ANDREA GARCIA HONORED
Andrea Garcia of Touro University has been named one of U.S. Rep. John Garamendi’s 2020 Women of the Year. Garcia will be honored in the Virtual Awards Ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Garamendi’s 2020 Women of the Year awards are an effort to publicly honor outstanding women residing in California’s Third Congressional District. Garamendi invites organizations and individuals from each of the eight counties — Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba — to submit nominations of exceptional women in their communities.

VACAVILLE MUSEUM TOUR
The Vacaville Museum Guild will sponsors a Historical Homes Walking Tour this Saturday, Oct., 17, at 10 a.m. Meet at the Museum courtyard, 213 Buck Avenue, to learn some local history and then start a leisurely walk to enjoy the sights and tales of Buck Avenue. With the hopes of continued tours in the future, each walk will take a different route to explore different hidden sights and tales of the city.

Cost is $15 per person. Children are free. Wear comfortable shoes and a mask. Light refreshments will be served at the end of the tour. You may apply the $15 to a NEW Museum membership. Bring a friend to enjoy the day. To make your reservation, call the Museum at (707) 447-4513, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Limited to 15 participants.LIONS VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER
The Lions Center for the Visually Impaired will host a Halloween-themed virtual fund-raising event titled, “No Show Monster Ball” on Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Registration for this event is free, but donations are encouraged and will support the services of LCVI for its senior clients who are blind or visually impaired in Alameda, Solano, and Contra Costa counties. Participants who donate $25 or more to this fundraiser will be automatically entered into a raffle for four exciting gift baskets. To register, go to:

us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpcuyuqDsuEtA92ZJRuihw7TM3Zrg7sK3M or call 925-432-3013 or visit lcvi.org for more information.

CHP PROMOTION
California Highway Patrol Chief Chris Costigan announced the selection of Captain Steve West as the new commander of the Solano Area office located in Fairfield. The Solano Area CHP is
responsible for all of the unincorporated roadways and freeways in Solano County.
Captain West is a 21-year law enforcement veteran who replaces Captain Mark Headrick, who was selected to command the Department’s Air Operations Section in Sacramento.

Captain West has worked for the California Highway Patrol since 1999, beginning as a patrol officer in the Marin Area.

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