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Goodwill targets eight stores for closure in Bay Area

A wave of closures and layoffs at Goodwill stores in the Bay Area is the latest sign of the staggering losses suffered by retail and service-industry businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Goodwill Industries of the Greater East Bay has announced it closed eight retail stores and laid off 61 employees on Friday.… Keep Reading

Taste new food and wine in Sonoma County this March

Copperfield’s hosts online “Hooked” talk Are some of the decisions we make about what we eat beyond our control? Is food an addiction, like drugs or alcohol? To what extent does the food industry know, or care, about these vulnerabilities? Michael Moss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter formerly with the New York Times, answers some… Keep Reading

California could see to-go cocktails legalized under new bill

One of the few liberties gained by Californians during the pandemic — ordering cocktails to go from bars and restaurants — could be enshrined in state law under a new bill in consideration at the state Legislature. Local bar and restaurant owners credit carry-out food and drink orders with helping to prop up their struggling… Keep Reading

Santa Rosa’s Vintage Wine Estates to go public in $690M deal

Vintage Wine Estates, which has built a portfolio of over 50 wine and spirits brands from the California Wine County and the Pacific Northwest to become one of the largest U.S. wine producers, has inked an agreement with a special-purpose acquisition company to become publicly traded. The deal between London-based Bespoke Capital Acquisition Corp. and… Keep Reading

La Quinta by Wyndham Santa Rosa Sonoma

Everyday travelers in search of a refined but affordable getaway to Sonoma wine country now have an inviting new place to stay thanks to the opening of the newly constructed La Quinta by Wyndham Santa Rosa Sonoma. Situated in a prime location off of Highway 101, just minutes from Santa Rosa’s bustling downtown, the hotel’s… Keep Reading

Northern California cannabis industry abuzz with beverage innovation

To get the buzz of cannabis in a faster, easier to control, more socially acceptable way, the latest focus is drinking it. “It makes sense as an ingestion method, especially for new consumers. Smoking anything in front of people is not popular,” Aaron Silverstein, managing director and enologist with BevZero. The Santa Rosa-based company specializes… Keep Reading

Keysight’s End-to-End Open RAN Solution Portfolio Drives Performance Reliability and Innovation in Multi-Vendor 5G Networks

SANTA ROSA, Calif. Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, has introduced a suite of end-to-end solutions that enables an ecosystem of Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) vendors and mobile operators to verify interoperability, performance, conformance and security… Keep Reading

Sonoma County follows state and lifts monthlong pandemic lockdown

Although the coronavirus continues infecting Sonoma County residents at an alarming rate and more people in the community have died in January than any month in the pandemic, the county’s top public health official Monday loosened severe restrictions on businesses and public life. In opting to lift the latest stay-home order in place since Dec.… Keep Reading

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