Our Response to the Fires in Napa County

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the LNU Lightening Complex Fires and the Glass Fire.  So far, the Foundation has granted nearly $1 million to supply gift cards for immediate needs and temporary shelter to those displaced by the fires, as well as to provide essential emergency services, like counseling, food…

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Free seminar on how to build an accessory dwelling in Napa

October 21, 2020 by Register Staff With nearly 800 homes destroyed or damaged across Napa and Sonoma counties due to the Glass Fire, compounding the hundreds of homes lost in August’s LNU Complex fire, the local need for housing has deepened. The nonprofit Napa Sonoma ADU Center wants to support homeowners to better understand the…

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From Wine-Searcher: Wine Country Starts Picking Up the Pieces

October 7, 2020 by Kathleen Willcox Winery and vineyard owners have been through hell this year. How will they recover? When Judd Wallenbrock woke up Sunday morning, he saw the first patch of blue sky he'd seen in weeks over Napa. "I couldn't believe it," the CEO and president of C. Mondavi & Family, says.…

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From Wine Spectator: California Wildfires: How You Can Help

October 6, 2020 The 2020 wildfires in California started in August, damaging and destroying residences and businesses, including wineries, hotels and restaurants, across the state. In the ongoing Glass fire alone, thousands have been evacuated in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties. Wine Spectator is providing regular updates of charitable efforts to aid recovery in the…

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From The North Bay Business Journal

September 21, 2020 How a small housing unit — built on a single family lot with an existing home — might be an answer to housing in the North Bay will be explored in a webinar Wednesday by the Napa Sonoma ADU Center. The event will take a virtual look into how to gain permits…

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From Napa Valley Register: They Served with Honor: Single mother Edens found life-long lessons, and memories, in the military

September 19, 2020 by Jennifer Huffman Jessica J. Edens doesn’t come from a family with a strong military background. “My dad got drafted to Vietnam,” she said. But, “That’s about it.” “I’m the only one” from her family that’s recently been in the military, said Edens, who lives in Angwin. Yet enlisting was something that…

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