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Charlotte's Home is California sauvignon blanc MVP

With a price tag at less than $14, you'll be Rodney Strong's regular dance partner at Charlotte's Home.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Amid extreme drought, California sees big jump in brush fires

A member of an inmate firefighting crew works on the Bully fire near Ono, Calif., on July 11. Through July 19, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported more than 3,400 vegetation fires that have burned more than 51,000 acres.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Los Angeles County, CA, Monterey, CA, Monterey County, CA

The Business Journal

North Coast plays host to 20 Cuban sommeliers

With a primary goal of building lasting personal and professional friendships between the U.S. and Cuban wine communities, 20 sommeliers from the Caribbean island are sampling California wines during a North Coast tour July 20-26.

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Related Topix: us Travel, Travel, California, Sonoma, CA, Davis, CA

SFGate

How to become a deputy marriage commissioner

When a layperson is asked to officiate a wedding, he or she can log on to the web, join a weird religion and get ordained on the Internet .

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Related Topix: Wedding

The Willits News

Mendocino County Office of Education to share a $15 million grant

The Mendocino County Office of Education will receive $1.9 million over three years from a California Career Pathways Trust grant administered by the Sonoma County Office of Education, according to an MCOE press release.

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Related Topix: Mendocino County, CA, Mendocino, CA, Napa, CA, Sonoma, CA

Bohemian.com

Debriefer: July 23, 2014

Among entries on a long list of the $2.4 million in 2014 Napa Valley Community Foundation grants, one figure stands out: a $295,000 grant for a Napa County citizenship program established by the foundation.

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Related Topix: Napa County, CA, American Canyon, CA, World News, Mexico

Vallejo Times-Herald

Small business development center proves boon to Napa-Sonoma area, officials say

NAPA >> Jobs have been created and retained, sales have increased and small business loans have been made as part of the impact of the Napa Valley College Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center , center officials said.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Napa, CA, Small Business, Personal Finance, Napa County, CA

Tue Jul 22, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

SLO County unemployment rate falls in June

San Luis Obispo County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent in June, far below the year-ago rate of 6.9 percent — tying with Sonoma County for sixth-best among California's 58 counties.

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Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Marin County, CA, Imperial County, CA, San Luis Obispo, CA

Patch.com

No Parole for Sonoma County's 2002 Attempted-Murder-By-Machete Inmate

A man convicted of burglary and attempted murder and mayhem with a machete has been denied parole by The California Board of Prison Terms, the Sonoma County District Attorney's Office said Monday.

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Related Topix: Prison, Boulevard, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Patch.com

Sonoma Co. Sheriff: Gunfire Reported Tuesday Afternoon Near Andy Lopez Shooting Site

Gunfire was reported this afternoon southwest of Santa Rosa, not far from the field where a 13-year-old boy was shot and killed by a Sonoma County sheriff's deputy in October, a sheriff's sergeant said.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Patch.com

Woman Arraigned For Leaving Kids In Car Outside Casino

A San Jose woman was arraigned on two felony child endangerment charges in Sonoma County Superior Court today for allegedly leaving her two young children in a parked car while she visited the Graton Resort & Casino near Rohnert Park last month.

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Related Topix: Graton, CA, Rohnert Park, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Petaluma360

Soaking up Spanish

Singing in Spanish and bouncing around her classroom in an animated style, Socorro Nelson belted out a simple verse to teach some new words: "Soy una pizza con mucho queso."

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Related Topix: Windsor, CA, Medicine, Nursing, Petaluma, CA

SFGate

Husband and wife get DUIs on same night

Officers found the vehicle of Robert Sevenau , 68, of Sebastopol, on Saturday night off Hessel Road west of Santa Rosa.

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Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA, Santa Rosa, CA

Petaluma360

Woman arrested for DUI had unrestrained infant

A Santa Rosa woman was arrested after police allegedly found her driving under the influence while her 4-month-old son rode unrestrained in the backseat on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Santa Rosa, CA, Petaluma, CA

The Business Journal

Top Manufacturers Awards 2014: P&L Specialties: Making machines, community connections

Designing, engineering and fabricating custom-made stainless-steel and aluminum equipment for winemaking and a host of other industries is only part of what makes P&L Specialties a larger than life manufacturer.

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Related Topix: Petaluma, CA, Agriculture, Science

The Business Journal

Business News: Week of July 21, 2014

Santa Rosa Junior College 's Millers Blend olive oil secured a Gold medal from Sonoma County Harvest Fair judges during their professional olive oil competition.

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Related Topix: Sebastopol, CA, Best of 2007, Novato, CA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Alternative Energy, Energy

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Teen starts campaign to preserve hillside cross tribute

A North Bay teenager is launching a campaign to pick up where a World War II veteran, now in his mid-nineties, left off.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs

Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County Office of Education to share a $15 million grant

The Mendocino County Office of Education will receive $1.9 million over three years from a California Career Pathways Trust grant administered by the Sonoma County Office of Education, according to an MCOE press release.

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Related Topix: Mendocino County, CA, Mendocino, CA, Napa, CA, Sonoma, CA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Business Journal

North Bay joblessness rises, job growth slows in June

The proportion of North Bay residents seeking jobs edged upward and job growth rates slowed in all six counties in June, according to preliminary state figures released Friday.

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Related Topix: California, Graton, CA, Marin County, CA, Solano County, CA

Petaluma360

Sonoma County jobless rate rises slightly in June

A seasonal drop in school hiring caused Sonoma County's unemployment rate to rise slightly in June to 5.3 percent, but the outlook remained much improved from a year ago.

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Related Topix: Sonoma, CA, Napa, CA, Mendocino County, CA, Lake County, CA

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