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Tony’s Wild Game Feed: A yummy tradition

Tonys

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

passport

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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Isleton Library wraps up summer with Ringling Brothers

Isleton Library

Isleton’s public library helped children wave goodbye to summer on Thursday in grand fashion, hosting an End-of-Summer Party from 12:30-2pm.

With many students slated to head back to school on Wednesday, revelers’ last hurrah included face-painting, balloon animals, ice cream, cupcakes, and of course, the

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Rio Vista CARE goes Polynesian to support mental health services

RV CARE

It’s difficult work that the folks at Rio Vista CARE do.

Tasked with representing the mental health needs of a population over 10,000, CARE confronts everything from addiction, to domestic abuse, to eating disorders.

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Bouldin Island sprayed with chemicals; causes damage to crops

Bouldin

When a “drift” occurs from spraying chemicals on vegetation – it can go a long way.

That was unfortunately the case in mid-May, when Alpine Helicopter Service was contracted through Semitropic Water Storage District to kill off remaining vegetation growing on Bouldin Island and Webb Tract.  The chemicals were allegedly

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115th annual Holy Ghost Festa hits Rio

Holy Ghost

Though not widely known about in other parts of California, the Portuguese Festival of the Holy Ghost is a day of considerable pomp in Northern California cities like Sausalito, Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz and - as its residents can attest - Rio Vista.

The celebration dates back to the late 13th century and a then

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Solano County swears in 43 new citizens

In a ceremony that dates back over a century, 43 individuals from 11 different countries were sworn in as U.S. Citizens at the Fairfield Civic Center Library on Saturday.

The new citizens, most of whom came to the United States from Mexico

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Contractors State License Board cracks down

In an effort to crack down on unlicensed contractor work in the state of California, Assemblymember Jim Frazier is teaming with the Contractors State License Board to host a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar in Suisun City on Friday, August 8 from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Suisun City Senior Center.

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Delta Farmers Market hosts “Set Free Jamboree”

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Delta Farmers Market hosts “Set Free Jamboree”

Visitors to the Delta Farmers Market on Saturday received a little music, in addition to the usual accoutrements of locally grown produce and Bay Area wines.

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Rallying cry against the tunnels reaches all-time high

Yunnels

As the final day for public comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) comes to a close, Delta advocates, environmental groups, legislators and residents of the West Coast’s largest estuary came out in force at the State Capitol to protest Gov. Jerry Brown’s twin peripheral tunnels proposal.

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DSC hears testimony on managing salinity in the Delta during drought

DSC

Controlling salinity in the Delta has been a battle the state and federal agencies have been fighting for a long time.

Although Delta residents might say that this is a man-made salinity problem, with the profuse amount of water taken out of the system before it reaches the Bay

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Pear Fair highlights Delta community

Pear Fair

This year’s Pear Fair, the 42nd of it’s kind proved to be another monumental hit. With contributions from the entire Courtland community and beyond, attendees were in for a day of laughs, fun, camaraderie and plenty of good food and drink.

The Pear Lady was on hand of course, along with this year’s Pear Queens,

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Rio Vista Ford readies for Grand Re-Opening, looks forward to continued community involvement

Ford

When it comes to Rio Vista Ford, your friendly neighborhood auto deal-cliché is for once an honest portrayal.

After all, the Adgate Family has lived in Rio Vista for 20-plus years. Owner Kenneth Adgate Sr. works alongside his son Kenny Jr., building a dealership that has

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Rio Vista Rotarians sip Tequila in support of student scholarships

Taquila

Folks in Rio Vista eschewed wine in favor of Tequila this past weekend, sampling more than 10 top-of-the-line blue agave tequilas at Trilogy’s Delta Club on Saturday.

The event was sponsored by the Rio Vista Rotary Club and all proceeds went to the group’s student scholarship fund.

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Isleton City Council looks to levy new tax,
address public safety and parks

Isleton

It has been a difficult several years for the City of Isleton.

As local businesses have been forced to close their doors and residents to seek out new employment opportunities, its leaders have scrambled to do more with less. 

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Senator Wolk on SB848: “It’s all about control”

Wolk

Senator Lois Wolk has continued in her fight to protect the Delta  like never before- authoring SB848, which made it through a rigorous test to be the water bond proposed by the legislature to replace the current bond slated for the November ballot, Proposition 43.

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Garamendi fundraises, laments process

Garamendi

Rio Vistans Al Medvitz and Jeanne McCormack gathered together a couple dozen residents at their ranch on Monday night to listen to and pledge their financial support of Congressman John Garamendi.

Never one to shy away from controversy, Garamendi thanked his supporters

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Isleton looks at a cannabis dispensary at former bank location

Isleton

The proposal of a medical cannabis dispensary in Isleton has risen yet again.

When Delta Allied Growers proposed a massive cannabis grow facility in 2011, residents were split on the issue – but the city ultimately approved the plans to go ahead with the facility. As the project neared fruition, the Sacramento

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Almost 50-years later, Afterglow still charming audience

afterglow

Sometimes it’s just about the music.

That’s the message members of the 1960’s psychedelic rock group, Afterglow, are spreading to audiences these days.

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Water safety on the minds of Delta residents

Water

Considering its more than 1,000 miles of waterways, there is a lot to keep track of when boating the California Delta.

Docks, jetties, swimmers, water skiers, unpredictable currents: these are just a few of the variables visitors have to contend with. It can be overwhelming for even

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Happy Harbor burns; arson investigation ensues

Happy Harbor

Happy Harbor, once coined as “the happiest place on earth” has experienced hardship over the last 18 months.

When “My Bar” was sold and the establishment closed, it was disappointing to many Loop and Delta residents that enjoyed the breathtaking views from the

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Frazier hosts invasive weeds forum in Discovery Bay

Weeds

11th District Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) coordinated an impressive panel of federal and state experts over a solid month to address the growing concerns expressed by numerous residents of Discovery Bay by providing facts, innovations and recommendations for working with the community in the management of invasive weeds.

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Bank of Rio Vista McCormack Building dedicated

McCormack

Rio Vista’s first major building construction in the downtown area in over 20 years was recently completed. The McCormack Building – an added section next door to the Bank of Rio Vista has provided hope that growth can happen downtown.

The historic feat was achieved by a wide array of Rio Vistans, ranging from

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