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Cheers, jeers for the week of Dec. 23-29, 2012

By From page A8 | December 29, 2012

Cheers that Lake Berryessa has received nearly a full season’s worth of rainwater runoff as a result of recent storms that added 175,000 acre feet and brought the reservoir within 11 feet of its Glory Hole capacity.

The lake takes in about 200,000 acre feet during a typical rain season, which runs from July 1 to June 30. The region’s rainiest months each season are typically December through March, so there is still time to add to the reservoir’s storage.

Fairfield receives a large portion of its annual water supply from Lake Berryessa, so a good year in the Berryessa watershed bodes well for the city.

Cheers to news that Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr. will soon take command of the Headquarters Air Force Reserve Personnel Center at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Flournoy is currently commander of the 349th Operations Group based out of Travis Air Force Base.

Cheers to volunteers from The Father’s House in Vacaville for the organization’s partnership with the city to help combat graffiti.

Budget cuts in recent years cut into the city’s ability to police graffiti. Volunteers from The Father’s House have stepped in to help fill an identified need – to remove graffiti vandalism as quickly as possible.

The graffiti removal work meshes with the organization’s We Love Our City program and its Adopt-A-Block campaign.

Jeers that such anti-vandalism efforts are necessary in all of our communities.

Cheers to representatives and volunteers with Mission Solano and with the Vacaville veterans community for hosting holiday meals Christmas Eve for those in need.

Mission Solano’s effort at the Fairfield Community Center included distribution of toys to 730 children in addition to the holiday meal. Mission Solano also served breakfast Christmas Day for about 80 residents of its Bridge to Life shelter.

A similar Christmas Eve meal was served to members of the community at the Vacaville Veterans Hall. Hundreds of meals were also delivered to those who could not attend the community meal at the Veterans Hall.


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