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The Fourth Annual Dixon Grillin’ & Chillin’ Car & Truck Show will be in Downtown Dixon next Saturday, July 19, from 10 am to 10 pm. It will be a full day of activities for friends and families leading up to a rockin’ concert by the Terry Sheets Band. Miss California’s Juliana Wynkoop will host the day.
The City Council will consider Sewer Rates, Expenditures & In-Pipe Technologies (IPT) alternatives at a Special Meeting, Mon July 14 7:00 pm
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.
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.
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.
A memorial service honoring 1st LT Newman C. Golden, USAF is scheduled for Friday, July 25 at 11:00 am at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon. The ceremony will include Military Honors and a Flyover.
1st LT Golden was a Tuskegee Airman during World War II in Italy. During the Korean War he was a pilot of a P-51D Mustang Night Fighter assigned to the 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 18th Fighter Bomber Group. While on a combat mission over North Korea, Golden’s plane took a direct hit from anti-aircraft fire. The plane burst into flames and crashed. Initially Golden was listed as MIA. On March 31, 1954, his status was changed to presumed Killed in Action Body Not Recovered.
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.
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.
Ross Erwin Hanna (“Pops”), a true icon for Dixon, passed peacefully on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 after 91 years of life well lived. He was surrounded by his wife, all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband, family man, band leader and friend to all.
A music celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10 am at the Dixon Methodist Church.
Comedy Night 2014 - Dixon Family Services’ Summer Fundraising Event - is set for Saturday, July 26 at Denverton Hall 5:30 to 10 pm.