Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine March 2023 Issue

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DENTAL IMPLANTS Permanent single or multiple tooth replacement has never been easier. We implant great smiles at Silverado Dental Care Dental implants will: • Replace your missing teeth • Maintain your youthful appearance • Enable you to eat and speak normally • Provide anchors for loose dentures • Restore your natural smile (707) 224-7666 | | 895 Trancas St. | Napa, CA 94558 Service, Dedication & Commitment to Your Care DR. CAPPONI DR. HEMPEL DR. PRINCE • GENERAL DENTISTRY • SEDATION DENTISTRY • DENTAL IMPLANTS • CLEAR CORRECT/BRACES • LASER DENTISTRY • DIGITAL X-RAYS • SAME DAY CROWNS • NON-SURGICAL PERIODONTAL TREATMENT • COSMETIC DENTISTRY • EXTRACTIONS • ENDODONTIC TREATMENT • HIGH-TECH ORAL CANCER SCREENING Call NOW to see if you are a candidate for this life changing process
2999 Solano Ave. Ste. D 707-254-9033 NOW OPEN SUNDAYS! FOR URGENT CARE ONLY! We are happy to announce that starting March 5th 2023, Napa West Pet Hospital will be open for urgent care only. We will not be making appointments on Sundays but will see patients on a first come first served basis. Please try to call first, Walk-Ins Welcome. Open 9am to 6pm W. Pueblo Ave. Lincoln Ave. Solano Ave. 29 N Redwood Rd. Pueblo Ave. Napa West Pet Hospital Trancas St. Browns Valley Rd. First St. California Blvd. Old Sonoma Rd. Linda Vista Ave. NAPA

We are Napa Integrated Medicine! We are a first of its kind regenerative clinic devoted entirely toward improving the movement and functionality of patients without the need for narcotics or surgery! We focus on the maximum results for injury recovery, joint rehabilitation without surgery, and post-surgical recovery.

No other clinic in Northern California offers the type and quality of care that we are pioneering! What makes us different? The corporation was founded on the golden rule: we treat each and every patient how we would like to be treated. Our patients see amazing results!

It all begins with a highly detailed examination - allowing us to get the original cause or causes of your problem. By utilizing functional medicine, regenerative medicine, chiropractic care, physio-therapy, sound nutrit ional guidance and state of the art therapy equipment, our patients experience one of the best and quickest recovery processes available.

We have a combined 34 years of technical and practical patient experience. We routinely review treatment protocols as a team to confer on the best way forward for patient outcomes. Patient care is truly a team effort! We look forward to working with our community to establish an ongoing level of trust and outcomes that will help to change the field. We seek to educate the public and the patient on the possibilities of cartilage preservation.

