“Dixon Movie Studio Mogul” Carissa Carpenter Sentenced to 6½ years in Federal prison

Carissa Carpenter’s fraudulent career  was finished in a federal courtroom in Sacramento on Friday, where she was sentenced to 6½ years in prison and ordered to repay $3.6 million to investors she defrauded. Carpenter scammed investors out of more than … Continue reading

Council Hears Report on Tripling Water Rates; Votes $1 Million for Pardi Market Site

The Dixon City Council at its regular meeting this past Tuesday faced a bad news-worse news report on the city’s water system. According to the consultants reviewing the finances of the system, residents of the half of Dixon getting their … Continue reading

Detective Chris Rackley Honored as 2018 Dixon Police Officer of the Year

The Dixon Police Department has selected Detective Chris Rackley as the 2018 Police Officer of the Year, Chief Robert Thompson announced at the City Council meeting this past Tuesday. Besides being selected as Officer of the Year, Detective Rackley was … Continue reading

Dixon’s High Campaign Spending Loses One Contest, Wins Two

Money usually talks in politics – especially local – but not always, as Dixon’s contests this week showed. The “YES on Measure N” side spent almost $52,000 to push the sales tax hike; versus Zero by opponents. Yet the measure, … Continue reading

Is Dixon For Sale to Highest Bidders?

Campaign Finance Reports Filed Developers Spend $52,000 + to Push Measure N Sales Tax Hike; Two Council Candidates Get & Spend Big $$$ According to official campaign finance reports filed with the City Clerk last week, the 2018 local elections … Continue reading

Vote No on Measure N — The Dixon Sales Tax Hike, Taxpayers Urge

Measure N is a bait-and-switch. It promises to fund “construction of … the Parkway Boulevard overcrossing,” but the City can’t afford the overcrossing. Measure N’s proposed sales tax is projected to generate $1.4 million/year for 10 years. That’s $14 million. … Continue reading

Secretive Group Pours in Funds to Push Dixon Sales Tax Hike

Out of Town Developers & Lawyers Involved Developers have spent over $51,000 to push Measure N Sales Tax Hike – including for numerous signs promoting the tax by Dave Scholl and Ourania Riddle Dixon voters received in the mail a … Continue reading