Petaluma’s Biotic Brands navigates COVID-19 challenges while giving back to Sonoma County
Granger Victoria Johnston’s family is finding ways to give back through their company Biotic Brands, which makes healthy Kvass beverages. For every Biotic bottle bought locally at Oliver’s Market or Community Market, the company will donate another one to Redwood Empire Food Bank, where demand for the nonprofit’s sustenance has grown almost 200% during the economic crisis brought on by the pandemic. Read the article in the Press Democrat Dec. 11.
Sakiko Pizzorno earns her Black Belt in Judo
After 4 years of hard work, Sebastopol Grange member Sakiko Pizzorno recently received her Black Belt in Judo.
At 16, she is one of the youngest judokas (one who studies Judo) in her dojo to have received her Black Belt. Only half of this year’s judokas who tested for their Black Belt passed the scrutiny of the 15 judge panel.