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Crashes in same spot send 5 to hospital

FAIRFIELD — What started as a two-car crash Wednesday ended up being declared a mass-casualty incident by the Fire Department. Fairfield police received a report at approximately 7:40 a.m. of a two-vehicle accident on Air Base Parkway at Clay Bank Road. Officers responded to find one person injured in the crash, Sgt. Jeff Osgood said. While […]

Rain puts small dent in drought

FAIRFIELD — Rain this week will help the area slowly inch away from extreme drought fears, but a local meteorologist said chances of a normal rainfall year remain slim.

Mike Pechner of Global West Meteorology said the storm that moved into the area early Wednesday could wrap up Thursday morning with potential thunderstorms.

Pechner, of Cordelia Villages, called the rain beneficial, but declined to give an estimate of rainfall totals because thunderstorms could drop a lot of moisture in a short time.

“We should see a brief break in the action in (Thursday) afternoon and evening, with . . .

Police arrest 2 after traffic stop reveals gun, drugs

FAIRFIELD — Police arrested a man and a woman Monday on suspicion of gun and drug violations after making a traffic stop. A Fairfield police officer stopped a vehicle at 7:29 p.m. on the 200 block of East Pacific Avenue for an alleged traffic infraction, according to a news release. Police said the officer, during […]

Vandalism investigation nets 1 arrest

FAIRFIELD — A vandalism investigation led to one arrest in Fairfield late Monday. Fairfield police were alerted just before midnight that an area adjacent to Interstate 80 near the 2700 block of Martin Road was possibly being vandalized, according to a police news release. Arriving officers found freshly painted surfaces in the Bradbury Basin, an […]

Police arrest 2 after suspected DUI crash at Parkway Gardens

FAIRFIELD — At least two people ended up in the hospital and a mother and daughter were arrested after a car crashed headlong into a tree Tuesday at the Parkway Gardens condominium complex near the corner of El Cerrito Court and San Miguel Drive. Fairfield police Lt. Greg Hurlbut said the silver 1990s Ford Thunderbird […]

Crash on Air Base Parkway kills 1

FAIRFIELD — A two-vehicle crash Tuesday on Air Base Parkway claimed the life of a Pittsburg man and sent another person to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Fairfield police Lt. Randy Fenn said the collision, on eastbound Air Base Parkway near Wiley Lane, was reported at 6:56 p.m. Officers responded and discovered the two vehicles, each […]

Fairfield PD plans DUI checkpoint

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is planning a DUI/drivers license checkpoint for Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city. According to a press release, the police department’s traffic unit is planning to man the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday until 12:30 a.m. Saturday. “Over the course of the past three years, DUI […]

Best Jewelry Store: Thornton & Sons Jewelers

Website: www.thornton-sons.com In Vacaville: 1661 E. Monte Vista Ave. Phone: 446-2370 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday After more than 40 years in business, Thornton & Sons Jewelers has perfected the balance of customer service and support. Second-generation owner John Thornton said it’s that balance and the store’s willingness […]

Best continued education: Solano Community College

Website: www.solano.edu  In Fairfield: 4000 Suisun Valley Road, 864-7000 In Vacaville: 2001 North Village Parkway, 864-7171 In Vallejo: 545 Columbus Parkway, 864-7171 At Travis Air Force Base: 530 Hickam Ave., Building 249, 863-7878 It’s no secret what Solano Community College brings to the county. So much so that Daily Republic readers named it the best place to continue their […]

Best casino: Cache Creek Casino Resort

Website: www.cachecreek.com In Brooks: 14455 Highway 16 Phone: 530-796-3118 For gaming, luxury hotel accommodations and a quick getaway, Daily Republic readers were clear: Cache Creek Casino Resort is the place to be. The resort is owned and operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, located in Brooks, less than an hour’s drive from Fairfield. Cache Creek began […]

Best stove-fireplace store: Gallery of Fireplaces

Website: www.galleryoffireplaces.com In Vacaville: 385 Merchant St. Phone: 446-9008 Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Offering a full range of fireplaces, Vacaville’s Gallery of Fireplaces can almost surely meet any customer’s needs. ”I thought it was a pretty nice honor,” co-owner Dennis Gregerson said of being chosen by Daily […]

Best french fries: Yin’s McDonald’s

Website: www.mcdonalds.com In Vacaville: 1310 E. Monte Vista Ave.; 541 Davis St.; 817 Leisure Town Road In Fairfield: 2212 N. Texas St.; Walmart, 2701 N. Texas St.; Solano Town Center mall, 1350 Travis Blvd., FC-10; In Suisun City: 109 Sunset Ave. In Rio Vista: 300 Highway 12 Hot, golden, crunchy and with just the right amount of salt. Daily Republic readers were clear […]

Best Realtor: Rose Marie Deadrich

In Vacaville: 750 Mason St., Suite 101 Phone: 372-3599 Hours: Always available With more than a decade in the real estate business and a lifetime in the area, Rose Marie Deadrich knows the housing market around Solano County. So much so that Daily Republic readers named her the county’s best Realtor. ”It’s exciting. It’s a shocker. I […]

