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‘Transporter’ sequel leads charge into Labor Day weekend

FAIRFIELD — Three major theatrical releases arrive in theaters this week in time for the Labor Day weekend, according to the www.IMDb.com website. “The Transporter Refueled” takes the action of former special operations mercenary Frank Martin to the south of France where he enters a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks […]

Real McCoy II ferry breaks down, gets repairs, breaks down again

RIO VISTA — The Real McCoy II ferry was taken out of service Tuesday morning after breaking down and being repaired Monday. There was no estimate on when Tuesday’s repairs would be complete, according to the California Department of Transportation. The ferry was still out of service early Tuesday night. Motorists were advised to use either […]

Police: Student made up story about being threatened by armed man

VACAVILLE — A Willis Jepson Middle School student made up a story Monday afternoon that he was threatened by a man armed with a knife, according to police. The student’s story led police and school officials to lock down the campus. The situation become more complicated when police said a parent arrived at the school […]

Fire races through rural Vacaville home

VACAVILLE — A fire gutted a rural Vacaville home Monday afternoon. The Vacaville Fire Protection District was notified shortly after 3:15 p.m. of a garage at a home on the 3500 block of Brehme Lane east of Pleasants Valley Road. Firefighters called in additional crews as the fire spread to the rest of the home. No injuries […]

CHP makes arrest in hit-and-run that seriously injured Vacaville bicyclist

FAIRFIELD — Authorities jailed a man Sunday in connection with a hit-and-run incident a day earlier that left a bicyclist seriously injured. Emilio Rodriguez, 57, of Vacaville, was arrested and booked into the county jail, the California Highway Patrol announced. Rodriguez was caught after a friend of the victim heard about a report in the […]

Contra Costa officials set stage to oppose placement of Solano sexually violent predator in Concord

FAIRFIELD — Officials in Contra Costa County have vowed to oppose placement of a sexually violent predator from Solano County within the city of Concord. The California Department of State Hospitals notified the Concord Police Department this week that it wants to place Fraisure Smith, 51, in a single-family home on the 1500 block of […]

Crash briefly blocks I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Three lanes of eastbound Interstate 80 were blocked Saturday after three – and possibly four – vehicles collided on the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The injury crash was reported at 10:30 a.m. east of Interstate 680 and west of Suisun Valley Road and quickly brought freeway traffic to a halt. […]

Police: 1 dead in aftermath of Suisun City shooting

SUISUN CITY — Police are searching for those responsible for a shooting late Friday that left a Suisun City teen dead. The shooting occurred shortly after 9:20 p.m. on the 600 block of Barnacle Way. Police said it took a few minutes to narrow down the location. Police received numerous calls at approximately 9:23 p.m. reporting […]

UC Davis professor to present talk on immigration, economy

FAIRFIELD — A talk on immigration and the economy will take place Friday and will feature a professor from the University of California, Davis. Erin Hamilton, a sociology professor at UC Davis, will give a talk called “Economic Impacts of Immigration.” Hamilton’s talk will occur during a dinner meeting of the Solano County Republican Central […]

Police: 2 dead in late-night murder-suicide

FAIRFIELD — Two people are dead in what police suspect was a murder-suicide that happened late Friday in a Fairfield neighborhood. Police were called at around 11 p.m. from a man who said a family member had been shot at a home on the 2600 block of Beecham Court and that another family member was the […]

Rio Vista event promises food, fun

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 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Third and Main streets in conjunction with the annual Hog August Bites […]

Event to celebrate Solano College’s 70th anniversary

VACAVILLE — The Solano College Educational Foundation will celebrate the college’s 70th anniversary Friday with benefit gala. The theme is Building for the Future, a reference to expansion of the science and technology programs at the college and the new construction to support those programs at the main campus in Fairfield and at centers in both Vacaville […]

Sunday high smashes record for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Those who ventured outside Sunday weathered more than just scorching heat: They experienced record-smashing heat. Sunday’s high was 105 in Fairfield, according to the National Weather Service, a mark that shattered the previous high temperature for the day – set when Harry S. Truman was president. The previous high of 100 was recorded Aug. 16, 1950, […]

Police seek info on incidents that led to deadly hit-and-run

VALLEJO — One man is dead and another injured after police said a man who reported being stabbed ran down his alleged attacker and one other person Saturday on a city street. Police said they were called at 10:30 p.m. to investigate a hit-and-run traffic incident on Springs Road at Thelma Avenue. That’s where they found […]

