Government

Sonoma County residents are now able to watch Board of Supervisors meetings live on the internet, view the board’s agenda and access relevant support documents such as staff reports and board resolutions. Visit supervisors.sonoma-county.org/meetings/.

Green

Novato-based SolarCraft was selected by the Novato Chamber of Commerce as the inaugural recipient of its Green Business of the Year Award.  For 26 years SolarCraft has been a full-service provider of solar electric, pool heating and hot water consulting, design, sales, installation, monitoring and maintenance.

Hopland-based Solar Living Institute and Sify Technologies of India launched their first online training course titled PV Design and Installation Training. The course, developed for the U.S. market and currently in English, will soon be translated and localized for markets across the globe including India, China and Latin America.

Health Care

Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Santa Rosa and Vallejo posted zero central line infections on www.consumerreportshealth.org.

Hospitality

Vallejo-based Hiddenbrooke Golf Club received a 2010 Bride's Choice Award for its wedding venue from WeddingWire Network.

Santa Rosa-based Vintners Inn and John Ash & Co. Restaurant received the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards for one of the top five percent all-inclusive wedding venues from WeddingWire Network.

Wine

Clos Du Val Winery in Napa will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from direct-to-consumer sales to the Red Cross Relief Efforts in Haiti through Feb. 14, including all tasting room, winery club, e-commerce and telephone transactions.

Lake County wines won nearly 80 awards this year at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, with approximately 50 of the top medals going to Lake County Winery Association members.

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