WatchSonoma Watch
State Sen. Noreen Evans’ GMO food-labeling bill clears state Senate committee (w/video)

Proposed legislation by state Sen. Noreen Evans requiring all foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled in California cleared its first hurdle Wednesday in Sacramento.

Changes coming to North Coast’s legislative landscape

Sweeping changes across the North Coast’s political landscape will present major challenges this election year both for voters and for candidates in state races, with one possible outcome being an almost entirely new and untested slate of leaders handling local problems in Sacramento.

300,000 North Coast residents without a state senator

Got a burning need to contact your state senator? For more than 50,000 residents of unincorporated Sonoma County, that number currently is disconnected.

Petaluma pushes for Highway 101 interchange

A planned project to rebuild a Highway 101 interchange in north Petaluma remains in limbo as the city and state dispute whether the city can pay its share with former redevelopment dollars.

Chesbro expected to battle Lynch for Assembly seat in fall

Voters favored incumbents in three state legislative races representing various parts of the North Coast. Final returns gave veteran lawmaker Wes Chesbro, D-Arcata, almost three times as many votes as Guerneville activist Tom Lynch in their race to represent the revamped 2nd Assembly District.

Sonoma County Democrats roll out endorsements

Leaders of the Sonoma County Democratic Party on Tuesday failed to endorse a candidate in the race for the open seat on the county Board of Supervisors. But the party did hand out endorsements for the Democratic incumbents in four state races and one congressional race. See who was annointed.