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RE/MAX Full Spectrum opened a new office, at 737 Fourth St. in downtown Santa Rosa. In 2010 Full Spectrum Properties bought RE/MAX franchises. The company is locally owned and managed by husband and wife Tom and Kellie Larson.

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Sonoma-based The Olive Press won six awards at the seventh annual Napa Valley Olive Oil Competition.

Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive was awarded a gold medal, Best of Class and Best in Show. Italian Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sevillano Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Limonato Olive Oil each earned a silver medal.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has been named as one of the best employers for veterans by Military Times, an independent news source for service members and their families. This is the second consecutive year the company has made the “Best for Vets: Employers” list in the rankings’ eight-year history.

The survey, conducted by the publishers of the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, consisted of nearly 100 questions that focused on areas such as recruitment of veterans and service members, company culture, policies, and reservist accommodations.

Beginning in the 2017–2018 academic year, St. Vincent de Paul High School and Cinnabar Theater plan to create a theater program exclusively for the school’s students. Under the direction of theater Education Director Nathan Cummings and in collaboration with school Art Department Chair Amy Waud-Reiter, the program is set to commence with the new term in August.

Cinnabar produces musical theater, drama, opera and a chamber music series in a 120-seat venue under the auspices of nonprofit Cinnabar Arts Corporation.

The venue is also home to the Young Repertory Theater. Founded in 1983, it’s the longest-running and largest youth performing arts program in Sonoma County.

Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area and Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards recently teamed for Wishes in Wine Country, held May 20, at Sonoma-Cutrer. The event grossed over $959,000, including cash and in-kind contributions, and attracted more than 600 guests. Over 40 local restaurants and wineries offered guests small tastes and pours during the grand tasting.

A sunset dinner followed, with a three-course dinner and live auction.

John Ash & Company catered the dinner, and Sonoma-Cutrer paired the food with wine.

The North Bay real estate community held its 10th annual Kickball Showdown in May, raising over $15,000 to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma. The tournament pits commercial real estate agents against residential real estate agents for kickball championship bragging rights, while raising critical funds to support the clubs’ programs.

Petaluma-based payment-guarantee firm CrossCheck raised $1,800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the first two weeks of May.

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