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Fairfield church schedules community fish fry

FAIRFIELD — Word of Faith Christian Center will host a Friday Fish Fry next week. The Fish Fry meal includes fried fish filets, catfish or basa, a choice of two sides, bread and dessert. Extra filets are also available for purchase, according to a press release for the event. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. […]

Nonprofit celebrates new Solano chapter with Fairfield event

FAIRFIELD — A veritable who’s who among the area’s political elite are scheduled to take part in the grand opening Saturday of the Solano County chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association. The nonprofit will celebrate its big event with registration from 5 to 6 p.m., a program from 6 to 7 […]

Town hall meet to tackle topic of homelessness

FAIRFIELD — A town hall meeting will take place Saturday in Fairfield, during which the community can offer input on a plan to address the issue of homelessness in the city. The town hall session will take place from 10 am. to noon at the Fairfield City Council chamber, 1000 Webster St., City Councilwoman Pam […]

Lawler House Gallery site of free artists’ reception for new exhibit

SUISUN CITY — A free reception takes place Saturday to celebration the start of a new exhibit at the Lawler House Gallery. The exhibit, called “Structures: An Exhibition of Artworks by 30 Local Artists,” opened Friday and continues through Sept. 27 at the gallery, located at 718 Main St. The reception is billed as an opportunity for […]

Police: Vallejo murder-suicide claims 3rd life

VALLEJO — A shooting last week in a Vallejo neighborhood that police initially suspected was a murder-suicide turned out to be just that, police said this week. Two people died at the scene of the shooting shortly before 5:40 p.m. July 23 on the 1000 block of Songwood Drive. They included a man and his estranged […]

Police jail man on $1M bail in connection with shooting that injured 3

VALLEJO — Police arrested and jailed a man Thursday with $1 million bail in connection with a shooting in June that left three people seriously injured. Mark S. Crosby, 27, of Vallejo, faces allegations of three counts of attempted murder for the shooting that occurred shortly before 1:27 a.m. June 9 on 14th Street near […]

Firefighters continue to gain ground in fight to contain Wragg Fire

VACAVILLE — Firefighters continued Monday to make steady gains to contain a massive wildfire that started Wednesday afternoon near Lake Berryessa in Napa County and quickly grew to include swaths of Solano and Yolo counties. Spread of the Wragg Fire remained checked Monday at 6,591 acres but containment increased during the day to 75 percent, according to […]

Suisun City police log: July 26, 2015

2:39 a.m. — Drunk in public, 700 block of MAIN STREET 8:59 a.m. — Fraud, 200 block of SUNSET AVENUE 10:34 a.m. — Vandalism, 200 block of BRIDGEWATER CIRCLE 11:15 a.m. — Juvenile runaway, 500 block of ERIN DRIVE 11:23 a.m. — Trespassing, 900 block of FRANCISCO DRIVE 3:59 p.m. — Assault, CIVIC CENTER BOULEVARD […]

Suisun City police log: July 25, 2015

3:40 a.m. — Suspicious person, HARBOR CENTER 4:17 a.m. — Physical fight, 500 block of WHISPERING BAY LANE 5:27 a.m. — Physical fight, 500 block of WHISPERING BAY LANE 11:47 a.m. — Reckless driver, 200 block of REDSTONE CIRCLE 12:01 p.m. — Harassment, 800 block of ALMOND STREET 12:32 p.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, SUNSET […]

Summer reading program at library takes on musical overtones

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Library’s summer reading program stretches beyond reading next week with a free program that centers on creativity and music. Children who take part in the program will be asked to use their imaginations to turn craft supplies and recyclable material into a variety of musical instruments to include drums, guitars […]

Nonprofit announces Celebration of Life awards event

FAIRFIELD — Tickets to the Imagine Me Foundation’s Celebration of Life red carpet awards are now available. The Imagine Me Foundation, founded in 2007, is a resource center that provides physical, emotional and financial support to families that have been affected by various types of cancer, according to a press release for the awards event in […]

Nature group plans teen hike, swim at Lake Berryessa

LAKE BERRYESSA — Tuleyome Home Place Adventures is offering a guided youth hike and swim Friday at Lake Berryessa. Participants will have a chance to explore the trails and waters of Lake Berryessa with rangers from the Bureau of Reclamation, according to a press release for the event. The rangers will lead the interpretive hike and […]

Crews shift focus to contain Wragg Fire

VACAVILLE — Highway 128 reopened to traffic around noon Friday as firefighters continued work to contain a massive wildfire that started Wednesday afternoon and has since charred 6,900 acres across three counties and prompted mandatory evacuations, some of which remain in effect. Meanwhile an army of firefighters from across the region – 1,936 strong – were […]

Swath of Wragg Fire grows as firefighters make gains

VACAVILLE — Firefighters gained ground on a raging wildfire that pushed into Solano County overnight Wednesday as it spread to 6,900 acres across three counties and led to road closures and evacuations.

Hundreds of firefighters from across the region worked through the night Wednesday to secure containment lines and to protect structures endangered by the Wragg Fire, which started shortly before 2:30 p.m. that day near Lake Berryessa. The fire quickly spread, driven by high but erratic winds through rugged and steep brush-covered terrain that offered difficult access for firefighters.

