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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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From KGO ABC 7 News: Napa quake victims save storage facility with donations

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November 9, 2015

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By Michael Finney, November 09, 2015 It’s been more than 14 months since the Napa Quake. The city is still rebuilding and Monday there was a milestone, one that 7 on Your Side’s Michael Finney helped bring about. Napa Self Storage was red-tagged in the Napa quake. The owners planned to […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Abramowicz Family Funds make grants for children and the environment

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September 28, 2015

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September 28, 2015 9:30 am  •  Register staff Last week, four Napa County organizations received grants totaling $5,000 from The Abramowicz Family Fund and the Steven and Myrna Abramowicz Family Fund at Napa Valley Community Foundation. Myrna Abramowicz, a longtime Napa resident, established a charitable fund shortly before her death […]

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From Napa Valley Register: Rebuilding program to help victims of 2014 earthquake  

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September 25, 2015

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September 25, 2015 •  Register staff The South Napa Earthquake Recovery Group is encouraging Napa County homeowners who initially reported damages from last year’s earthquake to a government agency or at the Local Assistance Center to contact a case manager regarding the Homeowner Continued Rebuilding Program. The Homeowner Continued Rebuilding Program […]

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