coronavirus

With suddenly unemployed tenants unable to make their rent, and threats of a economic recession, housing groups in Sonoma County are bracing for greater challenges to building more affordable units. → Read More

California National Guard deployed to assist regional food bank during coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Army reservists have deployed to Redwood Empire Food Bank to help pack emergency food boxes as the coronavirus shutdown persists into its third week. → Read More

Sonoma Valley blackout knocks out electricity to 5,100 customers

Customers in Glen Ellen, Kenwood and southeast Santa Rosa awoke Sunday morning to a PG&E electrical outage. Crews restored power before 8:30 a.m. → Read More

North Bay makes gains in air quality as residents stay at home during coronavirus pandemic

North Bay skies are clearer and cleaner, a silver lining in the week-old shelter-in-place orders keeping people home. Air quality officials hope it will lead to permanent changes in drivers’ habits. → Read More

Sonoma County’s charitable sector responds to growing need amid coronavirus emergency

Sonoma County’s charitable sector has ramped up efforts to address the growing need for food, shelter and financial support in response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Sonoma County’s religious institutions maneuver around dwindling attendance, online services amid coronavirus

Congregations across Sonoma County are weighing how to balance tradition and faith against directives from both religious and health officials who have urged people to avoid large public gatherings. → Read More

Sonoma, Marin county voters reject SMART sales tax extension

The North Bay’s 2½-year-old commuter rail system appeared to be headed for a runaway defeat on Tuesday following the most expensive election campaign in the region’s history. → Read More

SMART signals financial plan if hotly contested sales tax extension fails

With under 2 weeks before residents of Sonoma and Marin counties finalize their vote on Measure I, SMART remains hopeful the quarter-cent extension will pass while also preparing for if it doesn’t. → Read More

First new segment of the Great Redwood Trail project opens in Ukiah

The ambitious 320-mile pathway linking San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay will take decades to complete, but has a new 2-mile segment touted as a ‘pivot point’ in Mendocino County. → Read More

After another record-breaking year, Sonoma County airport adding more flights on established routes

On the heels of another record-breaking year for passengers, the regional airfield will offer expanded routes from the majority of its commercial air carriers. → Read More

Startup ride service ZIRO launches at Sonoma County airport

The airport welcomed its third ride-hailing company in an expanding local market with a growing number of air travelers. → Read More

Sonoma County airport feels crush of holiday travel during another record-breaking year

New and expanded direct routes to and from Sonoma County also may be in store in 2020. → Read More

Smoke from Kincade fire fouls air over Santa Rosa and other North Bay cities

Windsor air quality was by far the worst in the entire Bay Area on Monday, and breathing masks designed to filter out pollution were a must-have accessory. → Read More

Sonoma County Jews celebrate opening of Chabad Jewish Center

Members of Santa Rosa’s orthodox Jewish community marked the ‘miracle’ of the new, 3,500-square-foot synagogue with cheer and socializing on Sunday. → Read More

Sebastopol’s celebrates its orchard roots at Gravenstein Apple Fair

The regional variety is available only for about eight weeks a year, but it wasn’t in short supply Saturday at Ragle Ranch Regional Park. → Read More

Petaluma mother suspected of DUI after hitting two cyclists

The 22-year-old woman had her infant in the minivan when police said she ran a red light. → Read More

California gas tax increases Monday

The state’s gasoline tax will rise nearly 6 cents a gallon today, the second in a series of tax hikes to improve the state’s aging transportation system. The increase will cost drivers about $1 more for every fill-up. → Read More