the clearing of trees is just for fire danger(thinning them out), tons of barkbeetle trees and fire danger is high. Dixon is a really old hispanic community and it took awhile for them to get used to boaters, hopefully the days of gunfire and rock throwing are gone, just drive slow through town and aviod confrontation. It helps that I'm from there and have had alot of talks with the locals, they have been chill for awhile now. gonna be BIG this weekend, adios, atom...
PS, try not to take out at the bridge in town(the new guidebook says to do this) but you end up going through alot of backyards. better takeout is as soon as you see a adobe house on river left, it has a big round adobe tower attached to it, there is a little arroyo on the left right before the house. walk up this(quietly) and it leads to a nice meadow. park your car there, old CRC has those take out directions.
or email me for exact takeout location, adios, atom..