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Deadline Near for Lambtown Vendors

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

Fine Arts and Artisan vendors are invited to apply to sell hand prepared merchandise in the 2014 Lambtown Festival. August 1, 2014 is the deadline for applications. Just go to www.lambtown.org and click on the vendor tab to access the vendor application and contract. Fill them out completely and submit by the deadline to receive a reduced fee.

Sewer Rate Hike Protest Fills Council Chambers

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

The Dixon City Council chamber was packed almost to capacity this past Tuesday, as about 90 Dixon residents attended to protest the recent doubling of Sewer Fees and the council’s refusal to allow the issue to go on the ballot in the November General Election. The protest rally caught members of the council by surprise, as Mayor Batchelor and Council members Steve Bird and Jerry Casteñon snuck by the crowd and into the chambers - where the doors were closed until shortly before the meeting was to begin. Vice-Mayor Thom Bogue, however, joined the crowd and encouraged their participation. The rally continued to grow in size both outside the chambers, and once inside. An obviously nervous mayor Batchelor - whose voice was quivering and body language should discomfort and annoyance - announced at the beginning of the Public Comments of Items Not on the Agenda, that speakers would be limited to a maximum of five minutes.

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

By Dave Scholl, Categories: News, Today

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, News, Today

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, News, Today

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, News, Today

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, News, Today

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.


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