Several months ago we spoke with Dr. Stephen Seager, who has worked as a psychiatrist at Napa State Hospital for more than four years. While he applauds the care that’s given to the patients, he argues that Napa State is a very violent place. A place where psychotic and dangerous criminals are mixed with the staff and the general hospital population. Dr. Seager has written about his experiences in “Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally Insane.” Here is our conversation with Dr. Seager.
On this first day of school NVUSD Superintendent Patrick Sweeney, along with Elizabeth Emmett, talks about personal learning, cultural relevance, global citizenship, importance of character education, Napa’s changing demos and how Measure H money will be rolled out. It’s important homework!
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.
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.
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.
There are all too few 36 year traditions in the Napa Valley. One of them begins today on the Up Valley Campus of Napa Valley College. It is the 36th Annual Napa Valley Writers Conference.Angela Pneuman, Co-Director of the Conference shares the details.
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.
Napa Superior Court Judge Diane Price has ruled that the Napa County Registrar was correct in determining that the so called Oak Woodland Protection Initiative did not contain all of the requisite documentation when it went out for signatures and therefore did not meet the requirements of state law and should not be on the November ballot. Here is our conversation this morning with Napa County Registrar John Tuteur.