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Cheers, jeers for the week of Dec. 16-22, 2012

By From page A8 | December 22, 2012

Cheers that a fledgling Family Justice Center in Fairfield may soon have a permanent home within a county-owned building on Empire Street.

The Family Justice Center serves male and female victims of domestic violence, dating violence, elder abuse, stalking and child abuse.

Cheers to the Solano County Board of Supervisors for setting aside the space for the center. Jeers that such a center is needed.

Cheers that the city of Fairfield is adding Wi-Fi to a number of city facilities.

Hot spots at City Hall, the City Council Chamber, the Police Department and the Aquatics Center at Allan Witt Park now offer visitors free Internet access.

It’s likely city employees already had access to the Internet at city facilities. It’s easy to set up guest networks for visitors without compromising a local network. Just look at Starbucks, local McDonald’s restaurants, the Barnes and Noble.

The move by the city is belated – a jeer for that – but much-appreciated.

Cheers to local cities for offering free rides on public transit buses during the holidays.

Free rides continue on Fairfield and Suisun Transit buses until Dec. 29. Children between the ages of 6 and 17 can ride City Coach buses in Vacaville for free until Jan. 5.

Cheers to the Solano Community Foundation on the announcement this week that 18 public school teachers were awarded mini grants totaling a combined $14,397 to fund special projects for their students.

Most of the projects center on science and technology.

The local foundation has to date awarded nearly 650 mini grants through its Education Plus! program, totaling almost $300,000.


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  • Rick WoodDecember 22, 2012 - 9:21 am

    A jeer for the City being late in adding public access Wi-Fi to its first public buildings? Is it now common practice for cities? I'd like to know the Wi-Fi status of other Solano County cities, or cities generally of Fairfield's size before I'd issue a jeer;-).

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  • FF64December 22, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    How about a "Jeer" for the FSUSD who has wi-fi at their headquarters but not at the High Schools where it would be very useful. As a school volunteer I have found free wi-fi at schools in many other districts but not here at home.

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