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Affiliates Battle Wildfire Ash and Smoke Amidst Pandemic in California

Over 8,200 fires have burned more than 4 million acres in California. And affiliates are being affected. “Surviving the pandemic has been tough, and a fire season that started in August is an additional onslaught,” said Beth Rypins, owner of Wine Country CrossFit located in downtown Napa. One big thing: As fires rage, air quality decreases. And in a… Keep Reading

Santa Rosa’s Luther Burbank Savings sees 35% rise in Q3 net income

Luther Burbank Corp. (Nasdaq: LBC) announced Wednesday net income was $14.3 million for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Despite this year’s COVID-19-spawned disturbances affecting the economy, Luther Burbank Savings of Santa Rosa reported a rise in net income of 35% in comparison to the second quarter. The diluted earnings per common share amounted to… Keep Reading

Alternative Lifestyle — Despite Buzz About “Better-For-You” Beer, COVID-19 Accelerates Already Strong Double IPA Sales

“If you called me right now and said, ‘Hey man, I want to do a collaboration,’ I’d say, ‘Okay cool, what are we doing that’s over 8% [ABV]?’” John Gillooly, brewmaster at Drake’s Brewing Co. in San Leandro, California, isn’t speaking hypothetically. While preparing for a recent collaboration with Santa Rosa, California’s HenHouse Brewing Company,… Keep Reading

College Graduates’ First-Year Earnings Depend on Study Degrees, Report Says

A recent report named “Buyer Beware: First-Year Earnings and Debt for 37,000 College Majors At 4,400 Institutions” published this week by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (GEW), an independent research institute attached to Georgetown University in Washington, has found that college graduates’ first-year earnings, as well as the federal loan debts, vary depending… Keep Reading

‘Largest Haunted House In North Bay’ Canceled For 2020

SANTA ROSA, CA — Blind Scream Haunted House, billed as the largest and most horrifying haunted house in the North Bay, has for many local residents become synonymous with Halloween. The 15,000-square-foot attraction featuring two bone-chilling haunted houses under one roof was set to open Friday at 98 Santa Rosa Plaza in Santa Rosa. But like many… Keep Reading

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