The impacts from a law that changed the industry forever were still reverberating, then a global pandemic hit. By Albert Gregory Kristen DiAngelo was posting her services on a sex work advertising site known as SFRedbook.com one day in 2014. Rather than the links to forums, reviews and ads she was typically met with all
By Albert Gregory As far back as Mariana Martínez can remember, she has always loved Wonder Woman. As a kid, she sat in her mother’s home in Southwest Santa Rosa and watched reruns of the ’70s-era TV show, admiring the capeless crusader played by the actress Lynda Carter as she easily bent steel and tossed
By Albert Gregory Melissa Harris stares at her computer. She has too many tabs and separate windows open on her screen to count. She is sitting on the navy-blue couch in her tiny living room as she has been since March 2020 when the world shut down, forcing her to conduct business as a sales
Education opportunities in and out of incarceration can transorm lives By Albert Gregory The incarceration system is a complicated institution. When a person enters prison, their life is often changed forever. Hope for a promising future may feel like a fleeting memory. Whether incarcerated as a youth or an adult, education has been a life
By Albert Gregory Eddie Alvarez has claimed victory in Santa Rosa’s city council election Nov. 4, winning the seat to become the first representative of District 1 and only the second Latino council member ever, according to the Sonoma County Voters Registrar office. With all 13 precincts reporting, Alvarez, who leads by a 15% margin,
By Albert Gregory Distanced from much of his wilder partying days and Burning Man escapades, Aaron Selverston’s newest adventure now finds him as a husband and a father—all while running a thriving cannabis distribution company in Santa Rosa, amidst a pandemic, with the same fervor and energy he’s had since he was a kid. “He’s
By Albert Gregory Activists and local area residents gathered at the Andy Lopez mural Sunday in Roseland to show support for Measure P and demand more accountability and transparency from the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department at the “Say Their Names!” protest. The protest in Santa Rosa consisted of a call and response of names, randomly
By Albert Gregory Santa Rosa will complete the transition from electing at-large city council members to the now district-based representatives when they vote on Nov. 3 to decide who will fill the final seats. After Shenkman & Hughes, a Malibu law firm, threatened to sue the city and dozens of other local California governments, claiming
By Albert Gregory In Sonoma County the Latino population’s proportion of coronavirus cases has recently decreased due to aggressive community-based outreach and a rise in COVID-19 cases among Non-Latino populations, according to officials in Sonoma County’s media briefing Monday. The COVID-19 cases the Latino population made up has dropped from 77% in June to 51%
By Albert Gregory Terence Bell knows that the sport of football requires you to always be prepared. However, nothing could have prepared Piner High School’s 31-year-old head football coach for a worldwide pandemic that would not only lock him indoors with a new baby, but also cancel spring workouts and leave any future football plans
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