The Monday to Wednesday outages may affect about 17,000 people in Napa County — in Calistoga, St. Helena and unincorporated areas — and 600 people in Sonoma County —in Cloverdale, Rohnert Park and unincorporated areas. Sixteen other counties are also affected, though nowhere else in the Bay Area. (You can read PG&E’s full list of counties and cities here.) … [Read more...] about Here’s when cities in Napa and Sonoma counties can expect fire-prevention blackouts
The dinner was held for the 50th birthday of Jason Kinney, a friend of Newsom’s and a lobbyist. His firm, Axiom Advisers, counts high-profile clients including energy companies, Facebook and Netflix, and the California Building Industry Association. He used to lobby for the California Medical Association and served on Newsom’s transition team in 2019. … [Read more...] about Gov. Newsom Still In Hot Seat For Napa County Dinner Party
When I inventoried our hasty selections from the first evacuation, I realized they paralleled the items we saved the next time fire bore down. The first things we grabbed were sentimental and irreplaceable — photos, paintings, scrapbooks and wedding memorabilia. Like some of our most expensive bottles, we also managed to take a few valuables, like computers and jewelry. The last thing I threw together was a carry-on suitcase of clothes, discovering later it was mostly filled with items purchased in the last month. They weren’t particularly practical outfits, but similar to the bottles from our summer road trip, I was reluctant to lose them before popping the tags. … [Read more...] about When fire threatened, how a Napa wine writer chose which bottles to save
Newsom publicly apologized for attending the dinner, saying he should have practiced what he preached. The same day, he announced tight new restrictions to combat a fall surge of the virus, including the closure of most nonessential businesses, restaurants, bars and places of worship. On Thursday, Newsom tacked on a month-long curfew shutting down nonessential work and gatherings from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 94% of the state’s population. … [Read more...] about How risky was that Napa Valley party Gavin Newsom attended?
SACRAMENTO — California is “pulling an emergency brake” on its strategy to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many counties to retreat to the most restrictive tier on the state’s scale for reopening their economies. … [Read more...] about California pulls ‘emergency brake’ on pandemic reopenings — much of Bay Area moved to purple tier