Anne Ward Ernst

The Weekly Calistogan Editor

As a journalist I’ve covered a number of communities in the greater Bay Area and met some really wonderful people, some who I have been privil…

The 2018 Community Award winners pose in the gazebo at Pioneer Park during the Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon on Monday.

Steve Patel, left, shakes hands with Bill Shaw, who is a recipient of the Spirit of Calistoga Award. Shaw, owner of Cal Mart, literally turned…

City of Calistoga employees were honored at the Community Awards for their dedication and work during the Tubbs Fire. Dylan Feik, left, city m…

Karan Schlegel, left, accepts a plaque from Laura Swanton, incoming president for the Chamber of Commerce. Schlegel is this year's honoree for…

Paul and Kate Coates accept the award for Business of the Year from the Calistoga Chamber of Commerce's Community Awards program in Pioneer Pa…

Mary Ellen Hester, left, accepts a plaque from Steve Patel, president of the Chamber of Commerce, during the Community Awards luncheon on Mond…

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The cities are listed in the article: "The cities selected for comparison included Healdsburg, St. Helena, Sebastopol, Yountville, Petaluma, Windsor, Cloverdale, Sonoma, American Canyon, Napa and Rohnert Park."

Reg, Richard Spitler challenged Anne Scott's statements that she claimed were factual, but were incorrect. Spitler believed that Scott is entitled to her opinion, but he felt it was necessary to point out her inaccurate statements that she was claiming to be fact.

Dannyboy, the council that is before you now is not the same council as was on board when the development projects were underway, so it doesn't make sense to blame them for something with which you are unhappy with. And to solidify the point, the development projects were actually strongly a…