Best medical supply store: Jackson Medical Supply

Website: www.jacksonmedicalsupply.com In Vacaville: 506 Main St., 446-7014 In Vallejo: Redwood Square Center, 480 Redwood St., 644-4170 Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; Sunday by appointment Providing top-notch customer service and a full range of medical supplies to Solano County and the surrounding area has worked […]

Best brunch: Cast Iron Grill and Bar

Website: www.castirongrillandbar.com In Suisun City: 700 Main St. Hours: 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. weekends; bar open later Phone: 425-1700 When it comes to weekend brunch, there’s one place that stands above the others for Daily Republic readers: Cast Iron Grill and Bar in […]

Middle school robotics tournament a success

FAIRFIELD — For a first attempt, Saturday’s Grizzlybots Middle School Only Vex Robotics Tournament at Grange Middle School was a rousing success. Members of three teams that collaborated to win the tournament championship are headed to the state championships next month in Santa Clara. Starting with 27 teams from more than a dozen different schools and other […]

CHP recovers car from Hill Slough

SUISUN CITY — The California Highway Patrol responded to a report of a vehicle in the water at the Hill Slough bridge on Grizzly Island Road, Saturday, only to discover the vehicle may be part of a previously reported incident at the same spot. Around 3:50 p.m. Saturday, the CHP received a call from a […]

Best golf course: Rancho Solano

Website: www.fairfieldgolf.com In Fairfield: 3250 Rancho Solano Parkway Phone: 429-4653 Hours: Golf shop and practice range, dawn to dusk Monday through Sunday People love playing golf at Rancho Solano Golf Course. To General Manager Rich Cessna, there are a host of reasons, from the course’s well-groomed greens and varying elevations to the surrounding hills and scenery. But to […]

Best hair stylist: Terry Dykes, Edges Hair Studio

In Vacaville: 537 Merchant St. Phone: 916-583-4342 Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Moving back to his hometown of Vacaville worked out well for Terry Dykes. After seven years doing hair in Sacramento, Dykes is back home and making a splash. He was recently named best hair stylist in the area by Daily Republic readers and […]

Firefighters quickly extinguish garbage fire

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Fire Department had some trouble reaching a small garbage fire near the Meyer Corp. building on Beck Avenue, Friday night. Battalion Chief Matt Luckenbach said it took two crews about 20 minutes to reach the flames, which were reported as a grass fire around 7:21 p.m. It took time to figure […]

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Solano College to seek new athletic director

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College is going to look for a new athletic director. The current athletic director and dean of the School of Human Performance and Development, Lily Espinoza, remains with the college through June 30, said Jowel Laguerre, the college’s superintendent/president. Solano College governing board members this week approved a new job description […]

College plan to streamline project changes proves contentious

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College’s governing board after some debate tabled a proposal this week to allow the college president and “certain key staff” to approve some change orders on construction projects. Jowel Laguerre, the college’s superintendent/president, said the discussion got contentious and the board decided to revisit the issue in the future. According to […]

1 dead in Vallejo I-80 wreck

FAIRFIELD — One person was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle rush-hour crash on Interstate 80 in Vallejo. The California Highway Patrol received calls at 6:48 p.m. reporting a collision between a Toyota Camry and a tractor-trailer rig on westbound I-80 at the Highway 37 overpass, CHP officer Chris Parker said. The driver of the Camry spun […]

Electric vehicle showcase draws crowd

SUISUN CITY — For much of Thursday afternoon, people filed through the Kroc Center to get a glimpse of the latest in plug-in electric vehicle technology. The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Showcase was aimed at fleet managers and the like, but electric vehicle enthusiasts and those curious about the technology lined up to check out offerings […]

Fairfield police investigate shots-fired report

FAIRFIELD — Police investigated numerous reports of shots fired Thursday in the area of East Alaska Avenue and Santa Rosa Street. Fairfield police Sgt. Sam Rowland said multiple calls came in around 3 p.m., reporting multiple shots fired. Rowland said interviews with witnesses revealed that the incident involved a group of people who were standing […]

Prom Closet to open doors April 5

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Youth Commission is inviting local students to visit this year’s prom closet. The Prom Closet is an annual event hosted by the Youth Commission, with support from Old Navy, to reuse prom dresses and accessories. More than 150 dresses have already been collected and will be given away at the event. Students […]

Beverage service training available in March

VACAVILLE — A coalition of public agencies are joining forces next month to offer free training to businesses and community groups to help ensure that they don’t sell alcohol to minors. The training educates owners, managers, servers and sellers at alcohol establishments about strategies to avoid illegally selling alcohol to underage youth or intoxicated patrons. The […]

Suisun bingo hall welcomes community, supports causes

SUISUN CITY — Fairfield and Suisun City residents have a place to go after nearly five years without a local bingo hall, and it’s taking off.

Blue Devils Bingo in the Marina Shopping Center off Highway 12 opened in mid-October. It’s packed five days a week with more than 200 players.

The name of the game is fun, but behind it all is support for local nonprofits.

According to the Blue Devils Bingo website, it supports the Solano Soccer Club …

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