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Home Care In Napa, CA

Home Care Napa, CA

They say that your golden years are the best years of your life. For most older Americans, that's how it should be - a time to relax, reflect, and live life in a familiar place. After all, senior citizens in the U.S. have worked tirelessly to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise families.

However, as seniors grow older, completing daily tasks like showering and enjoying activities such as visiting the historic Migliavacca Mansion gets harder without someone by their side. Unfortunately, many older Americans aren't able to rely on their adult children for help. The reality in today's world is that family members do not have the skills or time to dedicate to caring for their parents. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

Our in-home care services are for people who prefer to stay at home as they grow older but need ongoing care that family or friends cannot provide. More and more older adults prefer to live far away from long-term, institutionalized facilities and closer to the place where they feel most comfortable - their home. Home care in Napa, CA is a safe, effective way to give your loved ones the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Always Best Care Difference

Since 1996, Always Best Care has provided non-medical in-home care for seniors to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle as they get older. We are proud to have helped more than 25,000 seniors maintain higher levels of dignity and respect. We focus on providing seniors with the highest level of in-home care available so that they may live happily and independently.

Unlike some senior care companies, we genuinely want to be included in our clients' lives. We believe that personalized care is always the better option over a "one size fits all" approach. To make sure our senior clients receive the best care possible, we pair them with compassionate caregivers who understand their unique needs. That way, they may provide care accordingly without compromising their wellbeing.

The Always Best Care difference lies in life's little moments - where compassionate care and trustworthy experience come together to help seniors live a fruitful, healthy life. Whether you are an aging adult that can't quite keep up with life's daily tasks or the child of a senior who needs regular in-home services, Always Best Care is here to help.


“When I fell and broke my hip in 5 places, my wife needed help taking care of me after hip surgery. The hospital handed us a binder with many resources but would not recommend any one company over another. We called each option for in home care and were immediately impressed with Always Best Care. My call was answered right away and I was routed to the correct team member to make an appointment for an evaluation. Two representatives came out right on time, including Lori Yeager, RN, their Quality Care Director. What also impressed us was two days later, their lead caregiver visited our home to be sure their team of caregivers understood exactly what the needs were and to learn our home layout. When I called other organizations, I was told they did not perform an evaluation. They would just connect me with a contractor and that was it. They would not be able to replace a caregiver if they did not show up or needed to reschedule. That was a deal breaker for us. Always Best Care provided excellent home aid resources from May through August, 2023. Their dedicated scheduler Joselynne was a pleasure to work with. They have a patient portal where the home aid enters notes for each day of care. I cannot speak highly enough of Always Best Care – what a well-run organization. It gives me peace of mind to have such a great resource should we need in home care again. Thank you Lori, Jessica, Joselynne, Ty and the entire team. We sincerely appreciate your help.”

James N.

“Lori was extremely helpful and successful in finding a placement for my husband. So grateful!”

Sandy P.

“Always Best Care Senior Services have been very helpful and accommodating. I am always able to to reach someone at the office to resolve any issues. Marcia and Joselynne does a great job.”

ingrid C.

“I was referred to Always Best Care Senior Services and I'm very happy with them. Couldn't ask for better care for my husband and support for me. When I call them Marsha, Laurie, Joslene they get me the information that I need. If I forgot someones name I'm sorry. Always the Best Care is the Best.”

Colleen A.

“I really appreciate the wonderful caregiver we were assigned! She helps us so much. Thank you for this wonderful service.”

Jerusha A.

“Best care ever, I am really happy with the service . I would recommend Best care to anyone needing assistance.”

Val V.

“Lori Yeager, Came to my house to sign me up the service, she was incredible, very knowledgeable and thorough in every thing to about the service. I was very pleased and excited to start the service ????”

Richard L.

“I just spoke with Lori from Always Best Care Senior Services today in my home. She was knowledgeable and informative. She spent time with me and answered all my questions. A very nice lady. She gave me information and other sources that I could follow through with that would benefit my husband who has dementia. I was impressed with her knowledge of things. She explained everything throughly. I plan on using their services. Thank you Lori!!”

