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Suisun moves forward to find out if residents will support new tax

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council approved hiring The Lew Edwards Group, an Oakland-based political consulting firm, Tuesday to determine whether Suisun City can and should put a tax measure on the November 2016 ballot. The Lew Edwards Group would be expected to manage the city’s effort to poll residents on what city services […]

City Council OKs new Harbor Theatre operator

SUISUN CITY — The stage lights will come on again at the Harbor Theatre this fall now that the Suisun City Council has approved a five-year lease agreement with the Creative Arts Collective.

City Council members unanimously approved the agreement Tuesday with the group Tuesday to run the Harbor Theatre.

The Creative Arts Collective is a compendium of more than 200 professional artists and educators headed by David Rogers of Starbound Theatre.

Stargazing returns Rush Ranch

FAIRFIELD — The last chance to get a good guided look at the plants, stars and constellations at the Rush Ranch takes place at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. The free event starts with a presentation at the Rush Ranch Nature Center by local astronomy enthusiast Jon Pannier followed by outdoor telescope viewing in the dark. […]

Chapkis Dance Family cut from ‘America’s Got Talent’

SUISUN CITY — A Scotsman who swallows and barfs up objects rather the high-energy local Chapkis Dance Family has made it to the next level of the NBC talent show “America’s Got Talent.” The Suisun City-based Chapkis Dance Family did not get the votes they needed after Tuesday’s show to make it to the semifinals. They were one […]

Coalition plans Suisun City beverage services training

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs Prevention Coalition is offering a free responsible beverage services training from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 12. It’s open to those who serve alcohol at events such as fundraisers as well as restaurant proprietors. The training will take place at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, […]

Suisun City officials invite residents to sound off about healthy choices

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City residents are invited to one of two community meetings on how to create a healthier city. The Suisun City Development and Planning Department is hosting the sessions to discuss making healthy foods more accessible, creating more health amenities in the parks and minimizing exposure to tobacco smoke. Meetings begin at 6:30 […]

Kroc Center schedules next Senior Fitness Festival

SUISUN CITY — The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City in partnership with the Fall Prevention Partnership of Solano County will host the third annual Senior Fitness Festival and Health Fair next month. The event be occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 16, at the Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon […]

Vacaville, Suisun City police plan DUI checkpoints

FAIRFIELD — Police in Vacaville and Suisun City will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoints this weekend to help keep the community’s roadways safe from drunken drivers. The Vacaville checkpoint will take place from between 6 p.m. and midnight Friday at an undisclosed location within the city limits, according to a Vacaville press release. A checkpoint is also scheduled between […]

Suisun City schedules 2nd trash drop-off day

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City residents will get another chance get rid of any trash from sofas and appliances to tree branches and electronic waste Saturday when Republic Services hosts its second 2015 Drop-Off Day. The drop-off will take place between 8 a.m. and noon at the empty lot behind the Suisun City Post Office at […]

Fundraiser set to boost youth development group

SUISUN CITY — The youth in the No Hype Just Talent music group development are the beneficiaries of the Louisiana Soul Food Fest and Concert fundraiser Saturday. The group specializes in developing talent from young children to adults. The event will feature dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment until 9:30 p.m. at […]

Suisun City police schedule coffee meet-and-greet

SUISUN CITY — If you want to talk about a problem in your neighborhood or just get to know Suisun City police officers a little better, you have the opportunity to do so at 6 p.m. Wednesday at a Coffee with a Cop event. The Suisun City Police Department is hosting the hour-long event at […]

High-flying circus a family affair

SUISUN CITY — A circus is a family affair. Fans and guests who have visited the Ramos Brothers Circus during its stay in Suisun City the past two weeks have almost certainly been collections of families – mothers, uncles, cousins, grandparents all sharing the joy of a circus with the bright-eyed children in their lives. […]

Suisun police to host coffee meet-and-greet

SUISUN CITY — If you want to talk about a problem in your neighborhood or just get to know Suisun City police officers a little better, you have the opportunity to do so at 6 p.m. Wednesday at a Coffee with a Cop event. The Suisun City Police Department is hosting the hour-long event at […]

Rush Ranch seeks volunteers to help educate children

SUISUN CITY — Rush Ranch is offering a volunteer educational program where people who enjoy teaching history and spending time outdoors can become docents. The Rush Ranch Educational Council will conduct a one-day training session from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 25 at Rush Ranch. Those who attend the training will learn about the history and culture of the […]

Fire guts Whispering Bay Lane apartment

SUISUN CITY — A fire that started Tuesday in the kitchen ended up completely gutting an apartment on the 500 block of Whispering Bay Lane. There were no apparent injuries and Suisun City firefighters managed to contain the blaze to a single apartment, according to Suisun City Fire Chief Mike O’Brien. One neighbor said he grabbed […]

