July 29, 2016
Believe it or not, I've been sending these Friday Updates for nearly four years now.  We now have 10,000 email addresses on the email list, and around 3,000 of you actually open the update each time.  I'm thrilled you want to stay informed!  Other than hearing silly little stories about my husband and cats (who are crazy, by the way) (the cats, I mean - not my husband), how can I keep you reading for the next four years?  I need your feedback on these Friday Updates.  What do you look for in each edition?  What do you ignore?  What do you want to see more of?  What aspects of your city government most interest you?  Are the updates too long?  Too short?  Do you read them at your desktop computer or on a mobile device?  After you read this update (all the way to the end...), please hit "reply" instead of close and tell me what you think about these updates.  I want to be sure we are getting you the information you really want, and not wasting your time with stuff you don't care about.  Thanks for reading!
On the Agenda....
The City Council will not meet on August 2nd so they can participate in National Night Out in the community.  The next City Council meeting is August 16th.

At the Last Meeting...
On July 26th the City Council met in a special meeting to consider the first draft of a new plan for the eventual development of the Broadway District (aka Highway 29).  This new plan creates several different development zones along the corridor and describes desired and possible development in each area.  Want to know more about the future of the corridor?  Check it out HERE.  Select "draft specific plan." 
The Open Space Advisory Committee will meet August 3rd and will hear updates about the proposed Watson Ranch development and the Clarke Ranch master plan process.  See the entire agenda HERE.
Market Matters

This week 22 vendors are scheduled to be at the Market. Something
 for everyone!

Organic Produce:  Berrylicious Strawberries, Raspberries and Blackberries from Gilroy; G & S Corn from Brentwood; J & M Farms Celery, Cabbage, Carrots and Lettuce from Reedley; La Chiquita Strawberries; Lockewood Acres and Winters Fruit Tree
Produce:  Aoyoama Stone Fruit; Nyia Yi Farms Asian Produce; Resendiz Stone Fruit from Hughson; Robledo
Flowers: Neve Roses
Bread:  Tenderfork Market
Prepared Foods:  Eat Right Edibles; Mi Fiesta tamales, enchiladas, chips & salsa;  Way to Life Granola
Hot Prepared Foods: La Posada Mexican Food serving breakfast and lunch burritos,We Be Poppin' Carmel Corn, Mitchell Canyon Coffee Company
Poultry:  Great Valley Organic Eggs from Manteca
Seafood: FreshWay Farms Wild Caught Seafood from Alaska
Cheese:  Dacheva Brothers
Artisan: Soap Tree Soaps 

Other Market Happenings:

Drug Take Back & Shred-a-Thon - Come take advantage of this free opportunity to safely dispose of pharmaceuticals, sharps and sensitive documents. If you have expired medications laying around, now is the time to get rid of them. What will be accepted? All over the counter and prescription medications (no controlled substances) and sharps (used syringes and needles must be in a sharps container). All non-liquid medications should be removed from their bottles and brought to the event in a baggie. You can also bring your old tax records or other documents to be shredded on-site for no charge. While you're there, take a stroll through the Farmers' Market and pick up some fruit, veggies and other goodies for the week. 

Friends of the Library will be at the community booth with a wide variety of DVDs including childrens, family, action, drama, and tv series for sale $2/disc or $1/disc when in a set. All proceeds benefits programs in the American Canyon library such as crafternoons, lego robotics, movies, and summer reading program events.

Live entertainment will be provided by popular local group, The Search.

At the Kids Activites Tent City Parks & Recreation staff will be hosting "A Galaxy Far, Far Away!" Everyone loves Star Wars, this should be fun for the kids.

PCFMA Newsletter 
The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association have a wonderful newsletter.  Good information about what's in season, fun articles to learn more about various fruits and veggies and yummy recipes using the freshest, seasonal produce.  Subscribe HERE
Community Calendar

We talk about several fun events coming up - National Night Out, Movies in the Park and the Farmers' Market - elsewhere in this newsletter, so I am going to skip ahead to Thursday, August 11th.  Teens are always looking for fun things to do - send them over to the American Canyon Library to Tie Dye a Tee Shirt!  This colorful and fun event is available for teens ages 11 - 18 , at 3:30 - 5:00 PM in the meeting room.  It can be a little messy, be sure to wear something you don't mind getting dye on.  For more information, please contact Teen Librarian Melinda Mathis.  

