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Napa Valley Register: Note form the President


December 20, 2021 by Jay Scott Over the past month and my limited time as the President of Napa Valley Publishing I am only now starting to understand the true spirit of Napa County. After recovering from an earthquake that literally shook it to its core. Not one but two recent wildfires, and now as…

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Napa Valley Register: 12 Days of Giving: The Immigration Institute of the Bay Area supports the legal needs of Napa’s immigrants


December 16, 2021 by Edward Booth Immigrants are tightly connected to Napa’s culture, economy and community. Immigrants represent about 73% of Napa’s agricultural workforce and large portions of the county’s manufacturing, construction and hospitality industries, according to a 2012 report about Napa’s immigrant population from the Migration Policy Institute. But many of Napa’s immigrants likely…

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Napa Valley Register: Our View: Celebrating Napa County non-profits


December 12, 2021 by Napa Valley Register Editorial Board Napa County is a special place. One of the things that makes it special is its thriving non-profit community. From tiny operations consisting of just one or two people, to sprawling enterprises like OLE Health, non-profits are working every day to make our community better. There…

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The Press Democrat: Sonoma County relaxes restrictions on in-law units to put dent in housing shortage


November 8, 2021 by Ethan Varian Sonoma County has loosened restrictions on in-law units to encourage construction of the “naturally affordable” small-scale homes in hopes of putting a dent in the region’s intensifying housing shortage. The Board of Supervisors in September approved updates to the county’s permitting rules for accessory dwelling units, also known as…

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Napa Valley Register: In the year since the Glass Fire


October 20, 2021 by Terence Mulligan One year ago today, the last Napa County wildfire of 2020 was finally contained. From the first lightning strike in mid-August to full containment of the Glass Fire in the second half of October, fires burned in our Valley continuously and ferociously for 65 days. Thousands of brave firefighters…

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Our Response to the Fires in Napa County


  The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the 2020 wildfires in Napa County. Read our Open Letter to the Community on the one year anniversary of the fires to learn about expenditures and activities to-date. On August 18, 2020 and September 28, 2020, respectively, Governor Newsom declared states of emergencies for…

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Our response to COVID-19 and help available


The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, about $5.4 million has been distributed to provide emergency financial assistance to more than 1,700 local families and farmworkers, and help more than 25,000 Napa County residents with essential recovery services, like medical care and counseling,  groceries, hot meals, legal and housing…

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