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March 2023 3 Pre Pruning | Pruning | Vineyard Layout and Trellis Planting | Vine Handwork | Farm Labor Contractor Services Vine Training | Irrigation/Irrigation Install Canopy Management (707) 738-5210 | | - Services"Gonzalez Vineyard Management LLC is a family owned Napa Valley vineyard management company. With over 25 years of experience, founder Arturo Gonzalez leads a team that is committed to delivering quality labor through a strong work ethic. As lifelong residents of the Napa Valley, our team's commitment is deeply rooted in our connection and care for our community." SCAN ME! The Inn Call Director of Community Relations, Amber Cavagnaro, at 707 -252-3333 to schedule your tour today! RCFE# 286804069 3255 Villa Lane, Napa • Put Money Back in YOUR Wallet, NOT the Energy Company’s! Why wait? Own a new furnace or air conditioner today. Replace your existing heating and air conditioning with a high-efficiency Bryant system for monthly savings and improved comfort! 4405 Solano Ave. • Napa Lic. #467256 707-252-7227 REFRIGERATION, INC. HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Reliable Your Local Napa Dealer Since 1977
March 2023 5 HHA#284700002 All rights reserved. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. ©2023 SH Franchising, LLC. Senior Helpers offers personalized in-home care solutions that truly set us apart, like our Senior Gems ® program. We focus on what your loved one can do instead of what they cannot do. Take a step in a positive direction by contacting us today. 707.200.6665 SENIOR CARE ONLY BETTER 3207 SWISS COURT, NAPA 4 BD | 2-1/2 BA | 2100+ sf 1/2 acre lot with pool | Cul de sac location Sold at $1,700,000 | 2325 GEORGIA STREET, NAPA Zoned residential office 6 offices 3 BA Excellent corner location Lots of parking Sold at $788,888.88 | • 3 BD 2 BA home on 1/4 acre in West Park Neighborhood • Duplex near Downtown • 3 BD 2 BA centrally located home with large yard • 3 BD 2 BA corner lot home in North Napa ICON PROPERTIES Ellen Politz Broker Associate Cal BRE# 01860953 707.363.2133 (direct) 888.864.4133 (fax) 1405 Second Street, Napa Ellen Politz Sells The Napa Valley Thank you for your constant referrals! When markets shift, you need an agent you can trust that knows the market that will negotiate on your behalf! Let my expertise help you achieve your housing goals in 2023! Thankful for all Sold Buyers are getting Lucky Coming Soon: Sold
6 March 2023 We’ll prepare dependent returns 71 7 LIN CO LN A VE., N APA 1-888-Nova-Tax Get the professional tax prep you need! FREE with a paid parent return! ON THE TABLE! DON’T LEAVE MONEY ON THE TABLE! Purchase General Admission Tickets: or at the door $15/Adult • $10/Student Napa High School Instrumental Music Department Napa High School Instrumental Music Concerts Start at 7pm Concerts GUITAR, ORCHESTRA, STRING 7 Wed. March 15, 2023 Wed. 15, Admission Tickets: or at door $10/Student • Play Bingo and support our student musicians every Saturday night at the Napa Valley Expo! • NVUSD District Auditorium 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa NVUSD District Auditorium 2425 Jefferson Street, Napa Buy Tickets Here! WherE Jamboree Concerts Jamboree Concerts Spring Spring ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS NAPAVINTAGEDENTALCARE.COM 3083 SOLANO AVE. | NAPA | HASSAN TAHERI, DDS Vintage Dental 707-257-3333 Children & Adult Dentistry Root Canal Therapy Laser Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry Invisalign Oral Cancer Screening Veneers, Crowns & Bridges Dentures Implants Patient Care • Patient Comfort • Patient Satisfaction Accepting Most PPO Dental Insurances Accepting Delta Dental PPO
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8 October 2021 ON THE COVER NAPA VALLEY’S COMMUNITY MAGAZINE 12 Vineyard Dental Spa Napa Health WatchDr. Nancy Azizi 16 DAR - Remember Our Fallen Men By Carol Cavagnaro 22 Playing Bingo in Napa By Kathleen Reynolds 27 Merrill Money Sense How Can I Make the Most of My Inheritance? 30 The Napa Table By Craig Smith 33 Community Snapshots 34 Jennifer Gonzales Takes the Reins as Police Chief By Kathleen Reynolds 38 Napa Valley Upcoming Events MARCH 2023 CONTENTS 12 2234 Playing Bingo in Napa Jennifer Gonzales Takes the Reins as Police Chief PUBLISHER | Napa Marketplace Publishing, Inc. EDITOR-IN-CHIEF | Connie Anderson SALES EXECUTIVE | Erica Pickett CREATIVE DIRECTORGRAPHIC DESIGN/WEB | Suzanne Nott GRAPHIC DESIGN | Alicen Curtis ACCOUNTING MANAGER | Kelly Hurst Napa Valley Marketplace Magazine 1556 First St., Suite 103, Napa, CA 94559 | P: 707.226.2474 | F: 707.339.8332 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Carol Cavagnaro Kathleen Reynolds Craig Smith The Marketplace Magazine© is a division of Napa Marketplace Publishing, Inc. Copyright© March 2023. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. Over 36,000 distributed in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and American Canyon. nv_marketplace napavalleymarketplacemagazine nvmarketplace THE FINANCIAL ISSUE VINEYARD DENTAL 1103 Trancas Street, Suite A (707) 255-1172 |
March 2023 9 Tuesday through Sunday 12 noon to 8:30pm . Call for a reservation (707) 927-5485 221 Silverado Trail , Napa (behind Jimmy Vasser Toyota) ONLINE AT During the month of March we will be providing: $18.00 3 course Lunch and $28.00 4 course Dinner Specials We are Extending the Deal! Empress M made many new friends this year during restaurant week, therefore, we decided to extend the offering. We look forward to seeing you and your friends back at Empress M. Learn to pray and heal (A SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE) Explore pragmatic faith rooted in a spiritual understanding of God and unconditional love. There’s no greater adventure! A free talk on Christian Science Location Contact Nate Frederick, CS Christian Science practitioner Member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship Sponsored by Saturday, March 18 2:00pm First Church of Christ, Scientist 2210 Second Street Napa CA 707 255 5255 First Church of Christ, Scientist Napa CA

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Long time family owned real estate company in Napa, Davidson & Bennett Real Estate Services, Inc. celebrating 45 years of service. Owner and Co-Founder, Wayne Davidson, still practices his motto, “be fair, be honest, and do the right thing. ”

Long time family owned real estate company in Napa, Davidson & Bennett Real Estate Services, Inc. celebrating 45 years of service. Owner and Co-Founder, Wayne Davidson, still practices his motto, “be fair, be honest, and do the right thing. ”

Wayne is a Napa native and in 1976, he became a Realtor, 1977 a Broker and in 1978 after transforming his family home into office space opened the doors to Davidson & Bennett.

Wayne is a Napa native and in 1976, he became a Realtor, 1977 a Broker and in 1978 after transforming his family home into office space opened the doors to Davidson & Bennett.

Back in the day, Wayne went door to door, giving potential clients kitchen pot holders. His care and respect for his clients has given him returned clients and a steady stream of referrals.

