Public Safety Reporter
Howard Yune covers public safety for the Napa Valley Register. He has been a reporter and photographer for the Register since 2011, and previously wrote for the Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Anaheim Bulletin and Coos Bay (Oregon) World.
A tentative ruling would end a bid to force California to allow aid-in-dying services at its eight military retirement homes, including Yountville's.
Twelve people are currently hospitalized in the county with coronavirus symptoms, according to health officials.
The latest residents to succumb to the virus lived in Napa, American Canyon and Calistoga, according to county officials.
The latest resident to die from COVID-19 was older than 65 and had not been vaccinated against the virus, according to the county.
A man who was arrested close to a burning car near the site of the Newell Fire in American Canyon remained hospitalized Tuesday, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.
The Newell Fire spread to 150 acres and caused a brief evacuation warning before fire crews stopped its forward progress, according to Cal Fire.
Napa remains in the federal "high" tier of coronavirus spread while most other Bay Area counties have seen cases drop to the "substantial" level.
An Assembly bill passed in September allows remote meetings to continue as COVID-19 emergency declarations stay in effect.
Nine Bay Area governments lay out conditions for relaxing mask rules, including lower transmission and illness rates and increased vaccination.
The shooting followed a reported family dispute that drew police to a north Napa townhouse development Wednesday, according to the department.