Saturday, January 31, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Cheers and jeers for the week of April 27 through May 3

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Cheers to Nelda Mundy and Oakbrook elementary schools, which were two of the three Solano County schools named California Distinguished Schools this week.

Schools must meet a variety of criteria, including academic performance, to earn the honor. That the Fairfield-Suisun School District had two such schools among the 405 named in the state is worthy of a big cheer.

Jeers to Judge Wendy Getty for her dramatic lowering of the bail for Malik Howse, who is accused of being an accessory to murder in the April 19 Travion homicide in Fairfield.

Howse, 20, of Fairfield, is a suspect in the latest homicide in a series of shootings and killings in town. While Howse might not deserve the $1 million bail initially set, he certainly seems to merit  more than the $25,000 bail set by Getty – which can be covered with a $2,500 deposit. We echo the concern of City Council members about Solano County’s lower-than-average bail amounts. There’s nothing wrong with granting the accused bail, but it should be more in keeping with the severity of the crime for which he’s accused.

Cheers for Solano County’s C grade in the American Lung Association’s most-recent smog rating.

While it’s far from perfect, it is an improvement over the past five reports, which featured one D and four Fs. We have a certain skepticism about these grades – especially because the standards are so high that few counties can pass – but it’s always good news when our air is healthier.

Jeers to the two fatal car crashes in Solano County last weekend. There have been far too many fatalities recently – including the crash that claimed the lives of three Vacaville young people. As we enter warmer months that have more traveling, we urge drivers to be more cautious.

Cheers that the Solano County Planning Commission recommended banning new structures of more than 200 feet in an area of about 150 square miles east of Travis Air Force Base.

The importance of Travis can’t be overstated and we cheer that the county continues to protect its precious resource.

Cheers that Solano Community College appears to have finally settled on a permanent police chief, something missing since August 2012. During that time, the position was staffed by Scott Paulin and Ed Goldberg, two retired chiefs who traded off because they were limited in the number of hours they could work based on their retirement program.

Paulin and Goldberg did a good job, but the school deserves a full-time, permanent leader – and Eric Thelen appears to be a good choice.

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