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Dixon News Briefs

Jan 20, 2023 12:00AM ● By MPG Staff

City Council and City Staff recently welcomed two new Dixon Police officers: Aaron Goodenough, who is a 10-year veteran of a large police department in the valley, and police recruit Jake Curry. In addition, two new community service officers, Juan Cardenas and Valerie Hogg, were also sworn in by Police Chief Robert Thompson. Photo by Jim Ward

Mary’s Closes

Many lunch goers and evening diners were surprised to find this sign on the door of Mary’s Pizza Shack in Dixon. This is what it read: “To our guests and friends it pains us to inform you that the Dixon location is permanently closed. Unfortunately, this was a necessary action as we continue to restructure our Noni’s family business amidst the challenges of rising food and labor costs that every locally owned restaurant is facing. Our Vacaville location is open and can be reached at (707) 446-7100 and is at 505 Davis Street. Thank you to our wonderful crew members and guests who have loyally supported us in this community for years.” Staff at the Vacaville location said there was “zero percent chance of [Dixon] re-opening.”

Parks & Rec

The next Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting will be this coming Tuesday, January 24, at 7 p.m. inside the Council Chambers at City Hall, 600 East A Street in Dixon.

Hobo Dinner

This week’s Friday night dinner at the Veterans Memorial Hall will not be happening due to tomorrow night’s (January 21) Hobo Dinner.

Fundraising Dinner

Mark your calendars for Monday, February 13, 2023, for the annual Dixon Women’s Improvement Club Scholarships and Grants Fundraising Dinner, at Bud’s Pub & Grill, 100 South First Street in downtown Dixon. Tickets are now on sale and are $30 per person. Dinners can be eaten inside or taken home from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Call to pre-order at (707) 678-4745 after 4 p.m. on Monday, February 13 if you want to pick up.

Entrée choices are Prime Rib or Tri-tip, Chicken, Salmon, Pasta, or Vegetarian dish. They also will include dinner salad, garlic toasted red potatoes, and bread. There will be a huge raffle drawing of all kinds of goods and services during the evening. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by any of the DWIC members or call the Dixon Independent Voice newspaper office at (707) 678-8917.

Prevent Crime

If you own a business in Dixon, you’ll want to attend the free workshop on preventing crime on Thursday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m. held at The Creative Space, 160 West A Street in downtown Dixon. It is hosted by the Downtown Dixon Business Association and features Matthew Olsen, Solano County Lead Deputy District Attorney and a representative from the Dixon Police Department. Reserve your spot by calling and leaving your name/business at (707) 678-8400.

Sandbags Available

About a 50 percent chance of showers will persist through January 19. Sandbags are available at the Dixon Fire Station, 205 Ford Way, Monday through Friday 9am-5pm. Sand is available on the Northwest corner of A Street and Jackson Street. Please bring your own shovel.

For your general understanding of rain/water warnings: Flood WATCH means to be prepared that flooding is possible. Flood WARNING tells you to take action; flooding is imminent or already occurring. Flash Flood WARNING also means to take action because flash flooding is imminent or already occurring. You can sign up to receive alerts via your phone at

Woodland College

Monday, January 23, marks the start of the spring semester for Woodland Community College. Only a 20 minute drive from Dixon and very affordable, this college helps students get the first two years of higher education easily and can make transferring to universities wonderfully easier. The Woodland campus is at 2300 East Gibson Road. Call (530) 661-5700 for more information or go to

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