March 24, 2015
NAPA — A federal judge has ruled against a group of Wappo Indians who sought restoration of Napa County lands, a move that if sustained would make a plan for a casino in the valley fold.
March 16, 2015
Brief news about various North Bay industries
March 9, 2015
The North Bay Business Journal publishes news of promotions, new hires and awards for possible publication in the People section.
March 6, 2015
SAN RAFAEL — California lacks “intentionality” when it comes to formulating an economic development plan, or a strategic master plan, that can get the state back on track economically, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom told a packed conference of business leaders in San Rafael on Thursday.
March 4, 2015
In “California Zooms Past Russia, Italy and Soon Brazil in Economic Might” (Bloomberg News, Michael Marois and Shin Pei, Jan. 16, 2015), the authors say “California is overtaking Brazil as the world’s seventh-largest economy, bolstered by rising employment, home values and personal and corporate income, a year after the most-populous state surpassed Russia and Italy.”
March 3, 2015
A public forum to address climate change and what it means for Sonoma County, an event said to be a national trend-setter, is scheduled for April 8 in Rohnert Park.
February 24, 2015
MARIN COUNTY — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is exploring a run for governor in 2018, will be the keynote speaker at the ninth annual Impact Marin Conference on Thursday, March 5, in San Rafael.
Co-presented by the Business Journal and Bank of Marin, the morning event also will include panelists from four major Marin employers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in the county.
February 17, 2015
NAPA — State and local agencies received $4.8 million in federal emergency-relief funds to repairs to roads and other infrastructure damaged in the August quake near Napa.
February 2, 2015
Gary Scott, Debbie Gilman and Letizia Veronese of Edward Jones were honored. …
Peregrine Performance Group partnered with veteran learning-industry consultant Brett Gosch. …
Aubyn Stahmer, an expert in the translation of evidence-based autism research to community-based practice and delivery, joined the University of California, Davis. …
Fifteen-year old violinist Calvin Jin will be the featured soloist in the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra. …
Cotati Police selected Craig Guydan as traffic officer. …
Balzac Communications & Marketing named Michael Wangbickler partner. …
Family Justice Center Sonoma County elected officers. …
Four new team members have joined real estate and development company Synergy Group by Christopherson. …
Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage hired Greg Sitton in sales. …
Clos Du Val appointed Sue Furdek director of marketing. …
January 30, 2015
Sebastopol-based Paul Hobbs Wines on Friday said it has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a 2013 lawsuit in which the county of Sonoma sought millions of dollars in damages over three west county vineyard projects.
January 26, 2015
Balfour Beatty Construction appointed David Holland as project executive. …
Stanley Cheng, founder of Solano-based Meyer Corp., plans to produce a new line of premium commercial kitchen appliances. …
The Croner Company promoted Ed Sileo to vice president. …
Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers appointed two new members to the firm’s ownership. …
Newly elected state Sen. Mike McGuire joined the Senate’s leadership team. …
Zulaikha Arakozie, M.D., has joined the Kaiser San Rafael Medical Center internal medicine department. …
Farella Braun + Martel elected two senior associates to the partnership. …
Extended Child Care Coalition of Sonoma County selected Jason Riggs as executive director. …
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said Viola Pedersen affiliated with the company as a sales associate in Santa Rosa. …
Canara elected John C. Lee IV, founder and former chairman and CEO of Lee Technologies. …
January 21, 2015
SANTA ROSA — Ygrene Energy Fund, which sets up and manages property-assessed clean energy project financing for local governments, on Wednesday said it has teamed with a large public agency provider of home purchase and retrofit loans to expand its program statewide.
January 5, 2015
Sonoma County’s network of rural, coastal and scenic roads are not just arteries for resident and commercial use, they are the lifeblood of the county’s tourism industry and serve as the a public race course for many world-class cycling events each year. However, the state of the roadways in Sonoma County is well known. Beginning in 2013, the county undertook a program to rehabilitate several key roads vital to the residents, public, wine industry and visitors to Sonoma County.
January 5, 2015
Extensive building renovations were completed at 1600 Los Gamos Drive in San Rafael (also known as Marin Commons). This building is the new home for Marin County’s 911 and Communication Center, Emergency Operations Facility (EOF), Sheriff’s Department, the Information Services and Technology Department Data Center, as well as providing facility space for Marin Emergency Radio Authority (MERA) equipment.
January 5, 2015
The final phase of the Runway Safety Area Improvement Project at the Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport began on April 15 and was completed on Nov. 14, marked by a low-key reopening of two runways.
The purpose of the project was to decouple ends of the V-configuration runways to enhance operational safety, as well as to bring the airport into compliance with current Federal Aviation Administration design criteria for runway safety areas. The extensions were made to enable enhanced air carrier passenger service, since these runways were too short for regional jets
December 29, 2014
Nestled between the golden hills of central Marin County, San Anselmo’s town hall with its iconic tower has become a memorable sight for tourists and locals alike since it was built in 1911.
Soaring 70 feet in the air, this tower set the aesthetic and emotional tone for what would become later downtown San Anselmo.
December 29, 2014
Cheri Lieurance recently joined the staff of Council on Aging. …
A and P Moving, Inc. was awarded Bekins Van Lines top honors. …
Sonoma Land Trust board of directors welcomes twice-retired Hal Hinkle. …
Diana Brennan, who has been a member of the Sonoma Raceway Media Relations department, has been promoted. …
Oakland Athletics outfielder Jonny Gomes was named a 2014 California Community College Distinguished Alumni winner, representing Santa Rosa Junior College. …
Westin Verasa Napa’s Don Shindle and Jim Treadway of Bardessono in the valley were recently awarded General Manager of the Year in categories. …
Kirsty Shelton Gerosa has joined Farella Braun + Martel. …
Rohnert Park City Council recently recognized local businessman Steven Timmins of Timmins Painting. …
Dale Stratton was named Wine Market Council board chairman. …
Vintners Hall of Fame inductee Miljenko “Mike” Grgich donated $1 million to establish an endowment fund. …
Vintage Wine Estates has announced several promotions and appointments. …
Schweiger Vineyards welcomes Bill Wiebalk as its new general manager. …
December 8, 2014
As the water treatment plant serving the Santa Rosa area gears up to start receiving high-strength liquid waste from wine, beer and other producers next year, the Petaluma City Council last week approved a plan to ease the steep upfront wastewater-treatment bill for new and expanding businesses.
December 1, 2014
While it was not the “Big One,” the 6.0 Napa earthquake that rumbled through the region at 3:21 a.m. Aug. 24 caused considerable damage in Napa and adjacent areas.
City Manager Mike Parness, the official in charge of recovery efforts, provided a recap of what worked, what didn’t, and key lessons learned.
November 25, 2014
SANTA ROSA — The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved an additional $100,000 investment in economic-development group Sonoma County BEST for fiscal 2014–2015 and an extension of arrangement between the county, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce and Sonoma County BEST.
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