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Vacaville receives $800,000 for housing, redevelopment department

VACAVILLE - The City of Vacaville's Housing and Redevelopment Department has been selected to receive a grant for $800,000 from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The funds will be used to finance a first-time homebuyer program and an owner-occupied rehabilitation program.

"We submitted the application at the end of August," said Anne Putney, Housing and Redevelopment Manager. "We estimate that we'll be able to help 10-15 households through each program."

The grant calls for $390,000 to fund the first-time homebuyer program, $390,000 to fund the owner-occupied rehabilitation program and $20,000 for administration costs of the two programs.

"We were fully funded," Putney said.

Ford Lincoln Fairfield announces grand opening Feb. 7

Price Simms, Inc. is proud to announce the grand opening of its Ford Lincoln Fairfield dealership. The new store, located at 3050 Auto Mall Court in Fairfield, is hosting a grand opening celebration on Monday, Feb. 7 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. Open to the public, the festivities include guest speaker Mayor Harry Price, a ribbon cutting, facility tour, and food and refreshments. There will also be an opportunity to meet executives from Ford Motor Company.

The dealership will offer hundreds of new Fords and Lincolns, as well as certified pre-owned vehicles, to Fairfield, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Benicia residents. The new facility boasts 42,000 square feet of customer-focused features such as high-speed Internet access, flat-screen televisions, and a coffee lounge. The state-of-the-art service center is equipped with advanced technology and employs Certified Ford Technicians.

The dealership also represents employment growth for the surrounding area.

Are Facebook Promotions Getting an Update?

Looks like new Facebook Promotions guidelines may soon be released.

According to AllFacebook, an email sent out by Facebook sales representatives outlines the new rules.  In contrast to the old guidelines where promotions needed to be explicitly approved, promotions will no longer need prior written approval from Facebook. Basically, in regards to promotions, sweepstakes and contests on Facebook:

  • They no longer require prior written Facebook approval to administer a promotion on Facebook.

  • They no longer require a minimum media spend investment to support the promotion.