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Dixon News Briefs 4-12-24

Apr 10, 2024 10:31AM ● By MPG Staff

Pacific, Gas, and Electric was out working to replace equipment last week and caused power outages throughout town. Some residents were out of power for as many as eight hours. Residents should receive notices of a scheduled outage if their area will be affected. Photo by Nicolas Brown

National Small Business Week

The Small Business Development Center and the Workforce Development Board will be hosting numerous events this month in recognition of National Small business Week April 29 – May 3. Please join them for an evening of networking and inspiration as they celebrate the resilience and success of the Solano and Napa business community.

There are three free Virtual Trainings:

Marketing Strategy: Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars – April 29, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Is your marketing strategy working for you? This session will help you put all your marketing options on the table and focus on the tools that work best for your business.

Mastering the Entrepreneurial Mindset – April 30, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

Learn practical techniques to manage time, tasks and priorities, plus essential tools to help your business thrive.

A.I. For Small Business – May 1, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

This workshop covers simple ways you can use AI in your business flow.

How to Grow Your Business Network – May 3, 12 to 1 pm

Explore networking opportunities available to small businesses and how to best utilize them.

Learn more about these and other training and events with the Solano-Napa SBDC at

Solano County Business Summit - A half-day, onsite and in-person free event will happen for all Solano County businesses on Thursday, April 18. It’s to be held at Travis Credit Union in Vacaville, from 8:30 to noon.

Fundraising Dinner

Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting a fundraiser on Monday, April 29, at Bud’s Pub & Grill, 100 South First Street from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 (does not include gratuity.) Prime Rib, Chicken and mushrooms, Tri-tip, fresh salmon, Specialty Pasta, or chicken strips with fries are on the menu along with a non-alcoholic beverage. For tickets, call (707) 447-8733.

City Meeting

The next City Meeting will be the City Council on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 600 East A Street. It can also be watched on video at, then click on the government tab, then click on council, then on agendas. One should be able to access back meeting videos as well.

Heritage Commons Big Sale

A ‘Hump Day Rummage Sale’ will be held at the Heritage Commons Senior Apartments on Wednesday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The complex is located at 191 Heritage Lane. Parking is on the street only and the sale will be located in the community area and pool patio.

DFS 40th Anniversary

Dixon Family Services (DFS) is celebrating their 40th year in business and service to the community with needed human services programs.  The public is invited to celebrate at an Open House at the Dixon Family Services building, 155 North Second Street, 4:30 to 6 p.m.  There will be light refreshments, a Dixon Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting, and optional tours of the building. At 5:15, they would like all guests to join them in a group photo.  We also plan to make a brief presentation about DFS.  For questions or more information, please email [email protected].

Meatloaf Dinner

On Friday, April 12, the Veterans Memorial Hall will serve meatloaf, baked potato, vegetables, and roll for only $12. The bar will be open and as always, visiting is free. They are located at 1305 N. First Street.

Assemblywoman at City Hall

Lori D. Wilson, Assemblywoman for District 11, will be at Dixon City Hall, 600 East A Street, on Friday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   If you would like to meet with her, please email [email protected].

YLI Salad Luncheon

The Young Ladies Institute with St. Peter’s Parish will hold their annual salad luncheon on Friday, April 19 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 105 South Second Street. Tickets are $15 per person and are for all you can eat. There will be plenty of raffle baskets as well.