Derek Moore, sonoma news

Derek Moore

sonoma news

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

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Past articles by Derek:

Tahoe ski resorts offer respite with restrictions

A trip to a mountain ski resort in Tahoe, although not advised now, can offer a brief getaway to the snow, crisp air and a view of the lake once it becomes safer to travel. → Read More

Sonoma County nurses deliver on COVID-19 care as pandemic persists

These nurses represent their profession’s dedication to health care, despite the risks and obstacles of the pandemic. → Read More

Volunteers cleaning up trails at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park after Glass fire

Volunteers are working to clean up trails after the Glass fire damaged the park’s northern flank. → Read More

Napa Valley braces for intense firefight as Calistoga, Angwin evacuate

The northern end of Napa Valley looked to have among the heaviest fire activity, with authorities worried about fire moving into more settled areas amid a reversal in winds. → Read More

Glass fire in Napa Valley went from spectacle to menace in just a few hours

Losses include the world-famous Meadowood Resort and homes designed to resemble castles. → Read More

Ernie’s Tin Bar wants you to put down your cellphone

Imbibe a little too much? Ernie’s offers free rides to customers living within a 16-mile radius of the establishment. → Read More

Humane Society of Sonoma County expands care programs for animals

Hundreds of volunteers help the Humane Society care for dogs, cats and other animals in Sonoma County. “We really do depend on the support of our community,” Executive Director Wendy Welling said. → Read More

Best places start running in Sonoma County

If your New Year’s resolutions include feeling healthier and more sane, a brisk run or a slow, steady jog may be the start of a new and improved you. → Read More

Mixed grades on personal disaster readiness 2 years after North Bay fires

Some of us have gone to extra lengths to prepare us for the next emergency or disaster. Others, well, not so much. → Read More

Resilient Sonoma County restaurateurs stake future on new sites

For owners of several popular restaurants that burned in the 2017 blazes, a main challenge has been retaining the flavor of the original while capitalizing on the new and fresh. → Read More

New settlers scoop up lots, new homes in Sonoma County’s burn zones

The 2017 fires upended the region’s housing market and opened up real estate options for new residents now plotting their futures in Fountaingrove, Coffey Park, Larkfield and Sonoma Valley, where property has become available after the disaster, often at a relative bargain. → Read More

How to help name Safari West's newest baby giraffe

Safari West welcomed their 41st baby giraffe into the world last month. Now they’re asking for the public’s help in coming up with the perfect name. → Read More

How the 2017 wildfires rewrote the rulebook for animal rescues

With no time to prepare, shelters and veterinarians were forced to improvise. Their experience has forged a new plan for how to care for pets during a major disaster. → Read More

Livestock grazing seen as key tool to combat wildfire threat

Petaluma sheep are fighting fires in ways that only sheep can do → Read More

Livestock grazing seen as key tool to combat wildfire threat

Landowners are increasingly seeking out the services of livestock outfits to clear flammable brush on their properties. → Read More

Bill & Dave’s excellent adventure in Sonoma County has spanned decades

Famed duo who lead hikes across the county’s best terrain would like to hang up their boots, if only someone else would step up. → Read More

Rebuild: Disaster impacted Sonoma County adventure companies find hope in re-creation

Disasters like the October 2017 wildfires and this year’s Russian River floods presented a major disruption to the outdoor adventure business in Sonoma County. → Read More

Wet winter in Sonoma County may have helped spread virulent oak disease

Heightened fears about the spread of sudden oak death have made experts turn to the public for help. → Read More

Sonoma Valley soundscape artist Bernie Krause searching for refuge after Nuns fire

A haunting silence prevails at the 10-acre Glen Ellen retreat that Bernie and Kat Krause safeguarded over a half-century nearly a year after the Nuns fire destroyed their home and his life's work. → Read More

Return to normalcy seems distant in fire-ravaged Sonoma Valley

With evacuation orders still in effect for much of the Sonoma Valley, it’s a new reality relatively few have yet witnessed. → Read More