Back in the day, Wayne went door to door, giving potential clients kitchen pot holders. His care and respect for his clients has given him returned clients and a steady stream of referrals.

Wayne served as the Secretary, VP and President of the Board of Realtors. He remembers fondly the Thursday MLS caravan (if you know you know!?!). He has taken all the changes in the real estate world over the years in stride from paper printed comparable books to the instant online resources.

Wayne served as the Secretary, VP and President of the Board of Realtors. He remembers fondly the Thursday MLS caravan (if you know you know!?!). He has taken all the changes in the real estate world over the years in stride from paper printed comparable books to the instant online resources.

Wayne continues to be a tremendous leader to his agents and staff. His advice to new agents, “Be prepared to work hard for your clients. ”

Wayne continues to be a tremendous leader to his agents and staff. His advice to new agents, “Be prepared to work hard for your clients. ”

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10 March 2023 Davidson & Bennett Real Estate Services, Inc. 707-253-0220 • Fax 707-253-0260 1817 Jefferson Street, Napa • CA DRE Lic# 01965904
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Integrative dentistry recognizes that oral infections and toxins can cause oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. For example, cavities, root canal infections, and periodontal disease can be a source of toxins that travel elsewhere in the body. Some examples include cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and pregnancy complications. Not only is it important to know how to test for these stressors, but also how to mitigate them.

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Every day, thousands of people succumb to preventable diseases. As a result, many people have been integrating preventative, functional medicine into their wellness routines and medical care. Functional dentistry builds on this idea, applying a whole-body approach to dental care.

A whole-body approach or Integrative Dentistry means treating the whole patient rather than just the patient’s mouth or teeth. Dr. Azizi takes an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare. She views the patient holistically, mind, body, and soul. This approach is not only used in her comprehensive diagnosis but also for reducing the anxiety of dental treatment. The doctors at Vineyard Dental have been trained using various methods, such as acupuncture for TMJ pain reduction and anxiety.

Educating her patients so that they can be actively involved in their healthcare decisions is very important to her.

There’s been difficulty in been an area

Dr. Azizi: We attribute it to high-end work it attracts the

“The traditional way of dentistry is to restore and repair teeth and gums,” Dr. Azizi said. But now, we need to concentrate on education, prevention, and maintenance more than just drilling and filling teeth. The initial step toward any treatment should be to find the underlying cause, which often is nutrition and habits. ”

For Dr. Azizi, nutrition is an important aspect of oral and systemic health. She studied nutrition at UC Davis before becoming a dentist. She doesn’t shy away from dietary conversations, as they help her achieve her practice goal of addressing “the complete foundation of health” for her patients. Nutrition and digestion start in the mouth, and it’s the gateway to the rest of the body.

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cosmetic enhancement (veneers and bondteeth whitening; we call this the Zoom effect, yourself over Zoom or video calls and start to teeth even more than before!

Vineyard Dental, serving Napa Valley, can improve your overall well-being with a range of dental health treatments that can transform your future with immediate and lasting results.

dental services are provided by a very loyal and caring team of dental experts and specialists.

• TMJ & TMD Therapy – Jaw joint disorders relate to the bones that connect the jaw to the skull. Difficulties can impact your speech, eating, and general comfort. TMJ and TMD therapy are usually the best solutions. These can improve the function and esthetic of your mouth as well as your health and well-being.

We’ve spoken about how things have shifted for your patients – but how have you been moving through this personally? During the shutdowns and heaviest parts of the pandemic, a lot of us found solace in our hobbies. Is there sourdough starter in your kitchen?

Dr. Azizi: No sourdough starter – but my gardening skills were elevated to edible flowers and exotic greens! I was able to focus more on my fitness practices and became certified with ACE as a personal fitness trainer. As an integrative dentist I find healthy practices are part of my personal life as well as my work.

Your health is imperative for a long, happy life. Adopting a complete approach to whole-body wellness should be a priority. Take control of your health and happiness with treatments that are designed to support your mind, body, and soul.

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Popular dental health treatments, all of which are available at Vineyard Dental, include the following:

been no end to the news accounts of the in hiring and retaining talent. Has this area of concern for you as well?

We’ve been incredibly lucky on that front. I to our reputation – we are known for our work and forward-thinking approach. I think the right talent and people to our practice. Our

• Decay Prevention and Control – Professional decay prevention methods tackle plaque and tartar to help reduce the risk of health issues while also protecting your gums and teeth.

• Preventive Hygiene Therapy – Continuous hygiene is essential for maintaining dental health. Using advanced approaches, we can assess your dental health and lifestyle to make recommendations for long-term success.

• Periodontal Therapies – Periodontal (gum) disease can cause health issues that extend beyond the mouth. Healthy gums will take your whole -body wellness to new levels while yielding a better smile and breath.

• Sleep Apnea & Oral Appliance Fabrication –Sleep apnea is one of the most undiagnosed conditions in America. A variety of corrective treatments, as well as the use of different oral appliances, can combat obstructive sleep apnea by keeping your airway open. The benefits of regular sleep to your health are obvious and abundant.

