Cheers to another successful opening of the school year.
More than 20,000 students in Fairfield-Suisun and more than 12,000 students in Vacaville began the academic year this week, while several thousand more began the year at Solano Community College. Students in both the Travis and Rio Vista districts will start in the coming week.
For the first time in some time, no dark clouds of pending budget cuts hang over the students. Let’s hope the 2013-14 school year is remembered for its successes and progress.
Jeers to the horrific news this week of man suspected of drowning his dog in the Fairfield Civic Center pond.
The suspect has pleaded not guilty and his father says the 21-year-old had a seizure. The legal system will determine whether or not that’s true, but it was a ghastly story that undoubtedly left a mark on those who saw it happen.
Cheers to the news that two homes built by Napa-Solano Habitat for Humanity are almost ready for the residents to move in.
There may not be an organization with a better reputation than Habitat for Humanity. The fact that two families have worked with the organization for the past few years – literally, putting in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” – makes it even more special. The community can be confident that those homes will be a benefit to the neighboring community.
Cheers that the Solano County Sheriff’s Office uncovered a million-dollar marijuana grow in Suisun City this week, taking what they said were 485 plants off the market. Jeers to the fact that such a grow was apparently happening in the middle of an otherwise normal neighborhood.
Cheers to the opening of a veterans home in Suisun City. The home will house up to six veterans and provide them with support services. The plans are to open other homes in Vacaville and Napa, all funded by community groups. Cheers as well to the Fairfield-based Community Action North Bay and the Napa-based California Veterans Support Foundation, who footed the bill.