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Cheers, jeers for the week of Jan. 19-25, 2014

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Cheers to the work by residents of Cordelia Villages and Fairfield police to help reduce the volume and severity of crime in that neighborhood – including a community meeting this week.

A recent outbreak of violent and nonviolent crime in that area has residents suitably disturbed. Fairfield’s large physical size (more than 37 square miles) means that some areas – such as Cordelia Villages – are well removed from the heavily patrolled areas of town.

There isn’t a simple solution, but increased communication – both among residents and between residents and police – is always good. Cheers to the fact that that’s happening now.

Cheers to Vacaville native Noah Coughlan, whose run across the United States – the second time he’s done it – was chronicled in the Daily Republic this week.

Coughlan made the two runs – one in 2011, one last year – to bring awareness to Batten disease, a rare, degenerative children’s disease that struck children of his former Vacaville youth pastor. It’s an incurable disease that causes victims to lose sight, speech and motor skills, ultimately leading to seizures and dementia.

That Coughlan has dedicated so much of his life to increasing awareness of the disease – his most-recent run included more than 100 interviews with TV stations and newspapers – is commendable.

Cheers to news that Solano County received $23 million in a state grant to build a jobs training center at the Claybank Jail.

It was among $500 million distributed through the state and will help local inmates learn such skills as truck- and bus-driving; doing diesel mechanics; installing solar panels, wind turbines and other green energy sources; maintaining vehicles; doing vehicle body work; and cooking.

We applaud the increased likelihood that inmates can improve their life skills during their stay at the Claybank Jail.

Jeers to the movement of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority to place a $10 parcel tax on the November ballot.

While a successful measure would raise about $15 million each year, according to the group, we suspect that it has virtually no chance at approval and would cost millions to put on the ballot.

It’s an untimely idea.

Cheers to the Vanden High School cheerleaders, who will ply their skills during Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu. They qualified last year and raised about $2,000 each for the trip. The game airs at 4 p.m. Sunday on Channel 3.

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