Whether you know exactly what’s required or need some support finding the best approach to improve your whole-body wellness through improved dental health, request your initial consultation today. The road to a happier future starts here.

Vineyard Dental is conveniently located directly across Queen of the Valley Medical Center at 1103 Trancas Street in Napa.

14 March 2023 24 Hour Assistance Newly Renovated Bathrooms Home-cooked meals Enriching Environment (Come meet our pets!) 1800 Pueblo Ave, Napa (707) 255-3461 RCFE: 280100627License # 280100627 All of us at Minuteman Press of Napa are proud to of served the Napa Valley and area for 31 years with the quality you have come to depend on. In celebration we are offering 15% Off of any order of $75 or more. 2407 California Blvd #2 • Napa * Expires December 31, 2023 Cannot be combined with other discounts Macintosh Sales • Service • Support Napa One Learn more about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at or Call us at (707) 690 - 9673 FDA-cleared | Non-invasive | Covered by most insurance Be You Again. Non-Drug Depression Treatment 1720 JEFFERSON STREET NAPA, CA 94559 (888) 995-7648 IN PERSON & ONLINE WWW CALIFORNIAWEIGHTCLINIC COM Lose Weight * Easy * Affordable * Look Better * Feel Better * Fit in to Clothes Again * Medically Supervised * Friendly Staff NAPA VALLEY'S PREMIER JANITORIAL SERVICES • Commercial Cleaning • Housekeeping • Power Washing • New Construction Cleaning • Solar Panel Cleaning • Winery Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning (707) 224-1075 ABLEJANITORIALNAPA.COM ABLE JANITORAL SERVICES Bonded, Licensed and Insured

Napa's Dynamic Gay Power Couple: Making an Impact on Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known for its stunning vineyards, world-class cuisine, and thriving art scene. It’s also home to some of the most dynamic and inspiring individuals. One such power couple is Ervin Hechavarria, a realtor of 22 years, and William Hasson II, MD, AAHIVS, a family medicine physician and HIV specialist. Since relocating to Napa, Ervin and William have made a lasting impact on Napa’s business and LGBTQ communities.

Ervin and William’s journey began in May 2017 when they met in Florida. Ervin was already a successful realtor and William was in the final stages of training to become a physician. On their first date, both knew they had found true love. As Ervin explains, “I was so confident in my feelings that halfway through the date I invited William to come to Havana, Cuba with me and my family.” William purchased his airline tickets that evening. Three weeks later in Havana, Ervin proposed. William said “yes,” and five months later they both said “I do.”

In 2020, William was asked to join Kaiser Permanente Napa Medical Offices. Although he was eager to accept, he was hesitant to leave their families on the east coast. “Family is everything to us,” says William. “We couldn’t imagine being so far away from those we love.” But after much research and discussion, they decided that Napa was the right move for them. Because William has a passion for LGBTQ and HIV care, and the LGBTQ community in Napa was vastly underserved, William’s medical practice grew quickly. His presence filled a gap, and the area now has a physician who understands LGBTQ concerns and can support their medical needs.

Meanwhile, Ervin immersed himself in the community. He joined Leadership Napa Valley, the Rotary Club (Napa Sunrise), and the Napa, Yountville, and Hispanic Chambers of Commerce. Additionally, both Ervin and William became active in numerous causes and nonprofits, including LGBTQ Connection and NEWS (where William currently sits on the board).

As a result, Ervin established deep connections within the area and quickly built his real estate business. “I’ve always been a people-person and relationship builder,” he says. “I have a genuine passion for helping others and doing whatever it takes to support my clients.” No wonder he has become one of Napa’s most sought-after agents! Today, Ervin works with Homestead Real Estate and enjoys helping clients from all walks of life make the best real estate investment decisions. When they’re not working or volunteering, Ervin and William enjoy all the food, wine, and cultural opportunities Napa has to offer. And even though they are 3,000 miles away from family, they have established a diverse “family of friends” and regularly host gatherings in their new home.

For the future, William is focused on growing his medical practice and helping more people achieve their health goals, while Ervin aims to get involved in local government and take an active role in shaping the city’s future. Ultimately, this power couple is dedicated to making Napa an even better place to live and work for everyone. They are an inspiring example of what two people can achieve when they come together to pursue their passions and make a difference.



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The Daughters of the American Revolution is a national organization formed by women in 1890, to keep the memory of the wars, the patriots and the service needed to support our country when in crisis. Our goal is to educate and keep the public eye on those historic deeds by our military and to also provide service to our active servicemen and veterans.

On March 29, 1973, the United States formally pulled out of Vietnam. 58,220 men from America had lost their lives. Young men, never to tell their own story or to live their lives. Of those men, twenty-eight were from Napa County.

Napa’s Vineyard Trails Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution have not forgotten them.

Their heroism and valor will always be remembered. Below are the names of those local patriots who answered the call of duty and sacrificed their lives in combat.

