Tuesday June 24, 2015
With the City of Napa's new residential food composting program, tons of waste is being diverted from the landfills - and it's easy. The brown cart that you already have is not just for yardwaste anymore. You can also use the brown cart for all kinds of food scraps - fruits, vegatables, seafood, shellfish, meat, poultry, bones, fats, grease, rice, beans, pasta, bread, dairy, eggshells, and all prepared and cooked foods. You can also dispose of food-soiled paper products like paper towels, napkins, tissue, paper cups and plates, coffee grounds, filters, tea bags, waxed paper, waxed carbdoard and butcher paper. Please do NOT use your brown cart for plastic bags, wrap or straws, styrofoam, glass, metal, aluminum foil or foil-lined wrap, non-compostable wipes, diapers, hazardous waste, liquids, or pet waste. For detailed information on the program, including helpful tips and a full listing of accepted items, please visit naparecycling.com/residential-food-composting.
Wednesday June 17, 2015
On Saturday, July 4th, the skies over the Napa River and Veterans Memorial Park will burst with color in one of North Bay’s largest Independence Day Celebrations. "Napa Lights The Valley", the theme of City of Napa’s July 4th festival, will honor Earthquake First Responders and the men and women of our armed forces. Activities begin in downtown Napa at 10:00 a.m. with the Sunrise Rotary Napa 4th of July Parade, followed by a riverfront music and food festival from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Free music will play all day from the JaM Cellars stage in Veterans Memorial Park, culminating with a Sparkling Wine Toast and Fireworks Extravaganza. This year’s hi-tech pyrotechnic show is designed in collaboration with PyroSpectaculars, producer of Boston Pops and Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Follow this link for all the details.
Tuesday June 16, 2015
As part of the follow up to the South Napa Quake of August 2014, the City has prepared an After Action Report that details response actions in 14 categories. The report includes an assessment of the City's strengths, along with areas for improvement and recommendations. Follow this link to download the After Action Report. Also this week, the City of Napa Fire Department has issues its Annual Report for 2014, which includes information on the 8,802 calls responded to, major accomplishments for the year, and objectives for 2015. Follow this link to download the Fire Department Annual Report.
Tuesday June 16, 2015
Following a major disaster in the Napa Valley, first responders who provide emergency services will not always be able to meet the immediate demand for these services. The high number of number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice. Individuals will need to relay on themselves in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs.
In the Napa Valley the CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) training is provided through the collaborative efforts of various emergency agencies and coordinated by Napa County and is generally offered on a Friday evening and all-day Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday May 21, 2015
The City of Napa has enacted emergency drought regulations. Water customers are prohibited from water-wasting actions and violators may be subject to escalating penalties of $100, $200, and $500. Click on "Read more" for details.