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Santa Rosa artist honored by Marine Corps group

Before he became a prolific, decorated painter of landscapes and portraits, John Deckert was a Marine. The Rincon Valley resident enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves less than a week after he graduated from high school in 1966. After completing boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, he spent six months training with the Marines,… Keep Reading

Country Summer Music Festival delayed until 2021

The seventh annual Country Summer Music Festival — originally set for June 19-21 this year at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, then postponed until Oct. 23-25 — now has been rescheduled for next year, June 25-27, 2021, due to coronavirus concerns. “Our festivals are not social-distancing-oriented events. They’re thousands and thousands of like-minded… Keep Reading

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California’s community college chief wants police training changes

Eloy Ortiz Oakley wants to change how police officers in California are trained. Oakley is the chancellor of the state’s 115 community colleges and consequently oversees one of the largest training networks for California police. Eighty percent of police officers in California get training at a community college, according to the college system. Oakley said… Keep Reading

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