Cheers to young volunteers from several groups who spent time last weekend sprucing things up in Fairfield.
The volunteers came from such groups as Boy Scouts Troop 482; Armijo, Fairfield and Rodriguez high schools; and the Matt Garcia Foundation. They cleared debris and painted over graffiti along Fairfield’s Linear Park.
Work was coordinated by the Matt Garcia Foundation. It’s something they do on a monthly basis. The activity provides a teaching moment for those who participate, showing the importance of taking ownership in the community and developing a sense of what is right and what is wrong.
Jeers to news this week that two people died in crashes on local highways. Both fatal crashes happened Tuesday.
A 35-year-old man died in a 12:30 a.m. crash on southbound Interstate 680 near Marshview Road just outside of Fairfield. Then, a 54-year-old man died when he drove a big rig into the back of another big rig at approximately 5 a.m. on Highway 12 at Emperor Drive in Suisun City.
The latter crash shut down the westbound lanes on Highway 12 for more than 14 hours.
Cheers to the successful cross-country relocation flight this week of more than 1,000 hens that were rescued from gassing at a California egg farm.
The hens – 1,150 2-year-old white Longhorns – were placed aboard a private charter flight Wednesday, headed for new homes on the East Coast. Reports indicate that they arrived safely.
The Animal Place saved 3,000 hens from slaughter. The organization is seeking to place the remaining hens in good homes as well.
Who says chickens don’t fly?
Cheers to Suisun City firefighters for putting some finishing touches on a 9/11 memorial outside the city’s firehouse on Pintail Drive.
The memorial includes a pair of 10-foot steel beams from the stricken World Trade Center.
It’s a simple yet compelling design: The beams rest like a shallow X on concrete. The World Trade Center’s fallen twin towers are represented by two granite walkways that lead to the memorial.
This year’s Sept. 11 remembrance will take place Wednesday at the memorial.