Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Cheers, jeers for the week of April 20-26, 2014

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Cheers to the groundbreaking for construction of the Suisun City Walmart, a major milestone in a years-long quest to build a supercenter in that town.

Thursday’s event launched construction on the store scheduled to open next spring. The city expects it to bring in about $1 million annually in taxes, which is a game-changer for a city with a budget of about $9 million a year.

There are still plenty of critics of Walmart and the city’s pursuit of the retail giant, but city leadership deserves kudos for sticking to its plan through the years of the Great Recession and overcoming several hurdles. Suisun City now seems poised to make a big leap in securing its first-ever major source of sales tax.

Jeers to the continuing violence in the region, including a fatal shooting last Saturday and two men shot Monday night. Tuesday’s upcoming meeting hosted by the City Council about crime, blight and homelessness comes at the right time – which is unfortunate, because in this case, “the right time” means a time of increasing and seemingly unceasing violence.

We hope Fairfield, Suisun City and the surrounding area will see a cooling-off period while law enforcement, leaders and community groups look for ways to stop the violence.

Cheers to organizations that put on Easter egg hunts last week.

Whether it was The Edge Church, the Kiwanis Club, the Kroc Center and Suisun City Fire Department or another group, hundreds and hundreds of kids had a great time around town on Saturday and Sunday of last week. The eggs were hidden, but the fun was easy to find.

Cheers to the dental clinic that started Friday and continues Saturday at the Solano County Fairgrounds, offering free care to thousands of residents who wouldn’t get it otherwise.

About 800 dentists and professionals were expected to be on hand for the two-day event, which is sponsored by the California Dental Association and the California Dental Association Foundation. Solano County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Linda Seifert worked for a year to land the event and the county committed $95,000 to fund it.

Cheers to the five Fairfield runners who completed the Boston Marathon this week, including Patrice Horan, a 53-year-old woman who finished 133rd in her age division. Her husband Robert Horan, Thomas Wheeler, Stephan Itano and Nola Kinaston all completed it as well, reaching a major milestone of completing the world’s most famous marathon and participating in an event that was shattered by last year’s bombing.

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