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2 years later: COVID’s impact on California North Coast economy

As the coronavirus pandemic entered its third year, some metrics for the health of the North Bay economy such as overall employment are nearly back to where they were before mid-March 2020. So the Business Journal compared local counties with similar populations but different public health responses and outcomes. And we checked in with key… Keep Reading

Burlington plans to open Santa Rosa discount clothing store this spring

Burlington Stores (NYSE: BURL) plans to open a 31,000-square-foot Santa Rosa store this spring, part of a nationwide expansion of smaller locations. The New Jersey-based discount clothing retailer sees this as supportable especially because of inflationary pressure on household budgets. Burlington focuses on in-season, fashion-focused merchandise, intended to be significantly below other retailers’ prices. Products… Keep Reading

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NOAA: California drought continues for 3rd year as ‘driest on record’

It’s official. California faces a “prolonged, persistent drought” that will “elevate the risk of wildfire across the West,” the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday in its spring outlook that runs through June. Following three-year precipitation levels that were the “driest on record” for Central California since measurements started in 1922, the “low snowpack going… Keep Reading

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Sutter Health Nurses To Picket In Santa Rosa, More NorCal Cities

Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, 30 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa (Google Maps) SANTA ROSA, CA — Registered nurses at Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital along with 14 other Sutter health facilities across Northern California will be holding informational pickets Tuesday in protest of the health network’s alleged refusal to address health and safety concerns,… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County gets light rain, with more on the way

Sonoma County could be in for more wet weather in the coming days, following a weak storm system that brought light rain to parts of the North Bay on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists are anticipating the next arrival of rain Friday night. “This will definitely be one of the wetter… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County child care advocates eye new local sales tax measure

Years of wildfires, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic have raised the obstacles facing Sonoma County’s dwindling child care providers, but a new political coalition is aiming to boost the shorthanded network via a new tax measure. Our Kids Our Future, a Santa Rosa-based campaign that formed in July 2021, is leading a push to put… Keep Reading

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