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Here are the North Bay’s Excellence in Construction Awards winners for 2023

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The builders and visionaries in the North Bay who are remaking the landmarks of the past or establishing the landmarks of the future are being celebrated with this year’s North Bay Business Journal Excellence in Construction Awards.

Formerly known as Top Projects, our awards go to businesses, organizations and individuals who shape our communities through a variety of projects and innovation in construction.

Award winners will be celebrated Nov. 15 at Sally Tomatoes in SOMO Village from 4‒6:30 p.m.

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Sonoma County small-business lending exec named for Latino Business Leadership Awards

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Priscilla Jaworski-Quintanilla of Redwood Credit Union is among North Bay Business Journal’s 2022 Latino Business Leadership Awards winners.

Here’s some information Jaworski-Quintanilla submitted:

About me

Among the first graduating class of Maria Carrillo High School in Santa Rosa (class of 1999), I continued on with my education, graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and a minor in theater.

I’ve worked in the nonprofit and government sectors, and now financial services. Although they seem like different worlds, the common thread has been my commitment to helping people, pursuing excellence, and serving with purpose for something greater than myself. I’ve found that my varied work history has provided several benefits. It has taught me to be adaptable and not intimidated by uncertainty.

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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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