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Anti-Missile Succesful Intercept Validates New US Defense Against North Korea

By Dave Scholl, Categories: Today, News

Honolulu, HI - June 22, 2014 -- Over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the newest generation of ground based interceptor defending the United States, the CE-II, successfully collided and destroyed an incoming ballistic missile warhead high in space amongst decoys and countermeasures representative of a long-range North Korean ballistic missile that would threaten the United States of America.

Council Imposes $90,000 in Fees on St. Peter’s Property

By Dave Scholl, Categories: City+School, Business, Local Life, Today, News

The Dixon City Council on Tuesday, May 27, adopted an “Agricultural Mitigation” ordinance, requiring payment of a $4,000 per acre fee for any property currently zoned for agriculture to be annexed to the city and re-zoned for other purposes.

Two Crude Oil Trains a Day May Pass Through Dixon

By Dave Scholl, Categories: City+School, Business, Local Life, Today, News

Sacramento – The California State Senate this week passed Senate Joint Resolution 27 authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), which calls on the federal government to take legislative and regulatory action to protect California communities from the threat of train accidents involving transportation of crude oil. Dixon is on the mainline of the Union Pacific, which will likely be a route for transporting much of the oil. Plans are to eventually run two trains with 90 oil tanker cars through Dixon every day. Mayor Jack Batchelor is promoting a "Century 21 Priority Development Area" to locate "affordable" multi-family housing on land adjacent to that Union Pacific mainline - which could create a high risk in case of derailment or oil spill. Currently there is only one residence within 200 feet of the mainline, and few commercial buildings as well.

Mayor & Council Thumb Noses at Voters

By Dave Scholl, Categories: Business, Local Life, Today, News

Once again at the City Council meeting Tuesday, June 10, the people showed emphatically their opposition to the doubling of sewer rates and commitment to borrow $30 million

Dixon Taxpayers Group will Challenge Sewer Hike with Two Ballot Measures

By Dave Scholl, Categories: City+School, Business, Local Life, Today, News

The Dixon Chapter of the Solano County Taxpayers Association has voted to sponsor two ballot measures to stop a doubling of sewer rates and to roll back the rates to those in effect prior to 2006.

Proven Microbiological System Could Solve Dixon Sewer Issue & Save Millions

By Dave Scholl, Categories: City+School, Business, Local Life, Today, News

City Staff Hide Option from Council Since 2010 Proven Microbiological System Could Solve Dixon Sewer Issue & Save Millions. "Green" Tech Firm Interest in Dixon as Demonstration Project A proven advanced waste water treatment technique using microbiology could resolve Dixon’s sewer issues within months, and at a cost of less than one-dollar per month per hook-up. That is in contrast to a $30 million “activated sludge” project that can’t be on line until late 2015, and will double sewer fees to every Dixon home. In fact, the advanced system could have been in operation over three years ago if local officials hadn’t ignored the information and hid it from the City Council when it was first provided to the staff in 2010

Home Invasion Robbery in Dixon Tuesday AM, March 18

By Dave Scholl, Categories: City+School, Local Life, Today, News

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at approximately 11:10 am Dixon Police officers were dispatched to a reported home invasion robbery that had recently occurred in the 1000 block of Newgate Way. Deputies from the Solano County Sheriff’s Department also responded to assist.


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