Donna H.

“I am new to Always Best Care Senior Services but I am impressed by the care and concern they have shown. The caretaker they provided is awesome. If you need assistance, you should give them a call.”

Jackie M.

“Always Best Care has provided my husband, Fred, and I with excellent support and care. The care takers that have visited us were on time, friendly and very helpful. I would highly recommend this company to help care for your loved one. I can’t say enough about the service we’ve received and will continue to receive.”

Dawn F.

“A warm and friendly staff that graciously tends to our households’ ever changing needs. Big thank you to the reliable, knowledgeable, and empathetic faces that have helped my grandfather through this life changing transition.”

Solomon F.

“I am very pleased with the service I am receiving. I am extremely happy that they keep tabs on me, they are always calling to check on me. I have had some really wonderful girls taking really good care of me at home. They have done extra things for me like take me to the doctor and out for errands. I would highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services of Solano County to provide you care if you need some extra support. -George T. Dornbach, Vacaville, CA”

George D.

“So far so good. But ifI had any complaints you would hereabout it”

Nancy K.

“I gave Always Best Care (ABC) a 5 star rating because the caregivers are amazing! The caregivers that we have worked with are experienced, professional and reliable. They give us a piece of mind knowing that our family member is being well cared for. Maintaining the client’s privacy and dignity was a huge factor when we were looking for care and ABC has exhibited those factors. The ABC Caregivers and Scheduling staff are awesome! Communication is key to us, even though there were a few glitches we managed to resolve it. ABC is a great fit for our family and I would recommend anyone looking for quality care for a loved one to give them a call and check it out.”

J F.

“Always Best Care has done great for me and my family. The caregivers are attentive and professional. We are grateful for them.”

Duane D.

“I (we, family) have been with ABC almost 2 years. The agency helps me with three parents, two dads and relief for my mother. Our caregivers are INCREDIBLE. We tend to need different level of care for different reasons at different times. All caregivers tend to parents needs, requests and help compassionately, professionally and with little or no instruction needed. The administration gets 5++ stars. From me. Kinks can happen for everyone. My family prob gets awards for that LOL. If any challenge comes up EVERYONE works diligently, compassionately to fix it. There is know way I could do this with/for parents without administrative, medical and caregivers. My dad Korea Vet, my stepdad WWII Purple Heart. Both dads are grateful for the help and companionship. We (family) all are so grateful we have so much confidence with this agency. We thank our Veterans, never forget to thank your caregivers. I highly recommend this company!”

Kathryn S.

“We have been with Always Best Care Senior Services for 5 months now for my dad and are very pleased with their services. Dan, Marcia, Josseline and everyone at the office are very helpful, patient and professional, yet compassionate. When I was gone for some family business Dan and Marcia kept me updated and called me if needed. The caregivers that have been here are great and are always positive and caring. Thank you, ABC, for taking care of my Dad!”

Debbi W.

What is Non-Medical Senior Care in Napa, CA?


Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it is especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age.


When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.


The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.


At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one gets older, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Types of Elderly Care in Napa, CA

To give our senior clients the best care possible, we offer a full spectrum of in-home care services:

Personal Care

Personal Care Services

If your senior loved one has specific care needs, our personal care services are a great choice to consider. Personal care includes the standard caregiving duties associated with companion care and includes help with tasks such as dressing and grooming. Personal care can also help individuals with chronic conditions like diabetes.

Common personal care services include assistance with:

  • Eating
  • Mobility Issues
  • Incontinence
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming

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Home Helper

Home Helper Services

Sometimes, seniors need helpful reminders to maintain a high quality of life at home. If you or your senior has trouble with everyday tasks like cooking, our home helper services will be very beneficial.

