Goodbye smoothies: The Jamba Juice in Safeway on West Napa Street has closed. A staffer at the supermarket said there just wasn’t enough business for it to be viable. By press time, every evidence it was there should be gone, and it will be replaced by a bulk nuts, grains and dried fruit area.
Help wanted: Current job openings around town include positions at Pets Lifeline; Sonoma Raceway; Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance; Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards; Sonoma Valley Hospital; and the City of Sonoma. Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is seeking a exhibitions/facilities manager to lead design, production and coordination of exhibitions and operations at the museum. Sonoma Teen Services is hiring a part-time Ready to Work program facilitator. The well-paying position is for an independent contractor to run the nonprofit’s Skills for Life program. Visit teenservicesssonoma.org. Benziger and Imagery Estate Winery are hosting a job fair for full- and part-time employees on the mornings of Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, at 1883 London Ranch Road.
Music school: He’s moved around a lot but Mikey Cannon’s Cannon School of Music is now happily ensconced in two locations, 254 First St. E. and 17109 Sonoma Highway. His music school is aimed at students of all ages and abilities, and he offers lessons in guitar, violin, drums, piano and voice. He also offers Band Camp where musicians of similar skills are grouped together to form a band. cannonmusicschool.com
Sonoma Community Center: With the abrupt departure of executive director John Tamiazzo on April 1, board chair Annie Bauer is running the center on an interim basis until a new head is hired. A search is underway.
Ribbon cuttings: Raffo’s Hardwood Floors (Sonoma Floor Gallery) is celebrating its grand opening in its new location at 551 Fifth St. W. from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. There is also a ribbon cutting for Caliber Home Loans on Wednesday, April 26. This is the Irving, Texas-based home mortgage originator’s first outlet in Sonoma. Vicki Rogers will manage the office at 645 Broadway.
Anniversary: Bear Moon Clothing is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary in Sonoma. The boutique is located at 117 E. Napa St. The store won the award for Best Boutique in the Index-Tribune’s Sonoma Valley People’s Choice Awards 2015 and 2016. The store was founded 30 years ago by friends and business partners Denise Murray and Robin Pitts.
One year anniversary: The Starling Bar at 19380 Highway 12 (where Blue Moon Saloon used to be) is celebrating its first anniversary with a party on Saturday, April 15, with a DJ from 5 to 8 p.m. and a Latin band from 9 p.m. to midnight, and no cover. The bar has also opened a new patio space outside.
Winemakers honored: Sonoma County Vintners announced the Sonoma County Barrel Auction Icons in 2017 will be Jim Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu Winery; Jim Pedroncelli of Pedroncelli Winery; and Angelo Sangiacomo of Sangiacomo Family Vineyards. The three men will be honored “for their lifetime body of work and contributions to the Sonoma County wine industry.” The barrel auction is Friday, April 21. sonomawine.com/2017/04/icons-wine-honored-sonoma-county-barrel-auction/
Wine train news: The Napa Valley Wine Train is partnering with the Napa Valley Vine Trail and members of the local arts community to create the first art district in Napa Valley, known as the Rail Arts District (RAD) Napa. With an initial fund of $100,000 contributed by the Napa Valley Wine Train and Napa Valley Vine Trail, RAD Napa has a goal of improving the “Cross Town Commuter Path” in the heart of downtown Napa by adding a variety of murals, sculptures, landscaping and the Napa Community Quake Mosaic.