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The Supreme Court has struck down Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision putting the right to abortion in the hands of the states. Pro-choice supporters gathered for a rally at the Old Courthouse in Napa on Friday evening. Earlier in the day, a small group of people were seen holding vigil at Napa's …
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California officials are considering sending hundreds of dollars to taxpayers to help offset the high price of fuel. A budget proposal announced Friday would return a portion of California's record-setting $97 billion surplus to taxpayers. But the money would only go to people who made below a certain $250,000 per year for single people and $500,000 per year for couples. Democratic Assemblymember Miguel Santiago announced the deal on Friday. A representative for his office later confirmed the deal is not final and is subject to change as budget negotiations continue. California's average gas price hit a record high of $6.44 last week.
Rep. David Valadao has advanced to a November runoff in a Democratic-tilting district in California’s Central Valley. He survived a challenge from a fellow Republican who faulted the congressman for his vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump. With most of the votes tallied in the 22nd District, Valadao had about 26% of the vote, several points ahead of rival Republican Chris Mathys. Valadao’s advance to the November runoff against Democrat Rudy Salas, a state legislator, caps a list of competitive races in California districts that will play into the fight for control of Congress. Democrats are protecting a fragile House majority.
Democratic leaders across the nation are vowing to help women who travel to seek abortions. They also pledged Friday to shield patients and medical professionals from being pursued by authorities in states where the procedure becomes outlawed after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. On the West Coast, the Democratic governors of California, Washington and Oregon issued a joint “multi-state commitment,” saying they will work together to defend patients and care providers. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, also a Democrat, emphasized the importance of the November election. In that state, the GOP controls the Legislature but lacks veto-proof majorities to outlaw abortion.
A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they drove around looking at Christmas lights in Southern California has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Twenty-three-year-old Grace Coleman of Newport Beach also entered pleas Friday to driving under the influence and hit-and-run. Prosecutors say her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit in December 2020 when her Range Rover sped through a red light and hit a car in Newport Beach, killing a mother and father and seriously injuring their daughters, who ranged from 1 to 5 years old. Coleman could now face 21 years to life in prison.
Napa Police are currently investigating a non-lethal shooting that took place near Riverside Drive and Oak Street Thursday evening.
Darian Preciado was arrested following the fire the broke out inside the Chevron station in Angwin June 8.
A woman was arrested after Napa Police said she threatened officers during a traffic stop.
The trial of Christopher “Roly” Young, 25, is scheduled to begin March 20, 2023 in Napa County Superior Court.
"Someday in a more enlightened future, we will have a memorial day commemorating school children lost to mass shootings," writes columnist Michael Paul Williams.
Napa County supervisor hopefuls address Napa's wine-centric economy.
The Napa Farmers Market will be staying in its current West Street parking lot location, at least for the near future, with Napa City Council approval of a license agreement.
The city of Napa is still finding it difficult to hire for vacant positions amid a turbulent labor market, but the city has made some progress in recent months.