You can find this event, and others on the Community Calendar. Interested in adding your event to the community calendar?  Click here for more information.                        
Fire District News

The Fire District publishes an informative newsletter each month, click here for the latest. 

It's Not Too Late!

National Night Out is next Tuesday, August 2nd from 5 - 8 PM.  You can still register to host a block party in your neighborhood but you need to act fast.  NNO is a lot of fun and it helps neighbors get to know each other and fosters Police-Community Partnerships.  Fire and Police personnel stop at each party to visit and they bring the cool vehicles that kids love.   McGruff and Sparky often make surprise visits too!  City officials will stop by to get to know our community better and to hand out nice gift bags.  For more information or to register your party, email American Canyon Community Resource Officer, Cecil Brown, or call (707) 551-0600.
Construction Updates 

Napa Junction III
Construction at Napa Junction III continues and you may have noticed the buildings starting to take form. The larger building on the northwest end of the site is the Tractor Supply Store and the smaller building is for retails shops including Dunkin Donuts. Much of the work lately has been happening underground in preparation for the connection to recycled water, which will go live next week. The Canyon Ridge Apartments are prequalifying applicants to move into the new apartments scheduled to be available this fall. Click here for more info.

Road Closed Sign
Kimberly Park
The Kimberly Park Project is nearing completion. The contractor has completed construction of the detention basin, landscaping, irrigation, multi-purpose trail, lighting, parking lot and restroom. However, there is one item left - building a gutter across Kimberly Drive. The gutter is a concrete channel designed to carry rain water from the south side of Kimberly Drive into the detention basin. This will help alleviate historical flooding in this area. In order to build the gutter, it will be necessary to close Kimberly Drive between Elliott Drive and Poppyfield Drive. The road will be closed beginning on Monday, August 8th. The road is scheduled to re-open on Monday, August 21st. Detour routes will be posted.

We appreciate your patience in advance, if you have questions please call Public Works at (707) 647-4558.
Top Left: Canyon Kids Campers enjoying the pool during the heat this week. Top Right: "Look Ma, no hands!", Public Works Director Jason Holley blending a fruit smoothie at the City's Wise and Well Health Fair this week. Bottom Left: Canyon Kids Campers playing in the sun.  Bottom Right: Mayor Leon Garcia competing in last weekend's watermelon seed spitting contest at the Farmers' Market.
Parks & Recreation Updates

Final Showings - Movies in the Park

Our summer Movies in the Park event
 are winding down. If you haven't made it out, you won't want to miss the last two movies. Tonight's movie is "Aladdin" at Main Street Park (5050 Main Street). Show starts at dusk, so get there early to grab a spot! 

Next Friday, August 5th we are excited for our final movie, "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", at Community Park 2, as food trucks and real life Storm Troopers will be available to add to the family fun! 

Fall Activity Guide

The Fall 2016 Activity Guide is on its way to American Canyon residents' homes!  Get a head start planning your activities from September through November.  We have some exciting new adult fitness programs, including our Adult Basketball League and an Adult Swim Program led by Coach Kevin Chester.  General open registration begins Wednesday, August 17th at 8:30 AM.  Registration dates vary depending on program; please check the guide for specific dates. The new guide will be available online by the end of next week. We will include a link to it in the next update too.
Upcoming activities:

Activity Date/Time
Adult Swim Program
Session 1: 8/17/16-8/31/16
Session 2: 9/2/16-9/30/16
Session 3: 10/1/16-10/31/16
M/W/F 7-8 PM
SAT 7-8 AM
Registration opens Wednesday, August 3, 2016
August - $20
September & October - $45/month
Phillip West Aquatic Center
Senior Trip - Thunder Valley Casino
Friday, August 12, 2016
9 AM - 4 PM
(transportation only)
Departs/Returns: Senior Multi-Use Center
For more information contact us at: (707) 648-7275