Napa

A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance. The DRC is a continuation of the locally led assistance center that opened in the early days of the fire response. 

The center is in the Press Democrat Building at 427 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95410, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. 

Growth Worries Underlie Napa Elections

May 31, 2016
County of Napa

  Two incumbent supervisors are facing brisk challenges in Napa County’s primary election, while voters there are also being asked to approve funding for schools and a new jail.

Napa Rebounds From August Earthquake

Dec 10, 2014

 In less than five months, Napa has largely rebounded from the sizable earthquake that shook the area last August, even as the total damages have climbed to more than $550 million.

  Napa City Manager Mike Parness says he is pleased with the way their emergency planning helped the community respond to and cope with the 6.0 earthquake. But planning for a disaster, and actually experiencing one are two different things, so there are lessons to be drawn from what actually happened. One of them involved dealing with debris.

 

'Behind the Gates of Gomorrah'

Dec 5, 2014

Napa State Hospital makes headlines when something goes terribly wrong behind its gates. Yet that possibility is there every single day, and many lesser incidents occur without anyone on the outside ever hearing about them. A new book takes readers inside.

  Some of the residents at Napa State Hospital are there after having invoked the "insanity defense" at their trials. But Dr.Seager explains, the way it actually works isn't quite the way it's portrayed on the movies or on TV.

Officicals Review Performance During Napa Earthquake

Oct 9, 2014
Jim Heaphy

At a meeting this week of the Seismic Safety Commission, a state and local officials gathered this week to compare lessons after the South Napa Quake. 

Of the counties represented Napa was undeniably the hardest hit. There were nearly 300 injuries countywide, one fatality. About 150 buildings were red tagged, meaning they were not fit for occupancy, and more than 1,000 were yellow tagged, meaning that they needed repairs. The damage is currently estimated at more than $300 million. 

Buses link Sonoma, Napa

Jan 8, 2014

In Napa County, they’ve nicknamed the local public transit system The Vine. But  they also have a weekday connection running between the cities of Napa and Sonoma. You’re about to hear the details on today’s Exchange. Here’s Bruce.

Bruce Robinson, talking with Napa County Transit Director Tom Roberts. That website for schedule information on the bus connection between Sonoma and Napa is here.