Speak Out

The place to speak your mind on everything from politics to potholes.

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Paul Woodward, MD March 18, 2014 at 03:40 PM
Sorry to hear of your trouble. Why did you wait 5 months to post this? What are the Napa PoliceRead Moredo ing?
mmdoggie March 20, 2014 at 06:03 PM
It didn't occur to me until after she had been kidnapped two months ago to warn others cause IRead Morereall y didn't know how serious of a threat these people were until then.
Michelle March 24, 2014 at 12:24 PM
Hmmmm? Haven't heard a thing until now. "How serious a threat" two months later? ManyRead Moreteen age girls get themselves in a bad situation then these stories come out. Taken many a case like that. It's possible anywhere though. Have you cooperated with the police?? No details from your daughter? House, people? Police can ping a cell phone for location. I'm not saying rape isn't a real thing but to say such things so boldly seems like there would be information from police. Did this go unreported?
Cole Armstrong April 06, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Take her to the Vet, see if she has been chipped. If so, they will contact the owners for you.
Carl Petersen III February 25, 2014 at 07:59 PM
A response to a comment that is misquoted. One of the quotes that I focus on in this week's blog:Read Moreht tp://goo.gl/L5mPCw
Mark Mathews February 26, 2014 at 08:53 PM
Four dead American corpses will keep Hillary Rodham Clinton away from where the blue dress becameRead Morest ained; at least, I pray to God it does.
Paul Woodward, MD February 27, 2014 at 03:28 PM
Hello Carolyn, You've raised some excellent points and stimulated a lot of discussion. Here's aRead Moreg ood article from a bar owner's point of view regarding musicians and cover charges. http://www.onstagemagazine.com/open-letter-from-a-bar-owner-to-musicians/ Bottom line is that customers' drinking supports the bar and allows "it" to pay the musicians. Lack of cover charges are irrelevant as long at the customers order enough drinks. When musicians disappoint and drive customers away or reduce the drink business in other ways they harm both the bar and themselves.
Scott Yeager February 27, 2014 at 07:16 PM
Paul - I believe my previous comment explained what is going on with ticket prices in a prettyRead Morestrai ghtforward way. The Uptown is a different venue and business than a bar that has local artists playing. Bars completely rely on alcohol sales and sometimes the cover charge (notice how even the cover charges aren't the same for different acts at the same bar?) to pay for the band and for the bar to make money. If a local act can draw enough people then their fee to play a bar will go up and the bar will charge a cover charge that will help them pay for the act. It's not complicated.
Carolyn Ingraham Petersen February 28, 2014 at 05:57 PM
Thanks to all of you for your feedback. I love seeing new bands at a bar with no cover charge. IRead Moresa w 35 bands at the Uptown for free because I use to work at the doors. I would fall asleep or plug my ears at a few of the bands I heard there ,even drinking their free coffee. I decided to move on with my life and make a little spare change, because The Uptown never paid me. Now I did enjoy most of the top named bands while I was there. But when Sheila Groves Tracy quit and moved to Penngrove and I saw so many happy people having such a great time to the new bands, I was happy to leave. Also I love getting out of my home town and hearing and seeing new bands. I want to experience the City Winery located at ---The Oprea House in Napa and Silos. Again have fun where ever you wish. I am on a new path in life.
Dan Monez February 19, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Yes, Patch's parent company is abandoning the format due to lack of profitability. Too bad, as youRead Morea re all correct that at one time with Louisa at the helm and Marsha reporting we had a good alternative to the Register. I am unsubscribing as of today. :(
Page Tyran February 19, 2014 at 01:07 PM
Are there any alternatives to Patch? There is Nextdoor but that seems to serve a differentRead Morepurpose, serving neighborhoods and not a news source.
Louisa Hufstader February 22, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Unlike most other Patch sites, Napa Valley Patch did not aggregate news from the local newspaper,Read Morest rictly as a courtesy because the Register objected to this (perfectly legal) practice after instituting its paywall. Yet the Patch remained competitive in covering Napa news, scooping the Register countless times. It was also a profitable site, or so I was told before transferring to Martha's Vineyard Patch last year. The community, including those of you commenting on this thread, was definitely part of the success. Thank you to one and all.
Buzz Avery February 16, 2014 at 06:07 PM
Funny how these scams are always directed at people who use Microsoft. Its because they're so used Read Moreto having software problems that it comes as no surprise. I don't recall there ever being one of these types of scams aimed at Apple users. Apple rules!
Tracy Doren February 01, 2014 at 01:05 AM
Napa Book Mine has periodic speakers that share on the topic. Check out their website.Read Morewww.napabook mine.com Also, there is a Napa Writers club as well.