Most of these men were right out of high school or college, responding to a call that could not be refused. Many of those who came home still wear the scars that continue to haunt them. Some have come home and been able to pick up the pieces. Many of them became leaders and successful benefactors to our County.

We thank you all, for your service, your sacrifice, and your survival. Please take a minute to say each name aloud and thank each man for his service and sacrifice.

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Please take a minute to say each name aloud and thank each man for his service and sacrifice.

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The woman can hear the beating of her heart as she waits for the man to speak. She feels the thrill of pending fulfillment. She shouts with all her might, “BINGO!”

This scenario and others like it play out every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at the Bingo Emporium at Zinfandel Hall at the Napa Expo, which during the fair is the Bunny House. The groups who run Bingo to raise funds for kids’ programs rent the hall from the

Denise Parks, the general manager of the Saturday night games. “Friday profits go to Napa United Soccer; Saturday is for Napa High Band Boosters, and Sunday goes to the Vintage High Music Boosters. The monies from Saturday nights pay for things like instrument purchase and repairs, buses to out of town events and uniforms.

It also funds tour scholarships when the band travels and end-of-the-year

She shouts with all her might, “BINGO!”

to play at a game at Cal Berkeley, the bus cost was $3,000. When Napa High changed their mascot, the school paid a portion of the cost to replace part of the band’s uniforms. The Boosters were responsible for the rest of the cost.”

“We usually have about 70 to 90 players,” she says. “We often have more people for special events. For instance, this past New Year’s Eve, 120 people braved the rain and cold.”

Denise, who is an accounting clerk in her professional life, says her group holds special events throughout the year that include complimentary dinners, drawings for prizes and high payout games.

Regular Bingo nights start at $25 per person for 18 games, which pay winners $250-$400. With a $40 buyin, the Turbo machine is included, which easily plays 72 more cards for players with the push of a button. Then there’s Flash, games of chance that sell for $1 each, which are like California Scratchers. The winnings for these games range from $100$1,199. Friday games start at 6:30 pm, Saturday games begin at 6:15 pm, and Sunday starts at 4 pm.

Volunteer workers love the atmosphere and the people.

“I began volunteering while my daughter was in band and, even though she graduated in 2019, I kept helping,” says Denise.

Heather Watson-Troedson, a 6th grade teacher at Browns Valley School, began volunteering several years ago. “I’d never played Bingo and

it seemed mysterious. But I knew it was a major funding opportunity for the Napa High Instrumental Music Program when my son started in the 9th grade. Even though my child graduated and is no longer in the program, we enjoy it and have fun. My husband and I volunteer on a regular basis on Saturday nights. I started by selling Flash and now work in different positions. My husband is often one of the Callers on the stand announcing the numbers.”

“We like to go because of the community camaraderie,” says Heather. “These are dedicated people who are happy to support the kids. When people win, they often choose to give a donation back to the program. The die-hards would go through sleet and hail to play.”

“Napa High Band Bingo is truly blessed to have a core group of seasoned volunteers who support our program; some of these individuals are Alumni, while others have no connections with Napa High,” says Denise. “Within our parent base, we also have amazing individuals who sign up and volunteer to keep our Bingo fundraiser successful and running. We are all working to make a difference for our students and program needs.”

Superstitions have a high priority with many players.

“They want the Flash that’s fifth from the bottom, or third from the top, or only from loose packs,” Heather explains. “Many have tchotchkes or lucky items around them when they play.

They may have a special spot to sit, or they only play specific games.”

“Mainly they come for the friendships they make playing and have been coming for 20 years. They check in with each other. The doors open at 3 pm on Saturdays, so there’s a lot of social time for visiting and catching up on the week.”

“One reason my husband and I still volunteer for Bingo is because of the diverse group of players we have come to know, and it makes for an enjoyable evening. We truly have fun; it’s our Date Night.”

There is no alcohol or smoking. Vintage hall is divided into North and South halls, one of which was used when smoking was allowed, but now smokers go outside. A café called B Spot opened last October, run by Tim Brown, who has worked in restaurants throughout Napa Valley.

“The food is really good and at a reasonable price,” Heather says. “Before the café opened, we used to have a food truck or sell pizza by the slice. Players are allowed to bring in their own food, too.”

The age range of players is across the board, from 30 to 90. Often, a player’s birthday is celebrated with cake, festive tablecloths and decorations provided by their friends.

Some veteran players tape together Bingo papers, so they play six to eight cards at the same time.

Depending on the game, seasoned players have a system in their head. “It’s all about patterns,” says Heather.

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“You must make sure you’re looking at your cards and paying attention as you’re dabbing the numbers to see if you have a Bingo. When I’ve played, I don’t go overboard, my speed is four cards.”

Between the basic buy-in, the Turbo machine, Flash and specific games, how does a newcomer keep it all straight?

Denise chuckles. “New players are given a sheet that is an introduction to Bingo Lingo. It does sound complicated and can get a bit confusing with terms like Hot Ball,

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“Napa High Band Bingo started in 1983, so this year we’re celebrating 40 years,” says Denise. “We will have a special event on May 6 with dinner, drawings and lots of winnings.”