Common home helper care services include assistance with:

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Pet Care
  • Prescription Refills
  • Morning Wake-Up
  • Walking
  • Reading
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Companionship Services

Companionship Services

Using this kind of care is a fantastic way to make life easier for you or your senior loved one. At Always Best Care, our talented caregivers often fill the role of a companion for seniors. That way, older adults can enjoy their favorite local activities, such as visiting Kennedy Park with friends while also receiving the care they need daily or weekly.

Common companionship services include:

  • Grocery Shopping
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Nutritional Assistance
  • Conversation
  • Planning Outings
  • Completing Errands
  • Transportation to Community
  • Events and Social Outings
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Respite Care

Respite Care Services

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults living in the U.S. provide care to someone over 50 years old. Unfortunately, these caregivers experience stress, exhaustion, and even depression. Our respite care services help family caregivers address urgent obligations, spend time with their children, and enjoy nearby activities. Perhaps more importantly, respite care gives family members time to recharge and regroup. Taking personal time to de-stress reduces the risk of caregiver burnout. So, if you've always wanted to eat at the local La Toque or visit Trancas Street Historic Bridge, don't feel bad. Doing so is great for both you and your loved one.

At the end of the day, our goal is to become a valuable part of your senior's daily routine. That way, we may help give them the highest quality of life possible. We know that staying at home is important for your loved one, and we are here to help make sure that is possible.

If you have been on the fence about non-medical home care, there has never been a better time than now to give your senior the care, assistance, and companionship they deserve.

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Benefits of Home Care in Napa, CA

Always Best Care in-home services are for older adults who prefer to stay at home but need ongoing care that friends and family cannot provide. In-home care is a safe, effective way for seniors to age gracefully in a familiar place and live independent, non-institutionalized lives. The benefits of non-medical home care are numerous. Here are just a few reasons to consider senior care services from Always Best Care:

Always Best Care offers a full array of care options for patients at all levels of health. With our trusted elderly care services, your loved one will receive the level of care necessary for them to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit - something that is unavailable to many older people today.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a strange nursing home, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:

How much does a senior's home truly mean to them?

A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, then, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old.

With the help of elderly care in Napa, CA, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors.

Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.

For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like a nursing home. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier and more affordable to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, seniors who age in the comfort of their homes can save thousands of dollars per month.

In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, are often less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

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Affordable Care

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

If your loved one qualifies, Medicaid may help reduce in-home care costs. Review your CA's Medicaid program laws and benefits, and make sure your senior's financial and medical needs meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.
Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.
Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.
Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.
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Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers.

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Napa, CA understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

Assisted Living Referral Services

While it's true that many seniors prefer to age at home, sometimes in-home care isn't the best fit. For those seniors and their families, choosing an assisted living facility makes more sense. Unfortunately, finding the optimal care facility is easier said than done in today's day and age. That's when Always Best Care's assisted living referral services begin to make a lot of sense.

Assisted living is a form of housing intended for seniors who require varying degrees of medical and personal attention. Accommodations may include single rooms, apartments, or shared living arrangements. Assisted living communities are typically designed to resemble a home-like environment and are physically constructed to encourage the independence of residents.

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At assisted living communities, seniors receive help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating. They may also benefit from coordination of services with outside healthcare providers, and monitoring of resident activities to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Caregivers who work at assisted living communities can also provide medication administration and personal care services for older adults.

Other services offered within assisted living communities can include some or all of the following:

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Recreational Activities
  • Social Outings
  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Family Visitation
  • Personal Care
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At Always Best Care, our representatives can match your senior's emotional, physical, and financial needs with viable assisted living communities nearby. Results are based on comparative data, so you can select the best choice for you or your loved one.

Always Best Care works closely with local senior living communities to gain valuable knowledge that we then use to help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions. This information can include basic care and rent, resident availability, and services provided. Because Always Best Care is compensated by these communities, we provide senior living referral services at no extra cost to you.

