Links and Resources
The tried and true way to be involved is to participate in our democracy. Parlor 145 presents the information below for the voting public in the Calistoga area; and does not endorse any particular political party.
Believe it or not, elected officials do actually pay attention to letters, phone calls, email, and even telegrams (yes—you can still send a telegram—a real person delivers it!—about $40 for a couple of sentences).
Be an informed citizen! Find out what your elected officials are doing by visiting their websites, then contact them with your opinions.
Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Governor, Website, Contact
Noreen Evans, State Senator, District 2, Website, Contact
Lois Wolk, State Senator, District 3, Website, Contact
Mariko Yamada, State Assembly Representative, Website, Contact
Local Representatives (City of Calistoga Website)
Charities and Non-Profit Organizations
What was life like without the Internet? A lot slower! Maybe that's not a bad thing. But the Internet is here to stay and we should reap its bounty. Below are links which might help you in your future charitable endeavors.
The following links are from the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics:
- All registered nonprofit organizations (public charities, private foundations & others) in Napa County, CA
- Public Charities in Napa County, CA
- Private Foundations in Napa County, CA
- Clubs, Sports, and Other Mutual Benefit or Social Bonding Organizations in Napa County, CA
- Congregations and Other Religious Organizations in Napa County, CA
Historical Preservation Links
- Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
- National Register of Historic Places
- Historic Preservation Learning Portal
- Federal Preservation Learning Institute
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Preservation Directory
- Preservation Action
- Historic Homes Foundation
Pending Legislation plus Existing Laws and Codes Links
Most people don't know what their elected representative actually do. With the magic of the internet and those indefatigable information heroes at the Library of Congress, you can find out instantly (well, almost). Pay a visit to the Thomas Register run by the Library of Congress. You can easily search all the bills sponsored by senator or representative. It also has the history of bills passed into law or not, as well as access to all existing federal laws.
State of California
Go to http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billSearchAdvClient.xhtml. Not as comprensive as the Thomas register; but has prretty nifty search tool where you can search by keyword in any upcoming bills. The text of all of California's existing state laws are available at http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes.xhtml.
County of Napa
Some legislative and lots of resource info available for residents of Napa Valley awaits you at CountyofNapa.org
City of Calistoga
Don't forget that our fair city also maintains a lot of good information on their website at ci.calistoga.ca.us