Thursday, January 13, 2011

Savation Army to Invest $44 Million in Suisun City Center

Endowment to Build Third California Kroc Center in Suisun City

SUISUN CITY, CALIF - The Salvation Army is pleased to announce its commitment to construct a $22 million Joan Kroc Community Center in Suisun City, CA. The money for the improvements to a facility already purchased in the city was given by the organization’s corporate headquarters in Long Beach, CA through a bequest left to The Salvation Army by Joan Kroc, wife of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s corporation. When Joan Kroc died in 2003, she left The Salvation Army the largest charitable gift in history to the tune of $1.8 billion. Of that money, $450 million was allotted for the Western Territory of the United States. This community center in Suisun City will be the seventh in the Western United States. >> More about Kroc Centers >>

"The city of Suisun admires the leadership of The Salvation Army in pushing such a creative project forward in our community. This is an unprecedented program in our city and we are honored to house such a dynamic community center,” said Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez. “The city of Suisun pledges to support and help this profitable adventure in any way we can. The facility being built by The Salvation Army will improve our city in remarkable ways."

In whole, this community center is a $44 million commitment. $22 million is the budget for construction with a matching $22 million for endowment. The $22 million endowment will offset some of the operational costs of the facility.

"The Del Oro Division of The Salvation Army is humbled and excited to be rewarded this grant of such generous proportions. It is our goal to fully execute, with great care and certainty, a state of the art community center mirroring the vision of Joan Kroc,” said Major Douglas F. Riley, Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army. “This center will be a great asset to the Solano County community and will work to enrich the lives of men, women and children throughout the area. We are blessed to have been rewarded such a wonderful opportunity."

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Solano College Theatre Opens Auditions for 'Wizard of Oz'

Solano College Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz on January 31st and February 1st, 2011, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Harbor Theatre, 720 Main Street in the Suisun City Waterfront District. Callbacks will be February 5th from 1 to 5 p.m.

This beloved musical is based on the classic book by L. Frank Baum. Director Edward Hightower, Musical Director Renee Oakes and Choreographer Tom Segal will bring The Wizard of Oz to the SCT stage.

All roles are available. Non-equity actors only, please. Actors should prepare one uptempo and one ballad, 1920-1965 legit musical theatre. Please do not sing anything from The Wizard of Oz. Actors should come prepared to move and should also bring a photo and resume.

Please call the Solano College Theatre production office at (707) 864-7000, ext. 4518 to schedule an audition appointment.

Rehearsals for The Wizard of Oz begin March 14th, 2011. Performances begin May 12th, 2011 and run through May 28th, 2011 at the Campus Theatre in Fairfield.

Swept up in the turbulent core of a tornado, Dorothy Gale is transported from her home in Kansas to the magical land of Oz. There, she meets the steadfast friends that will help her find her way back home. The Wizard of Oz is rated G.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Restaurant Week Comes to Suisun City

Experience the wonderful and diverse restaurants on the Suisun City Waterfront by attending Suisun Waterfront Restaurant Week, January 14-23, 2011, sponsored by the Suisun City Historic Waterfront BID. Here's how it works:

  • Participating restaurants will offer a prix-fixe menu with three-course meals for dinner or a two course meal for breakfast or lunch or a special (unless noted, EXCLUDES tax, beverages, and gratuity) >> Click for Menus >>
  • Dine at as many participating restaurants as you like during Restaurant Week - no tickets are required
  • Download menus from participating restaurants (see below) to see what each restaurant is offering
  • All restaurants will offer their regular menus as well. You can order from the restaurant’s regular menu, but to capitalize on Restaurant Week pricing, you must order from the prix-fixe menu
  • Reservations may be necessary for weekend nights; please call the restaurants directly


  • Athenian Grill
  • Babs Delta Diner
  • Cast Iron Grill & Bar
  • El Capitan Coffee
  • La Cabana
  • Main Street Bar & Grill
  • Pad Thai
  • Puerto Villarta
  • Subway (Main Street location)
  • Taqueria Tepa
  • Tasuke
  • Uncle Bong's Pizzeria

>> Click here for menus and more information >>

Suisun City Seeks Proposals for Copier Leasing

SUISUN CITY - The City is seeking proposals to provide cost-effective and quality copier leasing and associated services for reproduction in nine facilities located throughout the City.

The contract is for a period of three years with an option for an extension of up to two years.

Proposals are due February 2, 2011, with the contract awarded in March.

>> Learn more about this bid opportunity >>

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Public Input Sought for Suisun City Hazard Mitigation Plan

SUISUN CITY - City residents are encouraged to take part in a survey to help formulate the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan for Suisun City and the neighboring Suisun Fire Protection District..

As recent events in Japan have shown, planning and preparing for disasters is a key element in minimizing loss of life and property, and ensuring the ability to respond and recover as quickly as possible.

Local hazard mitigation plans serve as a demonstration of the commitment to reduce the risks from natural hazards and are a guide for local leaders as they commit resources. This advance planning will help minimize, to the extent possible, the risk of loss of life and property during disasters.

Development of the plan is funded through a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant.

The survey, which is available both online and in paper form at the Fire Department and City Hall, is the opportunity for Suisun City residents and business owners to share their concerns about natural and human-caused hazards, and the community's needs in reducing risk and loss from disasters.

To take the survey online, please follow this link.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact Marketing Manager Scott Corey at 707-421-7333 or e-mail.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Survey Launched to Help Support Suisun City Businesses


SUISUN CITY - The Suisun City Economic Development Department is conducting its first local business survey to assess what programs or services would be most helpful for local entrepreneurs.

The one-page survey is being sent to every business license holder in the 2011 billing, which will go out in early January. The survey also is available online.

The survey is being conducted to

* Improve communications with our business community
* Assess the overall health and outlook of Suisun City's businesses
* Develop targeted programs to offer the most help based on the needs of our businesses.

"The economy makes it very challenging to operate a business these days," said Marketing Manager Scott Corey. "We want to hear from local businesses in our community what constructive steps we might be able to take that they would find most helpful."

The survey will be open online until Feb. 22. Paper copies will be accepted with business license renewals through the end of February.

For more information, contact Marketing Manager Scott Corey at 707-421-7333 or email.

Learn more about the Economic Development Department's business services at