Milder but still windy on Tuesday, Richard Thompson takes your requests, and an American Legion hall's future -- here's a peek at July 8, 2014.


WEATHER: The afternoon heat from the past weekend should abate on Tuesday, although brisk winds will continue to sweep the Napa area.

The high temperature forecast is 81 degrees under partly cloudy skies, falling to 56 overnight as skies become overcast. Steady winds from the southwest will measure 10-20 mph through the day and evening.

Sunrise is at 5:53 a.m. and sunset at 8:35 p.m.

See the extended forecast at the Napa Valley Register weather page. 


WHAT TO DO: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson will perform an all-request show Tuesday at City Winery at the Napa Valley Opera House, 1030 Main St. in Napa. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.

Thompson’s massive body of work includes over 40 albums, many Grammy nominations, as well as numerous soundtracks, including Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man. Having co-founded the groundbreaking group Fairport Convention as a teenager in the 60’s, he left at age 21 to pursue his own career, followed by a decade-long musical partnership with his then-wife Linda, and then more than three decades as a highly successful solo artist.

For more information, contact Amanda Tallman at 707-260-1600 or, or visit

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In the news

It has hosted countless wedding receptions and birthday parties, and been a haven for numerous military veterans and their friends to share a drink, conversation or memories. But after more 50 years in downtown Napa, the meeting hall of American Legion Post 113 is showing signs of wear — and a group of allies is hoping to raise more than half a million dollars to renew the building.

A local architect and general contractor are laying out plans to overhaul the Legion hall at 1240 Pearl St. at an estimated cost of $520,000, according to Kellie Fuller, a Napa radio host and singer who is coordinating the fundraising effort in hopes of boosting its rental revenue and creating a hall more attractive to younger veterans in the future.

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