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Three months after the death of Jack DeMeo, remaining partners Emily DeMeo and Joshua West prepare to close the DeMeo law firm in Santa Rosa.

Emily DeMeo, who is Jack DeMeo’s granddaughter, co-founder J.N. “Nick” DeMeo’s great-granddaughter and the daughter of judge and former DeMeo & DeMeo partner Brad DeMeo, said the family decision to terminate the practice was tough, “but it’s one we had to make.”

She will join the historic firm of Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell. West will move to Smith Dollar PC. Closure is planned for Feb. 1.


Sonoma’s Don Sebastiani & Sons is branching into sparkling water, with a hint of flavor and a kick of caffeine.

AQUA sparkling water is the latest addition to the family-owned beverage and snack company that developed well-known wine labels including Smoking Loon, Pepperwood Grove and the recently launched Custard Wines.

Available in flavors including Mocha, Java and Kola, the organic bottled water is aimed at health-conscious drinkers who are moving away from sodas and into the rapidly growing flavored water market, the company stated.

The AQUA beverages are made with organic, natural flavors, non-GMO ingredients and 45 milligrams of green coffee, with just 20 calories per bottle. The 12-ounce sodas are currently available around the town of Sonoma, at Community Cafe, Sonoma Grille.


A long-time Marin County homebuilder has been sworn in as a member of that county’s board of supervisors from the Fourth District.

Dennis Rodoni replaced Steve Kinsey, who chose not to run for another term after 20 years in the role. In addition, District 5 Supervisor Judy Arnold took over as Board President, District 1 Supervisor Damon Connolly was voted First Vice President and District 3 Supervisor Kate Sears was named Second Vice President.

According to the county, for more than 30 years, Rodini ran his own company that specialized in custom home remodeling and home building. Meanwhile, he participated on nearly a dozen advisory committees, boards and associations.

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