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Olive oil warehouse eyed by Fairfield planners

FAIRFIELD — A 92,568 square foot Criteli Olive Oil warehouse proposed for Busch Corporate Park goes before Fairfield planning commissioners Wednesday for design review approval. The five-acre site is an undeveloped parcel on the corner of Courage Drive and Chadbourne Road. A city staff report states that the proposed concrete tilt-up building is architecturally compatible […]

Taxpayers group rep says Solano College sought $650 for public records

FAIRFIELD — The taxpayers group representative referred to in a Solano County grand jury report as seeking copies of lists of projects to be paid for by Measure Q bond money says Solano College wanted to charge him $650 for the public records he requested. “They had to back off,” George Guynn Jr. of the […]

Jury finds no wrongful termination by Fairfield dentist in office manager’s dismissal

FAIRFIELD — The office manager for a Fairfield dentist was not wrongfully terminated and no retaliation was involved in her dismissal, jurors decided Friday in a Solano County Superior Court civil case that included a request by the employee for $300,000 in damages dues to alleged emotional distress. Stephen Ramazzini, the attorney for Dr. Sunni […]

Police offer reward for suspect in deadly Fairfield shooting

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Timothy James Mitchell III, who has an arrest warrant for a fatal shootout in April 2014 along Grande Circle. Mitchell is known to frequent Fairfield and Richmond, police said. He is described as a black male, 24 […]

Ban on gambling devices eyed for Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — Police have identified 137 calls for service at an Internet sweepstakes cafe on North Texas Street since the business opened in 2012, says a city staff report on a proposed ordinance to prohibit simulated gambling devices. “The city of Fairfield has seen an exponential increase in calls for service” at Talk ‘N Win, […]

Fairfield’s water free of contamination

FAIRFIELD — No regulated contaminants were detected in the city’s drinking water at levels higher than health and safety standards allow, a city says. The Public Works Department produces an annual Consumer Confidence Report about the quality of drinking water that includes details about where Fairfield’s tap water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to […]

Fairfield eyes San Jose trip for council member

FAIRFIELD — The city can spend $1,160 to send a council member to the three-day League of California Cities conference in San Jose, pay $305 for a single day or decide not to send anyone, a city staff report says. The business meeting will occur Oct. 2 when the membership takes actions to establish league […]

Officials: Fraisure Smith won’t be sent to Olive Avenue site

FAIRFIELD — Fraisure Smith is no longer being considered for placement along Olive Avenue, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday – news residents welcomed. “It’s a wonderful thing,” Jeff Ramirez said. “I am surprised they pulled it back this soon,” he said of state officials. LeRoy Purvis, who also opposed the placement of sexually […]

Fairfield Employees Association has OK for strike but seeks contract

FAIRFIELD — The Service Employee International Union has authorized the local Fairfield Employees Association to strike, but the chapter president says she seeks an agreement with the city rather than workers going out on strike. “That’s definitely not the intention of our association,” Teri Luchini said of striking. A contract with Fairfield “is the best […]

Olive Avenue ready to fight Smith’s placement, residents say

FAIRFIELD — The neighborhood is organized in opposition to placing sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith in a home in the rural area once known as Tolenas Farms, Olive Avenue resident LeRoy Purvis says. “Everybody has just locked arms to try to prevent this guy from coming in,” said Purvis, 46, an information technology manager. “The […]

Media, budget work bring honors to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The city’s Information Technology Division was honored for its media programming at the 2015 STAR Awards, which recognize excellence in government programming in California and Nevada. Meanwhile the city’s Finance Department was once again singled out for its annual budget preparations. Fairfield received the first place STAR in promotions for “Safe Routes to […]

Fairfield City Council schedules closed session on labor negotiations

FAIRFIELD — A special closed session of the City Council will take place at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the city manager’s conference room on the fourth floor of City Hall for a conference with the labor negotiator about seven employee organizations. Organizations for firefighters, police managers and police officers are among the employee groups. Reach Ryan […]

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Vacaville will close some streets for the 4th of July

VACAVILLE —Vacaville’s free 4th of July celebration will be held at the Creekwalk/Andrews Park, with gates open at 5 p.m. and music starting  at 6:30 p.m. Food and craft vendors will be on site. A fireworks display will cap the evening beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m. Parking for people with ADA placards or license plates will […]

Frazier appointed Assembly Transportation Committee chairman

FAIRFIELD — State Assemblyman Jim Frazier has been appointed chairman of the the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee. “I am honored that Speaker Toni Atkins has appointed me to Chair the Assembly Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee as a part of the special session called by Governor Brown last week,” said Frazier, D-Oaklely. “I […]

