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BDCP will re-circulate new EIR due to public outcry


When the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) came to be in 2007 under the Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Administration, most of the public was in the dark to what was actually going on.

Fast forward to 2014, and the entire world knows about the “twin tunnels”

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Original Special Forces member Bill Slawson turns 90


When it comes to Bill Slawson, not only is he a true American Hero – he’s a great friend, Delta representative and community guy.

On Tuesday, Slawson celebrated his 90th birthday, as friends and relatives gathered at the “OK Corral” in Walnut Grove to celebrate the birth of one of the most

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Habitat with society in mind: White paper adopted by DSC


The Delta Stewardship Council is finally operating as it was intended – to implement the Delta Plan and provide sound leadership, science and policy decisions to help the Delta’s ecosystem and economy for years to come.

Part of that process is habitat restoration, required by 2009 legislation to

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North Delta C.A.R.E.S. rejoices in tunnels’ collapse


North Delta C.A.R.E.S. continues to provide excellent community discussion involving water policy in the Delta and the state – while also giving an outlet to area residents to educate themselves on water issues affecting them directly and indirectly.

On Thursday, Einar Maisch of the Placer County Water Agency spoke to the

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Mural takes shape thanks to hard-working residents

By now, you’ve probably noticed a mural taking shape in downtown Rio Vista.

The project, spearheaded by members of RioVision, has drawn daily crews of 3-5 people.

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Congressional candidate Dan Logue weighs in on successful
new water bond


The distribution of water certainly has a major chapter in the book of California history.

With the passage of the State's new water bond two weeks ago by both the senate and assembly, California is making strides towards meeting the state's future water

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Isleton community divided on cannabis dispensary


One of today’s more polarizing issues is coming to Isleton…again.

Delta residents may remember that in 2011 Isleton became the site of a proposed medicinal marijuana dispensary. Now, the discussion is back on the table, and as Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting bore witness to, the topic is as

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Angst rising over Youth Center; lack of youth opportunity in Rio


Rio Vista residents are tired. Tired of not having a suitable place for their youth groups to meet and tired of appealing to local officials for help.

On Tuesday, August 19, Director of Public Works Dave Melilli delivered another discouraging, albeit expected prognosis at the City Council meeting: repairing

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Feral cats in Delta remain an unsolved problem; no end in sight

Feral Cats

The issue of feral cats in the Delta has been a contentious one for some years now.

Recent trapping in Trilogy, including what some activists have called “extermination” have caused residents throughout the Delta to take things into their own hands and do the trapping themselves.

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First-ever Hog August Bites declared a winner


Judging by Saturday’s success, Hog August Bites has the stuff to become a Delta staple.

The first-time event was put on by Rio Vista Rotary and Montezuma Fire Association and took place on a closed-off Main Street. There were more than

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Japanese Sister Cities delegation visits Rio Vista

Sister City

A large group from Tobishima, Japan, flew to California to visit their Sister City, Rio Vista, Friday and Saturday.

Ron Jones, Chair of the Rio Vista-Tobishima Sister Cities Association since its inception, seven years ago, helped welcome 42 eighth graders and their

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Climate Symposium comes to Sacramento seeking actionable Items

Roughly 600 policymakers, business leaders, and practitioners converged on the State Capitol last week for the California Adaptation Forum, a two-day symposium discussing the state’s intersecting environmental, agricultural, urban, and health needs and how best to forestall the onset of climate change.

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Rio Vista Museum gets makeover

Ron Phillips and Larry Thomas know a thing or two about painting in Rio Vista. The painting duo has nearly done all of the historic buildings on Front St. – including Abel’s, Augusto Insurance, Dolk Tractor, Rio Vista Bank and the new McCormack Building.

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Delta educator awarded Sac County Teacher of the Year


River Delta Unified School District’s Jennifer Walker has been chosen as 2015’s Sacramento County Teacher of the Year. Walker teaches English and AP English at both Clarksburg Middle School and Delta High School.

The other recipient, Michelle Bebout from Casa Roble High School in the

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Water bond receives mixed Delta reviews; passes with historic 37-0 vote


On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown's  $7.5 billion water bond AB1471 (Rendon) passed in the CA Senate with a historic 37-0 vote. Senator Lois Wolk thanked her fellow legislators for bringing a bond to the floor that meets the critical water needs of all regions of the state - focusing that it is tunnel neutral. 

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Rio Vistan Krystal Kelly places 20th in Mongol Derby

Mongol Derby

Rio Vistan Krystal Kelly has no fear for adventure.

After surviving the Egyptian Revolution, a couple years in India and Bhutan, and various other travels to Romania, Zambia and other far reaches of the globe – Kelly has completed the unthinkable – the Mongol Derby.

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Nottoli speaks to supporters in fight against tunnels


District 5 Supervisor Don Nottoli knows something about fighting the good fight.

An elected official since 1994, Nottoli has been in the trenches for plenty of hotly-debated issues. When it comes to the proposed twin tunnels, though, identifying an analogous situation isn’t easy. After all, few issues in recent history have

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Tomato Festival draws 25,000

Tomato Fest

Who knew so many people would be inspired to visit “Tomato Alley?”

And yet, in its 23rd year, an estimated 25,000 people visited the 3-block radius on Texas Street in Fairfield on Saturday and Sunday. The occasion: Solano County’s annual Tomato Festival put on by the Fairfield Main Street Association.

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St. Therese Church 65th Chicken Dinner draws big crowd

Chicken Dinner

It’s true what they say; nothing quite brings people together like good food.

On Sunday, that maxim held court yet again, when St. Therese’s Church in Isleton held its 65th Annual Chicken Dinner. The event began in 1949 when St. Therese’s was only 3-years old. The church had begun as an offshoot of St. Anthony’s

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Riovision outlines plans for Community Center

Big changes are coming to Rio Vista and the City has its citizens to thank.

While local government has done its part to underwrite and advance projects, its marching orders have, in many cases, come from a collaborative effort with RioVision and its members.

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Tony’s Wild Game Feed: A yummy tradition


Tony’s Wild Game Feed is a tradition that is becoming epic to say the least.

While the feed used to only happen once a year, the demand for wild game concoctions has grown – spawning several of the gatherings throughout the seasons. This year’s August installment was quite special, as is any regular visit to Tony’s.

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Taste of the Delta brings far reaches of estuary together

Tast of the Delta

Taste of the Delta, in its 13th year may have reached a peak for the event.

“We’ve had over 500 people here,” said Delta Chambers & Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Bill Wells. ”It’s been really steady.”

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Sacramento River Delta Grown Passport Weekend
showcases region’s produce


Give Robert and Margaret Gould credit.

The couple discovered the Delta’s special qualities long before they retired to Folsom three years ago. For nearly a decade – dating back to when they lived in Clayton, the Goulds regularly visited the region, always looking forward to “really

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