Firefighters teach fire safety to local youth

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The City of Napa Fire Department kicked off the FISE (Firefighters In Safety Education) outreach program during the week of September 29. Firefighters will hold classes at every elementary school in Napa and teach over 5,000 students about fire safety.

Pictured at right are students From St John's Lutheran School with members of Fire Crew E3 Pat Wamsley, Rodger Collinson (kneeling) and Scott Hampy.

Emergency nighttime work at First St. Bridge project

Wednesday October 8, 2008

Emergency repairs to a cofferdam will require round-the-clock work at the First Street Bridge site from Wednesday October 8 through Thursday October 9. The cofferdam repairs that are needed must be performed at the next low-low tide, which will occur at 4:30am Thursday. Further work on the west pier of the new bridge cannot proceed until these emergency cofferdam repairs are made.

Successful repairs on the cofferdam will allow the contractor to proceed with pile driving inside the cofferdam, scheduled to begin Thursday October 9 and continue Friday October 10 through Sunday October 12. Pile driving will be allowed between 9am and 7pm each of these days.

Read more: Emergency nighttime work at First St. Bridge project

Murder charges filed in 2007 shooting case

Tuesday October 7, 2008

Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein and Napa Police Chief Richard Melton announced today that several individuals have been charged with murder and other crimes in the shooting death of Ricardo Gonzalez that occurred on December 3rd, 2007.

Stephen Barrios, Christian Gallegos, Raymond Almodobar, and Danny Ortega have all been charged with one count of murder and one count of participating in a criminal street gang along with enhancements regarding participating or facilitating a criminal street gang. The charges carry the possible maximum penalty of life in prison.

Read more: Murder charges filed in 2007 shooting case

Streets resurfaced around town Oct 6-9

Friday October 3, 2008

Resurfacing of a number of residential streets will take place the week of October 6. The Annual Street Resurfacing project consists of asphalt-rubber chip seal application, slurry seal application, crack filling and restriping. The asphalt-rubber chip seal application will commence according to the schedule below. The slurry seal application will begin approximately one week after the chip seal. 

Click on "Read More" for project details and a list of the streets where this work will take place.

Read more: Streets resurfaced around town Oct 6-9

Lane Closures at Third and Soscol This Week

Updated Monday October 6, 2008

Improvements to the intersection of Third and Soscol Avenues are approaching completion. Work requiring lane closures will resume on Tuesday October 7. The lane closures will impact Soscol Avenue traffic, and are expected to continue through most of this week. One lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Drivers should anticipate delays and use alternate routes when possible. The reconfigured intersection now provides an additional left turn lane for northbound traffic on Soscol Avenue traveling west on Third Street.