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Author Archive: Glen Faison

Shooting leaves man dead, teen injured in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead and a teenager injured late Saturday. It’s Fairfield’s fourth homicide of the year and the third deadly shooting in the area in eight days. Police responded shortly before 10:45 p.m. to NorthBay Medical Center after two gunshot victims arrived at the hospital, police […]

Crews make quick work of vehicle fire

FAIRFIELD — A passenger car caught fire for unknown reasons early Monday afternoon, sending a plume of white smoke swirling into the air in the downtown area. The car came to a stop in the left turn lane of northbound Pennsylvania Avenue near Texas Street. Police briefly blocked northbound traffic as firefighters made quick work […]

People line up for Krispy Kreme opening

VACAVILLE — They came by the dozens throughout the day Monday, each set to claim a shot at free doughnuts for a year. That’s the prize for the first 100 customers to step through the doors early Tuesday as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts opens up shop in the greater Nut Tree retail area. Some 70 people […]

April 16, 2014 | Posted in Business-local | 13 Replies

Easter-related activities continue this week

FAIRFIELD — Community groups in Fairfield and Suisun City have a number of holiday-related activities scheduled this week, including Easter egg hunts both Saturday and Sunday. The seasonal options includes: The Kroc Center is hosting a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the center’s chapel. A Good Friday family service will include a […]

Faison family 2014 car quest ends

I wrote here last week about what turned out to be a pretty quick search for a new car so the youngest child could have wheels while off at college. The 2014 Ford Fiesta became ours with a mere 54 miles on the odometer. We choked down the down payment (it’s a one-time cost), purchased […]

2nd shooting of day leaves 2nd victim seriously hurt

FAIRFIELD — A second shooting of the day left at least one person with serious injuries early Friday night. The shooting was reported shortly after 5:15 p.m. on the 1900 block of Grande Circle. Initial reports from the scene indicate a victim was down on the ground and shot in the abdomen. Police were searching […]

State regulation change returns cash to businesses

FAIRFIELD — It pays for California businesses to maintain good books and to pay their taxes on time. That’s the message from the State Board of Equalization, which is sending refunds to businesses across the state that do just that. The refunds total some $27 million in cash deposits to more than 5,000 businesses, the […]

4 shot in Fairfield neighborhood

FAIRFIELD (UPDATE: 9:54 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014) — Police are investigating what was described as an “extremely volatile” shooting scene Saturday night in Fairfield where four people were shot. The victims – all juveniles – were shot shortly before 10:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Camellia and Orchid streets. Two victims were found on […]

Group offers hardship grants to farmers hurt by drought

FAIRFIELD — A regional organization has announced the availability of hardship grants for California family farmers who are not able to make ends meet this spring due to damage caused by the drought. Community Alliance with Family Farmers joined with California Certified Organic Farmers to make the money available to family farmers who use sustainable […]

Crash backs up late-night traffic on I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — As many as six vehicles were involved in a late-night crash Saturday on Interstate 80 that left three westbound lanes blocked into early Sunday. The crash was initially reported as a two-vehicle accident at 11:45 p.m. on westbound I-80 just east of the Travis Boulevard offramp, with both vehicles coming to a stop […]

Faison family 2014 car quest begins

The youngest child is away going to college and doing relatively well, but she’s in a tough situation in terms of being able to chart her own course – for various reasons. She’s pushing through, and we’re helping her as we’re able – paying for her books and related school costs, and sending her money each […]

Police shoot brothers suspected in ‘brazen’ shootings

FAIRFIELD — Police late Thursday identified two brothers as the men shot by federal and local police earlier in the day in separate incidents that happened about 30 minutes apart near a busy Fairfield retail center. They were suspects in what authorities described Friday as “brazen shootouts from moving vehicles” that took place in areas […]

Police ID brothers as men shot Thursday

FAIRFIELD — Police late Thursday identified two brothers as the men shot by federal and local police earlier in the day in separate incidents that happened about 30 minutes apart near a busy Fairfield retail center. Markell Davis, 27, of Fairfield, was shot by a member of a federal task force at approximately 2:45 p.m. near […]

I’m all about the library this week

It’s a library kind of week for me, a trend that will continue into the coming week. As some of you may recall, I have the privilege of serving on the Solano County Library Foundation’s board of directors. That allows me to have an insider’s look at not only various library programs, but also the […]

March 30, 2014 | Posted in Local opinion columnists | Tagged , | 1 Reply

Solano sheriff’s K-9 retires

FAIRFIELD — A dog with the Solano County Sheriff’s Office retired Friday after a career working in the county jail as a narcotics detection K-9 unit. The dog, DUI — which is pronounced “duey” – is a 6-year-old black Labrador and was assigned to Correctional Officer Brandi Aguilar. DUI was rescued from the Shasta County […]

Fairfield police log: March 26, 2014

12:24 a.m. — Vehicle theft-late, 3000 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 6:52 a.m. — Vehicle burglary-late, 3000 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 7:08 a.m. — Commercial burglary-late, 100 block of COMMERCE COURT 7:28 a.m. — Vehicle theft-late, 4400 block of CENTRAL WAY 7:48 a.m. — Residential burglary, 300 block of EAST PACIFIC AVENUE 8:19 a.m. — Vehicle […]

