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Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-80 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A crash Saturday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Fairfield left a motorcyclist dead and backed up traffic along the interstate and into the city as the freeway was closed to investigate the crash and to clear the scene. The crash happened shortly before 2 p.m. on westbound I-80 at the Interstate 680 overcrossing. Witnesses […]

Police: Woman armed with knife, whip caught after apartments evacuated

FAIRFIELD — A number of people were cleared from their apartments Friday night after police said a woman suspected of threatening residents while armed with a whip and a knife bolted into an apartment and then tried to flee from police though an attic crawl space. The woman, identified by police as Breanna Palaganas, 23, of […]

Police arrest 2 in Fairfield teen’s shooting death

FAIRFIELD — Authorities have arrested two people they suspect are responsible for the shooting death early this year of a Fairfield teenager who police believe was gunned down on a city street. Police in Modesto were investigating a different crime Tuesday when they found James Cruz, 20, and Gisela Rodriguez, 19, who were wanted in […]

Storm dumps rain, hail on Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A thunderstorm made its way Monday afternoon through Fairfield, dropping sheets of water and some hail on parts of the community before moving on to drop measurable snow in the Sierra Nevada. The storm dropped enough hail that it covered portions of Interstate 80 between Fairfield and Vallejo with a light coating of […]

City manager set to start community outreach program

FAIRFIELD — City residents have a chance this weekend to meet one-on-one with City Manager David White and a city department head in what the city said will become a regular occurrence. The community meet-and-greet, dubbed Fairfield Community Connection, takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Panera Bread, 1630 Gateway Blvd. Community Development Director […]

October 29, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Holiday shopping season kicks off with boutique

FAIRFIELD — The 6th Annual Holiday Boutique returns Sunday to the Hilton Garden Inn with more than 35 vendors offering up a wide array of crafts and gifts for the holidays. The boutique, which raises money for the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club, is one of the first holiday boutiques of the season. Vendors will have […]

October 29, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Road work leads to traffic controls on Highway 12 outside Rio Vista

RIO VISTA — People who travel along Highway 12 across the county line overnight this week across the county line should expect delays as crews work on roadway’s shoulder. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Friday from Potato Slough to Flag City at Interstate 5, according to the […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Rio Vista | Tagged ,

Police detail support options in wake of Fairfield’s latest homicide

FAIRFIELD — Authorities took the opportunity Monday – a day after police say a preteen killed his stepfather to protect his mother from his stepfather during a domestic dispute – to remind people that help is available to victims of domestic violence. Chief Joe Allio of the Fairfield Police Department said there’s a history of domestic […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Library announces cancellation of teen driver program

FAIRFIELD — A California Highway Patrol program this week geared toward teens and their parents has been canceled. The CHP’s Start Smart Safe Driving Program, designed to help new teen drivers and their parents realize and understand the responsibilities that come along with a driver’s license, was scheduled to take place Wednesday at the Fairfield Civic […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

CHP brings safe driving program to Fairfield library

FAIRFIELD — The California Highway Patrol brings its teen driver program back to Fairfield this week. CHP Officer Chris Parker will speak about how to keep new drivers safe on the road. It’s part of the CHP’s Start Smart Safe Driving Program, designed to help new teen drivers and their parents realize and understand the responsibilities that […]

October 26, 2015 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

CHP: Man described as transient hit, killed while walking on freeway

VALLEJO — A man described as a transient pushing a shopping cart in the roadway on Interstate 80 in Vallejo was hit and killed late Tuesday, but not before causing at least one crash, the California Highway Patrol reports. The CHP received calls that a man was walking in the slow lane on eastbound I-80 […]

October 21, 2015 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Suisun City

SUISUN CITY — Solano County residents are invited to take part Saturday in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Harbor Plaza. It’s one of more 600 annual walks scheduled across the country. Advance registration is encouraged but not required. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m. An opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. The 3-mile walk starts at 10 a.m. There’s also a 1-mile […]

October 19, 2015 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

5th suspect in deadly Fairfield shooting in custody

FAIRFIELD — The last of five men suspected in a deadly Fairfield shooting is now in custody – 18 months after the deadly encounter. Police announced the arrest Tuesday of Timothy J. Mitchell III, 24, of Fairfield, one of the suspected shooters in a shooting April 11, 2014, on Grande Circle that left one man […]

October 14, 2015 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Solano governments post week’s meeting schedules

FAIRFIELD — A number of local governments, from schools to cities to special agencies, will conduct the public’s business this week in meetings that are open to the communities they serve. The schedule includes: Fairfield-Suisun School District Governance Subcommittee, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fairfield-Suisun School District Administration Center, superintendent’s office, 2490 Hilborn Road, Fairfield. Info: www.fsusd.org. Travis School […]

