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Green Energy Comes to Napa

Napa residents now have a choice about their electricity and renewable energy.  Thanks to good decisions by the County and City Councils throughout the Valley, MCE Napa County is now a community choice energy program, launching in the County and in all the Cities beginning in September.  Alexandra McGee fills in the details.

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What Is Napa’s Transportation Future?

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The logo is new, the branding is new, but what does the new Napa Valley Transportation authority really do?  Executive Director Kate Miller along with Matt Wilcox and Mike Blasky give us some deep background into current and future plans. 

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The Future of Policing is Happening Right Here at Napa Valley College

The future of law enforcement rests in the hands of the young cadets coming out of places like the Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center.  People like Damien Sandoval are watching and training those future police offices.  

A major presentation on the state of the Napa Wine Industry

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Richard Mendelson, Rob McMillan and Craig Underhill present to the Napa County Planning Commission on the state of wine distribution, sales trends, winery law and the economic factors impacting wine  sales, marketing and the economics of the Napa wine industry.

This Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 shows Jean-Charles Boisset, president of Boisset Family Estates, as he draws wine from a barrel-to-barrel dispenser at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, Calif.  Boisset Family Estates runs DeLoach Vineyards in the Russian River Valley region of Sonoma County, which has been selling what they call the barrel-to-barrel concept for more than a year, and recently launched the program at the company’s St. Helena-based Raymond Vineyards.      (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Jean Charles Boisset on the wine business, the Napa Valley and what wine is really about

As the debate continues as to what the Napa Valley should be and what the wine business is really about, it’s well worth listening to Jean Charles Boisset for whom the vineyards of Burgundy were his playground as kid and whose Boisset Family Estates is among the top 25 wine producers in the US.  

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