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About Angwin...
Angwin is a community of about 3000 residents on Howell Mountain. We are in a coastal range of northern California, about 70 mi. north of San Francisco.
The Village ranges from 1600 to 2200 ft. elevation, overlooking the scenic Napa Valley. It is surrounded by vineyards and forests.
Many Angwin residents work for Pacific Union College, a liberal arts college with a national reputation, or the nearby St. Helena Hospital.

The story is in the statistics
A few weeks ago, we introduced viewers to our two new advertisers. But we didn't provide much information about them, so here it is. Just look at these numbers.
Angwin Dental..39 years, 10,000 patients
Dr. Robert Williams pioneered dental service in Angwin. He opened his office here 39 years ago. Since then he has served more then 10,000 patients. Tally those two figures and they spell one word...Experience. And a lot of Angwin people to whom he gave healthier teeth and brighter smiles. The other person on the Angwin team is Dr. Susan Fjarli, who came aboard in 2003, after serving as president of the Multnomah Dental Society and clinical professor at Oregon Health Sciences University. Another cheerful, competent person. Dr. Williams opened a Napa office in 1985, which his son, Dr. Jeff Williams, took over 10 years ago. Building a family tradition.
Advanced of the bunch
Angwin old timers, and some not so old, travel to Napa where Geoffrey Calkins and Elizabeth Gilson listen to our hearing problems and get us listening better. They face challenges and find solutions. In 2010, the independent "Bay Area Consumers' Checkbook" took a survey of 45 hearing aid centers throughout the Bay Area. Advanced Instruments hit the top of the list in six categories. Look at these scores:
Promptness of service
Quality of products
Variety of products
Ease of testing products
Overall quality
What can we exclaim about these two professional offices which have racked up years of service and statistics like these?
Something like "Wow!" comes to mind.
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Nov 1, 2012

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Actor Robert Redford, a Napa County homeowner and long-time environmentalist has come forward in support of Save Rural Angwin. Redford has been on SRA's Advisory Council for several years.
To see Redford's Letter to the Editor, "Please Join Me in Yes Vote on Measure U" click this link to go to the St. Helena Star's website.


Pacific Union College has reported budgeting $450,000 to its campaign against Measure U. It is outspending Save Rural Angwin's campaign 4 to 1.

Save Rural Angwin initiative (Measure U)
headed for the November 6 ballot
For decades residents of Napa County have been going to the polls, voting to protect agricultural lands and natural environments from developments. The Ag. Preserve, Measure J and Measure P - all have won handily. So Napa Valley is known for its scenic beauty, instead of a carpet of houses.
It was in that honored tradition that Save Rural Angwin (SRA) started the initiative process several weeks ago to protect similar lands in Angwin. The organization completed its petition drive, with more than 6,000 county residents signing up in support. The County Board of Supervisors reviewed potential impacts, but voted 5 to 5 to put the measure on the November ballot as Measure U.
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Measure U is seeking changes primarily in the designation of two areas on PUC land.
1) One would seek the redesignation of a swath of the green fields stretching from the tennis courts northward to the Angwin Plaza. The initiative would designate that stretch as "Agriculture, Watershed and Open Space" (AWOS). That is the same designation which covers the adjoining stretch southward from the tennis courts and accommodates the college's ball fields. These green fields have been farmed or open space for many decades, and Measure U would conserve the entire stretch in that category.
2) The other area is in what is known as the college's "old farm," but which was designated decades ago as "Urban Residential. " Measure U would change that designation to "Institutional, " the same designation that covers the existing PUC campus. That designation would prevent the college from selling the land for public commercial or residential, but would permit it to build educational facilities, dormitories, and faculty-staff housing. In essence, it would just expand the existing campus area to serve its long-range goal for 2300 students, or more.
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The effect of Measure U would be to prevent a developer from building hundreds of houses on those two locations. Highly distrustful, Save Rural Angwin remembers when the college proposed 580 housing units surrounding the campus. And the college still plans to sell off excess lands for development.
Field near tennis courts
The proposed new designation as AWOS would frustrate PUC's plan to extend commercial uses into this area.