I want to thank everyone who together helped Feeding It Forward become more than ever dreamed of when I started this four-and-a-half years ago.
In 1968, Napa County citizens had the wisdom and foresight to implement the first Ag Preserve in the nation. Probably no one dreamt that it would be so successful, becoming both an agricultural oasis and the backbone of the local economy.
If rising oceans aren't worry enough, add this to the risks New York City faces: The metropolis is slowly sinking under the weight of its skyscrapers, homes, asphalt and humanity itself.
I much appreciate the Napa city government deciding to forgo the expensive and explosive fireworks for our Fourth of July celebration.
In the not too distant future, California's coastline and its iconic beaches could be washed away, leaving only cliffs behind.
In the not too distant future, California’s coastline and its iconic beaches could be washed away, leaving only cliffs behind.
The ultimate impression of a wine is yours to determine regardless of price or the often meaningless numerical scores a particular wine may have garnered, says Allen Balik.
The article "Jennifer Garner hosts St. Helena event raising $1 million for local cancer screening" begs the question: Why are we having to depend on the kindness of wealthy people to provide the health care services necessary for a fully functioning, civil society?
Last week we received the city's full color glossy pamphlet explaining the proposed water rate increases. It seems that all too often, our tax…
Earlier this month I attended two events at the CIA at Copia showcasing the Coombsville American Viticultural Area, located in the Napa
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On May 22, anyone driving north from Napa on 29 would have seen big billowing clouds of smoke from a fire of old vines, creating a noticeable haze over multiple miles for hours. This is not a letter opposing such fires, which do have pest and disease control benefits, but rather to do them using “Cleaner Burn” methods.
We created a website on old-time baseball in northern and central central California with the domain name of goodoldsandlotdays.com. The website features some 1,600 pictures of non-pro and semi-pro teams among extensive memorabilia from the late 1880s through late 1980s.
At the recent World Affairs Napa Valley program, the conversation covered everything from electric tractors, microbes, steelhead and warm-climate grapes. The event was entitled, “Earth Day: Climate, Ecology and Adaptation.”
Gardening enhances mindfulness — being alert to the present moment — which in turn supports mental health and overall well-being.
Outdoor areas go beyond dramatic garden areas with quaint seating areas. Today, homeowners want a place for entertainment and personal enjoyment. Outdoor living is a strong segment of all renovations — 70% of all renovations have included some portion of outdoor living area improvement.
I scan the media each week to keep abreast of all that has to do with building and remodeling homes, new tools and new technology in the trades. I also talk to dozens of homeowners. I can tell you that inflation and soaring interest rates are inspiring more and more homeowners to contemplate tackling home-improvement projects that two years ago they would have hired out.
City Manager Steve Potter and Mayor Scott Sedgely and their band of "Debbie Downers" need to reconsider the end of our fireworks on the Fourth!
In this case, it may start with a website that offers rides to SFO at perhaps three-hour or even four-hour intervals. A smaller but comfortable shuttle bus would hold a maximum of eight to ten passengers, with luggage.
In case St. Helena residents are not aware of the proposed rate increases, they still have time to file a protest. If the majority of property owners protest, these increases will not be implemented.
An estimated 100 young people showed up for Mentis’ first annual Youth Mental Health Festival earlier this month, held at the Pelusi Building at Kennedy Park. The goal of our festival was to expose youth to a variety of self-care activities and wellness tools to equip them in caring for their mental health.
Winemakers from all over Europe, Australia and even areas in South Asia have flocked to California’s Central Coast and especially the Paso Robles region to establish new wineries. Now two well-established Paso winemakers have reversed the trend. Two brothers with a major Paso winery are in the process of putting down roots in the heart of Italy.
I wish to recognize the ceremony that the Napa American Legion of Honor and Army Honor Guards performed at my brother’s memorial service at Tulocay Cemetery on May 12.
To promote the safety and wellbeing of our children and families, we must provide parents with the resources and support to raise well-cared for children in safe, healthy, and loving homes.
Wood chip mulch properly applied bestows many benefits.