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All posts by Jeff Schechtman

John Tuteur Rings the Opening Bell

John Tuteur talks ballot mailings, tracking and counting as his office gets ready for November 8th. 

A Community of Support for Teens

Linda Inlay, Jeni Olson and Michele Farhat talk about a new effort by educators, mental health professionals and parents to create a community of support for teens suffering from stress, anxiety and depression. 

How Critical is Measure D for St. Helena?

St. Helena City Manager JENNIFER PHILLIPS outlines just how dire St. Helena’s financial situation is. Years of bad management and bad decisions have finally come home to roost and even bankruptcy has to be on the table if Measure D does not pass. 

How One NIMBY Can Destroy Twenty-Four Years of Work

Debbie and Curt Gore have lost their business, DJ’s Growing Place and Michael Imfeld is the trigger man.  After putting the couple through a painful and arduously long and totally unnecessary City Council process and preventing proper signage they have to close the business.   Here is their story

They invite you to check out their final sale at their Trancas location, behind the Food Mill.

Just how dangerous is it to work at Napa State Hospital?

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.

Back to School

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 Annual Mike Thompson for Congress Pasta Feed

Congressman Mike Thompson talks local and national politics and his  27th annual Pasta Feed.

Visit Napa Valley

Clay Gregory talks about Napa Valley’s competitive advantage and why just being a world class destination is not enough to assure our success.