Leading the Way


NorthBay biz May 2019

Workplace mental health issues cost the global economy a staggering $3 trillion annually. It’s the most significant employee health-related expense, and double that of cardiovascular disease and diabetes combined. Yet this crisis of high cost and human suffering has largely gone unrecognized—though this is changing. What’s not so surprising, California is taking the lead. The private sector and the state government have rallied, and measures are being implemented to address this crisis. READ MORE

KSRO News Talk

Northbay Biz November 2018


12:15 A.M.
On the night of October 8, 2017, Pat Kerrigan of KSRO News Talk awoke at her home in Kenwood. Outside, the wind howled. Across the street 30-foot high flames threatened. A fireman told her to get out. Kerrigan and her wife, Michele, grabbed their dog, Chance, jumped in the car and headed west on Bennett Valley Road. She sensed this was more than a neighborhood fire and headed for the radio station in Santa Rosa. Driving dark circuitous back roads, they arrived just after midnight.

12:30 A.M.
Mike DeWald, KSRO’s afternoon talk show producer, sniffed smoke while playing hockey at Snoopy’s Home Ice at about 12:30 a.m. Others did too, but attributed it to wildfires far away. On his way home to Rohnert Park, DeWald noticed social media going viral with news of the rapidly spreading fire outside Calistoga. He turned around and pulled into the radio station’s parking lot 15 minutes prior to Kerrigan. READ MORE

Delivering on Promises

Northbay Biz September 2018

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The night of October 8, 2017, will be forever etched in the minds of Napa and Sonoma County residents. In the most destructive fire in California’s history, 5,000 homes burned and 44 people lost their lives. While still trying to cope with the reality of what had happened, stunned homeowners would begin the insurance claim process. Their experiences would vary considerably. Here’s a look at how a few homeowners are contending with the insurance claims process. READ MORE

Casa Grande High School Fish Hatchery

Northbay Biz July 2018


Thirty-five years ago a dedicated teacher and his Petaluma students set out to save the Adobe Creek native steelhead from extinction. Their resolve would be tested many times. Theirs would be a journey of celebration and heartbreaking setbacks. The story of the Casa Grande High School Fish Hatchery is one of resilience, and unrelenting determination. READ MORE

2018 Best Tasting Room: Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens

Northbay Biz Best of the North Bay 2018


At the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens in Fulton, visitors walk from the parking area along a path bordered with bright blue and white flowers, passing through a courtyard and the soothing sounds of a bubbling fountain. And on entering the stately chateau, they’re greeted by a friendly, knowledgeable tasting room staff.  Many who visit are familiar with Kendall-Jackson’s Vintner’s Reserve, the most popular Chardonnay in America. They’re surprised to discover the Jackson Estate wines, which are limited production made from grapes grown in select California coastal vineyards, many of which and are only available at the winery or online. READ MORE