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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Author Archive: Adrienne Harris

Fairfield police ID shooting victim

FAIRFIELD — Police on Sunday released the name of the man killed in a shooting Friday in Fairfield, and in doing so issued a call for witnesses to come forward. Tereaun Berry, 26, died as a result of the 5:20 p.m. shooting on the 1900 block of Grande Circle. He was shot multiple times and was […]

Passport Sunday promotes the valley

FAIRFIELD — Wine connoisseurs carried their “passport” around the Suisun Valley loop Sunday for a taste of what local vintners have to offer. Wineries partnered with local restaurants for the Suisun Valley Vintners and Growers Association’s annual Passport Sunday. Participants could choose red or white blends as they made their way around the valley where […]

Temptation abounds at Total Home & Garden Show

FAIRFIELD — A walk through the Total Home & Garden Show this weekend presented dozens of options for the homeowner. From kitchen improvements to patio enhancements, the spring event provided a tempting ground for consumers who happen to have a place to hang their hat. Vacaville’s Joanie and Mike Reagan plan to refinish their kitchen […]

Alpacas get a trim

DIXON — The ground inside the shearing pen at the Dixon Fairgrounds was littered with unwanted fleece, Sunday. It was Violet’s turn on the shearing table, and owner Patricia Kemberling anticipated a challenge for the young alpaca. “She’s not going to like it . . . because it’s noisy – scary,” she said. Kemberling, of […]

Shooting leaves 1 dead in Suisun

SUISUN CITY — A shooting left a man dead Saturday in Suisun City. Police responded at about 11 a.m. to a report of a gunshot victim in the area of Terry Lane, according to a police press release. Police found a male victim with gunshot wounds. He died from his injuries. Lt. Tim Mattos said […]

Alpacas flock to Dixon Fairgrounds

DIXON — From city girl to alpaca rancher, Charlene Schmid has come a long way. “I always wanted to have a Montessori school with alpacas as part of the school, and then I realized I could have alpacas without the parents,” she said. Schmid had bought one alpaca from Ahh . . . Sweet Alpacas […]

Country fest a hit in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — They came for country. Cowboy boots and belt buckles were in fashion on the Town Square Saturday as the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District hosted its annual Country & Western Festival. From The Beer Brothers to the Terry Sheets Band, there were a number of musical acts to entertain the crowd as well as […]

Fairfield police continue shootings investigations

FAIRFIELD — Police are working on leads in the shooting that left a man dead Friday night. Fairfield Police Sgt. Aaron Bertsch said Friday’s homicide is under investigation and no information was released Saturday. Two separate shootings that occurred within two hours of each other Friday left one man dead and two others hospitalized. Police […]

Egg hunt a splash

VACAVILLE — The pool was hopping as children scrambled for dozens of eggs laid in the warm waters of the Graham Aquatic Center. The city’s second annual underwater egg hunt made a splash – close to 175 people participated, said Recreation Supervisor Jackie Beecham. “We more than doubled our participation from last year,” she said. Separated by […]

Police arrest man suspected of recording woman in bathroom

VACAVILLE — Police arrested an employee at a local business Friday who is suspected of secretly recording a woman using the restroom. Vacaville police arrested Christian Eugene Bradley, 23, of Vacaville, at a business on the 900 block of Merchant Street after an investigation of a report from a woman who said she found a cellphone camera recording her […]

Police: 5th victim in Fairfield fight that left 4 shot

FAIRFIELD — Police said Wednesday that they found a fifth victim involved in the late-night melee that hospitalized four juveniles, including a 15-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds, outside a Fairfield house party late Saturday. Authorities responded to a fight that was reported at 10:20 p.m. on the 2400 block of Orchid Street and found a 13-, […]

New ranger station to open in Solano

FAIRFIELD — A new ranger station that opens Friday will offer visitors to downtown Vallejo information about public lands in the region. The U.S. Forest Service will host a ribbon-cutting reception from 5 to 6 p.m. for the ranger station at 419 Georgia St., according to a press release. The station will highlight local and regional […]

Vendors hop to 2nd annual Spring Fling

FAIRFIELD — An army of frogs greeted visitors to the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, Sunday, for the second annual Spring Fling Boutique. Some were smoking, some were grinning and some were meditating, but all the frogs at Keith and Sandy Severin’s Custom Ceramics booth were for sale. The Fairfield couple has been using liquid clay to […]

Police: Shooting sends 4 juveniles to hospital

FAIRFIELD — Police on Sunday continued their investigation into a late Saturday shooting that left four minors hospitalized with gunshot wounds after a fight broke out outside a Fairfield house party. Fairfield police said they received calls at approximately 10:30 p.m. of a large fight in front of a home where a large party was […]