She says their biggest challenge is that many people don’t know that there’s

a Bingo Emporium in Napa. “They think they must go out of town to play. That’s not the case. We need to spread the word.”

Denise says there are a lot of reasons people like playing Bingo. “It’s the excitement, especially when you’re close to winning. It’s full of energy. Of course, they’re happy when they win. I’d encourage everyone to try it. Come here to be with friends, relax and get something from the café. If you win, it’s a bonus. If not, at least you’re not sitting at home staring at the TV.”

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Reserve your seat for an extraordinary opportunity to dine and celebrate at a table of 400 in Downtown Napa. Featuring local wines paired with a chef-curated special menu and ending with an after-party, dancing and entertainment, the second annual Napa Table promises to be an unforgettable evening.



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Q&A: How can I make the most of my inheritance?

Most heirs face many complex decisions — and potential tax consequences. These insights can help you avoid common mistakes and make smarter choices.

An inheritance can seem like a mixed blessing, coming as it often does after the loss of a loved one. At such an emotional time, it can be difficult to think through what you need to do to manage the gift. But even if your parents decide to give you your inheritance, or a portion of it, while they’re still living — as many parents increasingly prefer to do — you’ll likely have many questions, says Kevin Hindman, managing director and wealth strategies executive, Bank of America Private Bank.

You might want to schedule a conversation with a financial advisor and your personal tax professional in advance to discuss the potential tax consequences and how the gift could help you pursue your goals. It can also make sense to talk with your parents about their hopes for your financial future. Read the insights below for a better sense of how to prepare for the many issues heirs can face.

Q: How do I begin a conversation with my parents about their estate plans?

A: It’s not necessary to ask how much money your parents might leave you. Start the conversation by asking about their values and what wealth means to them. That can lead to productive conversations about the role an inheritance could play in your financial future and what your parents’ expectations might be. This sort of conversation also provides you with the opportunity to share your preferences and priorities. For instance, if there’s a family business, or even a family vacation home, and you have no interest in owning either, be upfront about that. When everyone understands the expectations, the outcomes tend to be better for everyone.

Q: I just found out I’m receiving an inheritance. How quickly do I need to make decisions?

A: You’ll likely have some time before you receive the funds; depending on the complexity of the estate, the probate process, if applicable, generally takes at least six months to a year. That’s often for the best. Too often beneficiaries make large purchases or sweeping decisions that they later regret. Even paying off debt right away may not be in your best interests, says Hindman. “Does it make sense to pay off a mortgage at a rate below 3%? You might do better than a 3% return elsewhere,” he notes.

Instead, consider setting up a meeting with your advisor to discuss your competing goals and how you could manage your newfound wealth to help you pursue

them. Bank of America Wealth Strategist Victor Diune suggests looking at four buckets — spending needs, short-term goals, long-term goals and philanthropy.

“How you allocate your inheritance to these buckets depends on your situation,” he says. If you have young children, a portion could go toward college costs in the long-term bucket. But if you’re looking at renovating your home or relocating, you’ll probably want to put those funds into a short-term bucket and make sure they’re easily available.

Q: What if my inheritance isn’t in cash?

A: Most inheritances aren’t, says Hindman. You might be named the beneficiary of a retirement account — or you could inherit the family home, for instance. If you’ve inherited a tax-deferred account like an IRA or a 401(k) account and you’re a non-spouse designated beneficiary, 1 you’ll have 10 years after the death of the original account owner in which to fully liquidate the account (depending on your age relative to the original account owner and certain other circumstances). The rules are complex, and you’ll want to consult with your tax professional to help you understand them and decide on a strategy to address them.

“Things can get more complicated when converting real assets such as a family home or business into cash, especially when multiple beneficiaries are involved,” notes Hindman. If there are disputes over a will, it could take years for the issues to be resolved. In the bestcase scenario, parents have worked with their advisor and estate attorney to construct a will or trust in such a way that its provisions account for the beneficiaries’ desires — for instance, which child wants to keep the family home or work in the family business.

Q: How could my inheritance affect my taxes?

A: For tax purposes, inheritance generally isn’t considered income, but there are some exceptions. If you inherit certain tax-deferred accounts like a traditional IRA or 401(k) account, you’ll pay taxes on your withdrawals, including RMDs, as ordinary income at whatever your rate is.

When it comes to taxable accounts and other assets like real estate, there’s the possibility you’ll owe no income tax, because the cost basis of the asset gets stepped up (or down) to current fair market value upon its owner’s death, thereby wiping out any taxable capital gains on appreciated assets, says Hindman.

Keep in mind that if you inherit an asset that provides income — say, a trust that pays out annually — it may put you in a higher marginal tax bracket.

Q: Could my inheritance require changes to my own estate plan?

A: Whenever your net worth changes, you should update or revise your estate plan, says Diune. You may need to consider how to protect certain newly acquired assets — for instance, a family home or business that’s been passed down to you that you want someday to go to your children.

