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The Meadowood Spa has won a five-star rating from the Forbes Travel Guide just 15 months after opening its doors in November 2015.

The spa, located at Meadowood Napa Valley, is one of nine spas to achieve five-star honors for the first time, as well as the first five-star spa in the Napa Valley.

Leff Construction Design/Build of Sebastopol has received a 2017 Guildmaster Award from GuildQuality.

Atlanta-based GuildQuality said the award was for exceptional customer service within the residential construction industry. Leff qualified for the award by having a near-perfect score within the independent customer satisfaction survey provided by GuildQuality, a third-party customer satisfaction surveying company.

Out of 600-plus eligible home building and remodeling professionals demonstrating superior customer service within the U.S. and Canada, Leff is one of 300-plus businesses in the industry recognized, according to the firm.

Award recipients must achieve an average recommendation rate of 90 percent or above from their customers surveyed by GuildQuality. Leff’s average recommendation rate is 96.6 percent for the year 2016.

Santa Rosa Junior College plans a grand opening of the Multicultural Innovation Center for Academic Success and Achievement (MiCasa) on Monday, April 3, 2–4 p.m. The free ceremony will take place in A.M. Garcia Hall, room 860, on SRJC’s Santa Rosa campus. Speakers will include college President and Superintendent Frank Chong and Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena.

Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance announced its 2017 board and officers: Rickey Trombetta Stancliff, Trombetta Family Winery — president; Justin Seidenfeld, Rodney Strong Vineyards & Winery — vice president; Kathleen Doyle, CPA — treasurer; Kathy O’Donnell, San Francisco State University faculty — secretary.

Sonoma County Water Agency’s board of directors have adopted a resolution supporting the development of the Laguna-Mark West Creek Watershed Master Restoration Planning Project. Made possible by a $517,000 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the project includes development of a comprehensive restoration plan for the Laguna-Mark West Creek watershed and early implementation plans for one or two high-priority projects identified in the restoration plan.

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