Nov 29, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: Sharing the Spirit: Local nonprofits bring holiday cheer to hard hit Upvalley households

November 29, 2019, UpValley Family Centers Estela’s three kids get excited when the holidays roll around. They may be too old for Santa Claus by now, but they’re looking forward to having the whole family home for Christmas – and they’re hopeful that they might find a gift or two […]


Oct 29, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley community organizations boost services during power shutoffs and school closures

October 29. 2019, Sarah Klearman CALISTOGA—As power shutoffs, evacuation notices and worsening air quality have impacted parts of Napa County, community organizations are rushing to support families, seniors and vulnerable populations alike. School cancellations will last through the week in Calistoga, which was issued a voluntary evacuation order on Sunday. […]


Oct 8, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund distributes $9.2 million to fire victims

In the last two years, the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund managed by Napa Valley Community Foundation has distributed $9.2 million to help those affected by the October 2017 wildfires. Of this amount, $6.4 million has been distributed in the form of direct financial assistance to more than 2,400 […]


Oct 2, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: Recovering after the fires: Calistoga couple learns to be prepared

October 2, 2019, Staff Erica and Wade Ramey were newlyweds when the Tubbs fire destroyed the home they shared with Erica’s dad in October 2017. Along with the house, the tools that Wade used for his furniture building and refurbishing business also went up in flames – which means he […]


Sep 15, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation awards local education grants totaling $251,725

September 15, 2019 Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has awarded local education grants totaling $251,725 for the 2019-2020 academic year. These grants include $125,000 from NVCF’s Community Impact Funds; $43,725 from the Gordon F. & Marion J. Davies Endowment Fund, which was established through a donor’s trust to […]


Sep 2, 2019

From St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena

September 2, 2019, by Aunt Helena Loyal police log readers know there’s still one more Australian shepherd on the loose in St. Helena. Cameran Pridmore of Capell Creek Ranch and Kennels is rehabilitating five of the captured dogs in Pope Valley by offering them the training, socialization, vaccinations, veterinary treatment […]


Sep 1, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Community Builders: David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund accepting grant applications

September 1, 2019, by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) is accepting grant proposals to The David and Jane Gotelli Family Fund, which was established at NVCF in 2018 as a permanently endowed fund to support organizations that seek to improve or sustain the welfare of small animals throughout Napa […]


Aug 26, 2019

From North Bay Business Journal: North Bay professionals news from Don Sebastiani & Sons, Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley and more

August 26, 2019   Cynthia Gomez has been promoted to vice president of marketing of Don Sebastiani & Sons in Sonoma. Gomez joined Don Sebastiani & Sons in April 2017 as director of marketing. Gomez previously worked in Marketing roles for Trinchero Family Estates as well as Treasury Wine Estates. […]


Aug 12, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: 2020 Census in Napa Valley: The importance of being counted

August 12, 2019, Staff “I’m excited to fill out the census. It’s a way for me and my family to be heard.” “Can I participate if I’m not officially on the lease at my apartment?” “If I have to fill out the census online, how do I know my information […]


Aug 8, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Biz Buzz: Napa Valley Community Foundation names four to board

August 8, 2019, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation has appointed four local leaders to its board of directors. They are: • Bob Fiddaman, a Napa resident and former executive in the fields of real estate finance and pension investment management. • Erika Lubensky, a Napa resident and executive director […]


Jul 17, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa disaster relief fund to train locals for construction trades

July 17, 2019, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation announced the launch of the Workforce Pathways Collaborative, a partnership to train workers for the booming construction sector. Classes will be offered between October and February in both Calistoga and in Napa to ready workers for entry level jobs. This is […]


Jul 1, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Vine Trail Coalition receives major contributions

July 1, 2019, Register Staff The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition has announced several significant new donations supporting continued engineering, design and construction of the 47-mile paved biking and walking path between the Vallejo Ferry and Calistoga. Visit Napa Valley, the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, presented […]


Jun 7, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: SBDC’s Mary Cervantes: St. Helena’s Nature Select – putting the customer first

June 7, 2019, Register Staff A self-proclaimed roustabout, Nature Select owner John Palmer’s work history is rather eclectic: teacher, owner of a wholesale bakery, real estate, and a wine business. After 10 years in the wine business, John, a sixth generation resident of St. Helena, started looking for other possibilities. […]


Jun 4, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: UpValley Family Centers offers citizenship classes

June 04, 2019, Staff Eleven years ago, Alma and her daughter Luz left Mexico to reunite with their husband and father in California. They built a life for themselves in the Napa Valley and became active members of their community, supporting their neighbors whenever they could. But they wanted to […]


May 30, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Multi-million-dollar bequest to support small animal welfare in Napa Valley

May 30, 2019, Register Staff The Napa Valley Community Foundation announced the creation of a multi-million-dollar endowed fund to support small animal welfare in Napa Valley. Created through a bequest from the late Jane and David Gotelli of Napa, the endowment creates an ongoing funding pool for annual grants to […]


May 15, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Deadlines extended for programs that help Napa County fire victims rebuild

May 15, 2019, Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation announced today that a program to help Napa County residents rebuild homes that were lost to the October 2017 wildfires will remain available through at least July. Effective immediately, the Foundation’s program for homeowners will be expanded to provide cash grants […]


Apr 19, 2019

From San Francisco Chronicle: Beyond the barriers: three ways to make secondary units a priority

April 19, 2019, by John King Tips for getting beyond the barriers, making dwelling units a priority Legislative action at the state and local levels has eased the path for construction of accessory dwelling units. But for the trend to really take off in the Bay Area, experts say, creative […]


Apr 17, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Your Turn: Varsity Blues: Affordable college is essential for our democracy

April 17, 2019, Lee Bycel The college admissions scandal that has dominated our news has become draining and repetitive. It is time to explore the much more important story at its core. But before we do, how about this for punishment: For all those who take a plea deal or […]


Apr 10, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Volunteer Week recognizes our Points of Light

April 10, 2019, bt Gwenn McKenzie April 7-13 is National Volunteer Week, a great time to recognize individuals and groups who give their time and energy to make our community stronger, safer and more compassionate. In his 1989 inaugural address, President George H.W. Bush invoked the image of “A Thousand […]


Apr 8, 2019

From NorthBay Business Journal: Trading the long commute for the startup: 4 stories of North Bay entrepreneurialism

April 8, 2019, by Cheryl Sarfaty There are many roads toward entrepreneurial success. We follow four stories of people who took the risk of trading the pressures of working in San Francisco for an entrepreneurial venture in the North Bay. Their journeys are different, but their payoffs have much in […]


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