Some of the most popular assisted living communities to consider in our area include the following:

  • Aegis Living Napa
  • The Inn on Villa Lane
  • Nazareth Rose Garden of Napa
  • The Meadows of Napa Valley
  • Viewmont Villa
  • Napa Valley Senior Living
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For many seniors, moving into a senior living community revolves around how and when they want to make a transition to more involved care. Some seniors are more proactive about transitioning to independent living. Others choose to remain home until their care needs or other requirements are satisfied. Remember - our staff is here to help. Contact our office today to learn more about assisted living communities and how we can find a facility that exceeds your expectations.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Always Best Care Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

A discussion of your needs and how our trained caregivers can offer assistance in the most effective way


A draft of your care plan, which includes highly detailed notes and a framework for the care that you or your senior will receive


Discuss payment options and help coordinate billing with your insurance provider


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

At the end of the day, we only hire the best of the best at Always Best Care. Whether you need home care in Napa, CA 24-hours a day or only need a respite for a couple of hours, we are here to serve you.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Latest News in Napa, CA

City Of St. Helena Opens Pickleball Courts

"The addition of pickleball courts has been several years in the making, so we are excited to bring this new amenity to St. Helena."Patch StaffST. HELENA, CA — Following a grand opening celebration held last week, the highly anticipated pickleball courts at Crane Park in St. Helena are officially open for community use.The four pickleball courts are situated near the southwest entrance to Crane Park off South Crane Avenue with the existing tennis courts. The courts feature a new, high-quality playing su...

"The addition of pickleball courts has been several years in the making, so we are excited to bring this new amenity to St. Helena."

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ST. HELENA, CA — Following a grand opening celebration held last week, the highly anticipated pickleball courts at Crane Park in St. Helena are officially open for community use.

The four pickleball courts are situated near the southwest entrance to Crane Park off South Crane Avenue with the existing tennis courts. The courts feature a new, high-quality playing surface, lights for evening matches, and fencing.

"We are excited to bring pickleball to our community and provide an additional recreational activity that promotes fitness, social interaction and friendly competition," said Mayor Paul Dohring. "The opening of these pickleball courts is a testament to our continued commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents and fostering a sense of community."

The pickleball courts are in addition to existing Crane Park amenities which include lighted tennis, volleyball and bocce ball courts, picnic tables, playground equipment, a skatepark, restrooms and more.

This past spring, the St. Helena Parks & Recreation Commission and St. Helena City Council reviewed and approved a plan to transition one tennis court — Court #6 — into four pickleball courts.

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Over the next six months, the city plans to monitor the court usage and may add additional scheduling details and court guidelines, and/or make facility modifications as needed.

"It is our hope that community members of all ages will have increased opportunities to be active and to participate in friendly matches, open recreational play and pickleball clinics," said Dave Jahns, director of Parks & Recreation. "The addition of pickleball courts has been several years in the making, so we are excited to bring this new amenity to St. Helena."

The City of St. Helena extended its gratitude to the community members, including the Parks & Recreation Commission made up of St. Helena residents, who supported and advocated for the creation of the pickleball courts.

"Their dedication and enthusiasm were instrumental in bringing this exciting project to fruition," city officials said.

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Atmospheric River Arrives: Napa County Under Flood Watch

NAPA COUNTY, CA — Napans were urged to be prepared as an atmospheric river storm began bearing down Thursday on Napa County and the Bay Area and is expected to last into Friday, bringing floods and thunderstorm hazards.A flood watch was implemented for the entire region from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning. A wind advisory was expected to remain in effect until Friday afternoon.Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to support ...

NAPA COUNTY, CA — Napans were urged to be prepared as an atmospheric river storm began bearing down Thursday on Napa County and the Bay Area and is expected to last into Friday, bringing floods and thunderstorm hazards.

A flood watch was implemented for the entire region from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning. A wind advisory was expected to remain in effect until Friday afternoon.

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to support storm response in 21 counties, including Napa. Sonoma County was among 13 counties last week where a state of emergency was already declared.

"Widespread wetting rains are expected over the district through Friday as a potent atmospheric river moves over California," the weather service said. "The moderate to heavy rain will bring increased flooding concerns and landslide potential. In addition to the rain, gusty southerly winds will persist through Friday. Winds will be strongest near the coast and higher terrain."

