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Satellite Affordable Housing Associates celebrated the groundbreaking of Valley View Senior Homes on July 20 in American Canyon. The project includes 70 apartments and cottage-style homes, all of which will be affordable to very low- and extremely low-income seniors and veterans age 55-plus.

Valley View Senior Homes is one of 17 projects in California that has received funding through Proposition 41 and the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention Program. Twenty-two of the total units will be set aside for veterans with incomes at 50 percent of the area median income or below, and of those, 17 units will serve homeless veterans through the VASH program.

In addition, the Veterans Health Administration will provide medical treatment, substance abuse and mental health counseling, and on-site case management for the veteran households.

Novato-based SolarCraft recently completed the installation of a 177-kilowatt DC solar array at Monticello Vineyards in Napa. The photovoltaic system is expected to offset 95 percent of Monticello’s utility bill, helping save thousands every month in electrical costs.

Designed and installed by SolarCraft, a North Bay solar installer for over 30 years, the system is ground-mounted on the east end of the property adjacent to the vineyards. The solar PV system consists of 540 high-efficiency SunPower 327-watt solar panels, designed to produce 280,000 kilowatt-hours annually, the company stated.

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International Casual Furniture Association named Villa Terrazza Patio & Home of Sonoma as one of six finalists in the Best Single Store category for the 2017 Apollo Award. The award has been presented by the association and its predecessor organization, SCFMA, since 1959 to recognize excellence in casual furnishings retailing. The winner of the prestigious Apollo Award will be announced at the ICFA Awards Gala dinner on Sept. 14 in Chicago.

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke program Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

To receive the award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all program achievement indicators for at least 12 consecutive months and during the same period achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight measures, the hospital stated.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Santa Rosa Junior College as one of the best colleges to work for in the nation. According to the announcement, this year marks the fifth consecutive year that the college has received the distinction and has been named an honor roll institution. That is every year SRJC has participated in the survey.

The 2017 results, released in The Chronicle’s 10th annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 45,000 employees at 232 institutions nationwide. Of those participants, 79 colleges were recognized in one or more of 12 categories for workplace quality. Only 42 colleges received honors in multiple categories, thereby earning a spot on the honor roll.

SRJC is one of just two California community colleges, and one of only 12 community colleges nationwide, to be named on the honor roll.

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Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California named Western Water Constructors, Inc., of Santa Rosa and Nova Group, Inc., of Napa among 25 recipients of the 2017 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards. These awards recognize Northern California member companies and industry leaders who have implemented world-class safety programs.

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Servpro recognized two area business owners at its June convention.

Robert A. and Karen K. West, owners of Servpro of Santa Rosa and Southeast Sonoma, received the Millionaire’s Silver Award.

Jesus Ivan Espinal-Perez, owner of Servpro of Southwest Santa Rosa, received the Director’s Gold Award.

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services has been awarded the 2017 Local Health Department of the Year Award from the National Association of City and County Health Officials. The award recognizes and honors outstanding health department accomplishments. Sonoma County was selected as the Gold Level Recipient, the top honor, among counties with a population of 500,000 or more.