Carneros Resort and Spa (www.carnerosresort.com) completed a $3.5 million renovation of its 6,000-square-foot spa, and it reopened. The spa is reserved for resort guests only. Carneros Resort and Spa is situated on 28 acres, with 100 cottages, suites and private homes.
Vintner Warren Winiarski announced plans to donate $3.3 million to the University of California, Davis, library to help bolster its collection of wine publications.
Winiarski, the founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in Napa whose wines won the 1976 Judgment of Paris competition, will make the gift through his charitable foundation.
The university said the funding would help “preserve and increase access” to its collection that already includes papers by prominent wine writers such as Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson.
“My hope for this gift is that it will create a powerful resource for people who want to see how writers helped develop the wine industry itself and how they influenced the aesthetics of wine,” said Winiarski in a statement. “Wine writers didn’t write just about the regions or types of wine. They gave winemakers the tools they needed to make wines better.”
Tri Counties Bank has started the Carr Fire Fund 2018 account with an initial deposit of $25,000 to benefit victims of the fires ravaging our communities throughout Northern California.
The bank stated donations to the Carr Fire Fund 2018 can be made at any Tri Counties Bank branch or donate online at www.gofundme.com/tcb-2018-carr-fire-fund.
Funds will be distributed to people in need through the United Way of Northern California and local nonprofit emergency relief agencies directly serving fire victims with immediate needs the bank stated.
The four Whole Foods Markets stores in Marin County each gave 5 percent of sales from July 26 — a total gift of over $16,750 — to ExtraFood.org, the nonprofit that picks up excess fresh food from any Marin business or school and immediately delivers the food for people in need.
Since its founding four years ago, ExtraFood has delivered 2,000,000 pounds of food from 200+ donors to 111 sites in Marin, such as senior housing centers, homeless shelters, and after-school programs.
Colin Davidson, store team leader for Whole Foods Market’s Mill Valley Blithedale location added in the company’s announcement, “Whole Foods Market’s Store Giving Program is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations that address community issues, such as hunger. One in five Marin residents struggle with hunger, yet 40% of all food is wasted from farm to fork. We are delighted to support ExtraFood, which bridges the gap between abundance and need and delivers fresh food 365 days a year for the most vulnerable people in the county.
Plant Prefab, a custom home design and prefabrication company, completed the installation of its latest residential project in Sebastopol.
According to the company, the Plant Prefab-built single-family home was installed in one day. With 1,300 square feet of living space, the LivingHomes C6P, built to the LEED Platinum standard, includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. All modules were constructed at Plant Prefab’s 62,000-square-foot facility in Rialto and shipped to the build site.
The modules that comprise this home came to the site over 90 percent complete, with all finished electrical and plumbing, millwork and appliances installed, paint and exterior cladding — even tiles in the baths and kitchen.
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