May  09, 2014 Issue: Vol 4 Issue 8 
Sick childHealth Officer urges pertussis vaccine
The incidence of pertussis (whooping cough) is rising sharply in Napa County and other Bay Area counties. The best defense, says Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith, is vaccination, especially for pregnant women in their third trimester. Read the media release for more information. 
Road closedMilliken Creek bridge will be restored, traffic rerouted
The historic Milliken Creek bridge, at the intersection of Silverado Trail and Monticello Road/Trancas, will be repaired after last week's crash, but likely will not carry vehicle traffic anymore. The County and Caltrans are working on a plan to reconfigure the intersection. Find out more. 
Crop Report 2013 cover2013 Agricultural Crop Report is out!
The gross value of all agricultural production in Napa County was $662,177,500 in 2013, according to the 2013 Napa County Agricultural Crop Report, which Agricultural Commissioner Greg Clark presented to the Board of Supervisors this week. Can you guess the top three winegrape varieties? Find the answers here!
Coffee with a Cop May 2014Have Coffee with a Cop in Yountville on Tuesday
You can meet your local deputies, discuss local and community issues and have a cup of great coffee, all on Tuesday morning, May 13, at the Yountville Deli at 9:30 a.m. Find out more. 
Citizen portalMore at-your-fingertips info from Planning and Building!
Residents, businesses and visitors now have better access to our permitting system, 24/7. Our new Citizens Portal offers expanded search options and more information than was available in the past. Check it out! Go to PBES' new Citizen Portal.
Watershed shotMay is Watershed Awareness Month!
On May 18, you can explore the Napa River watershed from top to bottom, with open house and tours at six sites, from the Lake Hennessey Water Treatment Plant to the Napa-Sonoma Marsh, courtesy of the Watershed Information Center & Conservancy. Find out all you need to know on the WICC website.
mental health group happinessMay is Mental Health Awareness Month
Only 25% of adults with mental health symptoms believe that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness. You can change that by learning more about mental health in our community, courtesy of the Mental Health Division and community partners. Choose from a wide array of events in May!
Hopper BridgeRutherford Road is close at Hoppe Slough Bridge, but businesses are open
Caltrans reports that Rutherford Road (Hwy 128) will be closed to thru traffic from May 5 to May 16, while crews repair the Hopper Slough Bridge. Limited access will be available to residents and businesses in the area, WHICH ARE REMAINING OPEN! Everyone else is asked to use detours. Find out more on the Caltrans website.
TaxAuction of tax-defaulted properties in May
The Treasurer-Tax Collector will hold an Internet-based auction of tax-defaulted properties (in default five or more years) May 17 through 20. View properties and participate in the auction. For additional information on the parcels and the auction, including bid deposit requirements, visit the Tax Collector site.
Parks logo croppedInterested in advising the Park and Open Space District Board?
The Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District seeks people who want to get more actively involved in evaluating how the District is doing and recommending initiatives and next steps. Apply by May 26 for the NEW Advisory Committee. More about the District. More about the Advisory Committee.
2014 BoardNext Board meeting is Tuesday, May 13
On the agenda: Proclamations declaring May as "Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Month," "Older Americans Month," and "Mental Health Awareness Month;" Proclamation marking the centennial of the UC Cooperative Extension; Appointment of a Board member to the Napa-Lake Workforce Investment Board; Response to the  2013-2014 Grand Jury Report on Napa County Juvenile Hall Annual Review; Legislative Subcommittee recommendations, including AB2145 (OPPOSE), AB 1799 (SUPPORT), budget proposal to eliminate recycling and litter payments to local governments (OPPOSE), AB 1637 (SUPPORT), AB 2217 (SUPPORT) and AB 2343 (OPPOSE UNLESS AMENDED); and closed session regarding labor negotiations, plus consent items. You can check agendas, research minutes or watch recorded meetings at any time on our website.
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