October 26, 2018

The end of October is here, the days are getting shorter, and Halloween is fast approaching! We would like to wish everyone a fun, and safe Halloween. Here are some tips to help our wish come true!
Costumes - Safe costumes are labeled “fire-resistant.” Use reflective tape on your child's costume or bags, and you can't have too many glow sticks. Avoid masks that obstruct vision, but if the latest Marvel “Iron Man” mask is a must, have the children remove it while they walk near the street.
Trick-or-Treating - An adult should always accompany children under 12 years of age and walk in groups. Trick-or-treaters should only cross at crosswalks or street corners. Parents of older children - If you allow your older children to trick-or-treat without an adult, be sure to know where they are going. Remind them to never go into any strangers house or vehicle. We recommend that all ages trick-or-treat together in groups, with an adult. Halloween is a good opportunity to teach our young pedestrians to look left, right and left again…and to make eye contact with the driver whenever possible, before crossing. That means not being glued to their electronic device while walking. Inspect your child’s bag of treats in good lighting before letting them enjoy their goodies. Since Halloween is on a school night this year, we would expect trick-or-treating should be done by 9:30 PM, anything later on a work/school night may not be welcomed by some residents.
Drivers and homeowners - For motorists, the most important safety tip we could give is one word, SLOW . Please be extra vigilant of young, excited children, running from house to house, especially when you are backing out of your garage or driveway. Pick up any trip hazards in front of your homes such as large toys, bikes, garden hoses, and garden tools.
We have some great dentists in town, but be sure to ration the treats, feed your kiddies healthy meals, and most of all, have fun! 

Oscar Ortiz
Police Chief
Homebuyer Workshop
Learn about the home buying and mortgage loan process, and the City's Down Payment Assistance Program eligibility criteria at this upcoming workshop, Monday, October 29th at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers at City Hall. To register, email Andrea Clark.
Construction Updates
You can get the latest updates on the Donaldson Way Sidewalk Project, the Annual Paving Project, and other construction activity in American Canyon on our website. Projects are updated every Friday.
Halloween at the Plaza
American Canyon Family Resource Center (ACFRC) invites you to Halloween at the Plaza on Wednesday, October 31st, from 3-5 PM. 20+ businesses at Canyon Plaza will be providing goodies for trick-or-treaters! Drop-in the AFRC office FIRST for a list of where the goodies can be found (at 3419 Broadway, Suite H3A ).
Community Calendar
In partnership with Napa Valley College, the American Canyon Family Resource Center will host a Fall Annual Job Fair on Monday, October 29th at the Double Tree Hotel from 10 AM - 1 PM. 

The Holy Family Catholic Church will host a Free Immigration Workshop on November 4th at 2:30 PM. The workshop includes a discussion about immigrant rights, recent policy changes, DACA, TPS/AOS and free legal advice to participants. 

You can find these events, and others on the Community Calendar.  Add your event now.
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Make Sure Your Voice is Heard
Election Day is November 6th, don't forget to exercise your right to vote! The Voter's Choice Act makes it easy. There are three ways to return your ballot; by U.S. Postal Mail postmarked by November 6th, use one of the drop box locations, or at one of the Vote Center locations open beginning tomorrow, October 27th.
Cops on Top
Stop by and say Hi to Lobo and his partners from American Canyon Police Dept at this fundraiser benefiting Northern CA Special Olympics. Friday, November 2nd, from 6-10 AM at
Dunkin Donuts, 410 Napa Junction Rd.
Volunteer Opportunity!!!
Adopt a Pet
Black cats have long been the mascot of mysterious and fun Halloween themes. If you're looking for the purrfect black cat or extra fun with a pair of black and orange cats, visit the Napa County Animal Shelter. Many cats are waiting for a pawsome home with you.

Keep your animals safety in mind on Halloween. Strange looking creatures of the night could trigger an unexpected reaction from even the friendliest of dogs. The coming-and-going of trick-or-treaters makes it all too easy for pets to slip out. Try creating a “haven” and putting your pets in a separate room.
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