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Sonoma County court interpreters join regional walkout for better pay, conditions

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Sonoma and Napa county courthouse employees (from left) Maria Galvez, Monica Aparicio, Elva Murillo-Nunez, and Christina Guerrero Harmon pose in front of the Sonoma County Civil and Family Law Courthouse on March 11, 2022.

Spanish language interpreters at the Sonoma County courthouse joined a regionwide walkout Friday over wages and working conditions, leaving courtrooms without trained professionals to translate for defendants, victims and witnesses who do not speak English.

While the local steward for the California Federation of Interpreters told The Press Democrat that the action was “not a full strike,” she did not share when interpreters would return to the courthouse to provide their services.

“Basically, we’re just really unhappy that the courts are unwilling to sit down and present a meaningful counteroffer” to the union’s contract proposals, steward Christina Guerrero Harmon said.

Interpreters are asking, she said, for wages that reflect “the cost of living, inflation rates and, also, all the work we did during the pandemic as front-line workers.“

In an email, a spokesman for the state court system’s Bay Area division said a meeting was set for next Wednesday after the union requested to return to the bargaining table.

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Santa Rosa’s Leading Landscaper, Green Vine Landscaping, wins the 2020 Three Best Rated Award for Best Lawn Care Company

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Green Vine Landscaping, top-rated lawn care and landscape design and maintenance company in Santa Rosa, California, has recently won the 2020 Three Best Rated® Award for best lawn care company. The company successfully made it through the 50-point inspection carried out by Three Best Rated to claim this prestigious award.

The secret of maintaining a beautiful landscape depends on the best maintenance practices. Taking care of the lawn is an essential step in maintaining a visually appealing image of the landscape. Green Vine Landscaping has been offering the best of its services to help its client preserve the beauty of their lawn.

“I have always liked working with nature and making beautiful and enjoyable landscape spaces since I was 18 years old.”, says Ivan Lopez, Owner of Green vine landscaping. Ivan took over and re-created this company to provide professional and honest landscape service. It is currently functioning as a full-service landscaping company involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes.

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