1602, 2022

New Legislation Would Expand Online Wine Auctions in California

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Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced legislation that would increase the number of annual fundraising auctions that registered nonprofits and trade organizations may conduct. “Expanding the ability to hold these online auctions makes perfect sense given the technology that has emerged during the pandemic to keep us safe,” Sen. Dodd said in a press release. “My bill would allow groups to step up this much-needed fundraising, improving our economy and charitable giving.”

1612, 2021

California Lawmakers Request DTC Extension for Distilleries and Breweries

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In March 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom's administration authorized California distilleries and breweries to ship directly to customers (DTC) as a measure to help craft producers survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the lifeline stops at the end of 2021.

2210, 2021

Wineries Permitted to Have up to Two Tasting Rooms Under Winegrower License

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Governor Newsom approved Senate Bill (SB) 19, which authorizes a licensed winegrower or brandy manufacturer to operate up to two off-site tasting rooms under its winegrower license. The bill was proposed by State Senator Steven Glazer.

2010, 2021

Governor Newsom Signs Proclamation to Double Down on Water Conservation

By |October 20, 2021|Categories: Featured, News|Comments Off on Governor Newsom Signs Proclamation to Double Down on Water Conservation

California is experiencing its worst drought since the late 1800s, measured through a combination of high temperatures and low precipitation, prompting California Gov. Newsom to call for mandatory conservation efforts. The state recorded its second driest year, with its largest reservoirs reaching near-record levels of low storage. The governor signed a proclamation that extends the drought emergency statewide, pushing Californians to voluntarily double down on water-conservation efforts as the state faces a possible third dry year. “As the western U.S. faces a potential third year of drought, it’s critical that Californians across the state redouble our efforts to save water

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