Alston Park use area changes completed

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City of Napa Parks staff has completed the planned changes to the use areas at Alston Park.

The work that has been done includes installation of new signs, and new fencing to delineate the additional eight acres of off-leash dog area. Lrge, new entryway signs indicate the use areas on a map and make use of “You Are Here” indicators. New signs are now located at each trail crossing to let all park users know that they entering or leaving the off leash area. New four-foot high bollards have been installed marking the new borders of the on-leash and off-leash areas. Parks staff has also be established a new trail in the upper section of the park for on-leash dogs and owners and other park users to allow acccess to the top of the park without entering the off-leash area.

Extended work hours again at First Street Bridge

Wednesday September 17, 2008

Beginning Thursday, September 18 through Monday September 22, the contractor working for the City of Napa on the replacement of the First Street Bridge over Napa River will work extended hours. The City has agreed to allow work hours of 7am to 12midnight Thursday, September 18 through Saturday, September 20; 7am to 11pm on Sunday September 21; and 7am to 9pm on Monday September 22. The extended work hours are needed in order to meet critical schedule deadlines. Pile driving work will be allowed until 7pm each evening. After that time, the contractor will be allowed to perform excavation and hauling activities.

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Caltrans working nights on Jameson Canyon Road

Updated Monday September 15, 2008

Caltrans will close westbound lanes on Highway 12/Jameson Canyon for night work this week. Beginning Monday, September 15 and ending on Tuesday September 16  the closure will extend from the I-80 connector with State Route 12 to a half-mile west of Red Top Road, will last from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m on each night. Eastbound lanes on State Route 12 will remain open during this period, but some delays should be expected due to traffic from construction trucks.The detour for westbound I-80 traffic to Napa is Highway 37.

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Police plan DUI checkpoint Saturday night

Thursday September 4, 2008

On Saturday September 6, 2008, the City of Napa Police Department will conduct a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint somewhere in the city limits of Napa. The checkpoint will be in an area where the City of Napa has experienced a high number of collisions due to drivers under the influence.

The emphasis of the checkpoint will be to detect drunk drivers and those with suspended, revoked, or no driver license. An important goal of checkpoints is both to educate the public on the dangers of driving while intoxicated and convince them to not drink and drive in the first place.  

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Olympic medal-winning Napan honored at River Festival

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Napan Donny Robinson, bronze medal winner at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was honored by Mayor Jill Techel at the Napa River Festival on Sunday August 31. 

Robinson medaled in Bicycle Motocross (BMX) in the first Olympics to feature the sport. A Napa native and 2001 Napa High School graduate, Robinson is 25 years old and has 19 years of BMX experience. 

The special recognition of Robinson’s accomplishment took place on the stage in Veterans Memorial Park just prior to the 7pm performance of the Napa Valley Symphony. The day also included river festivities, the Napa High School Marching Band, and fireworks following the Symphony performance. The event is presented annually by the Friends of the Napa River.

Left to right in photo: Councilmember Pete Mott, Donny Robinson, Mayor Jill Techel, Councilmember Juliana Inman.