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  • Jul212015

    Dodd makes Senate run official

    Assemblyman Bill Dodd made his state Senate candidacy official on Monday with an event featuring a Napa County golf course setting and plenty of public officials.

    “I am very excited to announce today I am running for the 3rd District seat of the California state Senate,” the Napan told a crowd of about 200 people in a large tent overlooking the greens of the Eagle Vines Vineyards & Golf Club.

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  • Jul202015

    Radio Interview with Napa Broadcasting: Assemblyman Bill Dodd

     Assemblyman Bill Dodd talks about his intent to run for the State Senate in 2016.  Listen to the full interview here.

  • Jul132015

    President Obama declares Berryessa Snow Mountain a national monument

    More than a million acres of wilderness will be protected as part of three new national monuments that President Barack Obama is creating in California.

    The presidential move, announced by the White House early Friday, brings to 19 the number of monuments that Obama has created or expanded since taking office. Environmental advocates hailed the new monuments as bringing sorely needed protection to natural American treasures, even as Republicans in Congress were pursuing legislation to stop the president.

    Tourists and nature lovers in California will see more than 330,000 acres in Northern California set aside for a new monument at Berryessa Snow Mountain. The White House touted the area’s rich biodiversity and Native American cultural sites, but the area is best known as a destination for hikers, campers, fishermen and hunters. Officials said designating the site as a monument would likely prompt increased visits to the area and drive economic growth in the coming years.

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  • Jul082015

    Dodd reflects on a half-year in Assembly

    Bill Dodd has been in the state Assembly for more than a half-year and, if not a yet Sacramento veteran, he is no longer a newcomer.

    The former Napa County Supervisor has been through state budget hearings. He’s introduced 17 bills on topics ranging from south Napa earthquake relief to Clear Lake water quality to gender pay equity.

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  • Jun152015

    Mojo’s Kitchen 428 selected as small business of the year

    Mojo’s Kitchen428, a farm-to-table restaurant located in downtown Woodland, was honored Wednesday in the state Capitol as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 4th Assembly District.

    Each year, the state Assembly honors one small business from each of the state’s Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to their local communities.

    “Being named Small Business of the Year is a tremendous honor since we have so many wonderful small businesses in our area. It’s truly a pleasure to serve the Woodland community,” said Christy Hayes, owner of Mojo’s Kitchen428. “I want to thank Assemblymember Dodd for the recognition.”

    Mojo’s Kitchen428 is an upscale yet casual restaurant in Woodland that is known for local food sourcing, having subscribed to the farm-to-fork movement since 2012. As a locally owned small business, Mojo’s Kitchen428 strives to invest back in the community through sponsoring local civic and charity events and generously donating to various causes in the Woodland area.

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