Help Me Grow Solano puts parents in the know

FAIRFIELD — Help Me Grow Solano answers questions parents have about services for children in the county. A mother feeling overwhelmed can call. Questions about where health care and preschools are available are welcome. Inquiries about children’s speech delays are common. “There are so many different questions,” said program manager Carla Denner. Calling the Help […]

Pols, political leaders share views of SC church killings

FAIRFIELD — Rep. John Garamendi says “the Confederate battle flag belongs in museums, not on official government flag poles” and Democratic state lawmakers representing this region agree. “It is a symbol for racial hatred, oppression and violence. The flag was the banner for those who supported enslavement, lynching and persecution of our fellow Americans,” said […]

Judge dismisses juror in Henry Smith murder trial

FAIRFIELD — A juror in the Henry A. Smith murder trial who on a questionnaire omitted arrests of her family members was dismissed Friday by Solano County Superior Court Judge Peter B. Foor. “The first thing I’m noting is all of these situations involve significant legal charges,” the judge said in granting the prosecution request […]

Motel 8 incident leads to robbery charge for man

FAIRFIELD — Treshawn Xavier Rogers, who police said asked why he was going to jail since a Kindle Fire computer tablet he’d taken from a room at the Super 8 in Vacaville was returned to the owner, was held to answer Friday on a robbery charge. Vacaville resident Rogers, 22, went May 15 to a […]

Man will face robbery charge for Nugget Market incident

FAIRFIELD — Jessie Jay Butte was held to answer Friday on a robbery charge after courtroom testimony that he swung at and missed a loss prevention worker who had stopped Butte outside the Nugget Market in Vacaville after seeing him take a chicken, root beer, muscle milk and soup without paying. Butte turned around, said […]

Jurors hear taped conversation between dentist, fired office manager

FAIRFIELD — A recorded conversation between a Fairfield dentist and the office manager she fired was played Thursday for jurors in the Solano County Superior Court civil case involving wrongful termination and other issues claimed by the former employee. “This is a false statement,” Dr. Sunni Yoon tells Michelle Hunter of a note Hunter had […]

Police release photos of person of interest in Vallejo shooting

VALLEJO — Authorities released photographs Thursday of a person of interest recorded on video surveillance in connection with a shooting early this month that left three people injured. Police received reports of a shooting at 1:27 p.m. June 9 on the 100 block of 14th Street in Vallejo. Officers arrived to find three people shot. The victims were transported to […]

Trial starts in suit by former employee against Fairfield dentist

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield dentist grabbed her office manager Michelle Hunter by the shoulder and shook her during a Nov. 12, 2013, incident at the Travis Boulevard dental office, Hunter’s attorney told jurors Wednesday, while the attorney for Dr. Sunni Yoon said the dentist only tapped her employee on the shoulder. Attorneys made their opening […]

Vaca Valley Tea Party sets 4th of July rally

VACAVILLE — All community members are invited to join the Vaca Valley Tea Party for their 4th Annual Stand Up for Liberty Sidewalk Rally and Ice Cream Social from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Nut Tree Road and East Monte Vista Avenue, the group says. The local tea party group will cool off […]

Tougher massage measure wins Vacaville OK

VACAVILLE  — A measure to broaden city authority to regulate massage businesses won unanimous approval Tuesday by the Vacaville City Council. “Our hands have been tied over the years,” Mayor Len Augustine said of city enforcement of massage businesses. He noted a requirement in the new ordinance to provide names of employees and require certification […]

Jin Shin practitioner loses appeal for business license renewal

VACAVILLE — City Council members, citing the lack of a required California Massage Therapy Council certificate, turned down Tuesday the appeal a Jin Shin practitioner filed after a decision to deny him a business license renewal. Jin Shin therapy includes hand pressure on the body, qualifies as massage and the City Council should turn down the appeal […]

Residents: Send Smith elsewhere

SUISUN CITY — A resident’s four-word response Tuesday to state plans to place sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith in a house along Olive Avenue seems to represent the neighborhood’s outlook. “That ain’t gonna happen,” said the man. Jeff Ramirez, 55, another resident in the neighborhood off East Tabor Avenue near the border with Suisun City, doesn’t […]

State proposes new site near Suisun City for high-risk sex offender

SUISUN CITY — A community meeting will take place July 1 about a recommendation by the Department of State Hospitals to place sexually violent predator Fraisure Smith at a residence on Olive Avenue in unincorporated Solano County that borders Suisun City, the Solano Count Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Tolenas Elementary […]

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