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10/20/17

The Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund has made pre-qualified grants to nonprofits providing immediate relief and recovery services to those affected. These services may include: food; shelter; childcare; transportation; health and mental health; resource/referral and case management; legal/advocacy services; and, human and social services

10/20/17

Winemakers are taking grape samples to laboratories to measure levels of free guaiacol and 4-methylguaiacol, two compounds in smoke that can spoil the grapes. The Atlantic talks to Jean Hoefliger, Anita Oberholster, Bruce Regalia, Jim Lapsley, and Robert Eyler

10/20/17

Oldest Winery in Napa Valley Remains Unharmed And Hopeful for the Future of California Wine

10/20/17

The replay is up with Chris Canning, mayor, Calistoga, Karissa Kruse, president, Sonoma County Winegrowers, Jill Techel, mayor, Napa, Farida Jhabvala Romero, reporter, KQED News, Christopher Thornberg, founding partner, Beacon Economics

10/20/17

It's the local customer who has breathed the smoky air and seen the alarming messages about the fires on friends' and family's Facebook pages. The challenge for Wine Country businesses is to persuade the Bay Area base to not wait too long.

10/20/17

Life at the Jarvis Estate in Napa County is slowly but surely getting back to normal

10/20/17

Sonoma County Sheriff Rob Giordano on Thursday lambasted U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for making "misleading and inflammatory" statements about a recent arson arrest, and for wrongly injecting the politics of immigration into public discourse at a time when the community is in the midst of the state's largest wildfire disaster.

10/19/17

The drone was spotted around 11 a.m. and deputies are investigating where the drone is being operated

10/19/17

We are heartbroken about how the Napa wildfires are affecting our beloved Calistoga and surrounding regions

10/19/17

10% of Pass Sales Revenue to be Donated to Napa Valley Community Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund

10/19/17

Wine Country Strong, a not-for-profit organization based in Santa Rosa CA, has partnered with Vintage 99 Label along with Avery Dennison and Wilson Mfg to raise $100,000 by the end of the year through the sale of "Wine Country Strong" window decals. The decals are $6 each with 100% of the proceeds going directly to relief efforts in the Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa, Lake County, and Mendocino Counties.

10/19/17

"To help alleviate the impact of this these terrible events, we will offer customers in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties a 15% discount on all products and services offered by Enartis through the end of October."

10/19/17

Onsite insurance company representatives who say a significant number of clients have not yet come forward to submit a claim, or don't think it is necessary to report their losses from this catastrophic event right away

10/19/17

The San Francisco-based utility said it would not speculate on causes of the fires and that it was cooperating with investigators.

10/19/17

At least 31 marijuana farms were destroyed and many more damaged, according to the pot industry's California Growers Association.

10/19/17

The news is a particular bright spot given that, during the fires' initial onslaught, the Vintners Inn, home of John Ash & Co., was in the direct path of the Tubbs fire, so some erroneously believed it was burning.

10/19/17

"We know that the Napa community is resilient and that we will support each other as we move forward together"

10/19/17

"Warm weather in late August and early September combined with heat spikes led to a quickened harvest resulting in 90 percent of the grapes being harvested prior to the fires. The remaining grapes on the vines are mostly the tough-skinned and late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, which vintners believe can withstand smoke in the short-term"

10/19/17

Communities must deal with potentially water-fouling ash and erosion in coming months. The city of Napa, Calistoga, Yountville and the Veterans Home of California at Yountville all saw fires burn up to the shores of their reservoirs.

10/18/17

As firefighters worked to gain ground on wildfires ravaging several Northern California counties, farmers and ranchers began, as one put it, "to take inventory and figure out what we can do." In many cases, that meant assessing the impact on North Coast vineyards and trying to harvest the grapes left on the vines when the fires hit.

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