Lance Tamashiro

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Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. Marks Earth Day with National Tree Planting Initiative at 180 Customer Service Centers

in Environment/People

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH) a national distributor of propane, renewable propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as an investor in low carbon fuel alternatives is pleased to celebrate Earth Day with an initiative to plant more than 180 trees at its Customer Service Centers located around the nation, as well as at its headquarters’ location in Whippany, New Jersey.

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DVM class of ’21 donates to Good Samaritan Fund

in Animals

No one needs to tell Landon Brough, president of the 2021 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine class at Washington State University, or his peers just how special the bond between humans and their pets can be.

They have all seen it in their own patients and clients at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

It is why they decided to donate $4,000 of their class treasury to WSU’s Good Samaritan Fund. The fund was established more than two decades ago by WSU veterinary students to help animals in need of care but who were either ownerless or their owners could not afford treatment. In 2020 alone, the fund awarded more than $100,000 to help provide critical care to 179 animals at the WSU veterinary hospital in Pullman.

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Sustainable Farming Innovator Solectrac Delivers E-Tractor to First Hawaii Customer, Kim and Jack Johnson’s Environmental Education Nonprofit, Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation

in Business/Community/Environment

SANTA ROSA, Calif.April 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Solectrac, Inc. (Solectrac), America’s first production manufacturer of Electric Tractors and a leader in the transition to zero emission regenerative agriculture and a portfolio company of Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX), today announced the donation of the Company’s first Compact Electric Tractor (CET) production unit to the Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Kim and Jack Johnson that supports environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawai’i. The debut e-tractor was delivered to the foundation’s new Kōkua Learning Farm, a seven-acre farm on the North Shore of Oʻahu. The foundation, rooted in environmental education, unveiled the tractor with a hands-on tractor demonstration day on Thursday, April 15 to a small group of local Hawaiʻi based farmers and educators.

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New mural celebrates Sonoma County

in Arts/Community

Security Public Storage (SPS) announces the unveiling of a spectacular new 2100-sq ft mural honoring Santa Rosa’s unique heritage on Thursday, April 22nd at 4:00pm. The Chamber of Commerce and City of Santa Rosa officials will join the beloved long-time local SPS managers in the celebration. [Event will be outdoors, with masks and social distancing!]

SPS dedicates this stunning new art installation to the citizens of Santa Rosa, and especially to our Coffey Park community. The design reflects the area’s rich heritage, with seven large panels, each celebrating a unique aspect of our local gifts—from the remarkable Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens to Downtown Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Historic District and Sonoma County’s magnificent redwoods forests.

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Amid pandemic, Sonoma RV lovers embrace life on wheels

in People/Travel
Mary and George Wilcox in front of their 34-foot Alpine Coach parked at their home in Sonoma on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)
Mary and George Wilcox in front of their 34-foot Alpine Coach parked at their home in Sonoma on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Photo by Robbi Pengelly/Index-Tribune)

Unable to travel by air, lots of Americans took to the roads during the COVID-19 pandemic, and able to work remotely, many stayed out there. The RV market reported record sales, according to the RV Industry Association, a fact confirmed by North Coast RV in Santa Rosa.

“People don’t want to fly, they don’t want to stay in a hotel. In an RV, you can cook your own meals and sleep in your own bed,” RV Industry Association President Craig Kirby told Reuters.

Today, more than 40 million Americans regularly go RVing, and 11 percent of American households own some form of recreational vehicle. Rentals are also hot. The peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace Outdoorsy reported $1 billion in transactions in the first quarter of 2021.
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Moderate magnitude 4.1 quake hits 22 miles north of Santa Rosa, California, United States in the morning

in Natural Disaster

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake near Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, USA, was reported only 6 minutes ago by the United States Geological Survey, considered the key international and national agency that monitors seismic activity in the US. The earthquake occurred at a very shallow depth of 1.7 miles beneath the epicenter in the morning on Monday 19 April 2021 at 11:50 am local time. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

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Clover Sonoma Commits to Sustainability Initiatives During Pandemic

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PETALUMA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Clover Sonoma, a third-generation family-owned and operated dairy, is elevating its commitment to creating dairy with integrity and reducing its carbon footprint. During a year of unprecedented challenges, the company made a conscious commitment to support regenerative farming programs, renewable packaging innovation, as well as waste and recycling management. These commitments not only positively impact the planet, but also ensure the health of our communities.

The company supported recycling education, conducted a GHG emissions analysis of its inventory, implemented a composting program at the processing plant, and invested in a plastic baler to reduce plastic waste. To further its sustainability work in 2021, Clover Sonoma recently partnered with Zero Foodprint to fund regenerative farming grants and to implement a project on one of Clover’s farms, Perucchi Dairy in Sonoma County.

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Sonoma County government offices to reopen with limited hours, health precautions

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Most county government offices are set to reopen to in-person service on Monday, with Sonoma County in the less-restrictive orange tier of COVID-19 public health orders.

Offices reopened with limited hours and with safety protocols, including mandatory mask use and social distancing measures. Some essential county offices never closed, but the move announced by the county on Friday means many county offices will open again for the first time since the coronavirus disrupted life over a year ago.

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Alaska Airlines takes aim at new startup with latest route addition

in Business/Travel

Alaska Airlines is putting up a fight on the West Coast.

On Friday, the Seattle-based carrier announced that it’ll expand service with a new route and additional frequencies to Santa Rosa, California (STS), right in the heart of wine country.

Starting July 1, Alaska will debut Burbank (BUR) to STS service on a 76-seat Embraer 175, and later this summer, on Sept. 8, the carrier will add frequencies to STS on both the Orange County (SNA) and San Diego (SAN) routes.

Altogether, this latest boost means that Alaska will serve Sonoma County from six West Coast destinations, with up to 13 peak daily departures by early fall.

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Santa Rosa Symphony concerts to be televised for first time

in Arts

For the first time in its 93-year history, the Santa Rosa Symphony will reach TV audiences. The broadcasts of three concerts, in partnership with Northern California Public Media, will be on two NorCal Public channels this spring.

The “Santa Rosa Symphony Presents” concerts, recorded and streamed online earlier this year as part of the symphony’s “SRS @ Home” series, will air on PBS channel KRCB and non-PBS channel KPJK in April, May and June.

The symphony was one of the first California orchestras to stream virtual orchestra concerts, beginning in October 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Online viewership averaged more than 5,000 per concert, drawn from 22 states and three countries, according to the symphony.

All three “Santa Rosa Symphony Presents” concerts were conducted by Music Director Francesco Lecce-Chong at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on the Sonoma State University campus. Each concert includes a guest artist performing with the orchestra and a work by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, artistic partner with the symphony and the first woman to receive a Pulitzer Prize in music.

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