Events

Thursday, June 14, 2018


 

One of the best things I get to do every year is to highlight the military service and civic contributions of a veteran who lives in my district. This year, it is my honor to name U.S. Marine Corps trailblazer and Fairfield community advocate Jesse Branch as the 11th Assembly District Veteran of the Year.

Jesse is someone who offers aid to others before they even think to ask. He is passionate about working with veteran and civic organizations to make a difference in our community.

Soon after moving to Fairfield in 1987, Jesse began working at Solano Community College and was its Community Services Officer for 24 years. In addition, he served on many of its committees and boards, worked with its sports teams and individual players, and was the Athletic Boosters president for more than a dozen years. He was inducted into the Solano College Hall of Fame in 1998 and was recently named Solano Athletic Boosters President Emeritus.

Jesse is also active in Fairfield civic life, serving on the city Community Services Commission and Block Grant Committee, and volunteering with the after-school program. He still serves as a Planning Commissioner, Youth Commission adviser, Senior Center advocate, and house manager for the Fairfield Center for Creative Arts.

In addition, he is the Executive Director of Deacon Ministry and a charter member of Bethel Community Church. He is also the proud father of daughter Tracy and grandchildren Taylor and Jordan.

Like so many veterans, Jesse’s passion for service stems from his 30 years in the military. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school in 1951 and soon found himself in Korea where, with the 7th Marines, he took part in the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. Throughout his career, he received regular promotions and served at home and abroad, including one tour of duty in Vietnam. In 1977, he was promoted to Battalion Sergeant Major at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona – one of the first African-Americans to hold this highest enlisted rank.

During his military career, Branch also earned a degree in construction engineering through Old Dominion University. By the time he retired in 1981, he had been awarded fourteen medals, including a Purple Heart and Silver Star. He remains an active, lifetime member of VFW Post 2333.

Jesse joins a growing list of veterans I’ve been proud to have tapped for the Assembly District 11 Veteran of the Year honor, including: Jeff Jewell, Derek McGinnis, Janet Wilson, Mike Brimer, Steve Todd and Enrico E. “Rico” Cinquini.

I am pleased to host a public reception in Jesse’s honor. Please join me in honoring this dedicated veteran.

Thursday, June 14

5 to 7 p.m.

Fairfield District Office.

1261 Travis Blvd., Suite 110

To RSVP, please call (707) 399-3011.  Also, my website contains an extensive list of resources and contacts for veterans.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Senior Scam Stopper Flyer

Dear Friends,

Join Team Frazier, the Contractors State License Board, local law enforcement and other government agencies to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from identity theft, financial and health care fraud, and home repair scams at our Antioch Senior Scam Stopper seminar.

 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Antioch Senior Center
415 W. 2nd Street
Antioch, CA 94509

 

For more information or to RSVP, please contact my District Office at 925-513-0411.

As always, it is my pleasure to serve you. 

Sincerely,

JIM FRAZIER
Assemblymember, 11th District

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Please join the California Highway Patrol, Salvation Army KROC Center of Suisun City and The Office of Assemblymember Frazier for a FREE Car Seat Safety Inspection Event.

Saturday, July 8, 2017
9 a.m. to Noon

The Suisun City Kroc Center
586 E. Wigeon Way
Suisun City, CA 94585

  • Under California law, children must be restrained in a child safety seat until age 8 or until they reach a height of 4 feet 9 inches.
  • Certified National Highway Traffic Safety Administration child passenger safety technicians will offer free inspections of your child’s car seat or booster seat to ensure they are properly installed in your vehicle.

To RSVP, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event. For more information about this event, please call my Fairfield district office at (707) 399-3011.

Safe Travels!!!

 

Monday, May 29, 2017

As your elected representative, and as a member of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, I have the privilege of attending and representing you at ceremonies each year to honor and remember those who were lost while protecting us. I will do so again this month, as we commemorate both Memorial Day and National Peace Officers Memorial Day.

We owe a debt of gratitude to both the men and women of our Armed Forces as well as those in the ranks of our law enforcement agencies who put on a uniform and go to work to protect our well-being. For those who perished while performing their duties, the only way we can even begin to repay that debt is to remember their sacrifice.

A few weeks ago, I was honored to play a role in permanently memorializing the actions of Officer Hale Humphrey, a Solano County Sheriff’s Deputy who lost his life 54 years ago when a robbery suspect rammed the roadblock where he was posted. Last year, I carried legislation to designate that stretch of Highway 12 between Suisun City and Fairfield, where he lost his life, as the Solano County Deputy Sheriff Hale Humphrey Memorial Highway.

Deputy Humphrey was one of two officers killed that night. In 2013, my legislation renamed a stretch of Highway 12 between State Route 160 and Brannan Island Road after the second officer, California Highway Patrol Officer Charles “Chuck” Sorenson.

This year, I am carrying Assembly Concurrent Resolution 49, to rename a portion of Highway 4 in Contra Costa County after Hayward Police Sgt. Scott Lunger, a Brentwood resident killed in the line of duty nearly two years ago.

There will be ample opportunities this month for all residents of Assembly District 11 to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives to protect our way of life. (See calendar, below).

I encourage everyone to join me in honoring their memories.

Solano County Peace Officers Memorial Service  

Police officers and community members from around the county will gather to remember Solano’s officers killed in the line of duty.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Noon to 1 p.m.
Solano County Peace Officers Memorial
530 Union Ave, Fairfield

Military/Veteran Banner Program Unveiling Ceremony

Banners will be unveiled to honor and recognize 32 active duty military personnel or military veterans who either reside in or have immediate family living in the City of Brentwood.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
1 p.m.
Veterans Park
3841 Balfour Road, Brentwood

Oakley Memorial Day Observance

Oakley’s Memorial Day program will include the Presentation of Colors, a performance by the Freedom High School Choir, a student decoration of the Memorial Wreath, a three-volley salute, Taps, and more!

Saturday, May 27, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Civic Center Park, 3231 Main Street, Oakley
For more information, call the City of Oakley at (925) 625-7000 or visit www.ci.oakley.ca.us.

Annual Memorial Day Program

Monday, May 29, 2017
9 a.m.
Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon.
For more information, go online to http://www.svncsc.org/events2.html.

Brentwood Memorial Day Ceremony

The City of Brentwood, VFW Post 10789, and the Marine Corps League are co-sponsoring this ceremony that will include a color guard presentation and special guest speakers.

Monday, May 29, 2017
9 a.m.
Union Cemetery, 11545 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood
For more information, call the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789 @ (415) 722-0923.

Antioch Memorial Day Celebration

The celebration includes a rifle salute, music and special honors for police officers, firefighters and veterans.

Monday, May 29, 2017
10 a.m.
Oak View Memorial Park, 2500 E. 18th St., Antioch
For more information, contact Denny Hollison, Commander of VFW Post 6435, at (925)766-8104.

Fairfield Memorial Day Ceremony

Sponsored by the American Legion Reams Post 182 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the public is invited to help honor those who have died while protecting our freedoms

Monday, May 29, 2017
10 a.m.
Old Solano County Courthouse, Texas Street and Union Avenue, Fairfield

Memorial Day Parade

Sponsored by the Rio Vista Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, May 29, 2017
Noon
On Main Street in Rio Vista
For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce office at (707) 374-2700.

Vacaville Memorial Day Ceremony

Vacaville Veterans sponsor this annual service, which will highlight Gold Star Mothers and Families and feature keynote speaker Pat Sheehan.

Monday, May 29, 2017
11 a.m.
Vacaville-Elmira Cemetery, 522 Elmira Road, Vacaville.
For more information, call 707-446-3582.