There is major appeal in a short and sweet name. Easy to remember, easy to pronounce, easy to spell when your little one is learning to write...the list goes on and on.
I too believe that the Wine Train management should stood by its employees, and sided with the wine train visitors who were "unhappy" about the ongoing disturbance.
Regarding "Picketing custodians say Napa State is 'totally unsafe'"( Sept. 3): Maybe the activists that protest solitary confinement in prisons should debate with the custodians.
I read with some concern the article in Aug. 31 edition of the Napa Valley Register ("Neighbors object to relocation of historic home"), which reports a local investment group (Michael L. Holcomb et al) wishes to move a derelict house onto his small lot on Calistoga Avenue. Neighbors point out that the house would violate street- and side-yard setback regulations for that street, yet the city planners appear ready to issue variances.
“People are people and should be treated the same, with dignity and compassion” – to me a very important comment in Margaret Starrett’s Aug. 30 letter to the editor (“Who complained on Wine Train?”) regarding last month’s unfortunate Sistahs on the Reading Edge incident on the Wine Train.
How can anyone complain about being yelled at for being distracted when driving through a crosswalk? ("Think before you yell," Sept. 1)
The expulsion of a ladies group from the Napa Valley Wine Train has received huge national and international press. At least one member of the group is being very vocal and threatening a lawsuit.
First of all, I was not on the Wine Train during the book club incident, and I really wish we could hear from someone who was.
To Yeoryios C. Apallas ("Shameful insult to vibrant immigrant community," Sept. 2): I so appreciate your comments! Beautifully written, your shared appreciation for what the United States intends to offer is palpable. I agree that the current political situation isn't productive of what our nation was founded on.
In Chris Carpenter's letter to the Napa Valley Register of Aug. 22 ("At least Opera House board tried"), he refers to the Napa Valley Opera House acoustics as perfect.
It’s a national story. Last month, a group of 11 women (10 of whom are black) were escorted off the Napa Valley Wine Train, allegedly for loud and obnoxious behavior that elicited complaints from other passengers. The women were members of a book club who were simply having a good time.
One of the most heinous of the endless war crimes of the Islamic State has been the systematic rape of thousands of young girls and women — who are sold as sex slaves.
Our dear Gloria Curry passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at the age of 71, from complications endured for breast cancer treatments. Gloria’s expression of life is unmatched. She was a light, firey and bright, yet warm and soft. To all who knew her, it is without a doubt, she’d want you to brush off those dance shoes and celebrate her life, with a glass of champagne in hand. Recently, Gloria expressed her desire to help young Latino women and support them as they step into their roles into society. A legacy to inspire us all with!
A recent perusal of the 2014-15 Napa County grand jury report prompted this comment.
The case of two Napa brothers charged with the rape of a 23-year-old woman in 2011 will not be retried in October following a hung jury trial last month, District Attorney Gary Lieberstein announced Friday.
The Napa County Library will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday to mark International Literacy Day.
In what sounds like an unfortunate repeat of BottleRock 2013, a group of BottleRock 2013 insiders attempted to produce a new music festival this August in Kentucky. But the event was cancelled and the venture has since filed for bankruptcy protection.
The CHP is increasing enforcement over Labor Day Weekend, with all officers on duty to prevent drunk or impaired driving, CHP representative Daniel Hill said in a media release Friday.
Napa police got a call around 7:30 p.m. Thursday about an armed robbery at Cost-U-Less Insurance in the 2900 block of Jefferson Street, Capt. Jeff Troendly said.
Napa Police have released an image of the male suspected of being involved in a sexual assault this week at Napa Valley College, while college officials are taking measures to increase safety for students.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
The Meritage Resort and Spa appears closer to making more room for guests.
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a "Yes means Yes" bill that would bring sexual assault training to California high schools.
SACRAMENTO — Senators are moving to phase out the use of microscopic beads in personal care products sold in California starting in 2020 to protect fish and wildlife.
The Napa Valley Unified School District (NVUSD) is seeking volunteers to help it decide which buildings and properties it should sell off or lease.
Argentina official says doors open to Syrian refugees
Amid the Internet-driven surge of home sharing, city planners have moved closer to letting some Napa homeowners legally become innkeepers.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Europe is struggling with a surge of refugees and immigrants that has resulted in countless deaths, including that of a 3-year-old Syrian who washed up on a beach in Turkey and has become a symbol of the crisis.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden's reluctance to enter the presidential race centers on his family. His wife, Jill, has never relished political life and is said to share his misgivings about whether the Bidens are emotionally equipped for another campaign.
WASHINGTON — White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.
SACRAMENTO — A legislative committee advanced aid-in-dying legislation, sending the proposal to a floor vote in the California Assembly next week.
SACRAMENTO — A Democratic state lawmaker has dropped his effort this year to allow people who are in the country illegally to buy unsubsidized private health insurance.
WASHINGTON — A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inner circle testified Friday before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmaker who insists it’s time for the committee to disband.
GUATEMALA CITY — Otto Perez Molina was back in court Friday after spending his first night as an ex-president in military custody. Perez Molina’s jailing followed a historic day in which he resigned and Guatemala’s Congress swore in Vice President Alejandro Maldonado to serve the remainder of his term.
WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday her use of a private email system at the State Department wasn't the "best choice" and acknowledged she didn't "stop and think" about her email set-up when she became President Barack Obama's secretary of state in 2009.