Most cities in the Bay Area observed at least a tenth of an inch of rain in the past 24 hours, as of 4 p.m. Thursday. The North Bay has seen the most rainfall, with many cities observing more than half an inch of rain.

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At 6 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service reported the following 12-hour rainfall totals for Napa County: Yountville, 1.64 inches; Napa Justin-Siena High School, 1.63 inches; Calistoga, 1.32 inches; Saint Helena, 1.06 inches; Rockville, 1.15 inches; Angwin, 1.02 inches; Pope Valley, 0.93 inches; Atlas Peak, 0.86 inches; Northeast Napa, 0.80 inches; Napa County Airport, 0.67 inches; American Canyon, 0.52 inches.

Flooding Reported On Napa County Roadways

As of 8 p.m. Thursday, California Highway Patrol and the Napa County Sheriff's Office reported the closure of northbound state Highway 29 (Sonoma Boulevard) between Green Island Road and South Kelly Road. Traffic was being diverted at Paoli Loop Road.

Flooding was also reported Thursday evening on state Highway 121 at Duhig Road and on state Highway 29 at Oakville Grade Road.

At 8:29 p.m. Thursday, boulders were reported on Silverado Trail North at Madrone Knoll Way.

Flooding prompted a road closure at 7:52 p.m. Thursday at state Highways 121 and 116 in Sonoma County. Two cars were reportedly stuck in the water which was described as a river across the roadway.

Napa River Flooding Potential

According to the National Weather Service, rainfall and snowmelt will lead to rapid rises of area rivers, streams, and creeks. Rivers with the most significant flooding potential are Napa, Russian, Salinas, Pajaro and Carmel.

The Napa River near Napa was forecast to reach "monitor stage" of 22 feet Friday morning. The river's flood stage is 25 feet. The current forecast Thursday afternoon indicated the river would crest at 22.1 feet Friday afternoon, according to the California Nevada River Forecast Center.

In preparation for possible flooding, the city of Napa on Thursday closed the Oxbow flood gates along the Napa River at McKinstry street.

In neighboring Sonoma County, the Russian River was forecast to reach the "monitor stage" of 29 feet Friday afternoon. The river's flood stage is 32 feet. The current forecast indicates the river will crest at 30.9 feet Friday night at Johnson's Beach near Guerneville. Thursday afternoon, the river was at 12.6 feet.

"Flooding is an extremely serious concern associated with this AR," the weather service said. "The ground is already saturated and streams/rivers are already swollen. When additional heavy rainfall falls on an already saturated ground the only thing it can do is run off. Streams/rivers will be quicker to flood due to their current capacity."

The Napa County Office of Emergency Services issued the following statement Thursday:

"Napa County is under a flood watch effective Thursday afternoon, March 9 through Sunday morning. This weather event is expected to bring winds, heavy rain, flooding, and increased potential for power outages.

"Due to very saturated soils, even winds on the lower end of the speed range can cause downed trees. When trees fall, this can be a threat to lives, cause power outages, and add debris to our roadways.

"Please continue to exercise caution when on the road. If you see a downed or sagging power line, assume it is energized and extremely dangerous. Do not touch or try to move it, stay clear of the area, call 9-1-1 and PG&E at 1-800-743-5002."

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BottleRock Napa Valley 2023: What You Need To Know

Whether you are attending the show or just trying to get around town, here are some things to know.Patch StaffPress release from the City of Napa:May 23, 2023NAPA, CA — BottleRock is just around the corner and we wanted to make sure you had all the pertinent information!See below for some general information, street closures and parking updates you might find useful this weekend, whethe...

Whether you are attending the show or just trying to get around town, here are some things to know.

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Press release from the City of Napa:

May 23, 2023

NAPA, CA — BottleRock is just around the corner and we wanted to make sure you had all the pertinent information!

See below for some general information, street closures and parking updates you might find useful this weekend, whether you are attending the show or just trying to get around town. Please note that Downtown Napa businesses will be accessible and open.

