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Transcendence is a Sonoma County staple, having brought the best of Broadway to local audiences for more than a decade. Photo courtesy of Transcendence Theatre Company ACTION Guest director Luis Salgado.
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Jun 15, 2022

B’way Standards, Latin Flair – Director taps Puerto Rican roots

By Chris Rooney When Luis Salgado says, “California is wonderful,” it's not a controversial opinion. Salgado has performed, directed and choreographed around the world—so it means...
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Jan 9, 2018

Calistoga Builds

Napa and Sonoma counties are in the early stages of rebuilding as the region recovers from the massive fires that decimated the region last...
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Dec 22, 2017

Next Time

It's no exaggeration to say that I nearly died in the Nuns fire. Around three in the morning on Oct. 9—and without any official warning...
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Nov 28, 2017

A First for Napa

As Napa County's first Muslim elected politician, Mariam Aboudamous has experienced a unique rise to prominence. She was elected to the American Canyon City Council...
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Sep 6, 2017

Fake Out

Just because your kid—or grandkid—knows more about technology than you'll ever grasp, doesn't mean that these youngsters are all that savvy when it comes...
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Aug 30, 2017

Kick Off

Napa High School's 2017 football season almost didn't happen this year. A civil complaint filed on behalf of a student claiming sexual assault brought the...
Jul 5, 2017

Spotlight on Napa

Napa poet laureate Beclee Wilson celebrates the written word. There's a myth about writers, created over the years, that depicts them as lonely souls scribbling...
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May 10, 2017

Freight Not?

Here's a question: If the regional transportation goal is to eliminate gridlock on Highway 101, why doesn't a plan for expanded freight service enjoy...
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