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Napa Climate Summit set for May 24


May 8, 2023, St. Helena Star Napa County residents are invited to attend the inaugural Napa Climate Summit, “Moving Forward Faster,” on Wednesday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway (Highway 221), Napa. This free community event is focused on regional infrastructure projects…

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The Crescent housing project to go before Napa City Council


May 1, 2023, Edward Booth, Napa Valley Register Napa city commissioners and resident have recently expressed strong support for The Crescent housing project, which would bring more than 160 housing units to Napa County’s former Health and Human Services campus at 2344 Old Sonoma Road. Tuesday evening, the City Council is set to consider approving…

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You Do ADU, Part 5: Avoiding costly delays in your ADU project


April 26, 2023, Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times We’ve all seen the stories about egregious delays and cost overruns affecting seemingly every public construction project, large or not-so-large. But anyone who’s done major home improvement work will tell you that delays and budget-busting surprises plagued them too. ADU experts agreed that the key to avoiding unexpected delays and…

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You Do ADU, Part 2: How to pay for your ADU


April 5, 2023, Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times Once you’ve decided to build an ADU, the real fun starts: finding a way to pay for it. That won’t be an issue if you’ve got enough money in the bank to buy a Ferrari — go ahead and start interviewing contractors. Everyone else will have to…

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Napa County affordable loan program for ADU construction officially launches


March 17, 2023, Edward Booth, Napa Valley Register Napa County’s first-in-the-country forgivable loan program for accessory dwelling unit construction has officially launched, the county announced in a Friday press release. The loans are intended to make it easier for people to build ADUs, which are living quarters that can be attached or detached from a…

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Grapevines: Scholarships offered for winery and vineyard employees


February 18, 2023 by the Napa Valley Register The Napa Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) has established the Robert Alexander Scott Scholarship Fund, which will make its first scholarship awards this year. The scholarship is made possible by Bruce Scott, former CEO of Scott Laboratories, and memorializes his son, Robert Alexander Scott (Alex). The Petaluma-based Scott…

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How to Help Turkey and Syria Recover


A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Turkey and northern Syria early on Monday, February 6.  Reported as the most devastating earthquake to strike the region in almost a century, it has flattened thousands of buildings while the death toll, currently over 5,000, continues to rise. We have vetted a number of organizations that are providing…

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Napa Grapevines: Queen launches health care scholarship fund


January 27, 2023 by the Napa Valley Register Queen of the Valley Foundation and Napa Valley Community Foundation announced they have launched a Healthcare Scholarship Fund to help financially support those that live in Napa Valley with their desire to enter into the field of health care. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 9 to…

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