Thursday, November 25, 2010

Drive Carefully This Holiday Season

SUISUN CITY - With the holidays upon us and millions of Americans hitting the roads, Suisun City Police Department wants everyone to arrive safely at their destinations. Drivers and passengers need to know that officers will be out in force sending the strong message to “Click It or Ticket.”

“No one wants to start the holidays off wrong with a ticket,” said Police Chief Ed Dadisho. “Save your money for turkey and buying presents for loved ones – don’t throw it away simply because you failed to buckle up.”

While seat belt use is at a record high of 83 percent nationwide, 45 million Americans still fail to buckle up when they get in a motor vehicle. Even though in California 96.2 percent use their restraints, it still means that over 1.5 million Californians don’t buckle up.

During the holiday period, over 35 vehicle occupants who are not buckled up will be killed in motor vehicle crashes each day nationwide. Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009 due in part to the increased use of seat belts. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades.

“Sadly, the holidays, which for many are the happiest time of the year, is also one of the deadliest and most tragic,” said Chief Dadisho.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Applicants Sought for Suisun City Commissions

SUISUN CITY - Interested Suisun City residents are invited to apply for one of several vacancies on the City's Planning Commission and the Parks and Recreation Commission.

On the Planning Commission, there are three appointments for full terms each expiring January 2015. Applications will be accepted at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall until 6 p.m., Thursday Dec. 23, 2010.

On the Parks and Recreation Commission, there are
two appointments for full terms each expiring January 2015. Applications will be accepted at the City Clerk's Office in City Hall until 6 p.m., Thursday Dec. 23, 2010.

In addition, there is an immediate appointment available to an unexpired term on the Parks and Recreation Commission that ends
in January 2013. Applications for this position must be filed as soon as possible, as an appointment could be made as early as Dec. 21, 2010.

>> Click here for an application and more information >>

Salvation Army Community Center Study Released for Comments

SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Community Development Department released a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration on the proposed Salvation Army Corps Community Center project for public comment.

The Salvation Army proposes to renovate and expand the shuttered community center at 586 East Wigeon Way for continued use as a community center. The project will involve expansion of the building to provide additional services, rezoning from Single-Family Residential to City Park District and a lot line adjustment.

An initial study of the proposal indicated that with mitigations the project would have no significant adverse environmental impacts. As a result, a draft Mitigated Negative Declaration was prepared and released for public comment until Dec. 14, 2010.

>> Read more about the project or review the documents >>

Monday, November 22, 2010

Your Preview of the Fall Discovery Newsletter

SUISUN CITY - While the paper copies of the Fall issue of Discovery newsletter make their way to every postal patron in town, those of you who follow us electronically get the sneak peak.

Here are the headlines, with links to individual articles:
You can also flip through an electronic version of the entire newsletter by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy the update, and have a very safe and happy holiday season!

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Community Meetings on County Solid Waste Plan Set

SUISUN CITY - Solano County will hold a series of community meetings to gather public input on proposed changes to the Countywide Siting Element of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan.

The Siting Element describes the solid waste disposal facilities used by all Solano County cities and the County itself, and demonstrates the minimum 15-year disposal capacity required by State law.

Copies of the Siting Element are available at the Solano County Department of Resource Management, 675 Texas Street, Suite 5500, Fairfield, CA 94533.

The community meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

December 1, 2010 6 p.m. December 6, 2010 6 p.m. December 7, 2010 6 p.m.
Solano County Govt Center
675 Texas St., Fairfield
John Kennedy Library
505 Santa Clara St, Vallejo
Elmira Firehouse
6080 A St., Elmira
1st Floor Multi-Purpose Rooms 1600-1610 Joseph Room

In addition to the above public meetings, written comments may be submitted to Narcisa Untal Solano County Department of Resource Management, 675 Texas Street, Suite 5500, Fairfield, CA 94533 or by email.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Suisun City Senior Breeze Now Online

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - The Suisun City Senior Center is proud to announce the December issue of the Senior Breeze is now available online at

Get the full calendar of December events in the Breeze including:
  • Annual Kiwanis Christmas Dinner on Dec. 15
  • Karen's Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 18
  • Upcoming trips, classes and gatherings and
  • The brand new Golden Age Art Class

21 Non-Profits to Participate in 3rd Annual Suisun City Christmas Tree Auction

SUISUN CITY, CALIF. - Twenty-one local organizations will benefit from the 3rd Annual Charity Christmas Tree Auction sponsored by local business organizations at the Christmas at the Waterfront celebration on Saturday, Dec. 4.

In addition to the auction, Christmas at the Waterfront features an outdoor skate rink, lighted boat parade, daylong live music - including a 38-piece Salvation Army brass band, Christmas tree lighting, pictures with Santa, a bonfire, unique vendors and more!

The artificial auction trees were donated by the Suisun City Historic Waterfront BID and the Suisun City Business Group. Each tree is auctioned off during the event, and all proceeds return to the organization that decorated the tree. Tree delivery service is available. All trees are judged by a committee for theme and decorations. The top three winners receive a monetary prize.

For more information, call Linda Feins at Air, Land and Sea Travel, (707) 422-9777.

These non-profits will participate with these themes:

  • Premier Cats & Kittens - Shoes and Purses
  • N. Calif. Sled Dog Rescue - All I Want for Christmas is a Fur-Ever Home
  • Solano Parents of Twins and Triplets - Angels
  • Greater Calif. German Shepherd Rescue - Traditional Elegance
  • Assist-a-Grad Scholarship Foundation - Santa Claus Has Come to Town
  • Peace Jam - Saving the Animals
  • Suisun Marsh Natural History Assn. - Wildlife
  • Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano - Sweets to Share
  • Relay 4 Life - Lights, Cameras, Action!
  • Relay 4 Life (Papa Joe's Pit Crew) - A Mickey Christmas
  • Ramone gets a Service Dog - A "Green"Christmas
  • Fairfield Civic Theatre - A Musical Christmas
  • Greater Vallejo Jack and Jill of America, Inc - Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child
  • Animal Life Line - Animals - Dogs
  • OLMV Cancer Support Group - The Spirit of Christmas
  • Missouri Street Theatre - Small World
  • Cub Scout Pack #252 - Cub Scouting
  • Regents of the University of Calif. - 4H
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the No. Bay - Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Volunteerism
  • Armijo Softball Booster's Club - Giants

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Travis AFB Conducts Preparedness Exercise

SUISUN CITY - Travis Air Force Base is conducting an ongoing, around-the-clock training exercise through Friday night designed to prepare airmen for deployment operations.

Travis officials notified Suisun City that the training will include firearms simulators, explosions, smoke grenades and amplified voice commands during both day and nighttime hours. These will primarily be used Wednesday Nov. 3 through Friday Nov. 5.

Residents of Suisun City, particularly those near Travis Air Force Base boundaries, may see or hear portions of this military exercise, particularly during nighttime hours when sound tends to carry further. It is only a training exercise necessary to prepare airmen for deployment.

Travis officials issued the notification to prevent panic or anxiety from members of the community unaware of the exercise.

If you have any questions or concerns about this exercise, contact the Travis AFB Public Affairs Office at 707-424-2011.