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Bill Swindell

sonoma news

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport poised to break passenger traffic record this year

One boost has been Avelo Airlines, which is adding another route, to and from Palm Springs, in November. → Read More

Lucky supermarket closing pharmacies in California, including Sonoma County locations

The decision comes after parent company was bought by private equity firm out of Los Angeles. → Read More

North Coast grape harvest expected to come with lighter yield than average

The spring frost and accompanying rains during bloom are likely to have an effect on the industry. → Read More

Farmworkers show support for wine industry in front of Sonoma County Board of Supervisors as debate continues over wildfire safety

The committee looking into the issue intends to hold a May 26 community meeting on the subject. → Read More

Gas prices reach record level for California as Sonoma County drivers see $5.22 per gallon average

The state average was $5.07 per gallon, which set a record, according to AAA. → Read More

US wine direct-to-consumer sales continue to climb even as pandemic lessens

“This is a channel that is thriving coming out of COVID,” a longtime alcohol beverage consultant said. → Read More

North Coast wine grape harvest wraps up uneventful season

The crop is year is expected to a smaller yield than the historical average and has come in earlier than usual. → Read More

HenHouse Brewing buys Marin County brewpub Iron Springs for first location outside Sonoma County

The Santa Rosa-based brewery has bought Iron Springs brewpub from Michael and Anne Altman for an undisclosed price. → Read More

Small North Coast cannabis farms face daunting future

Weed that would typically go for $2,000 a pound may only fetch between $600 to $700 this fall. → Read More

Sonoma County’s booming housing market sets another median price record

Runaway single-family house prices have put homeownership further out of reach for many locals. → Read More

Sonoma County tourism bounces back with boost in hotel stays, air travel lift

While summer travel and visitor numbers are strong, those in the county hospitality arena are taking nothing for granted. They realize things could suddenly change given the rapid spreading of the delta coronavirus variant, as well as the potential for more wildfires prevalent in recent years. → Read More

Top 5 North Bay brewpubs you should visit this summer

California’s reopening offers up more opportunities for local beer lovers. → Read More

COVID-19 ushers in tasting room changes as Sonoma, Napa wineries embrace appointment-only model

Customers are preferring the more personalized service. → Read More

Sonoma County Airport Express restarting bus service to San Francisco and Oakland airports

The daily bus service had been idled since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Authorities believe no foul play in body found at Sonoma State on Friday morning

A local resident phoned 911 at 7:50 a.m. after discovering the body of a man near the Butterfly Garden on campus. → Read More

Crucial to the Sonoma County economy, career education reworked for pandemic

Notwithstanding the pandemic, the work goes on to educate the next generation for everything from critical health care to high-tech manufacturing and winery production positions. → Read More

Pending Sonoma County winery event rules pit vintners against residents

County supervisors are expected to consider an ordinance in the spring. → Read More

Sonoma County looks to entrepreneurs to help with forest management

A new partnership program will pay $35,000 grants to launch wood products businesses that can promote healthy forests. → Read More

Mom-and-pop landlords getting squeezed in Sonoma County with cascading regulation

They are left questioning whether owning rental investment properties is still viable for them — especially since the county Board of Supervisors are considering further action next month to add to tenant eviction safeguards. → Read More

Wine shipments in US increase slightly in 2020 amid pandemic

American and foreign wineries shipped an estimated 369 million wine cases last year, up 1.2% from 2019. → Read More