Cheers to the leaders and congregation at Mount Calvary Baptist Church for hosting a well-attended college recruitment fair Monday that brought representatives from dozens of historically black colleges to Fairfield to meet with local high schoolers.
Some participants were offered college admission on the spot, contingent on their grades during their senior year in high school. Financial aid and scholarships were also on the table.
It was the fifth such college recruitment fair hosted at the church. We hope to see this tradition continue for years to come.
Jeers that a woman was seriously injured this week when a hit-and-run driver ran her down on West Texas Street near Allan Witt Park.
The incident happened shortly before 9 p.m. Monday and left a 49-year-old woman in critical condition.
Police two days later arrested a man they believe is connected to the incident. Police ask anyone with information about the car, its driver or the circumstances of Monday’s incident to call 428-7300, the 24-hour tip line at 428-7345 or Crime Stoppers at 644-STOP.
Cheers that the Solano County Board of Supervisors will conduct an evening session to decide whether or not Glashoff Farms can continue to host weddings and other events at its site on Williams Road in Suisun Valley.
What’s essentially a dispute among neighbors has spilled into the public with action by the Solano County Planning Commission and now an appeal to the Board of Supervisors. At issue is how many events can take place each year at Glashoff Farms, how many people may attend those events and how much noise is allowed.
The hearing will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 22.
Our Board of Supervisors typically meets Tuesdays during the day. The board’s schedule does not readily allow members of the working public to attend. Meetings that take place in the evening, though, open the process up to more people who may have a stake in the county’s actions.
Jeers to news late this week that Fairfield did not receive a $9 million federal grant needed to forward its $68 million train station project near Peabody and Vanden roads.
Fairfield applied for a Transportation Investment Generating Recovery grant. A total of $472 million in TIGER grants were announced Thursday, and Fairfield was not on the list.
The grant cash was needed to forward not only the train station project, but a planned overcrossing at Peabody Road to separate vehicular traffic from the passenger and freight trains that run on the tracks there.