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Rio Vista Waterfront Promenade Phase II begins

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The Rio Vista Waterfront Promenade is something Rio Vistans have been waiting to see for a long time.

Just ask Judy Tussy. A longtime resident of Rio Vista, back in 1968, she was on a “Community Congress” to come up with a plan to beautify the waterfront,

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Garamendi; Logue square off in Dixon candidate Q&A forum

debate

It’s election time once again.

Wednesday, October 8 at Dixon City Hall, the Dixon Governmental Affairs Committee and Dixon District Chamber of Commerce hosted the last in a series of candidate night forums – this time a platform for both incumbent of the 3rd

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Bass Derby, Breazeale both win big

Derby

One of the keystone events in the Delta returned over the weekend.

Purported to be the longest, continuous running fishing contest in the United States, the 67th Annual Bass Derby took place Friday-Sunday. Each year, a couple thousand anglers and their boats flood into Delta waterways hoping to land the striped

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67th Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival’s tradition continues

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It wasn’t all about fishing in Rio Vista over the weekend.

Sure, the 67th Annual Bass Derby provided the thrust behind a number of area events, but you didn’t need to bring your tackle box to enjoy the fun. Sunday’s crowning of a champion on the water also brought with it a crescendo on

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Rio Vista resident accused of stealing over $1,000,000 in
medical supplies

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Rio Vista resident accused of stealing over $1,000,000 in medical supplies

ANTIOCH - On October 6 at approximately 6:20 p.m., Antioch Police Department Detectives arrested 23-year old Gary Lee Childress of Rio Vista for the embezzlement of up to $1,000,000 worth of various medical equipment and

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Climate Symposium comes to Sacramento seeking actionable Items

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Rio Vista’s City Council got together last Tuesday, October 7 to cross off a couple outstanding items from the agenda and to welcome in a new police officer.

A substantial amount of money will exit the City’s coffers soon. The Rio Vista Municipal Airport needs repaving but it won’t come cheaply. Sierra

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Invasive weeds continue to plague Delta boaters

Weeds

Invasive weeds continue to be a huge problem in the Delta, with not much of a plan to stop them.

As the fall weather begins to set in, the water hyacinth has been seen over the last week rolling in like an ominous cloud – choking even the largest of Delta

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Yolo Health Summit focuses on aging population

Summit

We’ve been hearing about it for years: baby boomers heading toward senior status.

“Increase funding to senior services,” intoned every presidential and senatorial candidate of the past 25-years.
And with good reason, too.

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4-H Achievement Night at D.H. White showcases Rio’s talent

The Rio Vista 4-H Club hosted Achievement Night on Thursday at D.H. White Elementary School. “This year’s Shining Stars of Solano County 4-H” theme drew 11 different chapters of 4-H.

Rio Vista 4-H Club President, Carlin Cline welcomed the more than 100 people

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Delta Wine and Art Faire supports fight against Leukemia

Mill

Old Sugar Mill continued its bevy of activities on Sunday, October 5 with the Delta Wine and Art Faire presented by Carvalho Family Winery. More than 100 artists turned out, displaying paintings, sculptures, mosaics, quilts, pottery, and other crafts. At least four times as many attended the event, proceeds of which went to the Leukemia Society.

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Blessing of the Animals held in Bruning Park

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The Blessing of the Animals is a special ceremony in Rio Vista.

An age-old tradition, blessing of the animals provides an opportunity for residents to worship with the creatures that humans love. Held in Bruning Park, dozens of dogs gathered to hear the blessing of all animals with the theme being focused

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SO WHERE IS THE MONEY REALLY?

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So where is Rio Vista’s money, really?

It could be described as “beating a dead horse” – focusing on the thousands of dollars here and there that seem to vanish into thin air and magically, poof! Appear in another fund, or loan or results in a “structural” deficit or what have you.

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“Pillar of the Delta community” Joe Enos dies at 87

enos

Joe Enos was known as the “unofficial mayor of Walnut Grove.” But he was so much more than that to a wide array of people.

With a trademark “hang loose” sign when he’d see one on the street, to helping those in need throughout the Delta, to his church involvement, redevelopment

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Wolk discusses water bond at Rio Vista City Hall

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State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) has been a champion in the fight to protect the Delta. She fought even harder in recent weeks to assure that the Delta would receive proper protections in the new water bond. Yet, environmentalists still don’t feel it was enough.

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State water board tinkering with rations idea; cites lack of conservation

SWRCB

Less is more seems to be a prevailing theme these days.

As California’s drought drags on for the fourth year, less water has brought more external control over the water supply.

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Solano County addresses Valero’s increased railway oil shipments

Railway

One of the Bay Area’s largest employers is asking for approval to increase its footprint on Solano County.

State and local government officials expressed concern in recent weeks over Valero’s request to ship two, 50-car oil trains daily from its refinery in Benicia to the

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Bay+Delta+Water: Better Together - Antioch summit draws wide range of speakers

Bay Delta

It is well-known, but misunderstood that the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta depend on each other’s health for survival.

Congressman George Miller (D-Martinez) a 40-year veteran in Washington has long fought California’s water wars. Yet, as he is retiring at the end of his term – he

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