Bella Rosa Coffee Company, a family- owned and operated, certified organic coffee roaster, opened in Santa Rosa. Bella Rosa roasts full-bodied, rich and flavorful organic coffees for markets, coffee shops and restaurants in Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Darker roasts are its specialty. Partner and Master Roaster David Greenfield has worked in the coffee industry for over 25 years. He designs and builds his own roasters and has built roasting facilities on three continentsInsurance
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company unveiled the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” as the riskiest film of the year. Some action scenes in the film, including a key motorcycle scene from the book, had to be changed due to insurance concerns. “Part of my role as a risk services consultant is to collaborate with movie studios to analyze action and stunt scenes, understand all of the safety measures in place, and ensure the safety of the cast and crew,” said Paul Holehouse, entertainment risk consultant at Fireman’s Fund. Filming in international locations, like Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” also poses a variety of challenges, including the set, transportation of film equipment and costumes, and the potential for dealing with illness in a foreign location. Fireman’s Fund insures 80 percent of all U.S. films.Real Estate
Bridge Housing Corporation and the owners of the Marinwood Plazato announced they have entered into a purchase and sale agreement that will allow BRIDGE to acquire approximately 3.5 acres of the five-acre site in unincorporated Marin County. Bridge is one of the state's largest nonprofit developers and owners of affordable housing. The Marinwood Plaza site was the focus of an extensive community planning effort led by the County of Marin. In 2006, the County Board of Supervisors adopted the Marinwood Village Conceptual Master Plan, which called for the redevelopment of the site as a mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented village center with 90-100 affordable residences. The recent opening of the Marinwood Market fulfills one of the plan's aims, which was to have a full-service grocery in this location.