Please direct any questions or concerns about BottleRock to Latitude 38 Entertainment at 1-888-294-8804 or email at [email protected] or visit http://www.bottlerocknapavalle...

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BottleRock will offer event parking throughout downtown Napa, including some downtown parking garages. Visit for detailed information. Please note that street parking will be limited for much of the area around the Napa Valley Expo and surrounding neighborhoods. City of Napa’s parking enforcement team will be in the area throughout the event to ensure parking compliance and safety.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there will be designated pick-up and drop-off areas for Uber at the intersection of 3rd Street and Randolph Street. There will be no commercial pick up or drop-offs in the event area.

Napa Valley’s VINE Transit offers free rides and extended, late-night service all weekend – including regional express service to BART, courtesy of the Napa Valley Vintners. Learn more:

Daytime closures and restrictions will be in place from Friday through Sunday, along with additional nighttime closures and restrictions. All closures and restrictions are subject to change.

The following soft closures, meaning restricted access areas, will be in place from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily during BottleRock:

Soft Closure of Juarez Street between Third Street and the Expo property line; Juarez Street between Third Street and First Street; Post, Taylor, and Second Street from Juarez to west end, Burnell between Third and Eighth; Sixth, Seventh, Eighth between Burnell and Soscol; Fourth Street between Burnell Street and Bailey Street; Bailey Street; Fourth between Lawrence and Burnell, Lawrence between Third and Fourth Street, Souza Lane.

The following hard closures, meaning the streets will be fully closed, except for emergency vehicles, will be in place from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.

Hard Closure of Third Street between Silverado Trail and Soscol Avenue; Third Street between Soscol Avenue and Coombs Street, Main and Brown Street between Third and Second Street, Burnell between Third and Eighth Street; Eighth, Seventh and Sixth Street between Soscol and Burnell; Souza; and Juarez between the Expo property line and First Street.

Closures will run from 8 a.m. until 11 p.m., as needed. Officers from CHP managing traffic and pedestrian circulation will determine when closures and openings of streets will occur.

This press release was produced by the City of Napa. The views expressed here are the author’s own.

Weather Service Reports Napa County Snowfall Amounts

A low-elevation snowstorm dumped several inches of snow on Calistoga, St. Helena, Angwin and other parts of Napa County.Patch Staff|Updated Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 7:14 pm PTNAPA COUNTY, CA — Snow fell as predicted overnight in Napa County, blanketing the mountains in white, blocking roadways and closing schools.Calistoga had 9 inches of snow by Friday, Angwin got 8 inches and St. Helena got 7.5 inches, the National Weather Service said.The snow prompted the Napa County Office of Emergency Services to ...

A low-elevation snowstorm dumped several inches of snow on Calistoga, St. Helena, Angwin and other parts of Napa County.

Patch Staff

|Updated Fri, Feb 24, 2023 at 7:14 pm PT

NAPA COUNTY, CA — Snow fell as predicted overnight in Napa County, blanketing the mountains in white, blocking roadways and closing schools.

Calistoga had 9 inches of snow by Friday, Angwin got 8 inches and St. Helena got 7.5 inches, the National Weather Service said.

The snow prompted the Napa County Office of Emergency Services to advise residents and workers west of state Highway 29 and east of Silverado Trail to stay in place Friday.

County officials announced the following school closures Friday: Calistoga Joint Unified School District, Pope Valley Union Elementary School District, Howell Mountain Elementary School District and Sattui Preschool.

The snowstorm affected the majority of Napa Valley‘s mountainous roadways, according to the California Highway Patrol. The agency said to avoid mountain travel if at all possible.

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As of 6 p.m. Friday, all lanes of northbound and southbound CA-29 were blocked between Tubbs Lane and Bradford Road. The closure was likely to remain in effect throughout the weekend, the CHP said.

Other road closures still in effect late Friday in Napa County included Deer Park at Crestmont Drive and College Avenue at Howell Mountain Road in Angwin. Atlas Peak was closed at Westgate, where a snow-covered tree was reportedly blocking the roadway.

