Thursday, July 28, 2011

Air Force Thunderbirds Arrive for Travis Air Expo this Weekend

The information below was provided by the Travis AFB Public Affairs Office regarding the arrival of the Thunderbirds, the elite air demonstration team of the U.S. Air Force.
TRAVIS AFB -- The Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team has arrived at Travis AFB.

The Thunderbirds fly F-16 jets, which are faster and louder than the cargo and tanker aircraft normally seen in and around Solano County.

The Thunderbirds will practice intermittently until about 6:30 p.m. tonight. They will hold practice flights again Friday beginning at about 1 p.m.

Other aircraft also will be arriving at Travis today and Friday, including more fighters, bombers and vintage aircraft.

Travis will open its gates Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. for the airshow. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m. each day. The event is free to the public.

The Thunderbirds will close the airshow each day with a performance that begins at about 3 p.m.
For more on the Air Expo, see

Live Summer Shakespeare Both Outdoors and In in Suisun City Waterfront

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - The Solano College Theatre presents Shakepeare's "Love's Labour's Lost," directed by Carla Spindt as a modern-day version of a classic comedy complete with a "Glee" moment. Produced outdoors in the Harbor Square Courtyard (700 Main Street) and in the Harbor Theater (720 Main Street).

Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of the bard's earliest comedies, in which four bachelors who have dedicated themselves to chastity and scholarly pursuits soon encounter the women of their dreams.

In the University of Navarre live a King and his three fellows, who make a 3-year vow to fast to study and to see no women. Soon after this vow has been made a Princess from French Canada arrives with three of her ladies in hopes to see the King to speak of “serious business”. When the eyes of the King and Princess meet, will it be love at first sight? And, will the others want to break their vows? Join us in unraveling the mystery of this comedic performance brought to you by students of Solano Community College of the modern day, Loves Labour’s Lost.


  • Harbor Theater (720 Main Street) performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday August 5 & Aug. 12
  • Harbor Square Courtyard (700 Main Street) performances:
    2 p.m. Aug. 6, 7, & 13
    7:30 p.m. Aug. 10, 11 & 12
  • Tenbrink Winery Performance: 2 p.m. Aug. 14
  • Admission is FREE
  • Please bring chairs or blankets for Harbor Square Courtyard performances. Seating not provided in the paved courtyard.
Loves Labour’s Lost features some of the following fresh faces:
  • Aris-Allen Roberson of Vacaville is the King of Navarre.
  • Rebecca Lewis and Robin Murray of Solano County as the Princess of France.
  • Mikkel Simons of Solano County is Boyet.
  • Michael Reardon of Vacaville is Don Adriano De Armado.
  • Conner Watson, Levi Duncan and Chris Raymond of Solano County and Esparto as Berowne, Longaville, and Dumain.
  • Jaina Frank, Janessa Mosqueda and Meghan Pence as Rosaline, Maria and Katherine.
  • Aaron Flores and Amanda Widick of Vacaville and Solano County as Moth.
  • Brianna Hester and DeShae Thorton of Vacaville and Suisun as Jaquenetta.
  • Jim Jones of Napa is Holoferenes.
  • David Shuster of Solano County as Sir Nathaniel.
  • Beth Choy of Benicia as Dull.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Live Summer Theater Outdoors in Suisun City with "The Visit"

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - Solano College Theatre proudly presents The Visit, a timeless tale of justice and redemption at the Suisun City Waterfront District at 7:30 p.m. on July 25th – 28th, August 3rd &4th .

Under the direction of SCT Artistic Director George Maguire, the cast brings to life this classic tale by Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt.

The town of Gullen is in a state of disrepair, and the residents are suffering considerable hardship and poverty while preparing for the arrival of famed billionairess Claire Zachanassian. They hope that Claire, a native of the small town, will provide them with much-needed funds. Claire takes the opportunity to announce that she will make a donation of one billion dollars, half for the town and half to be shared among the families - under one horrifying condition.

The Visit features both veteran actors and fresh faces to the SCT stage;

  • Carla Spindt of Suisun City is Claire Zachanassian
  • Jon Hale of Walnut Creek is Anton Schill
  • Terry Rucker of Vallejo is the Mayor.
  • Barbara McFadden of Fairfield is the Teacher.
  • Jim Jones of Napa is the Pastor
  • Bobby Ellison of Vacaville is Bobby
  • Faustino Cadiz of Vallejo & Princess Washington of Suisun City are The Two Blind Men

The Visit plays at the Waterfront in Downtown Suisun City, opening 25th and running through July 28th, and August 3rd and 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free. Chairs, warm coats, and blankets are highly recommended.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Homeowners Sought to Pilot Energy Efficiency Program

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - Would you like to save 15% to 40% off your PG&E electric bill and have solar installed on your home at no additional out-of-pocket cost?

The Solano Center for Business Innovation is looking for two Suisun City homeowners to pilot Solano County's implementation of the Energy Upgrade California Program. The purpose of the two-step program is to make homes more energy efficient and to provide renewable energy and energy management for the home.

For more information on the pilot program, contact

Charles Rieger
Executive Director
Solano Center for Business Innovation


Suisun City is working with the Solano Center For Business Innovation and the Association of Bay Area Governments to bring the Energy Upgrade California Program to Solano County. The program promotes energy efficiency and green building upgrades for existing residential properties.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Chyrl Way Rehabilitation Project Now Open for Bidding

SUISUN CITY, Calif. - During the current construction season, Chryl Way will see major improvement work ranging from new sewer mains and water service lines to an entirely new street surface, according to a project announcement released by the Suisun City Public Works Department.

The Chyrl Way Rehabilitation Project is another collaboration between Suisun City Public Works and Suisun-Solano Water Authority. The two agencies have coordinated major water service and street repair work for several years to minimize disruption to residents, and reduce costs of the work.

The project will remove the entire street surface on Chryl Way from Blossom Avenue to Humphrey Drive to allow the sewer mains and water service lines to be replaced. Once the underground work is complete, the roadway, including curbs, gutters and curb ramps, will be rebuilt.

Construction firms interested in the work have until July 28, 2011, to submit their bids. Officials expect the construction work to be underway by late summer.

For information on bidding for the project, please click here.