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St. Helena Star: Aunt Helena


March 30, 2021 All right, who hasn’t been doing their rain dance? Dear Readers, it’s time to gyrate like your water supply depends on it — because it does. And, on a sober note, please conserve water and keep those showers short and to the point. Rough times could be ahead. *** Huzzahs to the…

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Napa Valley Register: Biz buzz: Napa Valley Community Foundation hires new vice president of development & communications


March 2, 2021 For the Register Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) announced that Lindy Solow Bouwer has joined the Foundation as vice president of development & communications. Bouwer will play a leadership role in all fundraising and communications activities, including establishing new donor advised funds and scholarship funds; facilitating planned gifts and securing contributions. Bouwer…

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Creating a stronger community one new citizen at a time


When our 2012 immigration study revealed that Napa County has 9,000 citizenship-eligible Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs), aka Green Card holders, but many were not taking the important step towards achieving citizenship due to an absence of a robust legal services infrastructure, we launched the One Napa Valley Initiative (ONVI), a campaign to create new citizens and…

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From Napa Valley Register: New Cal-OSHA standards could help curb COVID-19 spread in agricultural, service sectors


December 5, 2020 by Sarah Klearman New regulations put into effect by Cal/OSHA last week should strengthen protections for employees confronted by workplace coronavirus outbreaks, experts say — including in the agricultural and service sectors, whose workers have been disproportionately impacted by the virus. The regulations mandate that employers notify workers of potential workplace exposure…

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Wildfire doesn’t discriminate


November 10, 2020 by Terence Mulligan Wildfire doesn’t discriminate. It burns a Napa Valley estate and a mobile home park with equal devastation. What isn’t equal are the resources that survivors have for recovery once the disaster is over. All wildfire survivors go through trauma, but people who are poor, elderly, sick or undocumented tend…

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