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From Napa Valley Register: New American citizens minted at Napa Valley College

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April 1, 2016

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Maria Sestito, April 1, 2016 Twenty-one people from 12 countries became U.S. citizens in Napa on Thursday — a day that also honors Mexican-American activist Cesar Chavez. The new citizens, who included four Napans, two people from St. Helena and a Calistoga man, read the Oath of Allegiance and waved […]

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From Napa Valley Register: New U.S. citizens to take oath of allegiance next week

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March 24, 2016

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Register staff, March 24, 2016 Civic leaders and local residents are expected to attend a naturalization ceremony in Napa next week at Napa Valley College. In the last two years, 394 Napa County residents have become U.S. citizens through a nonprofit program called the One Napa Valley Initiative, but they have […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Businesses rate SBA performance following Napa earthquake

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February 18, 2016

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February 18, 2016 •  By Jennifer Huffman In the 18 months since the August 2014 Napa earthquake, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved 982 loans totaling $37.2 million to Napa County businesses and residents. The data was presented at a round table discussion at Napa Valley College on Thursday morning […]

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From Lake County Record-Bee: Thompson hosts SBA administrator

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February 18, 2016

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By Record-Bee Staff February 18, 2016 Due to its location, the roundtable discussion focused on the 2014 South Napa Earthquake and how SBA disaster loans were used to help small businesses, non-profits and others rebuild after the earthquake. Participants in the roundtable included officials from the SBA, the City and […]

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From The Weekly Calistogan: Free bilingual tax preparation service

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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016 Getting anxious about filing your income tax returns? Don’t know where to turn for help? Well, here is some sound advice: Don’t ask Sherlock Holmes for deductions; go to the UpValley Family Centers (UVFC) in Calistoga and St. Helena, where trained volunteers prepare state and federal tax […]

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From Forbes: Management Training In The Vineyard: Professional Development For Farmworkers

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February 5, 2016

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Note: Today’s post completes the series about quality-of-life topics that help define what makes Napa Napa, from healthcare to housing to transportation, in the daily lives of that region’s workers and residents. Farmworkers in Napa, as we described in the last post, are the best-paid agricultural workers locally, regionally, and nationally. […]

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From Los Angeles Times: Obama administration is starting in L.A. to help immigrants become citizens

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January 29, 2016

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January 29, 2016 Sarah D. Wire    Obama administration officials are scheduled to meet in Los Angeles on Friday with Mayor Eric Garcetti, local nonprofits and business owners to discuss ways to encourage immigrants to become U.S. citizens. The meeting is part of a multi-city tour by the White House’s […]

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From Forbes: The Surprising Face Of Immigrants In Napa: Sterotypes Versus Data

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January 11, 2016

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January 11, 2016 Cathy Huygh Note: Today’s post is part of an ongoing series on sustainability in the Napa Valley, and the pivot points of liveability that define this wine region. So far we’ve looked at the topics of healthcare, housing, andtransportation, and today’s post turns to the question of immigration. […]

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From Napa Valley Register: TOP STORIES OF 2015, NO. 1: Earthquake aftermath

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December 30, 2015

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December 30, 2015  •  By Jennifer Huffman No. 1: Earthquake aftermath  Most Napans have moved on from the August 2014 earthquake. But for others, daily reminders of the quake and its aftermath remain. Evidence of incomplete recovery can still be seen as 2015 draws to a close: homes jacked up […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Efforts continue to help Napa quake victims

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December 28, 2015

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December 28,2015  •  ROSEMARIE KEMPTON Napa is beginning to look like its old self again, but looks can be deceiving. “Contrary to the perception that everything is back to normal, it isn’t. Many places have not recovered from the quake,” said Mark Pope, a case manager for the South Napa […]

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