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From Wine-Searcher: Immigration Poses Questions for Napa

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March 10, 2017

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March 10, 2017, W. Blake Gray As resentment over immigration bubbles away, Napa works out how to talk about the elephant in the room. Despite a chronic shortage of housing, Napa Valley treats its farmworkers better than most of the US. But in a country that suddenly seems at war on […]

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From Napa Valley Register: The future of the Community Foundation

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February 25, 2017

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February 25, 2017, The Napa Valley Register Editorial Board If there was a bright side to the 2014 earthquake, it was the strong showing of generosity and resilience that Napa County made in the face of a widespread disaster. Among the many standouts in that effort was a previously low-profile […]

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From St. Helena Star: UVFC provides free bilingual tax services

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February 7, 2017

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February 7, 2017, St. Helena Star UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) is providing free tax preparation services at its offices in St. Helena and Calistoga, evenings and weekends from now to April 18, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. New this year, thanks to support from Citibank, the UVFC […]

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From WineBusiness.com: Napa Valley Community Foundation announces scholarships for Napa County High School seniors and Napa Valley College transfer students

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December 6, 2016

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December 06, 2016 Fruit of the Vine Scholarship gives preference to the children of winery and vineyard employees. The following scholarships for Napa County High School seniors and Napa Valley College transfer students are administered by the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Note that the Fruit of the Vine Scholarship gives preference […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Napa nonprofits join Giving Tuesday charity campaign

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November 30, 2016

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November 30, 2016, Howard Yune A variety of nonprofit and service groups in Napa County are taking part in Giving Tuesday, an online and social media drive to boost fundraising and publicize the work of some 40,000 community groups worldwide. Local groups including Mentis, OLE Health, and Napa branches of […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Napa supervisors honor new citizens

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November 8, 2016

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November 8, 2016, Register Staff Twelve new local United States citizens were honored Tuesday by the Napa County Board of Supervisors. “What a special day, to recognize new citizens on Election Day,” said Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, who attended the morning ceremony. The honorees benefited from the One Napa […]

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From St. Helena Star: Local nonprofits help Napa Countians become U.S. citizens

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September 12, 2016

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Sep 12, 2016, David Stoneberg Third in an occasional series Even though answering 10 questions on the government, history and laws of the United States wasn’t hard, I still got two wrong. I had studied the 100 questions and answers – or rather I had read over them a couple […]

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From Napa Valley Patch: Legislature Passes Classroom Earthquake Safety Bill 2 Years After Napa Quake

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August 25, 2016

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Also, an update on the $7.8 distributions from the Disaster Relief Fund  August 25, 2016, Patch Staff On the second anniversary of the 6.0-magnitude South Napa earthquake, the state Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill authored by a local assemblyman requiring school districts in seismically active areas to safely secure […]

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From KRON 4: Legislature passes classroom earthquake safety bill 2 years after Napa quake

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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016, Bay City News NAPA COUNTY (BCN)—On the second anniversary of the 6.0-magnitude South Napa earthquake, the state Legislature today passed a bill authored by a local assemblyman requiring school districts in seismically active areas to safely secure heavy furniture and fixtures in their classrooms. The bill authored by […]

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From Napa Register: Two years after the earthquake, the Community Foundation is planning for Napa’s next disaster

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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016, Kevin Courtney On the second anniversary of the South Napa earthquake, the Napa Valley Community Foundation released a report detailing what became of nearly $11 million in recovery donations and ongoing efforts to prepare for the next disaster. The Foundation reports making cash payments totaling $5.4 million to […]

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