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Fall Funtastic 2015 Calendar of Events

FAIRFIELD — Get your calendars out and start marking the days. Here’s a list of some of the things planned for the coming months. Check the rest of the Fall Funtastic section for additional activities and events that are not listed here. OCTOBER 2015 All month: Suisun Valley Corn Maze. Suisun Valley. Take a stroll […]

Farmers markets, produce stands offer regional bounty

Solano County plays host to a healthy crop of farmers markets from Dixon to Vallejo that offer a wide selection of the county’s produce, from peaches to kettle corn. Some are available year-round while others wrap up their seasons this fall. You just can’t beat the freshness of what farmers markets can offer, according to […]

Solano offers much to tease wine lovers’ palates

Solano County has its own Wine Country in the Suisun Valley and Green Valley areas and they offer plenty of tasting opportunities. Visitors can try locally produced wines at several locations, which include: Berryessa Gap Vineyards: Tasting room, 15 Main St., Winters. 530-795-3201, www.berryessagap.com. Galvan Family Cellars: By appointment only. 499 Edison Court, Suite B, Fairfield. 707-864-3606, […]

Railway museum showcases Solano’s historic version of BART

It might seem like a vision for Solano County’s future – electric trains speeding along taking local passengers to Sacramento and the Bay Area. Instead, it’s a page from the county’s past. The Oakland, Antioch and Eastern electric train service debuted in the rural eastern county more than a century ago and lasted for several […]

Golf, anyone? Lots of courses to choose from

Solano County offers golf courses of all types and in all types of settings. Golfers can enjoy a round near the oak-studded hills of Green Valley, the flatlands near Vacaville or the Delta area of Rio Vista. Or they can take a short trip and golf near Napa County vineyards or in Yolo County’s rural […]

Mondavi Center brings world-class performances to region

Robert and Margrit Mondavi gave $10 million in 2001 to help build the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002. It is now recognized as a regional performing arts landmark. The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts presents nearly 200 performances each year, making it one of […]

Jelly Belly Candy Co. offers more than candies

From being a local secret to world-famous, the pint-sized jelly bean offers a variety of flavors and colors at the Jelly Belly Candy Co. factory. Starting in the lobby filled with jelly bean art and eclectic decorations, guests can tour the factory daily. Tours leave about every 10 to 15 minutes and last about 40 […]

Solano County offers ample opportunities to get back to nature

Those who want to hike some this fall and winter along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path. Bay Area Ridge Trail Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and along […]

Try your luck at regional casinos

There are multiple casinos located in the region that provide top-notch gaming experiences for people who love betting action. Many offer hotels, buffets, concerts and golfing, along with other amenities. Here are three: Cache Creek: 14455 Highway 16, Brooks, 888-772-2243, www.cachecreek.com. Thunder Valley: 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln, 916-408-7777, www.thundervalleyresort.com. Red Hawk Casino: 1 Red Hawk […]

Car shows dot Solano area’s fall-winter calendar

Solano County and the surrounding area each year plays host to car shows both big and small, with something for just about everyone. The fall and winter schedule includes: Ongoing Cars, Bikes and Coffee, for all makes and models, Pure Grain Bakery, 11 Town Square Place, Vacaville. 8 a.m. to noon every third Sunday of the […]

Anheuser-Busch behind-the-scenes brewery tours bring beermaking process to life

Consider the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fairfield as a day-trip destination or a fun activity to incorporate into a longer trip. The marquee attraction is the Flights of Fairfield Tour, an intimate experience available for groups of up to eight adults 21 and older. The tour includes a one-on-one session with a brewing expert where you will […]

Sound Off for Oct. 4, 2015

Judge Ramona J. Garrett urged two state agencies to launch investigations into how Mental Health Management Inc. – a private for-profit company – operates a local oversight program for seriously mentally ill violent criminals released back into Solano County from secured state mental hospitals. Here are comments from some readers: Thank you, Judge Garrett. Many […]

Real estate transactions for Oct. 3, 2015

BENICIA TOTAL SALES: 17 HIGHEST AMOUNT: $807,000 LOWEST AMOUNT: $184,000 MEDIAN AMOUNT: $485,000 AVERAGE AMOUNT: $490,324 900 Cambridge Drive #19 – $208,000, 09-09-15 [2 Bdrms – 1087 SqFt – 1984 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 12-31-2009, $135,000 1304 East 7th Street – $295,000, 09-03-15 [2 Bdrms – 1104 SqFt – 1989 YrBlt] Previous Sale: 10-24-1989, $117,000 329 […]

Discover Solano Fall 2015: Get back to nature, Solano County-style

Those who want to hike some this fall and winter along scenic trails have ample opportunities to do so here in Solano County, both near the city and well off the beaten path. Bay Area Ridge Trail Bay Area outdoors enthusiasts have long dreamed of having trail systems circling the region along its hilltops and […]

Discover Solano Fall 2015: Calendar of Events

Benicia Haunted Depot Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, 2015 The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot mysteriously transforms into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits luring you inside for a scare. Info: www.beniciamainstreet.org. Zombie Brew Crawl Oct. 17, 2015 The Zombie Brew Crawl from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 brings zombie-attired beer lovers […]

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