Monday April 13, 2015
Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) show the overall pavement quality on the Bay Area’s local streets and roads unchanged for the sixth consecutive year – but the City of Napa’s pavement quality has improved consistently over the last three years, thanks in large part to the City’s “10 miles a year” paving program for neighborhood streets launched in 2009.
Bay Area-wide, the average pavement condition index (PCI) score was 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points last year, as calculated on a three-year moving average basis. The City of Napa scored 64 for 2014, up from a score of 62 in 2013 and 60 in 2012. Streets scored from 60 to 69 are considered “fair” but this ranking also indicates that the asphalt shows serious wear and likely will require rehabilitation soon.
UPDATED Thursday May 21, 2015
Napa residents can now put food scraps and food-soiled paper in the brown compost cart along with yardwaste. NRWS/NCRWS customers have been provided with a kitchen compost pail for convenience in the kitchen, but food scraps and food-soiled paper can go directly into the brown cart. All food scraps, including meat and bones, dairy, bread, fruit and vegetables are accepted. Food-soiled paper, coffee cups, paper towels and napkins, and coffee grounds, filters and tea bags should also be included. Food scraps typically make up over 25% of what households throw away. When you add other compostable items such as paper napkins, coffee grounds and paper cups, it’s easy to see how composting will significantly reduce what we send to the landfill.
Friday March 6, 2015
On the second Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Napa County Vet Connect is available for all veterans at no cost and with no appointment. Vet Connect provides local resources and services all in one location - benefits, housing, jobs, health care, education and more. Vet Connect is available at Napa County Health and Human Services, 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, First Floor Conference Room, Napa. Vets should bring their DD214 if available.
Wednesday January 28, 2015
Is it possible to live completely waste free? That was the question posed by filmmakers Jen and Grant. They set up a competition to see who could produce the least garbage over the course of a year, and that's the basis for "The Clean Bin Project" - an engaging, award-winning film examining the environmental impacts of waste. A showing of this film will be presented by The Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County on Wednesday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m.at the Napa Valley College Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 with kids 12 and under free. Get tickets at http://EarthDayNapa.com/Clean Bin Project.html. Proceeds benefit the Environmental Education Coalition of Napa County’s (EECNC) Scholarship Fund. To learn more about the EECNC visit www.NapaEnvironmentalEd.org. For more information, contact Stephanie Turnipseed at (707)258-7864.
UPDATED Thursday September 11, 2014