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 Fire District News


At 09:54 hrs. on May 16, 2014, the American Canyon Fire Protection District responded on the first 911 medical aid call as an Advanced Life Support (Paramedic) provider.  Starting today, a fire engine in American Canyon will be staffed by at least one firefighter who is also a licensed paramedic on a 24-7 basis.  The District and American Medical Response (AMR) have established a public-private partnership that enhances the emergency medical system in Napa County and are working together to provide a higher level of care to patients in the shortest possible amount of time.  


Click here  for the latest monthly newsletter from the American Canyon Fire District.


Chamber of Commerce Mixer


The monthly Chamber mixer will be at City Hall on the 21st at 5:30 PM. 


We are looking forward to hosting the event and plan to take the opportunity to talk to business owners about water conservation, both in their homes and businesses.  


Watch for upcoming announcements about our water conservation outreach team coming to a park or event near you so you can learn more, ask for advice and receive handy devices to help you conserve.



ATTN: Vintage Ranch & La Vigne Residents


An informational meeting for residents of the American Canyon Landscaping and Lighting Assessment District (LLAD) will be held on Wednesday, May 28th in the City Hall Council Chambers, 4381 Broadway, 5-8 PM  


The information gathered will be used to prepare the budget for FY 2014-15 and assist in the determination of future assessments to be levied on each property. Click here for more info.



Relay for Life

Spaghetti Feed



We all need to eat, so why not support a great cause at the same time?  Besides, who wants to cook dinner on a Friday night after a long week? Join us in supporting the American Cancer Society as our Relay for Life City, Police and Fire team provides a dinner complete with spaghetti, dinner rolls, and salad.  Each plate is $5.00 and can be eaten on site or can be picked up to go. A bake sale will also be held! 


See the attached flier for all the details.



Canyon Estates Workshop


The Community Development Department invites you to participate in our upcoming Canyon Estates public workshop on Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30 PM at Canyon Oaks Elementary School, in the multi-use room.  We will be introducing and informing the public of a proposed annexation for a new neighborhood (Canyon Estates) in the City's Special Study Area.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information call 707-647-4340. 

May 16, 2014


True story:  one day last week, my husband and I were awakened in the middle of the night by an unfamiliar kitty howling.  Then, the next day, a neighbor posted on NextDoor that their older kitty had slipped out of the house and was missing, and the family was very upset as the kitty was in ill health.  That evening, I heard the same kitty howl, went on a walk through the neighborhood and isolated the kitty noise to a certain back yard.  I knocked on the door of the house and, sure enough, the wonderful woman who lives there had found the cat and was worried about it.  I connected the two families and I am happy to report Kiwi is back home again!


Why do I tell you this?  Because, if you haven't already, I want you to sign up for NextDoor. NextDoor is a private neighborhood social networking app. While we may not all get to know our neighbors personally quite like we used to, we can all connect in a more "modern" way through NextDoor.  American Canyon has about 5,700 families, and about 1,300 have joined NextDoor.  That means that 23% of our residents are getting to know their neighbors, discussing neighborhood issues, and receiving occasional neighborhood news updates electronically.  In addition to lost kitty postings, in my neighborhood I've received recommendations for landscapers, learned about local events, and heard warnings about suspicious activity in the area.  Give it a try.  Click here to sign up!



On the Agenda....  


The next regular City Council meeting is Tuesday, May 20th at 6:30 PM.  The full agenda can be seen HERE


 J.L. Sousa/Register

District Attorney Gary Lieberstein will introduce Tate, the Napa County District Attorney's Office Victim Assistance Comfort Dog.  Tate is shown here with Sal Alvarez, a victim services advocate with the District Attorney's Office.


The City Council will also discuss an Ordinance to regulate noise in the city.



D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of ten weekly classroom lessons that teaches children how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives. Each lesson is taught by Officer Woolworth.


At the tenth week, the program concludes and each student that fulfills the requirements is presented with a certificate of completion. 


This month, American Canyon's 5th graders are celebrating completion of the program. Donaldson Way graduated May 9th, Napa Junction graduates May 16th, and Canyon Oaks will be on May 30th. Congratulations to all of these students! 


Community Yard Sale


You still have time to  sign up for the community yard sale scheduled for the end of the month!  Not only is it a great opportunity to clean out your garage or closet it can be a simple fundraiser for your group or organization.  As an example, last year the American Canyon High School Football Team joined forces (and stuff!) and set up a group yard sale at Community Park II.  It was such an easy and successful fundraiser they are doing it again on the 31st. All you do is sign up and the City will take care of the advertising and make maps of all the locations.  For more information please contact Deanna Parness at 647-5305.



4th of July

Every year American Canyon celebrates the birth of our nation with a day of festivities on the 4th of July.  New this year, a one-mile fun run will be hosted by the American Canyon High School Athletics. The City pays for and facilitates the parade and fireworks but the festival is organized and coordinated by a volunteer citizen committee. The volunteer group is responsible for ensuring the festival covers its costs. Your help is needed with this effort.


The coordinating committee has a goal of raising $11,000 for this year's event. Please consider sponsoring or donating to the event to ensure it is fun, festive and exciting!


There are several options for sponsorship.  For more information about sponsorship, please contact Committee Chair Rich Peterson, at (707) 853-0797, or Creighton Wright, Parks and Recreation Director, at (707) 648-7275.




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


Learning doesn't have to stop once the school year ends!


Keep your middle-schooler busy this summer with our engaging teen programs -Cooking for Teens, Introduction to Painting Class, and Camp Take Charge.  Participants will have fun with their friends and learn essential life skills.  We need your support to make these important programs a success!


Summer Swim Lessons!


Prepare your child for summer and get those summer swim lessons.  Summer I registration for residents begins Monday, May 19th at 8:30 am.  Summer I is for classes that run from June 9 through July 3. Registration for the Saturday half session (offered on Saturdays - 6/21, 6/28, 7/5 and 7/12) and Summer Swim Academy (offered the entire summer from June 9 through July 31) will open on May 19 at 8:30 am, too.  Register online or come visit our Parks and Recreation office.


Resident registration for the Summer II session of swim lessons begins June 23, 2014. 


Upcoming activities:   




Register by

Activity Date/Time


6th - 8th

June 12th

Thurs 6/19-8/7


6th - 8th

July 1st

Tues 7/8 - 7/29



Flag Football Camp





June 2nd


June 9, 11, 13

Mon, Wed, Fri

9 AM -12 PM





Junior Guard




Tuesday, June 10th


June 10-July 3

Tues & Thurs

11 AM - 2 PM





Summer Day Camp:






Entering Kindergarten, 




Friday before the session begins


Week 1 

starts June 16



see links*

*Whole Summer Discount: Buy 6 weeks, get 1 free!

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