Press Releases

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

ESPARTO – With seed money left to him by his grandmother 47 years ago, John Foster bought 200 bee hives and began producing honey on his Esparto farm. The one-man operation grew and today, Foster owns 35,000 hives and employs 60 workers.  In recognition of his success, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has named Foster and his company B-Z Bee Pollination the Yolo County Small Business of the Year.

Monday, August 8, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, formally recognized three Sonoma teenagers at the Capitol today for their heroic actions in saving the life of a friend who collapsed on a basketball court with a heart attack.

Friday, August 5, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would authorize the creation of mobile pharmacy vans to bring medication and counseling to California’s hard-to-reach communities, improving health for homeless people and many others who have inadequate access to care.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would provide food aid to low-income college students, ensuring the underserved population receives adequate nutrition to fulfill their educational goals.

“It’s no secret that going to college is expensive, but students shouldn’t have to starve to get a college education,” Sen. Dodd said. “Many students today are struggling to make ends meet and put food on the table. My bill addresses chronic hunger, helping more Californians achieve their educational and career goals.”

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SONOMA – The iconic Swiss Hotel, a family-owned Sonoma Plaza restaurant and hotel that has been serving guests from around world for nearly a century, has been named Sonoma County Small Business of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will co-chair a joint informational hearing Wednesday on two competing November ballot initiatives that seek to legalize sports wagering – Propositions 26 and 27.

Friday, July 22, 2022

NAPA – With the growing threat of climate-driven wildfires and drought, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today he has secured $9 million for projects across Napa County to ramp up fire prevention, improve water delivery systems and also assist with after-school programs.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will expand the ability of business associations and nonprofit groups to conduct online wine auctions, increasing fundraising potential and contributing to California’s economic recovery, has been signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help ensure the conservation of wildlife habitats in California through public-private partnerships with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Friday, July 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today the Legislature has approved his proposal to help ensure the conservation of big game habitats in California through public-private partnerships with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.