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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Author Archive: Mike Corpos

PAL center offers anti-violence program

FAIRFIELD — A violence-prevention program launched in San Francisco is available at the local level. Alive and Free was founded at the Omega Boys Club. It has been offered through the Fairfield Police Activities League program since October 2012. The program is offered at 5 p.m. Fridays at the PAL’s Matt Garcia Youth Center, 2195 Union Ave. […]

Vacaville police seek suspects in car chase, shooting

VACAVILLE — The city on Wednesday became the scene of a rolling, high-speed shooting that shut down a major roadway for a couple of hours. Police received numerous calls at around 8:38 a.m., reporting a shooting on Leisure Town Road near Alamo Drive, according to a city news release. Callers reported that one vehicle was being […]

Bertani to host town hall meet

FAIRFIELD — City Councilwoman Pam Bertani is scheduled to host her monthly town hall meeting Saturday. The meeting is set to run from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fairfield City Council chambers at 1000 Webster St. Reach Mike Corpos at 427-6979 or Follow him on Twitter at

Fire destroys mobile home near Vacaville

VACAVILLE — A two-alarm structure fire destroyed a double-wide mobile home and jumped into a nearby field and burned about three acres southeast of Vacaville on Tuesday afternoon. The fire was initially reported around 3:30 p.m. When fire crews arrived the home, located on the 55500 block of Lewis Road, was fully engulfed by flames, […]

Rio Vista council approves water meter audit

RIO VISTA — Rio Vista City Council members on Tuesday authorized a $41,260 agreement to conduct a comprehensive water system audit. The agreement with MC Engineering also includes up to an additional $35,000 for necessary water meter testing and replacement as part of the audit. The decision comes after about a year’s worth of work from the […]

College may review of workers’ federal health care law eligibility

FAIRFIELD — Solano Community College officials on Wednesday may embark on a process to determine how many college workers could benefit from the new federal health care law. District trustees will consider a $27,140 agreement with Keenan & Associates for an impact study to help the college identify those employees who may be eligible for […]

Solano College positions to redefine athletic director position

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community College governing board is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a proposal to redefine the duties of the athletic director after the reorganization of the School of Human Performance. The new job description is part of a larger, ongoing process in which a number of departments have been reorganized. Staff reports define […]

Scouts learn importance of communication

FAIRFIELD — Communication.

It’s a life skill and a crucial part of everything from school to adult life.

A group of Boy Scouts from Fairfield’s Troop 864 recently learned this firsthand, earning their communication merit badge and gaining a new appreciation for being able to get their messages across.

Among the requirements for the badge, the Scouts had to learn how to speak in front of an audience, prepare a script and perform a skit at a troop campfire, and write letters to the editor of the Daily Republic.

1 arrested for prowling in Vacaville neighborhood

VACAVILLE — Police arrested one person after residents on the 500 block of Buck Avenue came home and saw a stranger in their backyard Friday morning. After a brief pursuit, officers made contact with 19-year-old Ben Sapp at an apartment complex on the 400 block of Monte Vista Avenue, according to a news release from […]

Suspicious fire scorches Opportunity House supply container

VACAVILLE — An early morning blaze scorched a storage container behind the Opportunity House Thrift Store Saturday. The fire destroyed the contents of the steel shipping container, leaving the Opportunity House shelter without essential paper goods, such as toilet paper and diapers. Opportunity House Executive Director Colleen Erdes said she and the thrift store manager […]

Vaca police chase, arrest cell phone theft suspect

VACAVILLE — A suspect in three cellphone theft cases was arrested by Vacaville police Friday. The third incident took place just before 1 p.m. Friday, when police say a suspect described as a black male adult, about 6 feet tall, walked into a cellular service provider store on the 1600 block of East Monte Vista […]

Edge church’s Great Race a success

FAIRFIELD — The Edge Community Church’s first Great Race was a success Saturday. Teams of three or four people made their way around town in the afternoon, visiting 13 different local businesses and doing acts of service or team-building exercises. “We started with an obstacle course, so it was physical and mental stimulation,” said Melissa […]

Students distribute backpacks, exceed goal

VACAVILLE — After initially expecting to fall short of their goal, a group of Will C. Wood High students delivered more than 60 supply-laden backpacks to the Vacaville Police Department and to the Church of the Epiphany for distribution to local homeless and disadvantaged people. Police officers were to deliver the packs to local homeless […]

NAACP schedules Covered California workshop

FAIRFIELD — The Tri-City Branch of the NAACP is set to give an update on its community outreach efforts for the Covered California health care program. The update takes place during the organization’s meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1745 Enterprise Drive, in the Zoe Building, Room V115. The public […]

Supervisors approve 2 appointments to fair board

FAIRFIELD — At Tuesday’s meeting, the Solano County Board of Supervisors approved the appointments of Dennis Yen and Norma Placido, both of Vallejo, as District 1 representatives to the Board of Directors of the Solano County Fair Association. Yen is a new appointee and will serve his first term, which runs through July 31, 2016. […]

