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Deadline Near for Lambtown Vendors

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

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 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, Today, News

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.

Dixon’s Nikki Talken Awarded 4-H Scholarship

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

Nikki Talken of Dixon has received the Lynne Burns Memorial 4-H scholarships for her leadership and achievements in the Solano County 4-H Youth Development Program.

Solano County Law Enforcement Carrying the Special Olympics Torch Thursday, June 26

By Dave Scholl, Categories: Local Life, Today, Education, News, Sports

Solano County Law Enforcement Carrying the Special Olympics Torch Thursday, June 26 This Thursday, June 26, 2014, law enforcement agencies in Solano County will participate in the 2014 Solano County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics to show their support for the Special Olympics and the athletes who participate in the games. The Northern California Special Olympics games are being held on and around the UC Davis campus. On Friday June 27 the 2014 opening ceremony will start at 7 pm. The games will start on Saturday June 28 7:30 am and will run until 9:45 pm. Sunday June 29, 14 the games will start at 7:30 am and end at 3 pm.

DFS Comedy Night Coming Saturday, July 26

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

Comedy Night 2014 - Dixon Family Services’ Summer Fundraising Event - is set for Saturday, July 26 at Denverton Hall 5:30 to 10 pm.

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: Business, City+School, 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.

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