Fairfield police logs: March 24, 2014

1:01 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 1500 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 1:10 a.m. — Residential burglary, 1600 block of QUAIL DRIVE 1:42 a.m. — Commercial burglary-late, 1100 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 1:48 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, sub-100 block of SANCTUARY DRIVE 1:59 a.m. — Petty theft, 2400 block of WATERMAN BOULEVARD 5:36 a.m. […]

Fairfield police logs: March 23, 2014

12:39 a.m. — Disturbing the peace, 800 block of FIFTH STREET 5:53 a.m. — Prowler, 2500 block of ORCHID COURT 6:54 a.m. — Residential burglary, 2100 block of SANTA ANA DRIVE 9:26 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 2600 block of KINGSTON COURT 10:08 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 2500 block of CLIPPER SHIP COURT 10:53 […]

Fairfield police logs: March 22, 2014

12:02 a.m. — Disturbing the peace, 3000 block of TRAVIS BOULEVARD 12:06 a.m. — Disturbing the peace, 2000 block of KINGFISHER WAY 12:36 a.m. — Disturbing the peace, 2000 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 2:28 a.m. — Reckless driving, 2400 block of WATERMAN BOULEVARD 2:53 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 2900 block of CORDELIA ROAD […]

Fairfield police logs: March 21, 2014

2:09 a.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 5000 block of FULTON DRIVE 2:27 a.m. — Vehicle theft-late, 1400 block of HAWAII STREET 7:12 a.m. — Trespassing, 700 block of WREN COURT 7:27 p.m. — Occupied suspicious vehicle, 1700 block of NORTH TEXAS STREET 8:06 a.m. — Grand theft-late, 5100 block of PEABODY ROAD 8:39 a.m. — […]

Fire destroys mobile home in rural Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Flames raced through a mobile home early Monday, leaving the double-wide in ruins. The fire was reported shortly after 9 a.m. on the 4600 block of Suisun Valley Road near Ledgewood Road. Firefighters with the Suisun Fire Protection District called a second alarm about 15 minutes later, noting that the home was fully […]

County agency notes sulfur dioxide release at Valero plant

FAIRFIELD — County staff notified the Board of Supervisors by letter Friday of a hazardous situation that played out late last month at the Valero Refinery in Benicia. A flare stack released approximately 5,593 pounds os sulfur dioxide from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, according to the Proposition 65 notice from the Solano County Department […]

Solano GOP announces dinner speaker

FAIRFIELD — Mitch Mashburn, vice mayor Vacaville, is guest speaker this week as the Solano County Republican Party hosts a St. Patrick’s Day dinner in Fairfield. The meal and talk begin at 6 p.m. with no-host cocktails and dinner of corned beef, potatoes, carrots, salad, Irish bread and pie at 7 p.m. Friday at Solano […]

Downtown Winters to see street festival launch

FAIRFIELD — Main Street in downtown Winters will transform into a street festival Friday with the launch of the Fourth Friday Feast. The event will include music from the Hey-Nows! along with food, a group olive oil tasting, fresh-cut flowers and other options on Main Street, according to an event press release. Five local olive […]

Juvenile justice council schedules twice-yearly session

FAIRFIELD — The Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council meets this week to review juvenile probation programs, review various funding grants and receive an update on youth intervention strategies. The mission of the Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, which meets twice a year, is to develop a comprehensive, multiagency plan that identifies the resources and strategies for providing […]

Weather forecast prompts Highway 160 road work delay

RIO VISTA — A threat of rain prompted the state Department of Transportation to cancel planned overnight closures this week for Highway 160 between Rio Vista and Antioch. The scheduled overnight closures were called off Tuesday through Thursday. Workers on Feb. 3 began replacing the bridge deck and rehabilitating the control house on Three Mile […]

Vehicle fire blocks I-680 traffic lane near Cordelia

FAIRFIELD — A vehicle fire forced temporary closure Monday afternoon of a portion of Interstate 680 in Fairfield. The fire was reported on northbound I-680 just south of Gold Hill Road. It blocked one lane of traffic, which prompted a regional traffic alert shortly after 1:15 p.m. All lanes were open shortly before 2 p.m. […]

Authorities release name of man killed Sunday in I-80 crash

VACAVILLE — Authorities on Monday released the name of the man killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Cherry Glen Road. Robert Budzinski, 59, of Vallejo, died after his vehicle left the roadway along westbound I-80, flipped several times, hit a tree and came to rest on its wheels on the right […]

Police issue update on fatal crash investigation

FAIRFIELD — Police on Friday announced that they are working with the District Attorney’s Office to review information related to a fatal crash Feb. 23, but a determination about potential criminal charges has not been made. The crash occurred shortly before 5:15 p.m. on Lopes Road at the intersection of Canyon Hills Drive and left […]

Crash blocks Highway 12 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A three-vehicle crash blocked both lanes of eastbound Highway 12 in Fairfield midday Friday and resulted in what was reported as minor injuries. The crash happened at approximately 11:30 a.m. just went of the intersection of Highway 12 and Pennsylvania Avenue. The incident left one vehicle disabled in the right lane, another stopped […]

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