Grants available for K-12 music teachers

FAIRFIELD — The Solano Community Foundation is accepting applications from music teachers at all public and private schools in the county for mini-grant funding up to $1,000. The grants are offered to support music programs and projects for all grades – kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant funds are for the 2014-15 academic year for the […]

No injuries in truck rollover

FAIRFIELD — No one was hurt when a AT&T crane truck drove off the roadway and rolled onto its side along Suisun Valley Road on Tuesday morning. Around 7:25 a.m., Fairfield police and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the scene to find the truck on its right side in the ditch off the right-hand […]

Police cite 24, arrest 2 in truancy sweep

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department, in cooperation with the Fairfield-Suisun School District, conducted a city wide truancy sweep Tuesday. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the sweep targeted juveniles who were out in public between of 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in violation of a city ordinance. In all, 24 students […]

Police need help to ID robbery suspect

FAIRFIELD — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a robbery suspect. The Fairfield Police Department said the suspect was involved in the robbery of a victim as she was using a local ATM. Anyone who recognizes the suspect or may have information on the crime is asked to call the department’s Major […]

Land Trust to guide Rockville Trails hike

FAIRFIELD — Solano Land Trust is offering a free, guided hike of Rockville Trails Preserve from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 22. Participants will get a moderate-effort hike as they trek about 4 miles up and down the hilly, rocky terrain to the interior of this 1,500-acre natural area that is only open to […]

Chinese American Association celebrates new year, scholars

VACAVILLE — Saturday’s rain provided the perfect excuse to stay indoors and celebrate, and that’s just what hundreds of people did at the Chinese American Association of Solano County’s 17th annual Chinese New Year and Scholarship Celebration at the Ulatis Community Center. A veritable who’s who of local government and business leaders enjoyed a night […]

Solano Land Trust offers Rockville Trails hike

FAIRFIELD — Solano Land Trust is hosting a quick-paced, docent-led hike Feb. 21 at Rockville Trails Preserve in Fairfield. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the guided hike will take participants through oaks, hills and grassland, stopping for a few short breaks along the way to talk about the plants, animals, history and geology […]

Suspect eludes police after Suisun chase

SUISUN CITY — Police were searching for a suspect after a brief morning pursuit Saturday in Suisun City. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s, last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and a black beanie cap, said Sgt. Daniel Healy of the Suisun City Police Department. Police received a call just […]

NorthBay Hospice supporters enjoy Open That Bottle Night

VACAVILLE — Food, wine and entertainment were the focus Saturday night as the biggest supporters of NorthBay Healthcare Foundation gathered at Theatre DeVille in Vacaville for the Solano Wine and Food Jubilee’s Open That Bottle Night. NorthBay officials took turns thanking and honoring the supporters gathered for the event, which was a benefit for NorthBay […]

No drought-buster, but rain a welcome sight

FAIRFIELD — Solano County and much of drought-stricken Northern California got a much-needed soaking Friday and the wet weather is set to continue through the weekend. With heavy rain falling for much of the day Friday, Fairfield totaled 0.22 inches over 24 hours, ending at 5 p.m. Friday, which makes only a small dent in […]

Deputies search for car in water off Grizzly Island Road

SUISUN CITY — Sheriff’s deputies spent much of Thursday trying to piece together what happened to a woman they found on Grizzly Island Road. The Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 2:45 p.m. about a disheveled woman near the Hill Slough Bridge on Grizzly Island Road, south of Highway 12, said Deputy Daryl Snedeker. […]

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Wood students fill backpacks for homeless

VACAVILLE — A handful of teenagers are doing what they can to help the homeless, and to apply the lessons learned from their school’s leadership program.

Will C. Wood High School senior Nathaniel Guzzo and a few classmates in recent weeks have collected supplies and backpacks. He said local businesses and churches as well as individual students and teachers have collected money or donated goods for the project.

Each backpack comes filled with items that most people take for granted, but could make life on the streets a bit better: socks, gloves, a scarf, emergency blanket, toothbrush, comb . . .

Kairos charter school accepting enrollment forms

VACAVILLE — Administrators for the Kairos Public School Vacaville Academy are going forward with open enrollment now that they’ve met all the stipulations set forth by the school board in December. School co-founder Jared Austin said the charter school is accepting intent to enroll forms through March 8. “We started enrollment about a week ago,” […]

Commission votes to block meadow parking outside Lagoon Valley Park

VACAVILLE — The Community Services Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to eliminate visitor parking outside the main entrance to Lagoon Valley Park on Peña Adobe Road. Vice Chairwoman Jennifer Goode was the lone dissenting vote. She said she felt the action was only part of the solution to a larger problem of park access. The decision came […]

Sheriff’s search of neighborhood comes up empty

FAIRFIELD — A search for a wanted man briefly shut down a Fairfield neighborhood Wednesday afternoon, but the suspect got away. With a helicopter above and canine units on the ground, Solano County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a yard-to-yard search of the 1800 block of Indiana Street, between Fifth and Utah streets, for Carlos Gonzalez, 20. […]

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