Press Democrat Business RSS Feed Press Democrat RSS en-us Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:00 PST (Ted Appel) 30 Copyright 2016 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat 180 18 <![CDATA[ Napa County pot legalization effort nears milestone ]]> The Napa Valley Cannabis Association is leading efforts to place an initiative on the March ballot to allow cannabis cultivation. Read the story here. … ]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 17:17:03 PDT <![CDATA[ Napa County pot legalization effort nears milestone ]]> Napa County doesn't allow cannabis grows, but one group looking to change that via the ballot box may be nearing a milestone. Eric Sklar, founding … ]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 12:09:00 PDT <![CDATA[ Report: 1 in 6 Uber, Lyft drivers fail to respond to recalls ]]> NEW YORK — One out of six Uber and Lyft drivers in the New York City and Seattle areas are driving vehicles with outstanding recalls, … ]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 08:49:14 PDT <![CDATA[ 15-month sentence, fine recommended for Napa Valley vintner in college admissions scheme ]]> While uncertainty looms over his wine empire, Napa Valley vintner Agustin F. Huneeus admitted guilt Tuesday in a Boston courtroom for his role in the … ]]> Wed, 22 May 2019 12:18:07 PDT <![CDATA[ Celebrity chef's restaurant chain files for bankruptcy ]]> LONDON — Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's British restaurant chain filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday, partly due to increased competition and escalating rents in local … ]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 10:36:54 PDT <![CDATA[ US delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust ]]> BEIJING — The United States is delaying restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease … ]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 09:09:00 PDT <![CDATA[ 'It’s not ideal': May rains present high risk of damage to wine grapes ]]> May showers have put a damper across North Coast vineyards, wetting them at an inopportune time when they’re nearly blooming and raising the risk of … ]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 10:46:22 PDT <![CDATA[ Changes planned for Glen Ellen downtown space ]]> Stephen and Holly Sorkin of Sonoma Valley have a plan to bring more workforce housing to downtown Glen Ellen. Read more here. … ]]> Mon, 20 May 2019 13:19:26 PDT <![CDATA[ Proper wine for a proper 'Thrones' farewell, via Healdsburg vintner ]]> With all that wine consumed in the Seven Kingdoms the past eight seasons — whether sipped or sloppily guzzled — North Coast superfans of the … ]]> Mon, 20 May 2019 11:33:20 PDT <![CDATA[ US tech suppliers restrict Huawei dealings ]]> LONDON — The Chinese technology giant Huawei on Monday began to feel the painful ripple effects of a Trump administration order that effectively bars American … ]]> Tue, 21 May 2019 16:15:56 PDT <![CDATA[ Ford cuts 7,000 white-collar jobs ]]> DETROIT — Ford revealed details of its long-awaited restructuring plan Monday as it prepared for a future of electric and autonomous vehicles by parting ways … ]]> Mon, 20 May 2019 12:43:31 PDT <![CDATA[ Eclectic Miracle Plum at Railroad Square intended as neighborhood hub ]]> Miracle Plum would fit right in the hip neighborhoods of Echo Park of Los Angeles or the Ballard area of Seattle, rather than the typical … ]]> Mon, 20 May 2019 10:04:27 PDT