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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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From St. Helena Star: Working with the UpValley Family Centers to become a citizen

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August 8, 2016

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August 8, 2016, David Stoneberg Second in an occasional series In 1994, Elsa Cairo Carlos, her husband and daughter left their native land of Peru and emigrated to the United States. Carlos is one of nearly 9,000 Lawful Permanent Residents living in Napa County who wishes to become a U.S. citizen […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Napan Lomeli goes from battlefield to courtroom

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August 7, 2016

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August 7, 2016, Jennifer Huffman Bonifacio Lomeli of Napa spent seven years in the Army working as a combat medic, helping fight for his country. Today, he’s working toward learning a different form of “combat” – the kind waged in courtrooms or at mediation table. Thanks to the George and Gwendolyn […]

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From St. Helena Star: Help on becoming a U.S. citizen

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July 19, 2016

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July 19, 2016, David Stoneberg First in a series Blanca Dixon asked me some tough and personal questions recently and I had to answer them. All 32 of them.The UpValley Family Centers employee asked about my life, my travels and whether I owe taxes (which I don’t), and whether I have […]

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From The Aspen Institute blog: Getting to Know the New “Us”

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July 14, 2016

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July 14, 2016, Elise Hernandez For over a decade, the Community Strategies Group (CSG) has advanced practices and policies that help hard-working rural families earn more, keep more of what they earn, and grow what they have into assets over time. As more immigrants move to rural America, practitioners need new […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Earthquake victims receive help from Habitat for Humanity

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June 24, 2016

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June 24, 2016, Register Staff Nearly two years after the magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit Napa County, Damian Uriarte’s family is just now beginning to recover from the damage. The Uriartes, along with several other families in Napa County, are receiving critical repairs to their home, including a damaged chimney box that left […]

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