Wildfire races through Berryessa grasslands into Solano County

LAKE BERRYESSA — A fast-moving wildfire Wednesday near Lake Berryessa prompted evacuations and shut down roadways, including a portion of Highway 128 near the lake, as it advanced into Solano County. The Wragg Fire had grown to 5,000 acres and was 5 percent contained by 12:15 a.m. Thursday, according to Suzanne Blankenship of the California Department of […]

Commuters face $50 monthly fee to park at transportation center

FAIRFIELD — Commuters this fall will have to pay to park at the Fairfield Transportation Center based on action taken Tuesday by the City Council. The council on a split vote approved a plan that calls for a $50 monthly fee to reserve one of the parking spaces at the center beginning as soon as […]

Council majority agrees to hire consultant to do Measure P work

FAIRFIELD — A consulting firm will earn up to $250 an hour to inform Fairfield residents about how Measure P money is being used and to gauge support for a new sales tax measure, based in a split vote Tuesday of the City Council. The council voted 3-1 to accept a staff recommendation that the […]

City seeks Rockville Hills Regional Park advisory committee applicants

FAIRFIELD — The city is seeking applicants to serve on the Rockville Hills Regional Park Citizens Advisory Committee. Applicants must be Solano County residents, according to a city press release. The term ends Dec. 31, 2018. Mayor Harry Price will appoint the committee member with the approval of the City Council. Applications are available at […]

Nonprofit plans Lake Berryessa youth hike, swim

LAKE BERRYESSA — Tuleyome Home Place Adventures is offering a guided youth hike and swim July 31 at Lake Berryessa. Participants will have a chance to explore the trails and waters of Lake Berryessa with rangers from the Bureau of Reclamation, according to a press release for the event. The rangers will lead the interpretive […]

Library friends group announces summer book sale

VACAVILLE — Thousands of books and other materials for people of all ages will be available at the end of the month and early next month as the Friends of the Vacaville Library conduct their summer book sale. The sale takes place during normal library hours at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, according to a library […]

Library invites children to Great Big Messy Art Day

VACAVILLE — Children in the community will have the opportunity later this month to get their hands dirty while they experience various art media at the local library. Participants who take part in the Great Big Messy Art Day program will experience working with clay, chalk and paint, according to a library press release. The […]

Federal judge sentences Solano woman to prison for role in $5.8M home-loan scam

RIO VISTA — Federal prosecution of a massive foreclosure rescue scam that bilked more than $5.8 million from more than 1,000 homeowners in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession ended Thursday when a Rio Vista woman was sentenced to federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento announced […]

Suisun City man faces federal prison time after grand jury issues indictments

SUISUN CITY — A Suisun City man who authorities describe as a foreign national was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury for allegedly making a false statement in an application for a U.S. passport and use of a false Social Security number, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento […]

The Muddy Waders to perform at free show in Winters

WINTERS — The Muddy Waders will present a free outdoor concert from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rotary Park Gazebo, located on Main Street at Railroad Avenue in front of the Community Center in Winters. The Davis-based quartet will romp and stomp their way through an eclectic mix of songs from Miles Davis to […]

Suisun City police log: July 11, 2015

9:22 a.m. — Assault with a deadly weapon, 1100 block of KELLOGG STREET 8:43 p.m. — Attempted vehicle theft, 800 block of SUNSET AVENUE 8:54 p.m. — Juvenile disturbance, 700 block of CATALINA CIRCLE 9:30 p.m. — Drunken driver, WALTERS ROAD / MONTEBELLO DRIVE

Wolk ag-based climate bill clears Assembly committee

FAIRFIELD — A bill by Solano County’s lone state senator earned key backing Monday in the Legislature, the senator’s office announced. Senate Bill 367 by Sen. Lois Wolk, known as the Agriculture Climate Benefits Act, would provide California’s agricultural sector greater access to programs and other resources to help farmers and ranchers develop projects and […]

Solano College seeks alumni for 70th anniversary benefit gala

FAIRFIELD — Solano College is seeking graduates from the college’s first decade from 1946 to 1956 to be recognized during the 70th anniversary benefit gala next month. The gala is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21, in the Barbara Jones Building at Solano College’s center in Vacaville, located at 2001 N. Village Parkway. […]

Lions to add gaming to Hog August Bites event

RIO VISTA — A celebration of culinary delights to benefit the community’s youth adds a new feature this year that targets gamers – young and old alike. The Rio Vista Lions Club is planning a video game day late in August in conjunction with the annual Hog August Bites event. Video game day will take place […]

Graham pool site of upcoming family swim night, ice cream social

VACAVILLE — The city’s Community Services Department will host an ice cream social family swim night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 18 at the Walter V. Graham Aquatic Center. The event is billed by the city as something for the entire family. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own ice cream sundaes, […]

Vacaville set to start street maintenance project

VACAVILLE — The city is set to begin a street maintenance project that will see 17 miles of roadway sealed to preserve its working life. It’s part of what was an annual slurry seal program that was halted for five years during the Great Recession and its aftermath. This year’s work marks the second consecutive year […]

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