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

mott-robinson-techel-inman8.jpgUpdated Tuesday September 2, 2008

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. 

Police to run DUI checkpoint Friday night

Monday August 18, 2008

police-car.gifOn Friday 8/22/08, the City of Napa Police Department will be conducting 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 because the driver was driving 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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Transition to all digital television transmission is underway

As a convenience to residents, the City of Napa offers this information from the Federal Communications Commission on the transition from analog to digital broadcast of television signals. This item was updated April, 29, 2009. 

Between April 16 and June 12, 2009 all full-power broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. Digital broadcasting will allow stations to offer improved picture and sound quality and additional channels. Find out more about whether or not you will be impacted by the digital TV (DTV) transition. 

City Honors Army Pfc. Jennifer Cole

Updated Friday August 8, 2008

At its August 7, 2008 meeting, the City Council issued a proclamation honoring Pfc. Jennifer Cole who lost her life during military service in Iraq on August 2. Flags at all City facilities have been lowered to half staff through Monday, August 11.

Pfc. Cole was serving in the US Army’s 426th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division in Bayji, Iraq at the time of her death.

Born in Vallejo, Cole lived in the City of Napa and in American Canyon, attending Silverado Middle School and graduating from Vintage High School in 1992.