Stories on how the communities will be recovering in the weeks, months and years after the massive October 2017 wildfires.
The operator of 118 California Check Cashing Stores and Cash 1 locations in the North Bay and statewide has agreed to pay back consumers to settle allegations that it steered borrowers into high-interest loans and engaged in other illegal practices.
North Bay Business Journal's and Sonoma State University's 26th annual conference on the local economy will include the year's first comprehensive North Bay outlook and a panel on solutions to the housing crisis.
Echoing another major report this week, a key watcher of wine consumer behavior tells North Coast growers that the U.S. has "reached a sort of plateau and a peak in terms of growth in the number of drinkers we have in the marketplace."
Despite its warning that the "premiumization" trend of consumers reaching for ever-more-pricey wines may be ending, Silicon Valley Bank's closely watched annual industry outlook predicts 4 to 8 percent sales growth for wines over $10 a bottle.
Napa County plans to crack down on winery permits out of compliance with production, tourism and other limits. But with less than three months for vintners to file for fix-its, there's growing concern about meeting the deadline.
A number of California labor laws are kicking in just over a month from now. Here's what your business needs to be ready for.