Artist Guy Buffet to be Featured at Yountville’s Art, Sip & Stroll

The Yountville Arts Commission continues to impress in 2021. From a group of local artists, beautiful photography and now, world renowned artist, Guy Buffett for a show and personal appearance at Art, Sip and Stroll! He even designed the poster for this year’s event. The Gallery at the Yountville Community Center will feature his work for

New Committee Launched to Root Out Systemic Racism

League of California Cities Launches Advancing Equity Advisory Committee to support cities in efforts to root out systemic racism. While no longer president of the California League of Cities, our Mayor John Dunbar remains very active with the League. Along with our Town Manager, Steve Rogers, they will be on the Cal Cities Advancing Equity

Wild Fires Devastated 2020 Wine Crop

Wildfires clobbered California wine grape crop in 2020. Here’s a brief summary on how much was lost. The drop from 2019 was the equivalent of more than 80 million gallons of wine down the drain, according to analysis by Novato wine broker Turrentine Brokerage. Exposure to the smoke in the air was a main cause

Yountville Could Receive Emergency Government Funding

This is big news! On February 9 the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee released draft legislation that includes $350 billion in emergency relief for state and local governments. The draft is different from past drafts in two important ways: There is no minimum population requirement The funding can be used to replace lost revenue.

Roundabouts Considered on HWY 29

I am all for this! New roundabouts are being considered for several locations along HWY 29. There is no doubt these are working at the First St exit in Napa. And for those of us in Yountville that travel up valley and want to occasionally go east/west this will reduce our travel time. Caltrans owns

Bay Area COVID-19 Numbers on the Decline

Good news: The latest coronavirus numbers show that positive test rates and coronavirus cases are on a clear downward trajectory throughout the entire Bay Area region. In fact, Napa County reported a 50% drop in new cases over the past three weeks and has vaccinated almost 20% of the population.

Recall Watch: Governor Newsom Election

Recall Watch: According to political news-site fivethirtyeight, Governor Newsom will likely face a recall but is equally likely to defeat the challenge at the polls. Local advocates say they have over 1.5 million signatures to date, with previous validity rates hovering around 85%. Under state law, the organizers must submit 1.5 million valid signatures by

New Park Bathroom Locks to be Installed

Our parks are seeing plenty of activities from picnickers, bikers, and locals. So the Town is installing new electronic door locks at the bathrooms in Yountville Park (NoYo) that will automatically lock later in the evening to ensure a quiet atmosphere for the neighbors around the park. Not to be mean to those that need

Parks Department Plans for Easter

It would not be a holiday in Yountville (during COVID) without a drive-thru experience! As per their usual perky and always smiling, making it happen selves, the Parks Department will ensure that the Easter Bunny has a safe space to get his eggs out to all our local kids. Stay tuned for more information on

New Parking Paid by Restoration Hardware

As we told you last week, there is new parking at the north end of Town on Washington St, NoYo, and did you know that Restoration Hardware (RH) paid to build out those spaces? Also, they are paying a yearly lease for utilizing some of the spaces as well maintenance. The Town received over $100,450