“Ask yourself, if something happens to you, how will your assets flow to the people you care about?” he adds. A trust might be one way to accomplish that aim. To learn more, you might want to engage with an advisor about ways you might want to use your inheritance to further your own legacy — and help make your beneficiaries’ future more secure.

For more information, contact Merrill Financial Advisor Eric F. Gonzales in the Napa, CA, office at 707.254.4606 or

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You’ll want to save both of these: June 10th is the date of what now looks like the annual Napa Table event – a chance to sit down for dinner with 400 people, at one long table in the middle of First Street in Downtown Napa. The second date is April 1st at Noon – that’s when tickets for the event go on sale. That date is important – last year, tickets sold out in one day.

Last year’s Table was held in celebration of Napa’s 175th anniversary. It was intended as a one-off (well, it could have been scheduled again for the 200th anniversary) but it turned out to be possibly the most well received event ever held in Downtown. The evening began with two receptions, one at Mia Carta and the other at Sky & Vine, with hors d’oeuvres from Hog Island Oysters, Bounty Hunter, Eiko’s, Contimo and Oenotri, along with dozens of wines. Dinner started with gazpacho from Grace’s Table, followed by a Wedge salad from Cole’s Chop House, then the main course of Paella from ZuZu served alongside grilled vegetables from Norman Rose/Azzurro Pizzeria, accompanied with fresh bread from The Model Bakery. All of it was served with a seemingly unlimited supply of great wines.

And for dessert? Diners enjoyed generous samplings from Monday Bakery, Sweetie Pies, Anette’s Chocolates and Vintage Sweet Shoppe at four different locations – Acumen Wines, California Brandy House, Buena Vista Wines and Arbaretum. If you left either hungry or thirsty, it was on you.

For the organizers, the event had a few behind the scenes hiccups that are unavoidable for a first-time event, but no one seemed to either notice or mind. The only comments that were heard were “You have to do this event again next year.” Call it “a celebration of Napa’s 176th anniversary,” but it is definitely an affair not to miss. Again, mark your calendar.

And don’t forget to circle Noon, April 1st, which is the date and time the tickets will go on sale at DoNapa. com. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one.

This year’s menu is still in development, but you’ll be able to preview it before buying tickets. So far though, it looks scrumptious. If you were disappointed not to get tickets last year, don’t let it happen again!

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“Integrity is key in being a police chief or for any law enforcement position,” says Napa’s Police Chief Jennifer Gonzales. “We all must project a standard above minimum. The public expects and should receive superior service. I ensure that our officers know what

Jennifer, which is how she introduces herself, says she had a sense and appreciation for rules and order as early as grade school. When she was a junior in high school, she took part in a program called “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” which matched high school students with people in different professions for a day.

“I was paired with Lucy Carlton, the police chief of Los Altos. Although I was too young for a ride-along in a patrol car, I got hooked. We’ve stayed in touch ever since. She came to my swearing in as a Napa police officer and came again when I was sworn in as chief. I’ve had (law enforcement) mentors all my life who took me in and guided me.”

She became a community service officer at CSU Chico for two and a half years, then joined the Police Academy. When she started applying to police departments, the process was competitive with few openings and many applicants. Chico’s police chief “took a chance” and hired her. She worked there in several roles for 20 years.

Among her many educational accomplishments, she has a master’s degree in Behavioral Science: Negotiation and Conflict Management from CSU Dominguez Hills and a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from CSU Chico. Jennifer also was part of the 271st class of the FBI National Academy.

“My biggest surprise and disappointment now are the lack of people who want to

join this profession. I can understand and justify the reasons; there’s more money elsewhere, other jobs are less dangerous, and so on. There are many alternative law enforcement positions, though. We need dispatchers and community service officers.”

Napa City Manager Steve Potter worked for 31 years with the Napa Police Department and spent three years as police chief. He agrees that staffing the department is a primary concern now. “This is a challenging time for recruiting people into a law enforcement profession. Communities have so many needs—mental health, the ability to have civil conversations, homelessness, changing laws and so on, and not everyone is willing to or able to do the job. Keeping positions filled and adding to our depth of quality officers is a number one priority and a challenge.”

We asked what he felt were the qualities of a good chief. “A police chief needs to have strong morals and ethics, a community caretaker attitude, a vision of what community needs will be and where policing in America is going,” states Steve in an email. “The chief should be able to work with all people have the leadership skills needed to lead a diverse group of officers and professional staff through critical situations, disasters and through normal daily activities in the community they serve.”

“Jennifer shows a great deal of care and compassion for the employees in her charge and the members of the community. She is highly educated and has a

community service mindset. She possesses the skills and abilities to handle the job.”

“In Napa, we are blessed,” Jennifer says. “Many community members know officers by name. They live here, their children go to school here, they are coaches, scout leaders, they stop by block parties. The community shouldn’t know the officers by just their title.”

