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Bay-Friendly Garden Tour in the Napa Valley April 27

Wednesday April 23, 2014

The fourth local Bay-Friendly Garden Tour takes place on Sunday, April 27 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, as twelve Napa Valley properties showcase natural gardening techniques that reduce waste and pollution, conserve natural resources, and incorporate a variety of garden sizes and styles. Highlights include drought-tolerant gardens with wildlife habitat and heritage oaks, urban farms with chickens and honeybees, and city lots with lawn-free entertaining spaces.

Parking Lot X users referred to Pearl Street garage

UPDATED Tuesday April 22, 2014

Parking Lot X, commonly known as the “Cinedome parking lot,” was closed on Friday, April 18, 2014, as construction of the Oxbow Bypass ramps up. Most of the current parking lot will become part of the Bypass channel - a key component of the Napa River Flood Project – which will be constructed over the next year. Parking Lot X-West, on the opposite side of West Street, will remain open. The City encourages current users of Parking Lot X to take advantage of the 250 all-day parking spaces available in the Pearl Street parking garage. The Second Street garage provides 77 all-day spaces. A project information website has been created at

Summer training and jobs offered through Napa Youth Ecology Corps

UPDATED Thursday April 17, 2014

The Napa Youth Ecology Corps Project will provide youth training and $9.00 per hour wages during an eight week period this summer, with sessions beginning May 6 and July 21, 2014. Youth successfully completing this program will have the opportunity to interview for year-long employment with the California Conservation Corps (CCC) which eventually opens up prospects of working full-time all over the world at CCC work sites. All interested persons are invited to request information on the program as a presentation to youth service groups, youth organizations, schools, and churches. Call Monica at 707-253-4967 for scheduling. The project is a cooperative effort of the Napa County Flood Control & Water Conservation District, the Napa County Regional Park & Open Space District, the California Conservation Corps, California Conservation Corps North Bay, the Workforce Investment Board and WorkforceNapa. 

Community meeting on Countywide Transportation Plan

Tuesday April 15, 2014

The Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency will host three community meetings focused on transportation. These meetings invite residents to discuss transportation goals for Napa County and how transportation in Napa could be better. These "Vision 2040" meetings will be held Wednesday, April 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the American Canyon City Hall, 4381 Broadway St, American Canyon (Vine Route 11); Thursday, April 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Building, 1360 Oak Ave, St. Helena (Vine Route 10) and; Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the NCTPA offices, 625 Burnell St, Napa (All Vine Routes). For more information, contact Eliot Hurwitz at 707-259-8782 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Downtown Streets Conversion moves into sidewalk replacement phase

UPDATED Thursday April 10, 2014

Along First and Second Streets from Main to Jefferson, the Downtown Streets Conversion Project continues. Sidewalk replacement has begun on the north side of First Street from Main to Coombs. Access to businesses is being maintained,, and much of the work will be done in the nighttime hours to minimize impacts. Three traffic signals were removed last week - at First and Randolph, Second and Randolph and Second and Franklin - and stop signs were installed for traffic traveling north and south on Randolph and Franklin. Traffic on First and Second at these intersections now flows freely without a stop sign or signal. Drivers should exercise caution in these areas during the adjustment period. The overall project will continue into June and the end result will convert First and Second Streets from one-way traffic to two-way traffic. The conversion plan was born out of the Downtown Specific Plan process, as a means to increase the economic vitality of Downtown Napa. Illustrations and more information can be found here. 

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