Novato-based ET Water Systems, Inc., which offers a range of traditional, retrofit and cloud-based irrigation management products for new and existing landscapes, announced the release of a suite of water budget tools that enable customers to monitor and manage water use in real-time, with graphs and analytics to communicate actionable, water saving data to stakeholders and stay within monthly water budget requirements. ETwater customers who log into their ETwater Manager cloud-based irrigation management system can now use the water budget tools to record a site's scheduled and manual water use, as well as wasted water as the result of breaks and leaks. ETwater Manager then compiles collected data into real-time graphs and reports to help identify the precise source of over-watering. Landscape managers no longer need to estimate mid-month water usage, but instead can now view actual usage in real time.
Democrasoft, Inc. (OTCBB: DEMO), the Santa Rosa-based developer of the online Collaborize Classroom education software, announced the completion of a $500,000 interim funding private placement; most of the securities were sold to existing investors. The company sold a total of $500,000 of two year 10% convertible notes to fund current operations. Payment of the notes is secured by all of the Company's intellectual property. If all of the notes and accrued interest are converted at the $.08 conversion price, the company would issue approximately an additional 7,000,000 shares of its common stock. In the announcement, Democrasoft noted that it has averaged over 450 percent growth worldwide in new accounts during a traditionally slow period, versus the same period last year.Retail
The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley founder and President Tracy Hayward announced the launch of a new warehouse program for local residents and businesses. The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley is a premier producer of premium fruit purees and beverage blends for foodservice and home chefs. Cutting edge and unique flavor profiles have made the company's products a staple for culinary and beverage professionals the world over. Interested customers and home chefs alike are now able to purchase product directly at the company's headquarters in Napa -- To celebrate, the company is extending a 50% discount on their 15-ounce retail size of Blood Orange Concentrate, Mango Puree, Strawberry Puree and Prickly Pear Puree. The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley is located at 2700 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Suite L in Napa.Arts
Shakespeare Napa Valley will present Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies set in the fantastical world of the “Wild Wild West,” free of charge in beautiful Veterans Memorial Park in Downtown Napa, July 20--29. Directed by founder and artistic director, Jennifer King, Twelfth Night stars award-winning actor, Tim Kniffin, as the beleaguered social climber, Malvolio. Napa Valley College announced in April that additional, unexpected state budget cuts necessitated the elimination of most summer courses for 2012. These cuts jeopardized the continuation of the performances since it was produced from a summer performance course. The community came together to fight for the program. Lissa Gibbs, executive director of the NVC Foundation, joined King to launch a two-week fundraising campaign that raised $20,000 in ten days and ensured the show would go on. Health care
The Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. The breast imaging services at this center are fully accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that the Santa Rosa Medical Center has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs. By awarding Kaiser Santa Rosa the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in all of the College’s voluntary, breast-imaging accreditation programs and modules, in addition to the mandatory Mammography Accreditation Program.