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Napa County Ag Commissioner Dave Whitmer retiring
County Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights & Measures Dave Whitmer will retire in December after 20 years in that position and 33 years in the Agricultural Commissioner's office, county officials announced.
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The Indianapolis Star
Wine Dude visits Mario Andretti's wine cellar
As a kid, a game When I was a kid, a game of word association would have gone like this: Basketball? Magic.
Wed May 22, 2013
The Business Journal
County nears vote to help clear way for Napa Pipe
The 154-acre mixed use development near the city of Napa known as Napa Pipe moved a few steps closer to reality today after the Napa County Board of Supervisors voted to close public comment and have county staff spend the next two weeks ironing out a few final details for special zoning measures that would help facilitate the project's ... (more)
Tue May 21, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Cal Fire warns of fire danger
With scant rain locally and little snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, local Cal Fire officials said Tuesday they are bracing for what could be a dangerous fire season.
Mammoth Times & Eastern Sierra Times
County hires new top administrator
According to a news release issued by the board of supervisors on May 21, Tuesday, Jim Leddy, the current Deputy County Administrator/Community and Government Affairs Manager for Sonoma County, will begin his service in Mono County on June 4, with a salary of $160,000. "The selection follows an extensive recruitment process begun in January and ... (more)
A hippie mensch
Ray Manzarak was an unrepentant hippie, in the best possible sense of the word. Still believing in love, peace and the hope that music could change the world, his sunnyside idealism was expressed in conversation like a cross between a zealous TV evangelist, a thoughtful sociology professor and in his 70s, still a besotted fan of rock & roll.
Sun May 19, 2013
Unemployment falls again in April in Solano, Napa counties
Unemployment in Solano and Napa counties continued falling in April, and Vallejo and American Canyon continued having the highest jobless numbers in their respective counties, the latest state figures show.
Napa County WIC program named best in state
The Napa County Women, Infants and Children program was named best in the state by the California Department of Public Health, county officials announced.
Sat May 18, 2013
Inside Bay Area
Lake County deputies destroy 46,284 pot plants
The Lake County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force has destroyed 46,284 marijuana plants growing in a remote area near Middletown.
Thu May 16, 2013
Napa County supervisors seek to fill anti-gang service gaps
County officials have focused their attention on gangs and youth violence and seek to fill whatever gaps exist in services, they announced.
Wed May 15, 2013
Monterey County Herald
Business briefs: Occupancy up for Monterey Peninsula hotels
Occupancy at Monterey Peninsula hotels was up slightly in the first quarter of 2013, better than Napa County but not as good as Sonoma County.
Tue May 14, 2013
Police Log: Domestic Violence, Battery
A 49-year-old Napa man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and battery after an incident at 1:45 a.m. Saturday.
Napa County to Host Contracting Opportunities Workshop
As part of the implementation of the Local Vendor Preference policies adopted by the Napa County Board of Supervisors, the County will host a Contracting Opportunities Workshop for Professional Services Consultants and Construction Contractors in May.
KSRO-AM Santa Rosa
Elderly Driver Trapped Two Days Off Porter Creek Road
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BottleRock Music Festival plans to be back next year
Yet, 24 hours after promoters Bob Vogt and Gabe Meyers turned the Napa Valley Expo into a big-name, high-stakes five-day frenzy, Techel became one of the roughly 150,000 fans swarming the town at the first BottleRock Music Festival that ended Sunday.
Mon May 13, 2013
Nominations Open for 'Men Making NEWS'
Napa Emergency Women's Services will recognize three men in its annual "Men Making NEWS" competition.
The Business Journal
North Bay SBA lending up fiscal year's first half
More capital is flowing to North Bay small businesses through loan programs backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, with a 10.4 percent increase in dollar volume funded in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties comparing the first half of the administration's fiscal year to the same period one year ago, according to data from the SBA.
Sat May 11, 2013
1 Reported Dead at South Napa Home
Napa Police are investigating a reported death at a home at 970 Chelebrooke Court off Terrace Drive in south Napa.
Volunteers to help growing needs of Napa and Solano seniors sought
The agency works to ensure the health, dignity and quality of life for about 100,000 older adults in Napa and Solano counties through numerous programs.
Ron Abernethy named Napa County Public Defender
Ron Abernethy, chief deputy public defender, will likely be named to replace longtime Public Defender Terry Davis, who retired last year, County Executive Officer Nancy Watt announced.