“This area also has a tightknit group of chiefs and sheriffs who work together with probation, the college and upvalley, all ready to take on common concerns.”

Napa isn’t without its problems, though, some of which we may associate only with big city life. “The two biggest concerns are Fentanyl and ghost guns,” says Jennifer. “Using drugs recreationally
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leads to overdosing and death. The whole family is impacted. In part, it’s a mental health component because people self-medicate. We meet with Napa County Health & Human Services monthly to discuss mental health issues.”

“Ghost weapons are not safe and they’re in the hands of people who shouldn’t have them. We must get to the manufacturers of illegal weapons. We need to train people about the danger. We’re seeking a way to talk to parents about them and create awareness.”

What does she wish the public knew about law enforcement?

“That we are humans before we are cops,” says Jennifer. “People see the uniform, the vest, the badge and the belt. Those are tools we use to do our job. Everyone has tools for their jobs. Our tools help protect and serve the community. Law enforcement is a noble profession. We are your neighbors, your relatives and we make mistakes. But

we have high integrity and expectations of ourselves as well as accountability.”

“What I like most about my job is the connection with amazing people, every day, in the building or in the community. I enjoy interaction. The cool part about the job is that I talk straight and hear it straight when someone is not happy about something. We teach our officers about things like mindfulness and meditation, which 30 years ago would have never happened. It makes for better policing when they can control their energy and mind. It’s critical to their safety.”

“We train beyond the state standards in principle skills that are less lethal, like diffusion tactics. We’re human-centric.”

The department also uses the assistance of comfort dogs from the volunteer group St. John’s Comfort Dog Team to help in emergencies, if an employee needs help or in critical incidents.

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What does Jennifer do in her off-hours?

“I’m a Star Wars nerd,” she says with a laugh. “I know Star Wars is a fictional movie, but I can see leadership, public trust, choosing right from wrong, and finding motivational moments in it. Plus, Star Wars is an easy way to build rapport with kids or folks who are not immediately comfortable interacting with the uniforms. If I can pull out a sticker and ask a child, ‘Do you know who this is?’ and they reply, ‘R2D2,’ I’ve made a connection.”

She wants her officers to participate and mingle at local events, too.

“We’re there at the Oxbow Stage and at BottleRock not to arrest people but to be ambassadors. The community wants that. I love Napa parades and events, interacting with folks and hanging out. It’s why we’re here; to be part of the community.”

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This coming-of-age musical tells the story of a nerdy teenager who, tempted by the prospect of popularity, takes a pill purported to make people more…chill. Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini.



By popular demand, E & M Presents is pleased to bring back the wildly entertaining, fun-filled, family-friendly extravaganza that is Comedy Pet Theater featuring a menagerie of cats, white mice, dogs, parrots and even a miniature horse. All performing pets were rescued from animal shelters and now enjoy life in the limelight as Las Vegas headliners with co-star, Gregory Popovich, who incorporates world-class juggling, gymnastics and balancing acts into the production. Come and see what makes this oneof-a-kind show a perennial family favorite! 2 pm at the Empress Theater in Vallejo.






Artist demonstrations, music, tastings and more from 1 to 4pm at Jessel Gallery. Featured Artists: Beverly Wilson, Janis Adams, Sharon Crary, Thérèse Légère, Jessel Miller, Marcia Garcia, Marta Collings, Joy West.



It’s Oscar time in the Napa Valley and that can only mean one thing...the return of San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick

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LaSalle for his 11th Napa Valley appearance. LaSalle will discuss this year’s crop of Oscar contenders, his picks, pans and predictions, and LaSalle will take questions from the audience, including, "Who will win Best Picture?". Will you agree? The evening will be moderated by our very own local celebrity, Barry Martin.



If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ classics such as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Twist And Shout,” “Here Comes The Sun,” and “Hey Jude”, the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.

MARCH 10-26


This musical showcases the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb, Broadway legends, who brought the world the music of “Cabaret,” “Chicago,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” and collaborated on classics including “New York, New York” and “My Coloring Book.” Love songs, torch songs, and acerbically witty comic numbers have made this a favorite with music lovers around the world for decades.



Kith & Kin has been playing traditional Irish music in the North Bay–and in Ireland–for more than 30 years.

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MARCH 15-16


Jamboree into Spring with the Napa High School Instrumental students! You'll see performances from Orchestra, Guitar, Jazz & Concert Bands, Drumline and Color Guard. Buy concert tickets online or at the door at the NVUSD Auditorium. Concerts start at 7 pm.



The Nation’s #1 Yacht Rock band will reel you in with their worldclass musicianship, as they perform timeless soft rock hits from Christopher Cross to Hall & Oates to Toto and more!



“Learn to Pray and Heal (A Spiritual Adventure)” is the topic of a free talk on Christian Science by Nate Frederick, CS, international speaker and Christian Science practitioner. Explore pragmatic faith rooted in a spiritual understanding of God and unconditional love. There’s no greater adventure! Talk will be given at First Church of Christ, Scientist at 2 pm.



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