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Question of the week: Should Measure P’s 1 percent increase in the local sales tax be extended?

Measure P authorized a 1 percent increase in the local sales tax rate for five years to protect safety, services and the quality of life in Fairfield. Unless it is extended, Measure P expires March 31, 2018. Should it be extended? Take part in our poll. Last week’s question: Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming […]

Question of the week: Should Measure P’s 1 percent increase in the local sales tax be extended?

Measure P authorized a 1 percent increase in the local sales tax rate for five years to protect safety, services and the quality of life in Fairfield. Unless it is extended, Measure P expires March 31, 2018. Should it be extended? Take part in our poll. Last week’s question: Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming […]

Sound off for July 26, 2015

Commuters this fall will have to pay to park at the Fairfield Transportation Center based on action taken Tuesday by the City Council. Here are some comments by readers: The name should now be changed to “pay-park-and-ride lot.” I won’t be surprised to see someday a coin-operated pedestrian lane. You drop a quarter to activate […]

Cheers & Jeers for the week of July 19-25, 2015

Cheers that the jury in the trial of Fairfield resident Henry A. Smith Jr. reached a verdict this week. Jurors on Friday found that Smith, 41, killed Vallejo Police Officer Jim Capoot of Vacaville in November 2011 after robbing a Bank of America and trying to get away. Smith faces the possibility of life in […]

Real estate transactions: July 25, 2015

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 13 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $830,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $312,500 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $499,000 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $540,577 118 Ardmore Way – $499,000, 06-23-15 [4 Bdrms – 1618 SqFt – 1969 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 03-03-1998, $193,000 145 Ardmore Way – $610,000, 06-22-15 [5 Bdrms – 2093 SqFt – 1970 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 10-13-1989, $198,500 222 Baker Street – $529,000, […]

Question of the week: Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming military recruiters?

After the deadly shooting that killed four Marines and injured three others in Chattanooga at a recruiting office, many are wondering if the Pentagon should change the ban against arming military recruiters? Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming military recruiters? Take part in our poll. Last week’s question: Do you think metering lights are an […]

Sound Off for July 19, 2015

Motorists will see more metering lights operating on entrance ramps to Interstate 80 in Solano County this fall. Readers were asked if they thought metering lights are an effective way to control traffic on Interstate 80. Here are some comments: Metering lights are a money grab that do nothing to improve traffic flow. As a matter of […]

Question of the week: Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming military recruiters?

After the deadly shooting that killed four Marines and a sailor and injured two others in Chattanooga at a recruiting office, many are wondering if the Pentagon should change the ban against arming military recruiters? Should the Pentagon change the ban against arming military recruiters? Take part in our poll. Last week’s question: Do you think metering lights […]

Cheers and Jeers: July 18, 2015

Cheers to the reception given this week to those carrying the torch for the Special Olympics World Games, which take place from July 25 to Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. The torch run – which is led in no small part by area law enforcement through which the torch passes – passed Tuesday through downtown […]

Real estate transactions for July 18, 2015

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 4 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $735,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $405,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $523,750 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $546,875 525 Cambridge Drive – $626,000, 06-15-15 [4 Bdrms – 3084 SqFt – 1977 YrBlt] 34 El Bonito Way – $405,000, 06-17-15 [3 Bdrms – 994 SqFt – 1943 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 12-23-2011, $177,000 490 Gray Court – $735,000, 06-19-15 [4 Bdrms […]

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