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 […]


Mar 28, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Di Rosa receives grant

The di Rosa Center for Contemporary has been awarded a grant from the Five Arts Fund, a donor-advised fund of Napa Valley Community Foundation, to support its Education and Civic Engagement initiatives. The funding will underwrite di Rosa’s Community Open Studios / Haciendo Arte con Todos program and gallery interpretation […]


Mar 4, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Biz Buzz: Napa Valley Community Foundation hires Lehman

March 4, 2019, Staff Sarah Lehman has joined Napa Valley Community Foundation as vice president of development, said a news release. Lehman is steeped in community foundation work from her time as managing director of development and marketing for the East Bay Community Foundation, said the release. Most recently, she served […]


Feb 5, 2019

From St. Helena Star: UpValley Family Centers offers free bilingual tax services in St. Helena, Calistoga

February 5, 2019, Staff The UpValley Family Centers has helped low-income individuals with free tax preparation service for 17 years – helping to generate $5.4 million in refunds for northern Napa County residents. “We help more and more individuals file their taxes every year, but we know there are still […]


Jan 28, 2019

From The Weekly Calistogan: UpValley Family Centers offers free tax preparation

January 28, 2019, by Staff UpValley Family Center’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is providing free tax preparation services from Jan. 28 to April 15. Free federal and state tax preparation services will be offered at UpValley Family Center offices in Calistoga and St. Helena, as well as the […]


Jan 22, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa Valley Community Foundation offering scholarship opportunities

January 22, 2019 by Register Staff Napa Valley Community Foundation is encouraging students to apply for seven scholarship opportunities, made available each year thanks to local donors. The deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is March 11, and awards range in size from $350 to more than $5,000. Scholarships are […]


Jan 17, 2019

From Napa Valley Register: Napa to mark Martin Luther King Day with volunteering, films and ceremony

Jan 17, 2019 by Howard Yune Napa County groups will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend with an array of celebrations, films and opportunities for public service in honor of the civil rights leader. The Celebration of Compassion and Inspired Action begins on Sunday and will continue into […]


Dec 21, 2018

From Napa Valley Register: Napa issues more affordable housing permits, seeks ways to promote more

December 21, 2018 By Howard Yune Napa is continuing to give out more permits for residential add-ons to existing homes – but city planners will continuing looking for ways to lower the hurdles for those scared away from building such cheaper-to-rent annexes for fear of high fees and red tape. […]


Nov 18, 2018

From St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena

November 18, 2018, Aunt Helena The California Retired Teachers Association of Napa Valley is once again announcing the availability of scholarships for current and aspiring teachers, awarded in the names of former educators Edward W. Solomon and Judith B. Cutcomb. Solomon scholarships are offered to all teachers and paraprofessionals in the county; the […]


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