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California Strawberry Festival is Back for 2023 at a New Venue, the Ventura County Fairgrounds
OXNARD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After a three-year hiatus due to challenges brought on by the pandemic, the 2023 California Strawberry Festival will take place May 20-21. For the first time ever, the event will be held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. This isn't the first time the Festival has outgrown a location, and the Fairgrounds venue was considered when the California Strawberry Festival moved from Channel Islands Harbor to College Park in 1991.
Viticultural expert Tim Rowe named Vineyard Manager at Domaine Carneros Winery in Sonoma County
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- As harvest kicks off in Napa this week, Domaine Carneros Winery is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Rowe, seasoned viticultural expert with over a decade of impressive positions within the California wine industry, to the position of Vineyard Manager. Succeeding Alberto Zamora, who is retiring after a 40-year career in the wine industry, ten of which were spent transforming the vineyards at Domaine Carneros, Rowe states that his new position is a viticulturist's dream.
Domaine Carneros Winery in Napa Announces New Iteration of Popular ‘Bubbles & Bites’ Experience
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Founded in 1987, in the Carneros appellation of Northern California by the Champagne Taittinger family, Domaine Carneros is a grower producer of ultra-premium sparkling wines and limited production pinot noirs. As of May 1st, the winery is pleased to announce a new menu for its popular Bubbles & Bites tasting experience, first launched in 2018.
Dream Big Darling seeds 2022 ‘FLOurish Program’ for emerging women leaders in California wine & spirits industry
PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dream Big Darling and The Millinger Group today announced, "FLOurish 2022," a personalized assessment program for emerging women leaders in the wine and spirits industry. Qualified individuals are now invited to apply for one of 17 FLOurish scholarships that provide full-ride access to this innovative coaching and mentorship experience.
Parallel Napa Valley Winery Promotes Adrienne D.A. Smith to Partner
NAPA VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The partners of Parallel Napa Valley are pleased to announce the promotion of their General Manager Adrienne D.A. Smith to General Manager and Partner. After four years with the company, Adrienne has overseen strong growth for the brand in her role overseeing marketing, hospitality, sales and operations with an innovative and high energy approach.
Beverage Industry Thought Leader Amanda Wittstrom Higgins Launches Full Cup Solutions
PASO ROBLES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leveraging her knowledge of - and networks in - all aspects of the alcohol beverage space and propelled by a deep personal investment in the agricultural world, industry notable and business strategist Amanda Wittstrom Higgins recently launched Full Cup Solutions, a full-service firm specializing in results driven unconventional planning in the marketing, sales, operations, employee development sectors and beyond.
Synergy for Ecological Solutions Makes 2021 Grant for Soil Health and Climate Wellness
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The nonprofit Synergy for Ecological Solutions made their first grant to Carbon Asset Network's landowner member, Hellyer Ranch. This grant will enable the ranch to execute a customized plan for greater soil health developed by both Hellyer and Carbon Asset Network's certified professional agronomist, Neal Fehringer.
Alegría Fresh and Impact Bioenergy Sign a Strategic Deal to Deliver Alegría Farmacy Plant-based Food and Energy Systems
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Erik Cutter, President and CEO of Alegría Fresh and Jan Allen, President and CEO of Impact Bioenergy are proud to announce the development of the Alegria Farmacy food production system.
Katie Otto Joins California Farmland Trust Team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation
ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Farmland Trust (CFT) is pleased to announce Katie Otto as their new Development and Operations Director. She joins the CFT team after 12 years with the California FFA Foundation (Foundation) and brings her deep roots and experience with agriculture, fundraising and finance management to the organization.
Together, Six Farms in California Connect and Expand Farmland Conservation – A Reason to Celebrate!
ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Farmland Trust (CFT) announces the conservation of six new farms in Merced County. Four adjacent farms have created a large area of closely protected farmland; while nearby two other properties join already previously protected areas
Winter Ice Buildup in Ponds and Lakes Can Cause a Host of Problems for Boats and Docks, as Well as for...
SANTA MARIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The change of seasons no longer means having to perform labor intensive tasks to safeguard your boat, dock and summer lake equipment from the damage that can occur from frigid, freezing water conditions. This winter use a Deicer in your lake or pond to prevent costly damage, says Discount Pumps.
California Farmland Trust Earns National Recognition – CFT Helps Encourage Protection of Our Open Spaces
ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love and that feed them. Since 2004, California Farmland Trust (CFT) has been doing just that for the people of California.
California Farmland Trust announces Significant Goal Achieved: 16,000 Acres of CA Farmland Protected
ELK GROVE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Farmland Trust (CFT), a Sacramento County based non-profit, has recently reached permanent protection of over 16,000 acres of California farmland - and CFT is celebrating! Why is this noteworthy?
Paragon Insurance Strengthens Wine Industry Operations with Promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President in the West
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Paragon Insurance Holdings LLC ("Paragon"), a national multi-line specialty MGA (Managing General Agency) based in Avon, Conn., today announced the promotion of Erik Kriens to Regional President. Kriens is based in Paragon's San Francisco office and reports directly to Paragon CEO and Co-founder Ron Ganiats.
Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. Announces 2019 Communications Campaign for U.S. Audience
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore D.O.C.G. is pleased to announce its 2019 communications program for the United States. The Consorzio of vine-growers, winemaking companies and bottlers from Italy's Conegliano Valdobbiadene, which was established to safeguard the standards of what eventually became the D.O.C.G. criteria in crafting wines of the highest quality and distinct provenance, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the appellation.
Wente Vineyards Announces its 2019 Sustainable Winegrowing Report Card for Earth Day
LIVERMORE VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In honor of today's Earth Day 2019, Wente Vineyards is proud to share an updated series of green initiatives and programming, all of which reflect the winery's longstanding (136 years and counting!) and ongoing commitment to sustainable wine growing.
Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Establishing Statewide Water Efficiency Goals
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed SB 606 by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and AB 1668 by Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) to help the state better prepare for droughts and climate change by establishing statewide water efficiency standards.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for April 20, 2017 including State Board of Food and Agriculture
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Michelle Banonis, 40, of Sacramento, has been appointed assistant chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resources. Banonis has been area manager for the Bay Delta Office at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation since 2016, where she has served in several positions since 2009.
Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Legislation to Honor César Chávez
WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas, introduced a congressional resolution honoring the life and work of César Chávez. Chávez was a prominent labor rights activist who organized migrant and farm laborers in the western United States.
California’s 2018 Business-critical Cannabis Regulations to be Addressed at San Diego Cannabis Business Expo
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third Annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 - 8, 2017 in San Diego, California.
Japanese Food Supporter Event Comes to San Francisco with Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In San Francisco on February 27, 2017 the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan will hold briefing sessions and exchange meetings aimed at promoting understanding of this system and expanding the number of supporter store certifications for restaurants and retail stores, Japan Products Promotions announced today.
Napa County Citizens Rally Nov. 18 to Block Walt Ranch Deforestation and Development Project
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Napa County citizens and Defenders of East Napa Watersheds will rally in front of the County Administration Building at noon on Friday, November 18, 2016, Forests Forever announced today. This occasion is the first day of hearings on the appeal against the Walt Ranch project.
Sambrailo Packaging Launches Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables Packaging for CCOF-certified Growers
WATSONVILLE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sambrailo Packaging recently introduced a new stock print row crop box in partnership with CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) for CCOF-certified organic growers. The box clearly states "Certified Organic Fruits and Vegetables" on the sides in an effort to help small organic farmers promote certified organics right from their fields.
Healthy Earth Music & Arts Fest Debuts Earth Day Weekend, in L.A. at Leimert Park
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Earth Day Weekend will hold special significance this year when the inaugural Healthy Earth Music and Arts Fest makes its premiere in Los Angeles' historic Leimert Park, Saturday, April 23. In addition to this multi-cultural, sustainable lifestyle event, produced by Transmedia 360, encouraging health and environmental awareness, the festival will feature the unveiling of the humanitarian organization, Cure4Hunger's (C4H) new agricultural technology.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Jan. 19-20, 2016 including to Agricultural Associations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: First, Charlene Taylor, 63, of Elk...
Specialty food for a special cause: Food Philippines brings social enterprises to 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sixteen Philippine companies are participating in this year's Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) slated at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, January 17-19, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Silicon Valley announced today. Each with an advocacy at the heart of its business, these companies bring with them narratives of the people, places, and practices incidental and instrumental to their production.
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Nov. 9, 2015 including to 39th District Agricultural Association
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Andrew Campbell, 23, of Oakdale, has...
Semair Farm Estate: Luxury Real Estate Horse Property in Montecito, CA Offered Via Sealed Bid
MONTECITO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- It's the luxury real estate opportunity of a lifetime. The Semair Farm Estate located in Montecito, Calif. is available for the first time in nearly 40 years and sealed bids are due by Nov. 18 via Sage Auctions LLC.
Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Calls For Farmworker Education to Protect American Families
SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) recently reintroduced a bill to protect American families from...
Gatto Proposes Calif. Bill to Label Food Irrigated with Contaminated Fracking Water – ABX2-14
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Some California crops are being irrigated with oil-field wastewater from hydraulic fracturing, (otherwise known as “fracking”), says Assemblyman Mike...
Calif. Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Announce $1 Billion Emergency Drought Package
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Mobilizing state resources to face another year of extreme dry conditions, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined...
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 24, 2015 including to District Agricultural Associations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Leta Ciavaglia, 61, of Sanger, has...
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 23, 2015 including to Board of Food and Agriculture
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments: First, Ashley Boren, 53, of San Francisco,...
California Legislation to Create New Funding Stream for Water Efficiency Signed by Gov. Brown – AB 2636
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley),...
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Feb. 11, 2014 including to the 29th District Agricultural Association
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments for February 11: First, Nancy Ward, 58, of...
California Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Food Safety Farm Legislation to Help Protect Families from Food-borne Illness
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In Washington, D.C., today U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) today introduced a bill to help protect more...
Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 7, 2013 including to the 54th District Agricultural Association
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following state government appointments: First, Karin Schwartz, 49, of...
Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park Partner to Glean Food for Local Food Banks
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Orange County Produce, LLC and the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif., continues its 'Parks without Borders' program by offering fresh food to Orange County's local food banks and soup kitchens. Orange County Produce is growing food on the four-acre VALOR Field at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine, to support this effort.
Gatto's Bill to Save Iconic California Citrus Industry Heads to the Governor's Desk
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to help save California’s citrus industry from devastation passed the Senate today...