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|May 9, 2013
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home President/Owner Craig Bryan comes from a long line of educators. When he heard that Solano businesses are being asked to help children who have never been to preschool, he jumped at the chance. Bryan-Braker donated $400 which will be matched by First 5 Solano to send two youngsters to summer "Pre-Kindergarten Academies."|
Pre-K Academies are hosted by school districts and other providers in every Solano city, and feature both academics and social-emotional development activities that promote school readiness. Studies show that young children without any preschool experience quickly fall behind their classmates, and are more likely to falter in the critical early grades.
|May 9, 2013
Twenty-one older adults from across Solano County will be recognized Wednesday, May 15, for their legacies and outstanding contributions at the fourth annual Living Legacy Awards ceremony.|
The Senior Coalition of Solano County, in partnership with various senior-focused groups, established the Living Legacy Awards program in 2010 to honor older adults who are making significant contributions to their communities.
|February 6, 2013
The Solano County Department of Child Support Services conducts workshops to help parents and other family members have a better insight into the child support process. To sign up for the Compromise of Arrears or the Review and Adjustments workshops go www.solanocounty.com/childsupport and click on workshops or call (707) 784-3640.|
|November 27, 2012
An estimated 5.3 million cases of domestic violence occur annually among U.S. women 18 and older, resulting in nearly 2 million injuries. |
"Many of these women are in dire need of support as they seek safety and navigate the complicated legal system. With the help of volunteers, we can make a difference locally," said Carolyn Wold from the Solano County Office of Family Violence Prevention.
The Office of Family Violence Prevention is working with LIFT3 Support Group, a local nonprofit victim advocacy and domestic violence shelter agency, to recruit and train volunteers and interns who are committed to promoting victim safety by taking part in the upcoming LIFT3 volunteer advocate training.
|October 5, 2012
Solano County businesses now have access to an innovative financing tool to reduce their energy and water use and improve their bottom line.|
Solano County is among 14 California counties and 126 cities participating in the nation's largest Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, an innovative financing tool to help commercial property owners reduce their buildings’ energy and water use.
"A commercial PACE program gives our local businesses an innovative option to pursue energy efficiency projects," said Supervisor Linda Seifert, chair of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. "The County’s partnership with CaliforniaFIRST will allow local businesses to spend less on energy bills, put more money back into their businesses and add more jobs for Solano County residents."