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

“Movie Studio” Promoter Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Carissa Carpenter appeared last Thursday in federal court in Sacramento, where the self-described movie studio executive pleaded guilty in an elaborate scheme that prosecutors say swindled investors out of millions of dollars. She had promoted a purported billion dollar studio … Continue reading

“Movie Studio” Promoter Carissa Carpenter Jailed for Violating Release Terms

Carissa Carpenter, of Morningview and other companies she headed in an attempt to open movie studios outside of Hollywood, appeared before Judge Kendall J. Newman on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 for a hearing to revoke her ability to remain out … Continue reading