Council to get training in Rosenberg’s Rules of Order

SUISUN CITY — A proposal urging the state to provide new and sustainable funding for transportation and a workshop on Rosenberg’s Rules of Order await City Council members Tuesday. A public hearing is also planned on adding the city, as an associate member, to the California Enterprise Development Authority. Doing so would allow properties in […]

Rush Ranch schedules night to gaze at stars

SUISUN CITY — A study of the night skies will be featured in a Rush Ranch stargazing event Saturday led by local astronomy enthusiast Jim Jerrell. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with a presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center followed by an outdoor telescope viewing after dark, according to a center press release. […]

CHP: Highway 12 crash caused by chain reaction

SUISUN CITY — A total of five vehicles were involved in a crash late Wednesday that sent seven people to the hospital, two in critical condition, police and hospital officials said. The crash happened at 5:11 p.m. on eastbound Highway 12 between Nurse Slough and Denverton Road. All of the vehicles involved in the crash […]

Kroc Center site of back-to-school celebration

SUSIUN CITY — The Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, is the site of a back-to-school celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by Birdie Valmore of Veritas Assembly No. 327. Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to attend the free workshops. Lunch is included. Prizes and giveaways are […]

Suisun officials ask residents to report abandoned shopping carts

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City is asking its residents to report abandoned shopping carts they see in the community. City Hall put out an announcement Tuesday saying that the abandoned carts contribute to blight. The city has a form on the Suisun City Police Department’s website where people can report the locations where shopping carts are […]

Suisun neighbors gather for National Night Out

SUISUN CITY — After 15 years with her neighborhood watch around Shasta Court, Mary Dooley decided to step back for a year.

But after that year, Dooley promised she will get back into helping keep her neighborhood safe from crime.

“I love getting the neighbors together,” Dooley said at Tuesday night’s community block party in Carl E. Hall Park as Suisun City celebrated neighborhood solidarity during National Night Out.

Dooley and other longtime block captains were . . .

City Council cancels meeting on National Night Out

SUISUN CITY — Tuesday’s meeting of the City Council has been canceled. Residents are encouraged to join in National Night Out Activities that day. For more information, call 421-7300. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

July 31, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Residents express concerns about Walters Road traffic

SUISUN CITY — Concerns from residents about speeding and stop-light running along Walters Road voiced Tuesday before the Suisun City Council prompted the response from Police Chief Tim Mattos that the department is doing as much enforcement as it can along that roadway. One resident who spoke during public comments said that the road is only […]

July 23, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Council awards contract for Lawler Ranch Park expansion

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Council awarded the contract Tuesday night to build the second phase of the Lawler Ranch Park Project to Sansei Gardens Inc. of Fremont. The city set aside $974,000 for the project for which Sansei Garden’s $695,627 base bid was the lowest of three the city received in June. The other two bidders […]

July 22, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Lawler Ranch Park project seeks council approval

SUISUN CITY — City council members will take another step Tuesday night for the Lawler Ranch Park Phase II Project. The project will provide upgrades to the existing amenities in the park and provide additional improvements to the area with “native grasses” and/or undeveloped. Included are patching the existing rubberized playground surface, replacement of some […]

July 20, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

2015 Christmas ornament features Lawler House

SUISUN CITY — The Suisun City Community Services Foundation is releasing the third in a series of limited-edition Christmas ornaments that feature scenes in the city. The dated 2015 ornament features the historic Lawler House, home to a history museum and art gallery. Only 200 ornaments will be sold. Proceeds benefit activities and projects in […]

July 15, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Things are getting jazzy in Suisun City Sunday afternoons

SUISUN CITY — Patricia and Orvis Wade have Suisun City’s annual Waterfront Jazz Series down to a science.

A small folding table, a side-by-side camping chair, complete with cup holders and colorful wine glasses. Put it all up in the same shady spot each Sunday and life is pretty darn good.

“This is relaxing,” said Patricia Wade. “The weather is beautiful.”

Suisun councilman asks for bike theft crackdown

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City police were asked to work out a plan to crack down on what City Councilman Mike Segala said at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting were a growing number of bicycle thefts in town. Segala brought up the problem after reading on a Suisun City neighborhood blog on the Nextdoor website […]

July 09, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Suisun residents asked to attend hearing on sexual predator

SUISUN CITY — Suisun City Councilwoman Jane Day said she is pleased that sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith won’t be considered for placement on Olive Avenue, but she told residents who opposed the move not to rest on their laurels Tuesday night. Day called on residents to show up at the July 17 court hearing for […]

July 09, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,
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