Power Restored In Calistoga

Most of Calistoga was without power Friday morning due to the winter storm that came through the region overnight, city officials said.

The city issued an alert shortly before 7:15 a.m. about the widespread loss of power, saying PG&E was sending crews to assess the cause of the outage.

Power was restored to the city by 12:23 p.m. Friday.

First Sizable Bay Area Snow In Over A Decade

Elsewhere in the Bay Area, more than a foot of snow fell in some parts, making it the first sizable amount of snow in the region in more than a decade, according to the National Weather Service.

About 14 inches of snow were reported on Mount Hamilton east of San Jose as of 2 p.m. Friday, the highest amount in the region, while 11 inches were reported in the Los Gatos area. In the North Bay, 6 inches fell in Cloverdale. In San Mateo County, about 6 inches fell in the Portola Valley area and 3 inches fell in the Orinda area of the East Bay.

Weather service meteorologist Brooke Bingaman said the last notable day of snowfall in the Bay Area came in February 2011. That day saw more snow at lower elevations, while Friday's snow accumulated more at higher elevations, she said.

People on social media Friday posted many photos and videos of the Bay Area becoming a winter wonderland, but the region's roads were more of a horror show, with several highways having to shut down due to icy conditions and downed trees or power lines.

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Bay City News Service contributed to this report.

Wine Country gets stunning amount of snow during historic CA storm -- enough to ski in

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- In the North Bay, the snow has been piling up - a rare sight to see but it created some unusual challenges for folks who aren't used to seeing snow, let alone drive in it.Amanda Lee and her kids from Santa Rosa never dreamed they'd be sledding in Wine Country, but it's happening."It's fun so far, it's cool," Lee said.There was so much snow in eastern Napa County, more than enough for the Singh family to have a proper snowball fight.VIDEO: ...

NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- In the North Bay, the snow has been piling up - a rare sight to see but it created some unusual challenges for folks who aren't used to seeing snow, let alone drive in it.

Amanda Lee and her kids from Santa Rosa never dreamed they'd be sledding in Wine Country, but it's happening.

"It's fun so far, it's cool," Lee said.

There was so much snow in eastern Napa County, more than enough for the Singh family to have a proper snowball fight.

VIDEO: SKY7 flies over Bay Area snow-capped mountains, hills

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Here's an aerial tour of Mt. Hamilton, Mt. Diablo, other San Francisco Bay Area snow-capped peaks, hills after winter storm,

"It's amazing, it was a little hard getting up here, we're not used to driving in snow, but it worked out," said Anjali Singh.

Snow kept falling in the town of Angwin. It has snowed here before, but never like this.

"So It's a lot more than we expected that's for sure, a lot of trees down," said Brian Arroyo.

Arroyo was buying a chainsaw to remove toppled trees near his house.

RELATED: Day 2 of rare Bay Area snowstorm has residents of all ages awestruck

By midday, about nine inches of snow had fallen. No snowplows around here, but a backhoe was getting the job done, clearing a parking lot.

For a time, driving was too dangerous.

That's why Zach Cross grabbed his skis for a quick run into town.

"Good excuse to come into town with the skis, I've never seen this before after five years living here," Cross said.

VIDEO: A look at the best snow videos from rare snowfall across Bay Area

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From Wine Country to the Santa Cruz Mountains, snow fell across parts of the Bay Area on Friday. Here's a look at some of the incredible video.

Vineyards in Calistoga were snow-covered. A drive through Wine Country looked more like a trip through Tahoe.

Generators were keeping the lights on at the Calistoga Fire Department, after a widespread power outage which lasted about nine hours.

"The concern is for the restaurants here, if the power is out for long, cold food warms up, they can't use it," said Calistoga Mayor Don Williams.

PG&E restored power to Calistoga at around 2 p.m. Friday.

Roadblocks were up on Highway 29, where Caltrans says more than a foot of snow fell on Mt. St. Helena overnight. Caltrans says the roadway could be closed through the weekend.


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