October 12, 2015 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

City offers tour of Peabody Road project site

FAIRFIELD — A cadre of the city’s elected and appointed officials got a close-up look Friday at progress to date at Fairfield’s largest public works project in recent history – a project to realign Peabody Road to accommodate a new train station. The tour of the work along Peabody Road at the railroad tracks included […]

October 10, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

MuckFest MS invites NorCal residents to get muddy for a cause

VALLEJO — Runners and joggers from across Northern California will converge on Vallejo this weekend to get muddy to support multiple sclerosis research and programs. MuckFest MS starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo. It’s billed as a fun mud and obstacle course 5K for everyone. If you can […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Children, families focus of Kid Fest in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Children and families are the focus of a community event Saturday in Vacaville. Kid Fest is an effort by the city to provide a day of no-cost or low-cost activities for children and families and is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Andrews Park. The day includes such […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Vacaville | Tagged ,

Bass derby, festival return to Rio Vista

RIO VISTA — The 68th Annual Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival begins Friday and continues through the weekend, drawing anglers from across the region for the fishing component of the weekend and families for the onshore activities. The fishing derby begins at 6 a.m. Friday, while the carnival and musical entertainment begin at 6 p.m. Family […]

October 09, 2015 | Posted in Rio Vista | Tagged ,

Police arrest Vanden High student after social media post deemed a threat

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville teen was arrested late Monday after a parent, who heard about a post on Twitter that implied a threat at Vanden High School, reported the post to Fairfield police. The parent contacted police at 7:30 p.m. to report the Twitter post, which police and school officials said showed a 15-year-old Vanden High […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in Crime-courts | Tagged ,

Suisun City firefighters to open doors to community

SUISUN CITY — Firefighters in Suisun City will open the fire station this weekend for an open house. Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 621 Pintail Drive. The event coincides with National Fire Prevention Week. The open house will include an information table with representatives of Medic Ambulance, if available; fire engines and […]

October 07, 2015 | Posted in Suisun City | Tagged ,

Injury crash slows traffic on I-680 in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — An injury crash Monday afternoon on southbound Interstate 680 blocked one lane of traffic as emergency crews responded to and cleared the scene. The crash was reported shortly after 12:30 p.m. south of Interstate 80, the California Highway Patrol reports. Responded emergency crews placed the crash scene north of Gold Hill Road. Preliminary […]

Big-rig crash blocks freeway connector ramp in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — A big rig crashed early Sunday in Fairfield, blocking a connector from Interstate 80 to Interstate 680 and disrupting the day’s freeway traffic for hours. The extra-long heavy equipment trailer – 130 feet in length – went into the dirt adjacent to the connector as it jack knifed at approximately 4 a.m., the […]

Fairfield temps top record high for the day

FAIRFIELD — The city saw record-tying high temperatures Monday as a late summer heat wave rolled through the region. Monday’s high of 101 degrees tied the record high set Sept. 21, 1949, according to Mike Pechner of Golden West Meteorology in Cordelia Villages. Monday was also a Spare the Air day for high levels of […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,

Highway 12 work across county line to affect drivers

RIO VISTA — People who travel along Highway 12 overnight this week across the county line should expect delays as crews make repairs and paint new lane stripes along the roadway. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Wednesday from the Mokelumne River Bridge to Potato Slough as workers […]

September 23, 2015 | Posted in Rio Vista | Tagged ,

Fairfield fire crews battle fast-moving fire

FAIRFIELD — A grass fire Monday afternoon quickly grew in strength, burning one home and threatening others before forcing evacuation in a residential neighborhood. The fire was reported at approximately 3:45 p.m. in the vicinity of the 800 block of Taft Street. It ultimately destroyed one home and damaged a number of power poles, knocking out […]

September 22, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged

Vacaville sites to open doors for National Alpaca Farm Days

VACAVILLE — Representatives from a pair of working alpaca farms invite the public this weekend to see alpacas and learn more about these inquisitive animals and the fiber they produce. Menagerie Hill Ranch and Ahh . . . Sweet Alpacas are taking part in National Alpaca Farm Days by opening their doors to the community for some […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in Solano County | Tagged ,

Solano governments post week’s meeting schedule

FAIRFIELD — A number of local governments will conduct the public’s business this week. The list of the meetings includes: Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District Executive Committee, 4 p.m. Monday, board conference room, 1010 Chadbourne Road. Info: www.fssd.com. Fairfield-Suisun School District, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Central Office, board room, 2490 Hilborn Road. Info: www.fsusd.org. Rio Vista Airport Advisory Committee, 6 p.m. Monday, […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in Education | Tagged ,

Smog levels high across southern Solano County

FAIRFIELD — High levels of smog across the greater Bay Area led to Spare the Air alerts Sunday and Monday across the region. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reported that the worst of the pollution was present Sunday and is projected Monday in its Eastern District, which includes Fairfield and Suisun City. Air […]

September 21, 2015 | Posted in Fairfield | Tagged ,
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