Monday March 16, 2009
Avoid the 9 is urging the public to help keep the streets safe this St. Patrick’s Day by drinking responsibly and designating a sober driver before heading to the a local celebration or pub. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that over the past five years, 851 people lost their lives in motor vehicles crashes during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Out of that number, 327 were killed in crashes that involved a drunk driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.
The Avoid the 9 will be sending special DUI saturation patrols out Tuesday night to stop and arrest those who drink and drive. The number one killer on our highways is the impaired driver. In 2007 alcohol attributed to 1,489 deaths in California with 30,641 injured, many still suffering with life long disabilities.
Friday March 27, 2009
During the evening of 3/27/09 the Napa Police Department will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols in the city limits of Napa. The saturation patrols will be in an area where the City of Napa has experienced a high number of collisions because the driver was driving under the influence and in areas where a high number of DUI arrests have been made.
Tuesday March 10, 2009
A public meeting will be held March 24, 2009 at 6pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 955 School Street, to announce the release of new preliminary flood hazard maps for areas near the Napa River, Napa Creek and Salvador Channel in the City of Napa.
According to the nonprofit Home Safety Council, poisonings are the second leading cause of home-injury related death. Many American families are not taking steps to reduce their risk, nor are they properly prepared if a poison exposure happens at home.
During Poison Prevention Month in March, the Home Safety Council is teaming up with the Napa Fire Department to encourage parents to take proper steps to reduce the risk of poisoning exposures, including carefully reading warning labels, safely storing potentially dangerous items and posting the National Poison Control Hotline number (1-800-222-1222) next to every phone at home.
Thursday March 5, 2009
The City of Napa’s distribution of sandbags for winter weather preparedness will conclude Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the City’s Corporation Yard at 770 Jackson Street, one block west of Soscol. Sand and sandbags are provided at no charge to those who wish to keep them on hand in case of flooding.