The Press-Democrat reports that the A&W Restaurant on Armory Drive is soon to become a dim sum restaurant. Former owners Manfred Kruck and Horst von Waaden ran a tight ship and offered homemade fare not usually found at a chain restaurant. But it was time to retire and the pair have sold. The new owners intend to open a Santa Rosa satellite of San Francisco’s Hang Ah Tea Room, billed as the oldest dim sum restaurant in Chinatown.
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The next general meeting of the North JC Neighborhood Association will be held May 15 at the Steele Lane Community Center from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join Us and meet your neighbors! This meeting was originally scheduled for May 8 but was moved to not conflict with the public hearings on changes to the Long’s Drugs at Steele and Mendocino (see below).
We will have some political celebrities in the ‘hood May 5th. Lynn Woolsey, our Congressional Representative, will be hosting a Congressional Roundtable to discuss the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), and in particular how it would impact current labor organizing efforts for the Saint Joseph’s Health System here in Sonoma County.Two special guests, Congressman George Miller, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor during the Clinton Administration and NPR commentator, are scheduled to attend.Priscilla Yaeger and Mito Gonzales will discuss the issues SJHS workers have faced while attempting to organize. The panel will discuss how the EFCA would provide stronger protections and a fairer process than current law.
It’s at Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, California
Saturday May 5, 2007, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Welcome to the web site of the North JC Neighborhood Association in Santa Rosa, CA. Bordered by the Santa Rosa Junior College to the south and Sonoma County administrative offices to the north, the North JC neighborhood includes a mix of residents, from seniors who have been in their homes since the area was developed in the 1950s to college students attending the JC. The neighborhood features easy access to downtown and HWY 101. The northern end of the neighborhood enjoys proximity to Steele Lane Park (adjoining Steele Lane Elementary School), while the southern side of the neighborhood has easy access to the beautiful and spacious campus of Santa Rosa Junior College. In addition to national retailers along Mendocino Avenue and Steele Lane, the neighborhood is home to independent shops including The Community Market, the Last Record Store and Video Droid.