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Cheers, jeers for the week of March 9-15, 2014

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Cheers to NorthBay Healthcare for its plans to invest nearly $200 million in local facilities in the next few years, expanding both the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield and NorthBay’s VacaValley Hospital in Vacaville. According to NorthBay CEO Gary Passama, NorthBay could spend more than $400 million during the next decade or longer on the entire project.

That’s good news both because of a boost to the local economy, but even more so because of how it will improve the health care treatment for Solano residents.

Jeers to the death of a 23-year-old Oakland woman after a tree hit her car while she was driving westbound on Interstate 80 near Cherry Glen Road in Vacaville. There are plenty of dangers on the road – speed, other drivers, mechanical failure – but a tree falling on your car while driving on an interstate is almost unfathomable. We mourn with her family and call on the California Department of Transportation and area landowners to be sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again.

Cheers to John Carli, who was named new police chief in Vacaville this week. Carli, a 25-year veteran of the department, was the lone internal applicant among the 39 candidates. That he came out on top of a grueling interview process speaks well of the Vacaville Police Department and Carli’s experience as the second in command to former Chief Richard Word.

Cheers that the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District will finally vote Monday on a recommendation to require written reports from all who attend conferences. The expense of travel – “junkets,” according to critics of the travel – has been an ongoing issue for the board. That there hasn’t been a policy to require written reports is surprising, but at least the board will address the first step to cut down on the potential for misuse.

Jeers to the ongoing dearth of homes for sale in our county. February’s 358 homes sold in Solano County was the lowest total here for any month in six years. While there are signs that the inventory of homes for sale might improve, the market won’t find a healthy balance until it does.

Cheers to news that Travis Air Force Base will go largely unscathed in President Obama’s 2015 budget. Four C-5 Galaxy jet transports will be reduced from primary to backup status, which certainly has an impact, but is nothing like a worst-case scenario of the elimination of Travis mainstay KC-10s.

Cheers to the 13 men and women who graduated Thursday from Mission Solano’s Rays of Hope program. More than 100 people were at the ceremony at Mission Solano’s Community Outreach Center to honor those who completed the six- to nine-month program that includes physical, psychological, spiritual and social behavioral elements. We never take for granted the importance of seeing lives redeemed in our community.

Cheers to those who saw it through and to those at Mission Solano who helped make it happen.

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