Vallejo water main break leaves ‘half the city’ dry

VALLEJO — A large portion of Vallejo was without or nearly without water Saturday after a 20-inch water main broke and sent water rushing down city streets. The water line break happened under the railroad tracks between Sereno Drive and Tuolumne Street, parallel to Broadway Street, and prompted the city to activate an emergency operations center […]

Crash blocks Highway 12 between Suisun City, Rio Vista

RIO VISTA — At least one person was injured in a crash late Friday that blocked all traffic on Highway 12 for about an hour as rescue crews worked the scene. The crash was reported shortly before 10 p.m. on Highway 12 at Highway 113 west of Rio Vista. Early reports indicated that one person was ejected […]

Firefighters rescue 2 from burning Rio Vista home

RIO VISTA — Firefighters rescued two people from a burning home late Friday in a fire that remained under investigation early Saturday. The fire was reported at approximately 10:25 p.m. on the 500 block of River Road. Rio Vista Fire Chief Alan Hartford said in an email that the city’s fire crew arrived at the […]

CHP: Highway 12 crash caused by chain reaction

SUISUN CITY — A total of five vehicles were involved in a crash late Wednesday that sent seven people to the hospital, two in critical condition, police and hospital officials said. The crash happened at 5:11 p.m. on eastbound Highway 12 between Nurse Slough and Denverton Road. All of the vehicles involved in the crash […]

Highway 12 crash sends 7 to Fairfield hospital; 2 in critical condition

FAIRFIELD — A string of incidents Wednesday afternoon on Highway 12 between Suisun City and Rio Vista culminated in a pileup that sent seven people to the hospital, two with critical injuries.

The crash on eastbound Highway 12 between Nurse Slough and Denverton Road, was reported at 5:11 p.m., and prompted NorthBay Medical Center to initiate its trauma protocol in anticipation of a rush of incoming patients.

Suisun City police log: Aug. 3, 2015

11:37 a.m. — Vandalism, 300 block of CANVASBACK DRIVE 11:48 a.m. — Assault, sub-100 block of CHIPMAN LANE 3:34 p.m. — Vandalism, 300 block of MAYFIELD CIRCLE 3:37 p.m. — Reckless driver, 600 block of DECOY LANE 4:05 p.m. — Physical fight, 300 block of MAYFIELD CIRCLE 4:20 p.m. — Burglary, 800 block of SUNSET […]

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Fairfield police log: Aug. 2, 2015

12:13 a.m. — Physical fight, 800 block of OHIO STREET 1:01 a.m. — Physical fight, 800 block of NEW BEDFORD PLACE 1:45 a.m. — Reckless driver, 1700 block of WEST TEXAS STREET 2:28 a.m. — Hit-and-run property damage, 3100 block of APPALOOSA WAY 2:52 a.m. — Arson, 2700 block of WHITNEY DRIVE 4:11 a.m. — […]

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Fairfield police log: Aug. 1, 2015

12:08 a.m. — Injured animal, GREEN VALLEY ROAD 1:40 a.m. — Residential burglary, 2100 block of SUNHAVEN CIRCLE 1:53 a.m. — Physical fight, 1700 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 2:54 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 3000 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 6:44 a.m. — Rape, 1200 block of B. GALE WILSON BOULEVARD 7 a.m. — Suspicious […]

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Suisun City police log: Aug. 2, 2015

12:45 p.m. — Assault, 300 block of CANVASBACK DRIVE 12:49 p.m. — Burglary, 300 block of PINTAIL DRIVE 4:14 p.m. — Domestic violence, 1000 block of PINTAIL DRIVE

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Suisun City police log: Aug. 1, 2015

12:44 a.m. — Reckless driver, WALTERS ROAD / MCCLELLAN DRIVE 6:47 a.m. — Vandalism, 500 block of WOOD DUCK DRIVE 7:20 a.m. — Disturbance involving weapons, 500 block of COOT LANE 9:58 a.m. — Vehicle theft, 1600 block of VANDENBERG CIRCLE 11:36 a.m. — Reckless driver, HIGHWAY 12 / PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE 2:30 p.m. — Fraud, […]

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Central Solano communities on track to celebrate National Night Out

FAIRFIELD — Neighbors in Fairfield, Suisun City and Vacaville will again turn on their porch lights and hold block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. Suisun City will host its community block party from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carl E. Hall Park at 609 Pintail Drive. It will be co-sponsored by the […]

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Friends of the Library plan free food, poetry activity for teens

VACAVILLE — Teens from across the community are invited to the library next week to celebrate summer with a combination of pizza and literature. A free program that meshes poetry and pizza will form the basis for a party for teens that scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 […]

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Libraries turn to musical activities to vary summer experience

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

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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. […]

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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 […]

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