Cheers to news that a Fairfield High School graduate is now a full general in the U.S. Army and has been promoted to a key position.
Gen. John Campbell is the Army’s 34th vice chief of staff. He was nominated by the president in early March and was confirmed by Congress.
The general graduated from Fairfield High in 1975, then from the U.S. Military Academy in 1979 before moving through the ranks and serving both at home and overseas.
Yet another feather in Fairfield High’s hat.
Cheers to news this week out of Dixon that a company is putting together properties and plans to build a film studio on the south side of town, one that could translate to 1,000 jobs.
Morning View LLC’s CEO pitched the project at a City Council meeting. If all goes well, the studio could open as early as January 2015.
That’s a big if. First, there’s Solano County’s Orderly Growth Initiative, which aims to preserve farmland from development, to contend with since some of the property is located outside Dixon’s sphere of influence. Then there are the realities of large projects. This same concept was previously pitched for Mare Island in Vallejo, and in Stanislaus County.
Neither plan panned out.
Let’s hope for a better result with the Dixon project. We could certainly use the jobs here.
Jeers – in passing – to the local jobs situation. Even during good times, a project with the potential for 1,000 jobs is good news, but these days, it’s outstanding news.
Cheers to King Mitchell of Fairfield, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday and remains active at the Greenfield Care Center, where he’s lived for about a dozen years.
How active is he? He manages the snack bar at the center seven days a week, including holidays. According to center staff, Mitchell is there on time, every day, starting at 7 a.m.
Now that’s a work ethic that’s worth celebrating.