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Fire District News


Please click here for the latest edition of the American Canyon Fire District newsletter.




Drug Take Back Day


Saturday, April 26th
10 AM - 2 PM
Public Safety Building

The Napa Sheriff's Office and Drug Enforcement Administration will be offering us opportunity to get rid of unused or expired prescription drugs (no syringes, click here to find out where to properly dispose of them). The service is free, anonymous, and no questions asked.  In addition to the Public Safety Building at 911 Donaldson Way East there are several other drop off sites. See flyer for additional information.



CERT Training


Will you be ready for a major earthquake or other disaster?  As the country has learned over the last few years, when big disasters happen, there will not be enough emergency responders to help everyone in a timely manner.  This is where Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) can help!  CERT training will be offered at Napa Valley College on April 24, 26 and 27.  CERT is a nationally recognized emergency training course to teach essential emergency response skills.  See this flyer for additional information.



Keep Saving Water! 


Recently, much of Northern California was drenched in a brief but beautiful storm. BUT, as wonderful as the storm was, it wasn't anywhere near enough to be a drought buster, so this is a neighborly reminder to KEEP SAVING WATER!


Remember, in American Canyon we rely on runoff from the Sierra snow pack for our water supply, not a local reservoir. Check your soil moisture periodically and before you turn your sprinklers on (pick up a FREE Moisture Meter at City Hall). Click here for more ways to make the most of your outdoor water dollar! 

April 11, 2014


This past weekend I, along with a couple hundred others, enjoyed the annual Volunteer Recognition Ball.  This event marks the 15th of such events, and, as Mark Joseph explained that evening, there were two real objectives for the event:  to recognize the many volunteers who make American Canyon great, and to do so in a special, "dress up" fashion.  We're a casual bunch here in American Canyon, and we seldom don our fancy gowns and suits.  The event is tremendous fun and a special time to recognize so many wonderful people who give their time freely to make American Canyon special. Click here to see the list of the volunteers honored at this event.


In addition to the prestigious annual Gateway Award, two new award categories were added this year.  The Youth of the Year award went to Navjot Hansra, a junior at American Canyon High School.  Navjot has a long list of accomplishments already in her young life.  You can read about her work in the community here


The second new award, Business of the Year, went to Ron Banasik, owner of Eagle Vines Realty.  Ron has been a contributor to events and projects for many years.  I don't think there is a single group or effort in American Canyon that hasn't benefited from Ron's work in some fashion.  Read more about Eagle Vines Realty here.


Finally, the Gateway Award was given to Charlotte Chiolero.  Charlotte has been a resident of American Canyon since 1977 and has volunteered her time with American Canyon Kiwanis, Season of Giving, Little League, Relay for Life, American Canyon Community Church, and now leads the Melody Choral.  If you don't know Char, you can learn more about her here.


Congratulations to all the honorees, but most importantly, thank you for the thousands of hours of service you give our city.



On the Agenda....  


The next City Council Meeting will be Tuesday, April 15th at 6:30 PM.  The full agenda is available here.  This week the Council will consider renewing the lease with American Canyon Little League for the city-owned ball fields off of 280 Napa Junction Road. Additionally, the Council will discuss the recently completed Napa County Affordable Housing Multi-Year Action Plan.



A New Face at Police Department 


Spring brings a staffing change at the Police Department.  Sgt. Rick Greenberg will be replaced beginning April 12th with Sgt. Cullen Dodd.  Many people may recall that Sgt. Dodd and his K9, Whiskey the Dog, worked in American Canyon for 9 years before being promoted to sergeant last year.  Welcome!


Sgt. Rick Greenberg
Sgt. Cullen Dodd


Moving Napa County Forward - Transportation Workshop Scheduled

The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency (NCTPA) is leading a process called Vision 2040: Moving Napa County Forward.  The purpose is to prepare a long-range transportation plan for the county to set policy and spending priorities over the next 25 years.  All aspects of the transportation system, including local streets and roads, freeways, public transit, walking and bicycling will be considered.


Public involvement is critical to shape the plan.  NCTPA is holding a workshop in American Canyon at City Hall on April 23rd from 6-8 PM. You are invited to join us to learn more about the project, voice your needs and concerns, as well as share your ideas for improving the transportation system.  For more information, click here.



Gang and Youth Violence Commission


The Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Commission is responsible for coordinating gang prevention, intervention and suppression activities throughout the County.


Their next public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at 5:30 PM at American Canyon High School, 3000 Newell Drive, Rooms A216-217. Click here for more info about the Commission.


Earth Day Napa Festival & Cleanup - April 19th


Kick off your Earth Day weekend by coming out and helping clean up trash along the Napa River and throughout downtown Napa. For more information call Stephanie at 252-4188 x111 or click hereThen head to the Earth Day festival and join the celebration! Food, live entertainment and hands-on activities for the whole community!


Earth Day Festival, Saturday, April 19th, 11 am - 4 pm in Veterans' Park, Downtown Napa. Click here for more information about the festival.


Parks & Recreation News
contact us at (707) 648-7275
100 Benton Way 




Join us for some fun in the sun with your friends and family by attending our Annual Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th at 9 AM.  We are also now registering for Summer Camp, as well as our great ongoing classes.  Mark your calendar as our first set of summer swim lessons (swim classes starting in June) opens for residents on May 19th and for Non-Residents on-line on May 26th and in office on May 27th. 


Upcoming activities:   




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Wetlands Walk - Native Plant Restoration Work Weekend - meet at the picnic tables at The Wetlands Edge Trailhead







Saturday, April 26th 9:30 AM




Lorrie King's Spring Dance Showcase





April 25th


Saturday, April 26th 6:00 PM



Floor $10

Bleachers $5


Starbound Theatre Presents "Wizard of Oz"





April 23rd


Rehearsal begins

April 24th





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