CHP: 2 teens dead in rollover crash

VACAVILLE — Two teenagers died and three sustained major injuries in a crash Saturday that authorities suspect involved alcohol. A group of five teens were returning from Lake Berryessa when a 19-year-old’s Chevrolet pickup truck veered off Pleasants Valley Road and flipped several times, the California Highway Patrol reports. All five occupants were ejected from the […]

Sheep dogs take to the hills

RIO VISTA — Amid the rolling, green pastures of the Montezuma Hills, a band of shepherds and their border collies revived a tradition that once thrived on the land outside Rio Vista. McCormack Ranch opened the gates to its sprawling property Saturday for the second annual Sheep Dog Trials, which drew dozens of competitors from Southern […]

CHP: Rollover in rural Vacaville kills 1

VACAVILLE — A rollover crash killed one person and injured at least four others Saturday night, authorities said. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Linehan said a full-size pickup truck heading south on Pleasants Valley Road went straight through a curve near the Pleasant Hills Ranch Way cross street and rolled over several times through a […]

Rio Vista ranch to host sheepdog trials

RIO VISTA — Sheepdogs and their handlers will vie for top honors at the McCormack Ranch Sheep Dog Trials this weekend. The competition runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday and includes three one-day open trials followed by nursery trials for young dogs. The event – sanctioned by the U.S. Border Collie Handler’s Association – features […]

Workshop set for nonprofit partnership members

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community Foundation will host a workshop Tuesday for members of its nonprofit partnership. Communicating the Needs of Your Nonprofit Organization concentrates on helping organization leaders, board members and volunteers understand and practice articulating what they need and how to ask for it, according to a press release. Topics include assessing needs, communicating and […]

Congressional art competition open to high school students

FAIRFIELD — Local entries for the U.S. House of Representative’s Artistic Discovery Contest will be accepted through the end of this month. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, welcomes high school students who live in the 3rd Congressional District to submit their original artwork for judging by a panel of local artists assembled by his office. The winner’s artwork […]

Firefighters to train at old Opportunity House

VACAVILLE — Firefighters from several agencies, including two Air Force bases, will use the former Opportunity House for a four-day fire training exercise this week. The Vacaville Fire Department will use straw and shredded paper on wooden pallets to start fires in different rooms of the structure at 712 Catherine St., according to a press release […]

Church honors judge, city councilwoman at celebration

FAIRFIELD — A pair of public officials were recognized for their “character, courage and commitment” during a Women’s History Celebration at St. Stephen CME Church, Sunday. The Women’s Missionary Society collaborated with the Fairfield-Suisun City-Vacaville Section of the National Council of Negro Women for a service that honored City Councilwoman Pam Bertani, Judge Ramona Garrett, U.S. […]

NorthBay, Soroptimist partner for prom dress giveaway

VACAVILLE — Promgoers in need of a dress had plenty of options at the NorthBay Guild’s Thriftique, where gowns of every size and color took over the shop’s racks, Sunday. The guild partnered with Soroptimist International of Vacaville to give high school girls a chance to have the perfect prom. Attendees got to peruse an estimated […]

Kroc Center mixes friends, family for Framily day

SUISUN CITY — Despite a full – and soaked – parking lot, hundreds of family members and friends made their way to the Kroc Center for its first-ever Framily Fun Expo. Suisun City’s state-of-the-art community center greeted children with a pair of bounce houses and activities, while adults found vendors distributing Tupperware, Mary Kay makeup and […]

Fire damages 2nd floor of Vacaville home

VACAVILLE — A suburban neighborhood was shaken after a fire sent smoke and flames through the second-floor windows of a home, Saturday. Firefighters responded to the 300 block of Potters Lane for a structure fire that was reported at 3:45 p.m. Battalion Chief Phil Sanner said firefighters arrived to find a fire on the second […]

DUI checkpoint nets 14 arrests

VACAVILLE — A checkpoint conducted Saturday by the Vacaville Police Department resulted in the arrest of one person suspected of driving under the influence and several others who lacked proper licensing. The Traffic Unit screened 744 vehicles at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at East Monte Vista Avenue from Callen to Brown streets between 6 p.m. […]

Chabad to host Passover seder

VACAVILLE — Chabad of Solano County welcomes the community to attend its Passover seder April 14. The dinner, which will include traditional matzah, wine and kosher food, is open to everyone regardless of religious affiliation or observance, said Rabbi Chaim Zaklos in a press release. Chabad will host the 7:30 p.m. seder at the Hampton […]

Vacaville police plan DUI checkpoint

VACAVILLE — Police will screen for motorists driving under the influence Friday at a checkpoint in Vacaville. Officers with the Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint within city limits from 6 p.m. to midnight, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department. Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics […]

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